Rubik's Cube

The Rubik’s Cube conundrum – How to build a better data infrastructure

“The analogy I like to use is the Rubik’s Cube with all the colours mixed up. What we do is take clients through the process of realigning all their data – getting the colours of each block to match – to transform their data infrastructure,” says David van Rooyen, one of the founders of London-based Pomerol Partners. »


Three-fifths of institutional investors have rejected PE fund offerings on the basis of fund terms

Over three-fifths of institutional investors have chosen not to invest in a private equity fund as a direct result of unfavourable fund terms, according to a Preqin study. »


Yukon Partners expands advisor team

Yukon Partners has appointed Robert (Bill) W Van Sant and Dr Brent Bauer as special advisors. »


GSV Asset Management and Gentry Financial Group launch GSV Financial Group

GSV Asset Management and Gentry Financial Group have launched GSV Financial Group, which will operate four principal businesses previously managed under the Gentry brand. »

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Ariadne Capital makes four digital tech investments

The Ariadne Capital Entrepreneurs Fund has made an additional four investments into digital technology firms, bringing the fund’s portfolio to seven with six more investments planned for 2014. »

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Natixis acts as joint financial adviser and Coface agent in MEASAT-3b satellite financing

MEASAT International (South Asia) has reached financial close on a USD225 million project financing, to fund the project costs related to the construction and launch of its satellite, MEASAT-3b (M3b). »


Apex appoints chief executive

Apex Fund Services has named Bill Salus as chief executive officer with immediate effect. »


Syntaxis completes Glass-Team investment

Syntaxis Capital has completed its investment in Glass-Team, a manufacturer of fire-resistant glass used in commercial building facades, exterior and interior walls, windows and doors. »

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Offshore deal value continues to rise, says Appleby

The combined value of offshore deals in the second quarter of 2014 jumped 23 per cent over the previous one, making it one of the highest value quarters of the past decade, according to a report by Appleby. »


PE International secures EUR10m from VC unit of Siemans and Gimv

PE International, a sustainability software and consulting company, has received a EUR10 million growth investment from the venture capital unit of Siemens and Gimv, a publicly traded private equity firm. »

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