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Avedon invests in CCS’ international growth

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 09:00

Investment company Avedon Capital Partners (‘Avedon’) has acquired an interest in software company CCS, a Dutch specialist in insurance software, with applications for both front and back office processes.  »

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Cathay Capital closes the Sino French (Midcap) Fund at EUR500 million

Tue, 16/12/2014 - 06:00

Cathay Capital has held the final closing of the Sino French (Midcap) Fund, which will partner with French, Chinese and European companies of the midcap segment, at EUR500 million. »

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M&G funds GBP4.9bn of private financing deals in 2014

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 21:00

M&G Investments has provided GBP4.9 billion of private financing to corporates and institutions in the past 12 months, as pension funds and institutional investors continue to seek the secure, and often inflation-linked, cash flows these investments provide. »

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Tikehau Capital group reinforces research department with two analysts

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 18:30

Ben Rothberg and Christoph Steffan have joined Tikehau Capital group in London as credit analysts, effective 1 December. »

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48% of financial services execs believe regulation has failed to ensure industry stability

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 17:00

Recent regulation has done little or nothing to improve stability in the financial services industry, according to a survey of nearly 300 professionals commissioned by global professionals services firm Kinetic Partners.  »

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Riverside add-on supports Orliman

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 16:30

Orliman, owned by The Riverside Company, has acquired the French orthopedic company Soft Medical Europe (SM Europe). »

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Consortium led by BC Partners to acquire PetSmart for USD83.00 per share in cash

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 15:30

PetSmart is to be acquired by a consortium led by BC Partners, Inc at a price of USD83.00 per share in cash, representing a premium of approximately 39% over PetSmart’s unaffected closing share price on 2 July, 2014.  »

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Civitas Capital Group names David E Perel as President and CIO

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 14:45

Civitas Capital Group has appointed David Perel to the newly created position of President and Chief Investment Officer (CIO).  »

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Kuwait Pipes reaches permanent solution to commercial debt of KWD130m

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 13:45

Kuwait Pipe Industries and Oil Services Company (Kuwait Pipes) has signed a settlement term sheet for the commercial debt of around KWD130mn with its participating commercial lenders to bring a comprehensive and permanent solution to the Company’s capital structure. »

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Stephen Gillespie joins Gibson Dunn in London

Mon, 15/12/2014 - 12:30

Stephen Gillespie is to join Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher as a partner in the London office. Formerly a senior partner in the European debt finance practice in Kirkland & Ellis International’s London office, he will continue his European leveraged and acquisition finance practice at Gibson Dunn. »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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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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Stack of US dollar bills

Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… ... »

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Ben Eaton, Goodwin Procter

Ben Eaton (pictured), a UK tax partner in Goodwin Procter’s London office, comments on the Finance Bill 2015 draft clauses published by the UK government… ... »

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