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MEVP holds first close of USD30m Middle East Venture Fund II

Tue, 21/04/2015 - 06:00

Middle East Venture Partners (MEVP) has held the first close of Middle East Venture Fund II (MEVF II) at USD15 million. The fund will invest in the region's tech and mobile businesses. »

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Boodle Hatfield names new head of its market leading Private Client and Tax team

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 21:00

Boodle Hatfield has appointed Partner Simon Rylatt to head up its market leading Private Client and Tax team. The appointment takes place from 1 May 2015. »

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Assetz Capital raises over GBP3 million through Seedrs

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 20:00

Peer-to-peer lender Assetz Capital has raised GBP3,179,750 from 731 investors through the Seedrs platform – the second largest campaign hosted by Seedrs to date.  »

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WHEB Partners and Jan Verdenhalven acquire Dolan and European Carbon Fiber

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 15:30

WHEB Partners’ Growth Fund 2 and Dr Jan Verdenhalven have acquired 100 per cent of the shares of Dolan GmbH, Kelheim from Lenzing AG and 100% of the shares of European Carbon Fiber GmbH (ECF), Kelheim from Lenzing AG and Kelheim Fibers GmbH.  »

Financial analysis

Funds of hedge funds among Q1 2015’s winners

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 15:14

Preqin’s Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q1 2015 analyses the latest industry data and identifies which groups found success over the last three months.  »

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BOM Capital Selects SunGard’s Investran to enhance VC and PE insight and performance

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 14:30

Brabant Development Agency Capital (BOM Capital) has chosen Investran, SunGard’s integrated private equity solution, to help enhance data and investment transparency across front- and back-office stakeholders and processes. »

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Ares Management Fund to acquire loan portfolio from First Capital Holdings

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 14:00

A fund managed by Ares Management’s commercial finance platform is to acquire the asset-based lending portfolio of First Capital Holdings, a commercial finance company that provides asset-based loans and factoring to small and middle-market companies.  »

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Harris Williams & Co advises Driven Brands on its sale to Roark Capital Group

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 13:00

Harris Williams & Co has advised Driven Brands, a portfolio company of Harvest Partners, to affiliates of Roark Capital Group (Roark).  »

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Contego Medical closes USD5.6m in series B funding

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 09:00

Contego Medical has completed a USD5.6 million Series B financing round led by Hatteras Venture Partners, an early stage venture firm with a focus on medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, diagnostics and related opportunities in human medicine.  »

New Jersey

Lateral Investment Management partners with Leo Group

Mon, 20/04/2015 - 09:00

Lateral Investment Management has formed a strategic partnership with The Leo Group, a New Jersey-based wealth management firm serving family offices, institutions and endowments. »

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Special report
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.... »

Special report
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. ... »

Comment
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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