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Simplilearn secures USD15m in Series C funding

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 17:00

Simplilearn, a provider of certification courses to professionals, has raised USD15 million in Series C funding led by Mayfair, with existing investors Kalaari Capital and Helion Venture Partners also participating.  »


Osborne Clarke advises Funding Circle on USD150m fundraising

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 16:30

Osborne Clarke has advised Funding Circle, an online marketplace for business lending, on its USD150 million (circa GBP100 million) in equity capital fundraising. »

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Just four infrastructure funds reach a final close in Q1 2015

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 15:31

This extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Infrastructure, Q1 2015 reflects on the first quarter’s infrastructure fundraising activity. »

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Ogier Jersey acts for the lenders in multi-billion financing to Tullow Oil Group

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 15:30

Law firm Ogier in Jersey has acted for the lenders in connection with amendments and an increase to approximately USD6.3 billion to financing provided to the Tullow Oil Group. »


Preston Hollow Capital secures USD175m investment from Stone Point Capital

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 11:00

Preston Hollow Capital has closed on a USD175 million equity investment commitment from Trident VI, and its affiliated investment funds managed by Stone Point Capital.  »

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James Briggs acquires Premiere Products

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 09:00

James Briggs, an independent UK-based aerosol and speciality chemicals manufacturer, has acquired the business and assets of Premiere Products, a manufacturer of branded and private label janitorial cleaning products. »

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LBO France-backed Materne-Mont Blanc completes EUR230m refinancing

Thu, 23/04/2015 - 06:00

Materne-Mont Blanc, a provider of fruit purees and dessert creams sold at ambient temperature in supermarket food departments, backed by LBO France since 2010, has successfully completed a seven year EUR230 million refinancing. »

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Emerging Crowd provides investors with direct access to unlisted companies in frontier and emerging markets

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 21:00

Newly-launched Emerging Crowd is the first platform to allow ordinary investors to invest directly in equity and debt fundraising campaigns by unlisted growth-stage companies in select frontier and emerging markets. »

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Turner & Townsend Thincs big with Australian acquisition

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 19:30

Turner & Townsend, the global programme management and construction consultancy, has acquired Australian project management specialist Thinc, creating a combined company with more than 400 expert staff based in ten locations across Australia. »

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TA Associates appoints Cai as director in Hong Kong Office

Wed, 22/04/2015 - 18:30

Private equity firm TA Associates has appointed Daisy Cai as a director in the firm’s Hong Kong office, where she will focus on investments in growth companies in China. »

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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... »


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. ... »

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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