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Thomas B Leonardi joins Evercore as senior advisor

Connecticut Insurance Commissioner Thomas B Leonardi has agreed to join the Evercore as a senior advisor with a focus on the insurance industry sector. »


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Albion Ventures launches GBP25.5m Top Up fundraising

Venture capital investor Albion Ventures has launched the Albion VCTs Top Up Offers which are seeking to raise up to GBP25.5 million across its six venture capital trusts (VCTs).  »


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Valence Health secures additional growth capital

Valence Health has received a USD15 million growth equity investment, the second round of financing the company has received in its nearly 20-year history – the first being USD30 million in the summer of 2012. »


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LexShares launches online marketplace for investing in litigation

LexShares, a crowdfunding platform that enables individuals to invest in litigation, is now operating. »


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Lazard Asset Management hires Rupert Hope as Emerging Markets Multi Asset Portfolio Manager

Lazard Asset Management has expanded its global Multi Asset capabilities with the addition of Rupert Hope as a Director and Portfolio Manager. »


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Private equity's thrust in insurance to continue, slowly

US private equity firms and their funds have grown investments in the life insurance sector over the past several years, says Fitch Ratings. »


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Private investor acquired by MarketNet Services

MarketNet Services, a client of Mergers & Acquisition advisor Generational Equity, has been acquired by a Private Investor.  »


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Infrastructure investment would have a strong “multiplier effect” on UK economic growth, says S&P

Increased infrastructure investment would drive economic growth and bolster the UK's competitiveness, according to Standard & Poor’s.   »


Prequin Special Report: Venture Capital

Preqin Special Report: The turning point for venture capital?

Although much maligned for sub-par performance since the dot-com crash, venture capital returns for more recent funds have picked up significantly – one-year horizon returns are among the best in the entire private equity industry. Preqin’s latest special report examines the drivers of this recent success, and uncovers the impact of improved performance on LP attitudes towards the asset class and the prospects for future fundraising. »


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Delta Partners Emerging Markets TMT Growth Fund II invests USD10 million into CipherCloud

Delta Partners Emerging Markets TMT Growth Fund II is to make a USD10 million investment into CipherCloud Inc, a specialist in cloud information protection.  »


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