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enVision Capital acquires stake in KB Enterprises

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 11:00

Mid-stage private equity firm enVision Capital has acquired a stake in Laramie, Wyoming-based technology firm, KB Enterprises, LLC.   »

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CSQ founder and CIO Sica appointed as advisor to AITV Board

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:30

Jeff Sica, founder and Chief Investment Officer (CIO) of Circle Squared Alternative Investments (CSQ), has been appointed as a special advisor to the board of venture capital firm AITV. »

Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

2015 set for even higher levels of private equity investment following strongest year since crisis

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 10:12

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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CPPIB commits additional CAD330m to Canadian PE market

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 09:00

Canada Pension Plan Investment Board (CPPIB) has committed an additional CAD330 million to the Canadian private equity market.  »

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ACE & Company exits Moulin d’Or in a trade sale

Fri, 30/01/2015 - 06:00

Private equity firm ACE & Company has sold its stake in Moulin d’Or, a Tunisian baked goods manufacturer, to strategic investor Supreme Group.  »

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Investec expands Growth & Acquisition Finance team

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 21:30

Investec Specialist Bank (Investec) has expanded its Growth & Acquisition Finance team with the appointment of Robin Aldridge.  »

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Investcorp to add Fritta to Spanish Portfolio

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 20:30

Alternative investment specialist Investcorp is to acquire Fritta, a specialist producer of intermediates for the ceramic industry, from financial investor Nazca Private Equity.  »

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EnterNext-backed SMEs raise EUR9bn in 2014

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 18:00

SMEs turned increasingly to financial markets in 2014, with companies backed by Euronext subsidiary EnterNext raising a total of EUR9 billion on Euronext’s pan-European markets.  »

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Fund industry exec Joseph Dello Russo joins Convergence

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 17:30

Convergence has appointed Joseph (Joe) Dello Russo, former Chief Financial Officer and Chief Administrative officer of MFS Investment Management as a Senior Managing Director.  »

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Ryan Waddington joins Arsenal Venture Partners as Partner

Thu, 29/01/2015 - 16:45

Arsenal Venture Partners has appointed Ryan Waddington (pictured) as a Partner. He will lead the firm’s efforts in the Midwest region and will be involved in all areas of the firm's operations, from sourcing investments to interfacing with strategic organisations, to delivering value to Arsenal's portfolio companies. »

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Special report
Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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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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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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