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Crescent Capital provides financing for Exponent Private Equity’s acquisition of BBI Group

Crescent Capital provides financing for Exponent Private Equity’s acquisition of BBI Group

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 13:28

Crescent Capital Group’s Crescent European Specialty Lending strategy has co-led the financing for Exponent Private Equity’s acquisition of The BBI Group, a Cardiff, UK-based company specialising in products and technologies in the diagnostics, healthcare, research, defence and food industries, from Waltham, Massachusetts-based Alere, Inc.  »

Dartrace completes USD22.5m Series B financing with Summit Partners

Dartrace completes USD22.5m Series B financing with Summit Partners

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:47

Darktrace has completed a USD22.5 million Series B with Summit Partners, a global growth equity investor. The round completes an exceptional growth year for Darktrace, with Talis Capital extending the Series A they led in March 2015, with a further USD1.8m prior to the Series B round. »

Chris Fowler joins CVC Credit Partners

Chris Fowler joins CVC Credit Partners

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:45

Chris Fowler has joined CVC Credit Partners as a Managing Director in the Private Debt team, led by Tom Newberry, Partner. Fowler will be based in London and will report to Neale Broadhead, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager.  »

Backstop integrates with Preqin

Backstop integrates with Preqin

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:42

Backstop Solutions Group – a provider of cloud-based solutions designed to help the institutional investment industry save time, increase productivity and make better investment decisions – has partnered with Preqin Ltd.  »

Union Group buys Peru hydropower plant from Rurelec in USD14.3 million deal

Union Group buys Peru hydropower plant from Rurelec in USD14.3 million deal

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:40

Union Group has continued its expansion in the growing Peru hydropower sector with the acquisition of Empresa de Generación Eléctrica Canchayllo SAC (EGECSAC), a subsidiary of Rurelec PLC, for a total consideration of USD14.3 million. »

Preqin launches advanced benchmarking tools for PE performance

Preqin launches advanced benchmarking tools for PE performance

Thu, 23/07/2015 - 07:38

Investors and fund managers alike frequently benchmark private equity returns against public markets in order to gauge the relative performance of their investments. »

Swander Pace Capital to sell Merrick Pet Care to Nestlé Purina

Swander Pace Capital to sell Merrick Pet Care to Nestlé Purina

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 14:21

Private equity firm Swander Pace Capital is, is selling Merrick Pet Care, a natural and organic pet food leader, to Nestlé Purina PetCare. Terms of the deal have not been disclosed.  »

Alliance Tire Group joins KKR’s Green Portfolio Program

Alliance Tire Group joins KKR’s Green Portfolio Program

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 14:12

Alliance Tire Group (ATG) has joined KKR’s Green Portfolio Program (GPP), an operational improvement program that uses an environmental lens to assess critical business activities of KKR’s participating private equity portfolio companies. »

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KKR appoints Atsushi Saito as Chairman for Japan

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 14:09

KKR has appointed former President and CEO of the Tokyo Stock Exchange (TSE) and the Japan Exchange Group (JPX), as Non-Executive Chairman of KKR Japan, effective 1 August, 2015. »

MFA to hold inaugural European Conference in London

MFA to hold inaugural European Conference in London

Wed, 22/07/2015 - 14:03

The Managed Funds Association (MFA) inaugural European Conference, the Global Summit 2015, will be held on 27 October in London. »

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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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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