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Paul Madera, Managing Director at Meritech

Meritech Capital Raises USD425m with fourth fund

Thu, 28/04/2011 - 14:00

Meritech Capital Partners (MCP) has closed Meritech Capital Partners IV, a USD425 million late-stage venture capital fund. The fund will continue MCP’s successful strategy of investing in rapidly-growing technology companies primarily in the United States. This fund brings the firm’s cumulative capital under management to USD2.6 billion and is a successor to MCP III, a USD400 million fund which commenced investing in 2006. »

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Bob Contri named head of Deloitte’s Financial Services Industry Group

Thu, 28/04/2011 - 10:00

Deloitte has appointed Bob Contri as leader of its financial services industry group in the United States. Contri currently serves as Deloitte’s leader to the banking and securities sector. »

David Creighton, President and CEO of Cordiant Capital

Cordiant funds a USD214m renewables plant in Hungary

Thu, 28/04/2011 - 06:00

Cordiant Capital, the Montreal based fund manager that specialises in loans to emerging markets, has committed a USD17 million mezzanine funding towards the construction of a new USD214 million corn ethanol producing plant in Hungary.   »

Hans Hufschmid, chief executive officer, GlobeOp

GlobeOp achieves record AuA of USD167 billion

Thu, 28/04/2011 - 06:00

GlobeOp Financial Services' assets under administration (AuA) increased to a record total of USD167 billion as at 31 March 2011, a 12% increase from USD149 billion at 31 December 2010 and a 46% increase in the past 12 months, according to the company's interim management statement covering the period since 31 March 2011. »

Lloyd A Sprung, Senior Managing Director, Evercore, New York

Lloyd A Sprung to join Evercore Partners as a senior MD

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 16:00

Lloyd A Sprung has agreed to join the Evercore Partner's Investment Banking business as a Senior Managing Director. Sprung, who will be based in New York, will focus on advising clients on debt capital markets and corporate restructuring transactions. »

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Woolsey and Foster join Lux Capital as Venture Partners

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 14:00

The Honorable R James (Jim) Woolsey and Richard (Dick) Foster have joined venture capital firm, Lux Capital as Venture Partners. Woolsey will help identify novel breakthroughs and new investment opportunities in Energy that offer significant economic and environmental benefits, and can help end America’s addiction to foreign energy resources. Foster will leverage his experience and network to seek new technologies and business models for Life Sciences and healthcare IT investment. »

Philip Dunne, partner,private equity practice, AT Kearney

PE funds out-perform industry peers

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 12:00

Many private equity portfolios are staging a post-recession comeback and are outperforming their non PE-owned industry peers, according to the latest study of the European private equity industry by AT Kearny. »

James Kocis, president, Burgiss Group

BNY Mellon Asset Servicing delivers new Private iQ Benchmark Service to institutional investors enabling PE fund comparisons

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 12:00

BNY Mellon will be the first global custodian to make the Burgiss Group's new private capital benchmarking service, Private iQ, available to institutional clients.   »

M Roy Burns, Principal, TA Associates

TA Associates to Invest in Stadion Money Management

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 10:00

TA Associates is to acquire a 54.4% interest in Stadion Money Management, LLC, a rapidly growing investment management firm, via several of its private equity funds. In connection with the closing of TA Associates’ investment, a new equity incentive plan will be created to broaden ownership among Stadion’s key investment and operational personnel. Terms of the investment were not disclosed. »

John Toomey, managing director of HarbourVest Partners

HarbourVest makes Absolute PE offer

Wed, 27/04/2011 - 06:00

HarbourVest-managed secondary funds together with HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a closed-end investment company, will, through an acquisition vehicle, make a public offer for all bearer shares of Absolute Private Equity, Ltd (Absolute) currently in circulation. Absolute is an investment company incorporated in Switzerland and listed on SIX Swiss Exchange. »

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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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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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