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Scottish Loan Fund to provide GBP0.7 million of funding to ExecSpace.

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 13:00

The Scottish Loan Fund (SLF) is pleased to announce that it has committed GBP0.7 million of funding to the event services and management business, ExecSpace, to support its businesses growth strategy. »

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JPMorgan Chase grants USD1m to boost VEDC lending

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 09:00

JPMorgan Chase has awarded a USD1 million grant to VEDC to boost the organisation’s infrastructure as they expand their outreach to small businesses in eight states.  »

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DFJ leads USD12.5m Remitly fundraising round

Mon, 23/03/2015 - 06:00

Remitly has closed a USD12.5 million Series B funding round led by DFJ with participation from DN Capital and existing investors QED Investors and Trilogy Equity Partners.  »

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Audax private equity acquires AllOver Media

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 21:00

Audax Group has partnered with management to acquire AllOver Media (AOM) from the firm’s independent owners.  »

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Taurus launches new VC fund for Israeli tech market

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 19:30

Taurus Asset Finance has launched a new Venture Capital Fund – Arie Ventures - focused on investing in Israeli-sourced technology and its worldwide potential. »

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Janssen acquires XO1 Limited

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 15:30

Janssen Pharmaceuticals has acquired XO1 Limited, a privately held asset-centric virtual biopharmaceutical company founded to develop the anti-thrombin antibody ichorcumab.  »

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New junior branch of EIS Association launches

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 14:30

Green Shoots, the junior branch of the EIS Association (‘EISA’) has launched aimed at celebrating and supporting young professionals working with the Enterprise Investment Scheme (EIS) and in the alternative investment industry.  »

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Strattam Capital closes Trax Technologies Investment

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 14:00

Trax Technologies has completed its previously disclosed majority investment in Trax, made in partnership with Trax’s current management team, led by Founder and CEO J Scott Nelson.  »

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Arma Partners advises SSP on its GBP207m sale to LDC

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 13:30

Arma Partners has acted as exclusive financial advisor to SSP Limited (SSP) on its sale to UK private equity firm LDC for GBP207 million. »

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SK Capital acquires controlling stake in AEB Group

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 09:00

SK Capital Partners is to acquire a controlling interest in AEB Group, a global leader in wine ingredients with growing positions in beer ingredients and food detergents.  »

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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... »

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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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