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IK Investment Partners to sell SportGroup to Equistone

Mon, 27/04/2015 - 06:00

IK Investment Partners’ IK 2000 Fund is to sell Sportfield Deutschland Holding (SportGroup), a specialist in sports and recreational surfaces systems, to Equistone Partners Europe Limited. »

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March sees unprecedented growth in infrastructure construction contracts

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 21:30

Infrastructure construction contracts peaked to unprecedented levels in March hitting GBP1.6 billion in value and 90 per cent higher than those awarded in the same period last year, according to figures released today (24 April 2015). »

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Redbox founder and former CEO Gregg Kaplan joins Pritzker Group’s Private Capital Team

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 19:30

Redbox founder and former CEO and former Coinstar President and COO Gregg Kaplan has joined Pritzker Group Private Capital as its operating partner for the services team. »

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JZ Capital Partners acquires Midwest Valve Parts

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 18:30

London-listed private equity firm JZ Capital Partners Limited has acquired Midwest Valve Parts (MVP) alongside its long-term investment partner The Edgewater Funds. »

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JZ Capital Partners acquires Midwest Valve Parts

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 18:30

London-listed private equity firm JZ Capital Partners Limited has acquired Midwest Valve Parts (MVP) alongside its long-term investment partner The Edgewater Funds. »

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JZ Capital Partners acquires Midwest Valve Parts

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 18:30

London-listed private equity firm JZ Capital Partners Limited has acquired Midwest Valve Parts (MVP) alongside its long-term investment partner The Edgewater Funds. »

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Institutional Venture Partners launches USD1.4bn fund

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 17:30

Institutional Venture Partners (IVP), a later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, has launched IVP XV, a USD1.4 billion fund, the largest fund raised in the firm’s 35-year history, which brings cumulative committed capital to USD5.4 billion.  »

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Closed-end private real estate funds post positive changes in NAV for 18 consecutive quarters

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 14:36

In this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Real Estate, Q1 2015, we analyse fund performance and take a look at private real estate funds currently in market. »

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China Everbright Limited and Sinowel Enterprise Group sign partnership agreement

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 11:00

China Everbright Limited (CEL) and Sinowel Enterprise Group (Sinowel) have signed a strategic partnership agreement to start their co-operation towards the secondary market of trust beneficiary rights.  »

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Europe has highest volume of M&A deals in the pipeline

Fri, 24/04/2015 - 06:00

M&A activity in Europe is predicted to increase 14.4 per cent, and 13.3 per cent throughout the whole of EMEA, over the next six months compared to the same period last year, according to data from Intralinks.  »

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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... »

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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. ... »

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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.  ... »

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