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SpotHero raises USD20m round led by Insight Venture Partners

SpotHero raises USD20m round led by Insight Venture Partners

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:17

SpotHero has closed a USD20 million Series B round led by Insight Venture Partners. »

Real estate finance

Raising real estate capital in Boston

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:04

Preqin’s Real Estate Online provides comprehensive profiles for the 49 institutional investors based in Boston that actively invest in the real estate asset class, collectively representing over USD1.1 trillion in assets under management. The largest proportion of institutional investors are foundations, representing a quarter of investors located in the city. Boston has a strong private wealth industry; a fifth of real estate investors based in Boston are wealth managers and a further 14 per cent are family offices. »

TA Associates makes new hires in Boston, Menlo Park and London

TA Associates makes new hires in Boston, Menlo Park and London

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:01

Private equity firm TA Associates has added investment staff with Amara Suebsaeng, Alex Melamud and Max Cancre rejoining the firm as Vice Presidents in Boston, Menlo Park and London, respectively, while John DiCola has joined the firm as a Vice President in Boston. »

US on track to break USD70bn in VC funding in 2015, says KPMG

US on track to break USD70bn in VC funding in 2015, says KPMG

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 15:00

After reaching a record high of USD56.4B spent in 2014, the US is on track to smash that record and break USD70 billion in Venture Capital (VC) spending by the end of 2015, according to a new report from KPMG and CB Insights. »

ApplePie Capital appoints Jeff Zinn to lead Capital Markets Group

ApplePie Capital appoints Jeff Zinn to lead Capital Markets Group

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:58

ApplePie Capital, the first marketplace lender solely dedicated to the franchise industry, has appointed Jeff Zinn as Head of Capital Markets. »

GBP75m in equity funding available for Scottish companies over the next three years

GBP75m in equity funding available for Scottish companies over the next three years

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:29

The Scottish Investment Bank (SIB), Scottish Enterprise’s investment arm, has relaunched its co-investment funds, with the aim of investing up to GBP75 million into companies across Scotland over the next three years. »

What the coming tech crash could look like

What the coming tech crash could look like

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 14:25

Fifteen years after the dotcom collapse we see another tech crash approaching. ‘Bubble’ and ‘unicorn’ are entering the mainstream vernacular. We are becoming comfortably numb with tech company overvaluations, says Victor Basta, managing partner at Magister Advisors… »

Scales

Does size really matter?

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 13:19

With most investors believing that small-sized and mid-market buyout funds currently present the best opportunities in private equity, this article from Preqin Private Equity Spotlight, August 2015, examines whether the size of a buyout fund has any significant impact on returns. »

PwC grows regional Corporate Finance team to meet client and industry demands

PwC grows regional Corporate Finance team to meet client and industry demands

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 07:42

PwC is continuing to invest in its corporate finance deals team with the promotion of two new equity partners and four directors.  »

SS&C acquires Citi’s alternative investor services business

SS&C acquires Citi’s alternative investor services business

Wed, 19/08/2015 - 07:33

SS&C Technologies Holdings has acquired Citigroup's Alternative Investor Services business, which includes Hedge Fund Services and Private Equity Fund Services, for USD425 million, subject to certain adjustments. »

MediaWatch WA awards 2015

See interviews and presentation at the Wealth Adviser 2015 awards ceremony, held at Sketch, Mayfair on the 15th May .... »

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Ken MacCuish, Intralinks

A couple of years ago, the title Chief Information Security Officer, or CISO for short, was a foreign concept within the hedge fund community. The winds have changed, however, as hedge funds become increasingly targeted by cyber hackers, causing many to hire a CISO to uphold the network integrity of the firm.  ... »

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Locked door

Cybersecurity issues have existed as long as the internet. What seems to have changed in the last 18 months is not only that the nature of the breaches has become more sophisticated, but also the fact that hedge funds have become a much bigger target.  ... »

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Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. ... »

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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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