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Cordiant hits USD350m at final close of latest emerging market loan fund

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 14:00

Cordiant, a leading emerging market private debt fund manager, has raised USD350 million at the final close of its latest debt fund, the Cordiant Emerging Loan Fund IV (CELF IV). »

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HIG Growth Partners names Nik Shah as MD

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:45

HIG Growth Partners has promoted Nik Shah to Managing Director.  »

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BMI selects Linedata Front Office platform for Luxembourg based asset management businesses

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 11:30

BIL Manage Invest (BMI) has selected Linedata Front Office Platform to manage the firm’s complete front-to-back asset management workflow across their full suite of investment funds. »

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Piper exits Rollover Hot Dogs to Kerry Foods

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 10:30

Piper, a specialist investor in consumer brands, has sold Rollover Hot Dogs to Kerry Foods. The deal has been completed for an undisclosed sum. »

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Strong uptake in private placement as Jersey funds industry reaches seven year high

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:30

Strong performance in Jersey’s funds sector in 2014 has seen the value of fund assets administered in the jurisdiction increase by almost one fifth year-on-year to reach the highest level in seven years. »

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M&A market in Germany remains positive and stable

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 09:00

The mergers and acquisitions sector in Germany is currently looking forward to a year of stable development from what is now a comparatively healthy base level.  »

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8 Miles invests in Uganda’s Orient Bank

Wed, 25/02/2015 - 06:00

Pan-African private equity firm 8 Miles has acquired a 42 per cent stake in Orient Bank Limited, a mid-tier commercial bank in Uganda, from Keystone Bank, a state-owned Nigerian bank.  »

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Norton Folgate acquired by Amicus

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 21:00

Amicus Finance, a specialist in short term lending solutions, has acquired City-based brokerage Norton Folgate Capital Group Limited including Norton Folgate Capital Consulting for an undisclosed sum.    »

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Asahi Kasei to acquire Polypore’s energy storage segment

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 20:00

Asahi Kasei Corporation has entered into a definitive merger agreement to acquire Polypore International, a manufacturer of microporous membranes, which currently has two business segments: Energy Storage and Separations Media.  »

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Red Rocks GLPE index continues to provide long-term performance comparable with traditional PE benchmark

Tue, 24/02/2015 - 18:00

Red Rocks Capital’s Global Listed Private Equity (GLPE) index continues to provide long-term performance comparable with the Cambridge Associates Global Buyout & Growth Equity Index. »

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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... »

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.  ... »

Article
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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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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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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