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Jersey plays significant role in FDI, says new report

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:06

Jersey has attracted more than USD65 billion and distributed in excess of USD75 billion of Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) annually, adding considerable value to the global economy as a result. »

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Kirkland & Ellis Advises Palatine PE closing of GBP220m Palatine Private Equity Fund III

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 14:00

Kirkland & Ellis advised Palatine Private Equity on the recent closing of Palatine Private Equity Fund III.  The fund was oversubscribed and held a first and final closing at its hard cap with aggregate capital commitments of GBP220 million.   »

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Evolution Capital Partners attracts strategic investor – Star Mountain Capital

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 13:00

Private equity fund Evolution Capital Partners has accepted Star Mountain Capital as a strategic limited partner in Evolution Investments II LLC.   »

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Study finds private equity faces fee pressure as it expands and grows

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 11:22

A survey of general and limited partners conducted by SunGard and Longitude Research has found that the private equity industry has good opportunities to grow and expand its reach, but its leaders predict mounting pressure on fees, costs and the amount of information provided. »

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Paine & Partners to sell Icicle Seafoods

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 11:00

Paine & Partners, a global private equity investment firm focused on investing in food and agribusiness, is to sell Icicle Holdings to Convergence Holdings and Dominion Catchers. »

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New Mountain Capital completes acquisition of Zep

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 09:00

New Mountain Capital has closed its previously announced acquisition of Zep in a transaction valued at approximately USD692 million. The execution of a definitive merger agreement outlining the terms of the transaction was initially announced on 8 April, 2015. »

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Global alternative assets predicted to reach USD15.3tn by 2020

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 07:36

Alternative investments could reach a high of USD15.3 trillion by 2020, according to a new report from PwC – ‘Alternative Asset Management in 2020: Fast Forward to Centre Stage’.  »

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Cathay Capital invests in SeaOwl

Mon, 29/06/2015 - 06:00

Cathay Capital Private Equity has successfully made an investment in SeaOwl, a provider of technical assistance, facility and ship management services to major oil and gas companies as well as to the French government.  »

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Harneys adds Cayman funds partners

Sun, 28/06/2015 - 23:01

Harneys has recruited two partners and one senior associate to the firm’s investment funds practice in the Cayman Islands. »

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Oakley Capitral disposes of Verivox for an initial consideration of EUR200 million

Sun, 28/06/2015 - 22:59

Oakley Capital Investments Limited is to dispose of Verivox to ProSiebenSat.1 (P7S1), for an initial cash consideration of EUR200 million with further consideration of up to EUR50 million dependent on Verivox’s financial performance in 2015.  »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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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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