Dollars

DR capital raisings more than double in H1 2014

International companies continue to turn to US stock exchanges to connect with American investors for their IPOs and subsequent capital raising, according to BNY Mellon's Depositary Receipts 2014 Midyear Update. »


Handshake

Duane Morris adds health law partner and PE lawyer Ari J Markenson

Ari J Markenson has joined Duane Morris’ health law practice group as a partner in its New York office. »


Stethoscope

CCP closes USD500m healthcare PE fund

Private equity firm Consonance Capital Partners (CCP) has held the final closing of its USD500 million healthcare private equity fund. »


Approved stamp

All companies in La Française Group are now authorised AIFMs

La Française Group has obtained AIFM approval for all its management companies. »


Channel Islands

Carne Group opens office in the Channel Islands

Carne Group, a provider of governance and oversight services for asset managers, has opened a new office in the Channel Islands. »


Union Jack Pound

Swoon Editions secures GBP4m funding from Octopus and Index

Swoon Editions, an online furniture business, has confirmed a GBP4 million Series A funding round to expand its business in the UK, led by Octopus Investments and Index Ventures. »


Oil

Silverfleet Capital acquires AGR

European private equity firm Silverfleet Capital has agreed to acquire AGR Holdings, the petroleum services division of Oslo-listed AGR Group, in a NOK1,640 million (EUR195m) transaction.  »


Handshake

SGSS appoints head of trustee and depositary services in the UK

Societe Generale Securities Services (SGSS) has appointed David Painter as head of trustee and depositary services in the UK. »


Thumbs up

Small businesses increasingly bullish about growth prospects, says Albion Ventures

Some 62 per cent of small to medium sized UK firms have ambition to grow dramatically or moderately in the next two years, up from 59 per cent in 2013, according to a report by Albion Ventures. »


Survey

Full compliance still some way off as AIFMD deadline arrives, says BNY Mellon

There is a compliance shortfall among alternative investment funds (AIFs) on the eve of the deadline for Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD) authorisation, according to research by BNY Mellon. »


Upcoming events

5 weeks 2 days from now - Hong Kong
5 weeks 2 days from now - Ulaanbaatar
5 weeks 3 days from now - Dublin
6 weeks 1 day from now - California

Upcoming training

Sun, 24/08/2014 (All day) - Dubai
Wed, 10/09/2014 (All day) - London
Mon, 29/09/2014 (All day) - London