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Space Ape Games receives GBP4.25m of financing from Silicon Valley Bank to accelerate growth

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 19:00

Space Ape Games, the developer behind the successful mobile title Samurai Siege, has secured GBP4.25 million in growth capital from Silicon Valley Bank.  »

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KCP exits WHP for 4x return with Palatine secondary buy-out

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 18:00

Key Capital Partners (KCP) has exited mobile telecoms support services provider WHP Group via a secondary buy-out by Palatine Private Equity, which sees KCP achieve a 4x return on its investment.  »

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Intuit Investing in USD100 million fund to tackle small business credit crunch

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 12:30

Intuit Inc is investing in a new USD100 million fund that will let small businesses use their QuickBooks Online data to access low-rate loan offers.  »

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Artivest raises USD15m in Series A funding round

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 10:00

Artivest, a digital platform that connects leading private equity and hedge funds with a wider audience of suitable investors, has completed a USD15 million round of funding led by KKR. »

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Cybersecurity: A global legal perspective

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:43

On Wednesday 22 April, the House of Representatives passed a new cybersecurity bill – the Protecting Cyber Networks Act (PCNA) – to allow file sharing between government intelligence agencies and private companies and raise the overall awareness of hacking.  »

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GTCR sells Fundtech to DH Corporation

Tue, 05/05/2015 - 09:00

Private equity firm GTCR has completed the previously announced sale of its portfolio company, Fundtech, to DH Corporation (TSX: DH) for cash consideration of approximately USD1.25 billion. »

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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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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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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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