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AllianzGI welcomes Withholding Tax exemption

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 17:30

Allianz Global Investors has welcomed the UK Government’s commitment, delivered as part of the Chancellor’s Autumn Statement, that it will introduce a new Withholding Tax exemption for private placements.   »

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Venture capital industry witnesses performance revival

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 16:01

Venture capital funds produced average returns of 27% in the year to March 2014, higher than any other private equity strategy over the same period. Preqin's Christopher Elvin comments: »

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European Capital acquires majority stake in Cordium

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 13:45

European Capital is to acquire a majority stake in Cordium, subject to change of control consent by the Financial Conduct Authority and the Malta Financial Services Authority. 

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WL Ross & Co adds to investment and investor relations teams

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 13:30

WL Ross & Co, the distressed investment arm of Invesco, has appointed Su Yeo (pictured) and Eric London to the firm’s investment and investor relations teams respectively. Both will be based in New York. »

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Hedge fund and other alternative investments increase with wealth, says Spectrem report

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 13:00

Wealthy investors continue to invest in hedge funds as an alternative to the stock market, seeking greater return on investment while shielding their portfolios against the volatile nature of stocks and bonds trading. »

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GE Capital finances Vista Equity Partners’ acquisition of NAVEX Global

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 11:45

GE Capital’s Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) financing business announced served as administrative agent on a USD310 million senior secured credit facility to support Vista Equity Partners’ acquisition of compliance and ethics software provider NAVEX Global. »

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Eternal Sun raises EUR2m in Series A financing

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 10:30

Solar simulation technology specialist Eternal Sun has closed a EUR2 Million (USD2.5 Million) Series A financing from Belgian investment firm Vermec. »

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Constellation IV closes at EUR120 million hard cap

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 09:00

Constellation, a small-cap buyout specialist with a distinctive Buy-&-Build investment strategy focused on services companies in the DACH region, has closed Constellation IV at its hard cap of EUR120 million. »

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Elm Creek Partners acquires The Care Group of Texas

Thu, 04/12/2014 - 06:00

Elm Creek Partners has acquired The Care Group of Texas (www.caregrp.com), one of the largest providers of in-home, paediatric respiratory therapy and enteral feeding services and supplies in the Houston, Texas market. »

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New models of efficiency for private equity general partners

Wed, 03/12/2014 - 16:11

By Jonathan Broch (pictured), Head of Strategy for Private Equity, SunGard – While operational efficiency is a concern for most financial institutions today, private equity general partners (GPs) face their own unique challenges. As the demands for information continue to mount, to what extent can specialist private equity software and the right operating model create a winning combination? »

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Neil Williams, Hermes

Hermes Chief Economist Neil Williams comments on the latest UK inflation statistics… ... »

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Guide to relocation 2014

Guide to Relocation 2014

Mon, 24/11/2014 - 10:53

The GFM Guide to Relocation 2014 draws together in one volume the key points covering the relocation of investment funds and managers to the following major jurisdictions – The Bahamas, BVI, Guernsey, Malta and Ticino... »

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Global assets under management* of the private real estate industry have reached USD742bn, an all-time high for the industry, and up from USD697bn as of the end of 2013. Preqin’s Andrew Moylan takes a look at the latest stats on the industry. ... »

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John Vail, Nikko Asset Management

Following the strong win by Prime Minister Shinzo Abe in the Japanese General Election, John Vail (pictured), Chief Global Strategist, Nikko Asset Management, sees further boosts for Japan from corporate profits moving through to wage rises… ... »

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Ben Eaton, Goodwin Procter

Ben Eaton (pictured), a UK tax partner in Goodwin Procter’s London office, comments on the Finance Bill 2015 draft clauses published by the UK government… ... »

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