Euros

Ares Management and GE Capital secure EUR1bn in total commitments through ESSLP JV

European Senior Secured Loan Programme (ESSLP), a joint venture between affiliates of Ares Management and GE Capital, has reached a total of EUR1 billion in commitments since inception in 2012 with the completion of its 10th transaction. »


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Piper invests GBP6m in Hickory’s BBQ chain

Piper, a specialist investor in consumer brands, has invested GBP6 million in Hickory’s Smokehouse. »


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Arma Partners advises Momondo Group on sale to Great Hill Partners

Arma Partners has acted as exclusive financial adviser to Momondo Group, an online travel metasearch company, on the sale of a majority equity stake to Great Hill Partners. »


Wind farm

Glennmont acquires 22 MW wind farm portfolio in France

Glennmont Partners has bought a portfolio of wind farms from developer and operator Sorgenia France, part of Sorgenia Green Group. »


Regulation

Crestbridge report examines key AIFMD issues

Risk management, cost and changes in fund structuring are the key issues for managers and investors arising from the initial impact of the Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive (AIFMD), according to Crestbridge. »


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Mailcloud raises USD2.8m to build real time email & messaging for teams

Mailcloud has successfully completed a seed funding round led by enture capital investors Octopus Investments, with Bessemer Venture partners, that takes total funding to USD2.8m. »


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FlashFunders launches no-fee online equity funding platform

FlashFunders has launched a no-fee, online equity funding platform aimed at helping start-ups raise capital efficiently, while also opening up access to start-up investing for accredited investors. »


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Confluence engages Fundsquare to simplify AIFMD filing for asset managers

Confluence is collaborating with Fundsquare to provide secure delivery of AIFMD Transparency Reporting to all National Competent Authorities (NCAs) across Europe. »


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CTPartners Executive Search to acquire Austrian-based Neumann

CTPartners Executive Search has signed a binding letter of intent to acquire Austrian-based Neumann, a leading executive search and leadership consulting firm.   »


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Cardell appoints David Ballard as MD of private equity

Hong Kong-based international investment company Cardell Limited has appointed David Ballard as Managing Director of Private Equity. He will be based in Hong Kong and report to David Cardell, CEO of Cardell Limited. »


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