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HBM Partners acquires minority stake in APR

Fri, 27/03/2015 - 06:00

Swiss private equity investor HBM Partners (HBM) has acquired a minority stake in the Swiss company APR Applied Pharma Research SA (APR) for an undisclosed amount.  »

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Gentoo Fund Services expands into Europe

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 21:30

Gentoo Fund Services has expanded into Europe with the acquisition of SHRM Financial Services (Luxembourg), a Luxembourg-based provider of fund administration and domiciliation services.  »

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bfinance grows client coverage team

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 21:00

bfinance has appointed two new advisory professionals. Alexandra Martinez joins as a Director and William Nicholson as an Associate, both in the UK and Ireland Client Coverage team. »

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OCIL to raise a further GBP130m

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 20:30

Oakley Capital Investments Limited which provides investors with access to the investment strategy of Oakley Capital Private Equity is planning a GBP130 million placing of 78,787,879 new ordinary shares at a price of 165 pence per share. »

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MCAM Group appoints James Han as MD for Asia

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 20:00

Geneva-based alternative assets placement agent MCAM Group has appointed James Han as Managing Director for Asia, based in the firm’s new Hong Kong office. »

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Nordic Capital acquires RESMAN from Statoil Technology and Verdane Capital

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 19:30

A shareholder group, including Statoil Technology Invest and Verdane Capital V have agreed to sell RESMAN to Nordic Capital Fund VIII. »

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Lendix widens its shareholder base to accelerate growth

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 18:30

Two weeks after announcing Alain Ducasse Entreprise as the first borrower to use its SME lending marketplace, Lendix has brought in major new shareholders. »

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UBS Fund Services implements SunGard’s Investran Insight

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 18:00

UBS Fund Services has implemented SunGard’s Investran Insight to provide investment managers and investors with interactive reporting, advanced analytics, and data visualisation across its private equity value chain.  »

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Arc International closes EUR60 million refinancing

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 17:30

Arc International, which produces glass tableware under well-known brands including Luminarc, Arcoroc, Cristal d'Arques Paris and Chef & Sommelier, has secured a EUR60 million equity injection from an investor group led by Peaked Hill Partners (PHP). »

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HVPE to list on LSE main market

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 16:00

HarbourVest Global Private Equity (HVPE) is planning to move its listing on the Specialist Fund Market to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in early September 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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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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