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Entrepreneurial Spark warns start-ups against danger of ignoring disruptive technologies

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 16:30

Technology is now developing so fast that it is creating disruption across all sectors of the economy and businesses which fail to keep up with the latest developments face being wiped out by smarter rivals. »

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KKR appoints Luis Téllez as Senior Advisor

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 15:30

KKR has appointed Luis Téllez, former Chairman of the Board and CEO of The Mexican Stock Exchange (MSE), as a Senior Advisor to the firm, effective immediately. »

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Onevest adds alternative asset custodian Millennium Trust Company to online investment marketplace

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 15:00

Millennium Trust Company, a provider of alternative asset custody solutions to institutions, advisors and individuals, is now a recommended custodian for investors and offering groups using the Onevest Platform. »

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Norwest Equity Partners and Norwest Mezzanine Partners raise USD2.4bn in capital

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 14:30

Norwest Equity Partners (NEP) has formed Norwest Equity Partners X (NEP X), a USD1.6 billion limited partnership focused on growth investments, and Norwest Mezzanine Partners IV, (NMP IV), an USD800 million limited partnership from NEP's affiliated mezzanine investment firm, Norwest Mezzanine Partners (NMP), which will invest flexible junior capital in support of private equity-sponsored transactions. »

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MAB Capital Management launches USD50m Beverage Innovation Fund I

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 13:30

Private equity group MAB Capital Management has launched Liquid Asset Brands Innovation Fund I, a USD50 million fund will make equity investments of USD3 million-USD10 million in early stage beverage businesses and take an active role in helping accelerate the growth of the brands in its portfolio. »

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Red Rocks Capital GLPE up 5.32% in Q1 2015

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 13:00

Red Rocks Capital’s Global Listed Private Equity (GLPE) finished the first quarter of 2015 up 5.32 per cent, compared to 2.47 per cent for the MSCI World Index.   »

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Energy Capital Partners to invest up to USD500m in Next Wave Energy Partner

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 12:30

Energy Capital Partners (ECP), a private equity firm focused on investing in North America’s energy infrastructure, has made an investment in Next Wave Energy Partners providing up to USD500 million in equity capital to focus on the development, operation, acquisition and expansion of midstream and downstream petrochemical and fuels assets.  »

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HIG Capital completes sale of Dent Wizard

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 12:00

HIG Middle Market (HIG), the dedicated middle market investment affiliate of HIG Capital, has completed the sale of Dent Wizard International to Gridiron Capital »

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Take Eat Easy raises EUR6m from Rocket Internet, DN Capital & Piton Capital

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 11:30

Take Eat Easy, the Belgian start-up that claims to be ‘reinventing food delivery’, has closed its series A round at EUR6 million.  »

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Wealth management match-maker secures GBP500,000 from angel investors

Wed, 15/04/2015 - 06:00

findaWEALTHMANAGER.com, an online ‘dating’ service that matches affluent individuals with wealth managers, has secured GBP500,000 from angel investors to finance its development and business expansion. »

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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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