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Root Capital invests in legal firm Keystone Law

UK private equity firm Root Capital has completed an investment in ‘dispersed’ law firm Keystone Law. »


Gas pipes

RLJ Equity Partners’ LAI International acquires Zak Incorporated

LAI International, a portfolio company of RLJ Equity Partners, has acquired Zak Incorporated, a provider of precision machined and custom fabricated components for customers in power generation, specialty metals, and oil and gas. »


Survey

Institutional investors to focus on fewer key relationships, survey shows

More than half (57 per cent) of institutional investors plan to narrow down the number of different alternative asset managers they work with in the next 12 to 24 months, according to a survey by UBS Fund Services and PwC. »


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Cabot Square Capital makes a 12x return on sale of Equitix for GBP160m

Cabot Square Capital has agreed the sale of Equitix to a subsidiary of Tetragon Financial Group for GBP160 million.  »


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Orangefield appoints Anna Coutts Donald as director in UK office

Orangefield, a provider of corporate and fund services, has appointed Anna Coutts Donald as director at its UK office.  »


Australia

AVCAL welcomes investor visa reforms to support investment in Australian venture capital

The Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (AVCAL) has welcomed Australian government plans to overhaul the Significant Investor Visa programme to encourage venture capital investment. »


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US PE and VC funds outperformed public markets in Q1, says Cambridge Associates

This year began on a positive note for investors in US private equity and venture capital funds, with both asset classes earning positive returns for the three-month period ending 31 March 2014.  »


Loan

Prime Meridian launches small business lending fund for investing in P2P small business loans

Prime Meridian Capital Management has launched the Prime Meridian Small Business Lending Fund, giving investors the opportunity to invest in the growing sector of P2P small business lending. »


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NOVACAP and institutional partners invest more than CAD165 million in KDC

Canadian private equity firm NOVACAP is partnering, through its NOVACAP Industries IV investment fund, with institutional partners to invest more than CAD165 million in KDC, a Québec manufacturer of health and beauty-care products. »


Hedge Fund Performance Update: Q3 2014

Hedge Fund Performance Update: Q3 2014

Preqin looks at the performance of hedge funds in Q3 2014 and in 2014 so far. »


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