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Actis partially exits Edita Food Industries

Tue, 07/04/2015 - 06:00

Private equity investor Actis, has partially exited from its investment in Edita Food Industries (Edita), an independent snack food business in North Africa.  »

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Duane Morris names Brian Kerwin as Chair of Corporate Practice Group

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 21:30

Law firm Duane Morris has named Brian P Kerwin (pictured) as Chair of the firm’s Corporate Practice Group. Kerwin was among the founders of the Duane Morris Chicago office in 1999. »

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Pamplona Capital Management to acquire Partner in Pet Food

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 21:00

Private equity investment firm Pamplona Capital Management is to acquire European pet food producer Partner in Pet Food (PPF) for EUR315 million. »

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JP Morgan Asset Management GRA launches dedicated direct real asset investment platform

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 20:00

JP Morgan Asset Management Global Real Assets (GRA) has launched Tactical Direct Investments (TDI), a dedicated cross-real assets group. »

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Victory Park Capital secures USD51m credit facility from GE Capital

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 17:00

Victory Park Capital (VPC) has secured a USD51 million credit facility from GE Capital, Franchise Finance and Citizen’s Bank to refinance existing VPC debt and fund long-term growth initiatives of Giordano’s pizza restaurant chain based in Chicago.  »

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Le Duff Group acquires Kamps

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 15:00

Le Duff Group, headquartered in France, has acquired the majority of the shares in Kamps GmbH from German Equity Partners III (GEP III), a fund managed by ECM Equity Capital Management (ECM). »

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Q&A: Market harmonisation and cross-jurisdiction selling

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 11:24

To what extent have UCITS and AIFMD created market harmonisation and allowed cross-jurisdiction selling? Answers provided by Christopher Jehan of the Guernsey Investment Fund Association. »

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Guernsey leads way on tax transparency

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 10:00

Guernsey is at the forefront of standards on tax transparency and information exchange, according to Tony Mancini, Head of Tax at KPMG in Guernsey. »

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M/C Partners acquires majority equity interest in Denovo

Mon, 06/04/2015 - 09:00

Private equity firm M/C Partners has invested in and acquired a majority interest in Denovo, a provider of ERP cloud hosting, consulting and managed services.  »

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Mesirow Advanced Strategies appoints Mark Kulpins Co-CIO

Thu, 02/04/2015 - 16:00

Mesirow Advanced Strategies has named Mark Kulpins as co-chief investment officer (Co-CIO). »

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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.... »

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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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