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Outlook for German private equity market remains positive

Fri, 20/03/2015 - 06:00

A total of 63 foreign investments made into Germany by buyout firms in 2014 surpassed the previous two years and is the third highest level recorded by MergerMarket. »

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DMS Offshore Investment Services expands international tax compliance group

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 21:00

DMS Offshore Investment Services is expanding its International Tax Compliance Group with the addition of Roman Ipfling (pictured), former US Tax Manager at KPMG in the Cayman Islands. »

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Landbay appoints Julian Cork as COO

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 19:45

Landbay, the buy-to-let focused peer-to-peer mortgage lender, has appointed Julian Cork as Chief Operating Officer (COO).   »


Squire Patton Boggs’ Poland PE and VC head made partner

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 19:30

Squire Patton Boggs has promoted the firm’s Head of Private Equity (PE) and Venture Capital (VC) in Poland, Michał Karwacki, to Partner in the firm’s Warsaw office.  »

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Carey Olsen advises Ardel Holdings on sale of Ardel Trust to Equiom

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 18:30

Carey Olsen has advised Ardel Holdings Limited on the sale of Ardel Trust Company (Guernsey) Limited to Equiom Group. »


African infrastructure

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:59

In an extract from March’s edition of the Preqin Infrastructure Spotlight, Stephen Yates examines the latest data on African infrastructure, including deal flow, notable deals in recent years and the growing number of investors targeting investment in Africa. »


European buy & build market rebounds strongly in H2 2014

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 15:45

The European buy & build market saw increased activity in the second half of 2014 according to to Silverfleet Capital and mergermarket’s latest European Buy & Build Monitor.  »

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Ares Management appoints Michael McFerran as new CFO

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 14:00

Ares Management has appointed Michael R McFerran as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer, effective 23 March, 2015.  McFerran will assume firm-wide responsibilities. »


Spencer Capital Holdings acquires SouthWest Dealer Services

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 12:00

Spencer Capital Holdings has acquired SouthWest Dealer Services (SWDS), an independent full-service provider of finance and insurance (“F&I”) products and services to auto dealers in the United States.  »

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Crestbridge provides AIFM ManCo services to SFRE global open-ended investment fund

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 09:00

Crestbridge (Luxembourg) has provided AIFM ManCo services for the launch of SFRE (pronounced Sapphire), an open-ended investment fund providing long-term capital to banks focused on serving the real economy. »

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.... »

Special report
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... »


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. ... »

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.  ... »

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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