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Ariadne closes funding deal with UK’s largest City TV broadcaster

Ariadne Capital has completed a GBP3.5 million funding round for Made Television, which holds the most City TV licences in the UK. The company has licences for Bristol, Cardiff, Leeds, Middlesbrough and Tyne & Wear. »


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HFFT Alternative granted Gibraltar AIFM licence

HFFT Alternative Limited has been granted an alternative investment fund manager (AIFM) licence from the Gibraltar Financial Services Commission to provide full AIFM services to both EU and non-EU funds.  »


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Aquiline invests in Beach & Associates

Aquiline Capital Partners, a New York-based private equity firm investing in financial services, has made an investment for a majority of the equity in reinsurance intermediary.  »


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Baird advises on sale of Germany-based SIHI Group to Flowserve Corporation

Flowserve is to acquire TBG’s portfolio company SIHI Group BV for a consideration of approximately EUR298 million. Baird served as the exclusive financial advisor to TBG on the transaction, the firm’s 11th transatlantic deal in 2014. »


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Auda appoints Eunseok So to Asian private equity team

Private equity investor Auda International has appointed Eunseok So as a Senior Vice President, based in the firm’s Hong Kong office.  »


Grade A

AIM IPOs outperform FTSE AIM All Share Index by 25% in first nine months of 2014, says Cavendish

Companies that listed on AIM have over the first nine months of 2014 outperformed the FTSE AIM All Share Index by a considerable margin, according to research by Cavendish Asset Management. »


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Direct lending set to spur further growth in private debt alternative asset class

Direct lending funds have continued to gain traction in the private debt marketplace, and are the prevailing strategy for private debt fund managers established since 2008, according to Preqin. »


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CMS advises Gilde Healthcare on sale of portfolio company Definiens to MedImmune/AstraZeneca

Gilde Healthcare and the other shareholders are selling their entire stake in Definiens AG to MedImmune/AstraZeneca.  »


Stability

Alternative asset managers stable despite risks of elevated dry powder, says Fitch   

Alternative Asset Managers continue to operate with elevated levels of uncalled investment capital, or dry powder, at a time when credit markets are frothy and valuations are high, according to Fitch Ratings.  »


Pounds and pence

Propelair completes Woodford-led GBP2.6 million equity funding round

Phoenix Product Development, which trades as Propelair, has completed a GBP2.6 million fundraising round led by the CF Woodford Equity Income Fund. »


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