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Sanne lists on LSE Main Market

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 14:00

Sanne, a Jersey headquartered provider of corporate and fund administration, is proceeding with an Initial Public Offering (‘IPO’) and placing of shares on the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange. »

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Private equity holdings rise in popularity with European family offices

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 12:47

A report from Cebile Capital, a placement agent and adviser in the private equity sector, finds that European family offices have increased their allocation to private equity compared with five years ago. »

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Global Infrastructure Partners II invests in Competitive Power Ventures

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 10:00

Global Infrastructure Partners (GIP) has agreed to acquire the principal holdings of Competitive Power Ventures (CPV).  »

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49 per cent of investors favour equity long/short strategies in 2015, according to Preqin

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 09:22

There’s a tangible air of optimism among hedge fund managers this year. Despite 2014’s returns being their lowest since 2011, 60 per cent of managers believe that the 2015 Preqin All-Strategies Hedge Fund Benchmark will surpass last year, which delivered a rather tepid +3.78 per cent (net).  »

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Aberdeen to buy remaining shares in Aberdeen-SVG JV

Mon, 30/03/2015 - 07:00

Aberdeen Asset Management is to purchase SVG Capital plc’s stake in their joint venture vehicle, Aberdeen SVG Private Equity Managers Limited (Aberdeen SVG Private Equity) for GBP29 million. »

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JacTravel acquires TotalStay Group

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 21:00

The Consumer sector team at Livingstone has advised JacTravel, a leading B2B hotel accommodation wholesaler and provider of inbound travel services, on the acquisition of TotalStay Group.  »

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Accenture completes acquisition of Agilex

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 20:00

Accenture Federal Services (AFS) has completed its acquisition of Agilex Technologies, Inc (Agilex), a provider of digital solutions for the US federal government. »

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The Divergence of fortunes between US and European funds of hedge funds in 2014

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:35

The fortunes of European and US funds of hedge funds have become increasingly polarized over the past year, as the 2015 Preqin Global Hedge Fund Report found. In an extract from March’s edition of Preqin’s Hedge Fund Spotlight, we look at this trend and assess whether it is likely to persist in the longer term. »

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LFPI acquires Accolab

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 16:30

LFPI Gestion acquired Accolab, a group of eight clinical laboratories located in the area of Bordeaux, Lyon and in Spain. »

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iCapital Network hires Hannah Shaw Grove as Chief Marketing Officer

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:30

iCapital Network, an online marketplace providing qualified investors and their advisors with access to private equity fund managers, has hired Hannah Shaw Grove as Senior Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer.  »

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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... »

Article

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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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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