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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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Victory Park Capital invests in KBP Foods

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 12:00

Victory Park Capital (VPC) has completed a preferred equity investment in KBP Foods (KBP), alongside existing management and Boathouse Capital. »

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HIG European Capital Partners acquires Monal Holding

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:30

HIG European Capital Partners (HIG Europe) has acquired Monal Group through its Spanish-based portfolio company Tres60 Servicios Audiovisuales.  »

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Capitala Group closes USD125m CapitalSouth Growth Fund

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 11:00

Capitala Group, a leading provider of financial solutions for lower and traditional middle-market companies, is pleased to announce the final closing of its fourth private equity fund, CapitalSouth SBIC Fund IV. »

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Ashurst advises Agilitas on the acquisition of Relita

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:30

Ashurst has advised Recover Nordic, a portfolio company of the pan-European mid-market private equity firm Agilitas, on the acquisition of Relita Industri och Skadeservice (Relita), a provider of damage control services in Sweden. »

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Amplience closes USD10.5m in series B funding

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 10:00

Amplience has closed of a USD10.5 million Series B funding round led by Octopus Investments, with participation from existing stakeholders and investors including Northstar Ventures and Silicon Valley Bank. »

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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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