Denmark

Twelve Capital closes private debt transaction for Alpha Insurance A/S of Denmark

Twelve Capital has closed the latest transaction in its insurance investing business operation – a EUR20m private debt transaction for Alpha Insurance A/S of Denmark, providing Solvency II / Tier 2 compliant capital. »


Merger

European insurers signal new wave of consolidation

More insurance companies across the EMEA region see themselves as sellers of business units rather than buyers over the next three years, according to a survey by Towers Watson and Mergermarket. »


Two fingers

Palamon strengthens team with two senior appointments

Palamon Capital Partners has strengthened its team with the appointments of Ali (Alexandre) Rahmatollahi as associate partner and Christian Beck as a member of the firm’s board of advisors. »


Euros

Ares Management and GE Capital secure EUR1bn in total commitments through ESSLP JV

European Senior Secured Loan Programme (ESSLP), a joint venture between affiliates of Ares Management and GE Capital, has reached a total of EUR1 billion in commitments since inception in 2012 with the completion of its 10th transaction. »


Ribs

Piper invests GBP6m in Hickory’s BBQ chain

Piper, a specialist investor in consumer brands, has invested GBP6 million in Hickory’s Smokehouse. »


Aeroplane

Arma Partners advises Momondo Group on sale to Great Hill Partners

Arma Partners has acted as exclusive financial adviser to Momondo Group, an online travel metasearch company, on the sale of a majority equity stake to Great Hill Partners. »


Wind farm

Glennmont acquires 22 MW wind farm portfolio in France

Glennmont Partners has bought a portfolio of wind farms from developer and operator Sorgenia France, part of Sorgenia Green Group. »


Regulation

Crestbridge report examines key AIFMD issues

Risk management, cost and changes in fund structuring are the key issues for managers and investors arising from the initial impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to Crestbridge. »


stack of cash

Mailcloud raises USD2.8m to build real time email & messaging for teams

Mailcloud has successfully completed a seed funding round led by enture capital investors Octopus Investments, with Bessemer Venture partners, that takes total funding to USD2.8m. »


Computer screen

FlashFunders launches no-fee online equity funding platform

FlashFunders has launched a no-fee, online equity funding platform aimed at helping start-ups raise capital efficiently, while also opening up access to start-up investing for accredited investors. »


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