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Fenox Venture Capital invests in social robotics company MIT-born Jibo

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 15:32

Fenox Venture Capital has invested in Jibo – the World’s First Social Robot. With this investment, Jibo plans to expand its global reach and further develop Jibo’s skills. »

Royalty-based investor Draper Oakwood launches in the UK

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 15:31

A new investment company has been formed in the UK to provide businesses with an alternative form of growth capital. Draper Oakwood Royalty Capital is to make investments in growth companies, in exchange for a share in future revenues. »

Baird to acquire global asset manager Chautauqua Capital Management

Baird to acquire global asset manager Chautauqua Capital Management

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 15:30

Baird is to acquire Chautauqua Capital Management, a global investment manager based in Boulder, Colorado. The deal will enable Chautauqua Capital to focus on the performance of the firm’s global and international investment strategies while Baird provides the back office services and support for Chautauqua Capital clients. »

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HIG Capital’s education platform invests in the International School of Europe

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 14:45

HIG Europe, the European arm of global private equity firm HIG Capital, has completed an investment in the International School of Europe (ISE), a group of K-12 international day schools in Italy. »


CTA launches and inflows

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 10:02

In this extract from November’s Preqin Hedge Fund Spotlight, Alastair Hannah takes a detailed look at CTA launches, different trading methodologies, strategies and markets traded, as well as providing an outlook for the rest of the year. »

LPEQ appoints Douwe Cosijn as CEO

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:30

LPEQ, the international association of listed private equity companies, has appointed Douwe Cosijn to succeed Andrea Lowe as Chief Executive Officer (CEO), with effect from 4 January 2016. »

Small firms plan grand designs on overseas markets

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:29

In a further sign of economic optimism, well over half (58 per cent) of UK small to medium-sized firms (SMEs) plan to enter new markets in the next two years with the manufacturing sector leading the way, according to a new study by Albion Ventures. »

Sport-Tiedje to acquire Powerhouse Fitness

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:28

Sport-Tiedje is to acquire Powerhouse Fitness,the  trading name of Laidir Leisure Ltd, for an undisclosed sum. Upon completion of the acquisition, the combined company is estimated to be valued around GBP63m and will offer the biggest online range of products to the UK market with over 6,000 fitness related products. »

Europe-focused infrastructure fundraising approaches pre-crisis levels

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:27

Europe-focused infrastructure funds have continued their strong fundraising in 2015, with 12 funds reaching a final close raising an aggregate EUR9.4 billion in investor commitments. This total follows the EUR9.6 billion raised in 2014, and »

Collapse in number of UK ‘high risk companies’

Wed, 25/11/2015 - 09:26

The number of ‘high risk companies’ in the UK has shrunk massively. The new Graydon Risk Barometer shows that in 2007, just before the financial crisis, 16.23 per cent of the 1.7 million active UK companies were so unhealthy financially that they caused a serious business risk.  »


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