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SME reliance on debt to fund working capital falls by 25 per cent

The success rate among small and medium-sized businesses (SMEs) applying for finance has risen to 80 per cent in 2014 up from 71 per cent in 2013, according to research by Albion Ventures. »


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Pact Coffee raises GBP2m led by MMC

Pact Coffee has secured a GBP2m Series A funding round, led by MMC Ventures. »


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Arlington Capital Partners sells Virgo Holdings to Informa

Arlington Capital Partners has sold Virgo Holdings, an integrated business-to-business information services company, to Informa plc. »


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ClearLight sells Apple & Eve

Private equity firm ClearLight Partners has sold portfolio company Apple & Eve to Lassonde Industries for a total cash consideration of USD150 million, subject to adjustments for working capital and other items. »


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Blackstone and founders buy Alliance Automotive Group from Weinberg Capital Partners

Weinberg Capital Partners has sold Alliance Automotive Group to private equity funds managed by Blackstone and the original founders of the automotive parts distributor. »


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FNEX appoints Neal Wolkoff to board of advisors

Online alternative investment and private securities marketplace FNEX has appointed Neal Wolkoff to its Advisory Board. »


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Johan Terblanche Joins Dechert as Partner in Luxembourg

Johan Terblanche has joined global law firm Dechert as a partner in the financial services group. Terblanche, who was most recently a partner at Loyens & Loeff, will be resident in the firm’s Luxembourg office. »


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Carey Group becomes first non-Cayman CISK listing agent

Carey Group has become the first listing agent in the world not based in the Cayman Islands to become a Cayman Islands Stock Exchange (CSX) listing agent. »


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St George’s University secures equity investment from Altas Partners and Baring Private Equity Asia

St George’s University today announced that it has received a substantial equity investment from a group led by Canadian investor Altas Partners and a fund advised by Baring Private Equity Asia.  »


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Investcorp sells SourceMedia to Observer Capital

Investcorp, a provider and manager of alternative investment products, has completed the sale of SourceMedia to Observer Capital. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »


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