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CVC, Apax and TPG most desired private equity secondaries in 2014

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 17:30

CVC, Apax and TPG buyout funds were the most desired secondaries in 2014, according to Cebile Capital, a firm that advises buyers and sellers of private equity secondary stakes. »

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Andreessen Horowitz backs London start-up TransferWise with USD58m

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 16:30

Andreessen Horowitz – the venture capital firm created by Netscape and Opsware founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz – has led a Series C USD58m round in Europe’s leading financial tech start-up TransferWise. »

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UK gets the AIFMD vision, US, not so much, says survey

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:30

Some 61% of London AIFMs feel the AIFMD has opened up new opportunities in Europe, according to research by KNEIP. By contrast, only 35% of New York AIFMs agree with their European counterparts. »

Preqin Global Real Estate 2015

Real Estate – Rising prices and competition for assets

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 12:06

Preqin launched its 2015 Preqin Global Alternatives Reports last week, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »

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Elsen raises USD400,000 in seed funding

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 12:00

Elsen has closed a USD400,000 round of funding for its financial technology platform, which allows hedge funds to run financial models and algorithms faster and more efficiently. »

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Philippe M Costeletos joins Colony Capital as Chairman of International

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:00

Private investment firm Colony Capital has appointed Philippe M Costeletos as Principal and Chairman of International. »

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Revelstoke Capital Partners completes investment in Encore Rehabilitation Services

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 06:00

Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed an investment in Encore Rehabilitation Services. »

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Harris Williams & Co advises TA Associates on acquisition of Access Technology Group

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 16:30

Harris Williams & Co has advised TA Associates on its acquisition of a majority interest in Access Technology Group (Access), a business management software company.  »

Preqin Global Private Equity & Venture Capital Report

Private equity – A competitive and sophisticated market

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 16:22

Preqin has launched its 2015 Preqin Global Alternatives Reports, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »

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Victory Park provides USD200m credit facility to Kreditech

Fri, 23/01/2015 - 11:30

Consumer finance technology group Kreditech Group has secured a USD200 million credit facility from Victory Park Capital, an asset management firm focused on middle market debt and equity investments based in the United States.  »

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Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Andrew Milligan, Standard Life Investments

2015 a pivotal year for global markets

Mon, 22/12/2014 - 09:57

Standard Life Investments, the global investment manager, believes that 2015 has all the hallmarks of a pivotal year for global financial markets. Andrew Milligan, Head of Global Strategy, Standard Life Investments, comments… ... »

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