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Ogier advises on EUR2.5 billion ICG Europe Fund VI

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 18:00

Ogier Jersey has acted as Jersey legal adviser for Intermediate Capital Group on the establishment of its tenth Jersey fund, ICG Europe Fund VI, which has held its first close having raised EUR2.5 billion to date.  »

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Direct lending funds offering superior risk/return profile

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 17:00

Preqin’s latest analysis of the risk/return profile of major private equity and private debt fund strategies has shown that direct lending funds have been providing investors with superior returns given their level of risk.  »

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KKR closes USD1.34bn direct lending fund

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 15:30

KKR has held the final closing of KKR Lending Partners II, a USD1.34 billion fund focused primarily on privately-originated senior loans. KKRLP II is the successor fund to KKR Lending Partners I which exited its investment period in December 2014. »

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Intralinks partners with Kira Diligence Engine

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 14:30

Intralinks Holdings, a provider of secure enterprise content collaboration solutions, has partnered with Kira Inc, provider of the Kira Diligence Engine.  »

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iCapital Network grows business development team

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 13:30

iCapital Network, an online marketplace providing qualified investors and their advisors with access to private equity fund managers, has expanded its business development team, hiring Michael Mastey as Senior Vice President, Investor Network with responsibility for the Mid-Atlantic and Southeast regions, and Melissa Iagulli as Senior Vice President, Investor Network covering the West Coast. »

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Goodwin Procter expands PE practice

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 12:30

Goodwin Procter has expanded its market-leading Private Equity Group with the addition of Richard Lever as a partner in the firm’s London office.  »

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Altium strengthens London team

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 11:30

International investment bank Altium has bolstered its London team with the addition of three new Associates across its corporate finance and debt divisions. »


TIAA-CREF Asset Management expands global distribution focus on Australia and Asia

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 10:30

TIAA-CREF has opened a new distribution office for TIAA-CREF Asset Management in Sydney, Australia, led by Andrew Kleinig, who will direct distribution strategy in Australia and Asia while providing a local point of contact for TIAA-CREF investment capabilities and products for existing clients in the region. »

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Thoma Bravo completes fundraising for Special Opportunities Fund II

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 09:00

Private equity firm Thoma Bravo has completed fundraising for Thoma Bravo Special Opportunities Fund II at USD1.065 billion. The fund, which was oversubscribed, will invest side-by-side with Thoma Bravo Fund XI, a USD3.662 billion fund that closed in May 2014. »

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Billtrust closes USD25m funding round led by Goldman Sachs

Fri, 17/04/2015 - 06:00

Billtrust has raised USD25 million in new funding, led by Goldman Sachs Private Capital Investing and existing investor Bain Capital Ventures. The funding will enable Billtrust to continue its aggressive growth strategy and to pursue additional acquisitions. »

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Hedgeweek Special Report: The Bahamas – How it continues to evolve its funds industry

The Bahamas is taking steps to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre, continuing to build out the popular SMART Fund model template to provide a range of solutions for investment managers, plus its new ICON structure designed to appeal specifically to Brazilian investment managers and advisers.... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »


Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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