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Ivo Lurvink joins CVC Capital Partners

Tue, 27/01/2015 - 06:00

Private equity firm CVC Capital Partners (CVC) has appointed Ivo Lurvink as a Partner in the firm’s Amsterdam office. He will join the company on April 1, 2015. »

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Intralinks predicts growth in European and Global M&A deals in next six months

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 19:00

New research from Intralinks predicts M&A deals in EMEA in the first half of 2015 will increase by 18 per cent compared to the same period last year.  »

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Glennmont completes purchase of 40MW Biomass project

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 18:00

Glennmont Partners has completed the purchase of the Margam Green Energy Project from ECO2 and Western Logs Group on behalf of its dedicated clean energy fund, Glennmont Clean Energy Fund Europe II in a GBP160m deal. »

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CVC, Apax and TPG most desired private equity secondaries in 2014

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 17:30

CVC, Apax and TPG buyout funds were the most desired secondaries in 2014, according to Cebile Capital, a firm that advises buyers and sellers of private equity secondary stakes. »

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Andreessen Horowitz backs London start-up TransferWise with USD58m

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 16:30

Andreessen Horowitz – the venture capital firm created by Netscape and Opsware founders Marc Andreessen and Ben Horowitz – has led a Series C USD58m round in Europe’s leading financial tech start-up TransferWise. »


UK gets the AIFMD vision, US, not so much, says survey

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 15:30

Some 61% of London AIFMs feel the AIFMD has opened up new opportunities in Europe, according to research by KNEIP. By contrast, only 35% of New York AIFMs agree with their European counterparts. »

Preqin Global Real Estate 2015

Real Estate – Rising prices and competition for assets

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 12:06

Preqin launched its 2015 Preqin Global Alternatives Reports last week, revealing significant growth in assets held by private equity, hedge fund, private debt, real estate and infrastructure fund managers. Total industry assets now stand at USD6.91tn*, up from USD6.22tn as of this point last year. »

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Elsen raises USD400,000 in seed funding

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 12:00

Elsen has closed a USD400,000 round of funding for its financial technology platform, which allows hedge funds to run financial models and algorithms faster and more efficiently. »

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Philippe M Costeletos joins Colony Capital as Chairman of International

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 09:00

Private investment firm Colony Capital has appointed Philippe M Costeletos as Principal and Chairman of International. »


Revelstoke Capital Partners completes investment in Encore Rehabilitation Services

Mon, 26/01/2015 - 06:00

Revelstoke Capital Partners, a Denver-based private equity firm, has completed an investment in Encore Rehabilitation Services. »

Special report
Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Cayman Islands Hedge Fund Services 2014

Fri, 19/12/2014 - 10:24

With service providers reporting growth in hybrid funds, funds for single investors and bespoke managed accounts, this report examines the regulations and new services being developed in Cayman to tackle the fast-changing offshore funds market... »

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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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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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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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