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Kelso & Company and Estancia Capital Management acquire American Beacon Advisors

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 20:00

American Beacon Advisors, a leading provider of investment advisory services to institutional and retail markets, has been acquired by funds affiliated with private equity firms Kelso & Company and Estancia Capital Management. Terms of the agreement have not been disclosed. »

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dopay closes USD2 million seed round

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 19:00

dopay has secured USD2 million in seed funding from ACE & Company, Techstars Ventures and a syndicate of angel investors working for leading banks, private equity funds and hedge funds.  »

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dopay closes USD2 million seed round

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 19:00

dopay has secured USD2 million in seed funding from ACE & Company, Techstars Ventures and a syndicate of angel investors working for leading banks, private equity funds and hedge funds.  »

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Milbank advises Australia’s IFM Investors in acquisition of OPI stake

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 18:00

Milbank, Tweed, Hadley & McCloy has advised IFM Investors on the acquisition of a 24.99 per cent equity stake in toll road operator Organizacion de Proyectos de Infraestructura (OPI). »

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Hua Capital Management, CITIC Capital and GoldStone Investment acquire OmniVision

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 15:00

OmniVision Technologies is to be acquired by a consortium composed of Hua Capital Management Co, Ltd, CITIC Capital Holdings and GoldStone Investment.  »

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Clessidra acquires 90 per cent of the Florentine maison Roberto Cavalli

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 14:00

Private equity fund manager Clessidra SGR is to acquire a majority equity stake in the Florentine maison Roberto Cavalli. »

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SK Capital closing acquisition of controlling stake in AEB Group

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 11:00

SK Capital Partners has closed its previously announced acquisition of a controlling interest in AEB Group, a spcecialist in wine ingredients with growing positions in beer ingredients and food detergents.  »

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Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund completes additional investment in Mexico Tower Partners

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 10:30

Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Trust I (MMIT I) (bmv:FIMMCK) today announced that  »

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Braveheart Investment Group has chosen to partner with Seedrs to invest in early-stage businesses listed on its platform.

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 09:00

Braveheart Investment Group has chosen to partner with Seedrs to invest in early-stage businesses listed on its platform. »

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PERE funds and Annex IV reporting

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 08:29

Demands and nuances of Annex IV reporting across Europe could lead to a steady adoption of an outsourcing model among PERE fund managers. »

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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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