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Permira selects iLEVEL for portfolio monitoring

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 17:15

Private equity firm Permira has selected iLEVEL to manage its portfolio data. »

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Duff & Phelps promotes eight managing directors

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 17:00

Global valuation and corporate finance advisor Duff & Phelps has promoted eight new managing directors. »

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Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Fund commits additional investment in Mexico Tower Partners

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 16:15

Macquarie Mexican Infrastructure Trust has agreed to make a follow-on investment in Mexico Tower Partners (MTP) to fund the acquisition of a significant portfolio of wireless and broadcast telecommunication sites in Mexico.  »

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Allie Rutherford joins CamberView Partners as Principal

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 16:00

CamberView Partners has appointed Allie Monaco Rutherford as a Principal.  »

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Mooreland Partners advises ActionX on sale to Xaxis

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:30

Mooreland Partners has acted as the sole financial advisor to ActionX on its sale to Xaxis, a wholly-owned subsidiary of WPP.  »

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GlassesUSA.com raises USD12.5m growth round led by Viola Private Equity

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 12:00

GlassesUSA, the online retailer specialising in prescription eyewear, announced the closing of USD12.5 million in new financing led by Viola Private Equity, a member of the Viola Group.  »

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Intesa Sanpaolo and GSO Capital Partners launch joint Italian direct lending initiative

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:30

Intesa Sanpaolo and GSO Capital Partners, the credit investment arm of Blackstone, are partnering  to provide an alternative source of funding to Italian middle market businesses.  »

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NewSpring Holdings partners with USPack Logistics

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 11:00

NewSpring Holdings has invested in USPack Logistics, a privately-held logistics company, focused on providing same-day and next-day delivery services in several key markets in the US. »

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ICG invests in Loparex

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 10:30

Intermediate Capital Group (ICG) is investing in Loparex alongside the company’s management team and a group of private investors. »

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Small companies in dash for growth as AIM springs to life

Tue, 31/03/2015 - 09:00

New research by Capita Asset Services shows a dramatic uplift in the capital raised on London’s Alternative investment Market (AIM), with the amount generated by new listings and cash calls in 2014 at its highest level in four years. »

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Special report
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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