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LLCP closes first European Fund investment with CJ Fallon acquisition

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 21:00

Private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has partnered with management to complete the acquisition of CJ Fallon Limited.  »

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Deal Capital expands buy-side advisory practice

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 18:30

Deal Capital, a middle market merger and acquisition advisory firm, has expanded its buy-side advisory practice for private equity and family office firms across the United States and Canada.  »

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Opportunities to diversify alternative funds offering highlighted at Jersey funds conference

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 17:00

Jersey has an opportunity to diversify its alternative funds capabilities and a growing role to play as a European domicile supporting US fund managers, according to panellists at this year’s Jersey Finance Annual London Fund Conference. »

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Carlyle Group to acquire Conifer Financial Services

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 16:09

Alternative asset manager The Carlyle Group is to acquire a majority stake in assets services firm Conifer Financial Services. Senior management of Conifer will continue to lead the business and own a significant minority interest in the company.  »

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HgCapital selects iLEVEL for portfolio monitoring

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 15:30

iLEVEL has been selected by European private equity firm HgCapital to support the optimisation of their portfolio data management and reporting processes. »

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Wheelhouse expands into PE investing

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 15:00

Wheelhouse has expanded into private equity investing through the newly formed Wheelhouse Capital Partners, which is backed by Global Endowment Management (GEM). »

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Falcon Social raises USD16m in B-Round financing from Prime Ventures, Northcap and Target Partners

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 14:30

Social media management platform Falcon Social has closed a fund raising round of USD16 million.  »

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Sellers taking on less risk in European M&A

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 14:00

Sellers in European M&A deals assumed less risk in 2014 as the region saw a major uplift in M&A deal value, according to a study by CMS, Europe’s largest legal services organisation. »

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BlueMountain Capital Management enters consulting agreement with former Fed governor Stein

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 13:30

BlueMountain Capital Management has entered into a consulting agreement with Harvard economics professor Jeremy C Stein, who was a member of the Board of Governors of the Federal Reserve System from May 2012 to May 2014.   »

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New Online platform iAngels enables accredited investors to co-invest with Israeli angel investors

Wed, 25/03/2015 - 12:45

iAngels has raised a USD2.25 million Seed Round led by Roman Abramovich's fund, Millhouse Capital.  »

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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.... »

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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. ... »

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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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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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