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HgCapital selects iLEVEL for portfolio monitoring

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 15:30

iLEVEL has been selected by European private equity firm HgCapital to support the optimisation of their portfolio data management and reporting processes. »

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Wheelhouse expands into PE investing

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 15:00

Wheelhouse has expanded into private equity investing through the newly formed Wheelhouse Capital Partners, which is backed by Global Endowment Management (GEM). »

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Falcon Social raises USD16m in B-Round financing from Prime Ventures, Northcap and Target Partners

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 14:30

Social media management platform Falcon Social has closed a fund raising round of USD16 million.  »

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Sellers taking on less risk in European M&A

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 14:00

Sellers in European M&A deals assumed less risk in 2014 as the region saw a major uplift in M&A deal value, according to a study by CMS, Europe’s largest legal services organisation. »

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BlueMountain Capital Management enters consulting agreement with former Fed governor Stein

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 13:30

BlueMountain Capital Management has entered into a consulting agreement with Harvard economics professor Jeremy C Stein, who was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from May 2012 to May 2014.   »

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New Online platform iAngels enables accredited investors to co-invest with Israeli angel investors

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 12:45

iAngels has raised a USD2.25 million Seed Round led by Roman Abramovich's fund, Millhouse Capital.  »

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Atlas Holdings acquires fencing manufacturer and distributor Merchants Metals

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 12:30

Atlas Holdings has acquired Merchants Metals, the second largest fencing manufacturer/distributor in North America, from Oldcastle, the North American arm of CRH plc. »

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Victory Park Capital serves as investment manager for a USD300m IPO of VPC Specialty Lending Investments

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 11:45

Victory Park Capital Advisors (Victory Park Capital) has been retained by newly formed, UK investment company VPC Speciality Lending (VPC) to serve as investment manager.  »

James Williams, Hedgeweek

SMART – ICONIC: How The Bahamas continues to evolve its funds industry

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 10:54

The Bahamas is taking steps in the right direction to raise its profile as an attractive funds centre. To succeed as an international funds centre requires not just a proactive regulator but a willingness to respond to the changing needs of the market and develop new products accordingly.  »

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RDIF and partners act as lead anchor investors in Lenta SPO

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 10:45

The Russian Direct Investment Fund (RDIF) has acted as a lead anchor investor in the USD225 million SPO of Lenta Ltd, one of the largest and most successful retail chains in Russia.  »

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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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