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Nordic Capital acquires RESMAN from Statoil Technology and Verdane Capital

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 19:30

A shareholder group, including Statoil Technology Invest and Verdane Capital V have agreed to sell RESMAN to Nordic Capital Fund VIII. »

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Lendix widens its shareholder base to accelerate growth

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 18:30

Two weeks after announcing Alain Ducasse Entreprise as the first borrower to use its SME lending marketplace, Lendix has brought in major new shareholders. »

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UBS Fund Services implements SunGard’s Investran Insight

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 18:00

UBS Fund Services has implemented SunGard’s Investran Insight to provide investment managers and investors with interactive reporting, advanced analytics, and data visualisation across its private equity value chain.  »

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Arc International closes EUR60 million refinancing

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 17:30

Arc International, which produces glass tableware under well-known brands including Luminarc, Arcoroc, Cristal d'Arques Paris and Chef & Sommelier, has secured a EUR60 million equity injection from an investor group led by Peaked Hill Partners (PHP). »

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HVPE to list on LSE main market

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 16:00

HarbourVest Global Private Equity (HVPE) is planning to move its listing on the Specialist Fund Market to the Main Market of the London Stock Exchange in early September 2015. »

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CenterOak Partners hires three

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 15:00

Private equity firm CenterOak Partners has added three senior members of staff: Jeff Moredock, Vice President; Megan Kneipp, Vice President for Business Development and Investor Relations; and Casey Gribble, Associate. »

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Genstar Capital to acquire Mercer Advisors from Lovell Minnick

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 11:30

Private equity firm Genstar Capital is partner with management to acquire a majority interest in Mercer Advisors from Lovell Minnick Partners »

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Chinese investors help boost Crowd2Fund valuation to GBP10m

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 10:00

Crowd2Fund has raised GBP2m from a range of UK and international investors, placing a national market value of GBP10m on the business which launched in August 2014. »

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InAuth secures USD20m from Bain Capital Ventures

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 09:00

InAuth, a provider of mobile fraud prevention and mobile application security has secured a USD20 million Series A funding round led by Bain Capital Ventures.  »

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Mooreland advises SugarSync on sale to j2 Global

Thu, 26/03/2015 - 06:00

Mooreland Partners has acted as the exclusive financial advisor to SugarSync, on its sale to j2 Global.  »

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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... »

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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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