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Talis Capital leads USD18m Darktrace Series A funding round

Thu, 19/03/2015 - 06:00

Darktrace has raised USD18m in a  Series A funding round led by Talis Capital, with participation from Invoke Capital and Hoxton Ventures. »

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FundedByMe launches bitcoin payment pilot

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 21:00

European crowdfunding platform FundedByMe has launched a bitcoin pilot programme designed to assess client interest in paying using the digital currency. This test will take 45 days. »

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Vivo Capital’s 8th fund to invest in healthcare in US and Greater China

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 19:00

Healthcare investment firm Vivo Capital has held the final closing of Vivo Capital Fund VIII at USD750 million, which brings the firm's total funds under management to more than USD1.7 billion. »

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IPO momentum picking up in Europe as PE owners look for exits

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 18:00

The European IPO pipeline for 2015 looks promising – and more pan-European – with new deals coming from several countries after the UK's dominance of issuance for the past few years. »

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Reevoo secures major funding round led by MMC Ventures

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 17:00

Reevoo, a specialist in enterprise level content marketing solutions, has announced a further funding round, which brings new monies raised to in excess of GBP6.5m.   »

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MUGC Lux Management implements Linedata AIFMD regulatory reporting tech

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:30

MUGC Lux Management, the management company of Mitsubishi UFJ Global Custody, has implemented Linedata AIFMD Regulatory Reporting. »

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New PE firm Plus2 Capital closes debut fund

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 16:00

New private equity firm Plus2 Capital has held the closing of its first fund. The firm’s founding partners, Nathaniel Broughton and Brandon Laughridge, recently formed Plus2 after completing multiple acquisitions in Southern California in partnership with Succession Capital, a division of Lynx Equity Limited. »

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LLR Partners invests in Agility Recovery

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 15:30

LLR Partners has invested in Agility Recovery, a specialist in disaster recovery and business continuity solutions.  »

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Palatine Private Equity completes GBP14m MBO of John Charcol and Towergate Financial Planning

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 14:00

Palatine Private Equity has completed the management buy out of the mortgage broking business, John Charcol, and the financial planning business of the Towergate Group.   »

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Armory Merchant Holdings invests in Capital Guardian Holdings

Wed, 18/03/2015 - 11:45

New York-based portfolio holding company and private equity investor Armory Merchant Holdings has made a strategic investment in Capital Guardian Holdings. »

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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... »

Article

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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