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Blackstone Completes acquisition of Philadelphia Financial Group from Tiptree Financial

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 12:30

Tiptree Financial has completed the previously announced sale of its subsidiary Philadelphia Financial Group to funds managed by Blackstone. »

Dhiraj Poddar

TA Associates and Argan to invest approximately USD500m in Atria Convergence Technologies

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 11:00

Private equity firm TA Associates and Argan (Mauritius), a company controlled by Indium V, are to invest approximately USD500 million to acquire shares of Atria Convergence Technologies, a provider of broadband services in India.  »

Robert Brown

Encore Consumer Capital’s closes third fund at USD260m

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 10:00

Private equity firm Encore Consumer Capital has closed its third fund at the hard cap with USD260 million of commitments, exceeding its target fund size of USD225 million. »

Mark de blois

Bunker Hill Capital acquires ASPEQ Heating Group

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 07:31

Boston-based private equity investor Bunker Hill Capital has acquired ASPEQ Heating Group, a manufacturer of highly engineered electric-heating and thermal-management technologies.  »

Alan Rich

Chrome River raises USD100m in funding from Great Hill Partners

Thu, 02/07/2015 - 06:00

Chrome River Technologies, a provider of online expense reporting and automated invoice processing software, has raised USD100 million from Great Hill Partners in a Series D funding round. »

Sean Smith

Parthenon Capital recapitalises Stratose

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 17:00

Private equity firm Parthenon Capital Partners has recapitalised Stratose, a provider of healthcare cost containment solutions for medical, dental and workers’ compensation payers, third-party administrators, self-funded entities and risk-bearing providers. »

Stephane Enguehard, Head of Product Development for Alternatives and Multi-Management at Lyxor Asset Management

Lyxor: A multi-management approach to fund selection and portfolio construction

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:33

Lyxor Asset Management has cemented a reputation for its hedge fund solutions expertise, but as regulation and investor preferences change, the firm has evolved to offer multi-management solutions to support investors in fund selection, portfolio construction and infrastructure services. »

Todd Cook

Bain Capital completes TI Automotive acquisition

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 16:00

Affiliates of private investment firm Bain Capital have completed the acquisition of TI Automotive, a provider of automotive fluid storage, carrying and delivery systems for passenger cars and light trucks. »

Ricky Stokes

HIG Capital’s Lexmark Carpet Mills acquires Northwest Hospitality Carpets

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:30

Private equity firm HIG Capital’s portfolio company, Lexmark Carpet Mills, has completed the acquisition of Northwest Carpet, a manufacturer of broadloom carpet for hospitality, residential and niche commercial applications. »

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CVC Capital Partners in negotiations to acquire Linxens

Wed, 01/07/2015 - 15:00

Privaty equity firm CVC Capital Partners (CVC) is in exclusive discussions with Astorg Partners (Astorg) regarding the acquisition of Linxens. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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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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