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Braveheart Investment Group partners with Seedrs

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 09:00

Braveheart Investment Group has chosen to partner with Seedrs to invest in early-stage businesses listed on its platform. »

Joseph Henkel, SEI

PERE funds and Annex IV reporting

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 08:29

Demands and nuances of Annex IV reporting across Europe could lead to a steady adoption of an outsourcing model among PERE fund managers. »

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UK M&A still going strong despite election fears but storm clouds loom, says BDO

Fri, 01/05/2015 - 06:00

Merger and acquisition activity has held up in the UK during the first quarter of 2015 despite the uncertainty created by the election, according to the latest PCPI/PEPI Index from BDO Corporate Finance. »


JZ Capital Partners makes first investment in Denmark

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 19:00

London-listed private equity fund JZ Capital Partners has acquired SAC, an operational van leasing company based south of Copenhagen, Denmark. »


GrafTech signs letters of intent with BAM for preferred equity investment and tender offer

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 18:00

GrafTech International has signed a letter of intent regarding the potential sale of USD150 million of 7 per cent convertible preferred shares in a private offering to an affiliate of alternative asset manager Brookfield Asset Management (BAM). »

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Average fund size increases as 74 per cent of private equity funds closed in Q1 met or exceeded target

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:46

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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Cathay Capital begins deploying Midcap fund by investing in Echosens

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 10:30

Cathay Capital Private Equity has successfully completed an investment in Echosens, a subsidiary of the FuRui group.  »


Eversheds advises CBPE Capital on GBP225m sale

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 09:30

Law firm Eversheds has advised mid-market private equity firm CBPE Capital on the sale of IDIS Group Holdings to Clinigen Group for an Enterprise Value of GBP225m. »

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iTech Capital invests USD2 million in mobile app marketing platform Clickky

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 06:00

iTech Capital, a Europe-based Venture Capital fund with a focus on the global digital market, invested USD2 million for a minority stake in Clickky, a global mobile app marketing platform. »

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Livingstone advises Smiths Group on the sale of Specac

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 19:50

Livingstone’s Industrial sector team has advised Smiths Group, a global leader in applied advanced technologies, on the disposal of Specac Limited, a scientific instrumentation accessories business.  »

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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... »


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. ... »

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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