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David Currie, chief executive, SL Capital Partners

SL Capital Partners closes European Strategic Partners 2008

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 15:11

SL Capital Partners, a private equity fund of funds manager, has held the final close of its European Strategic Partners 2008 fund.  »

Numbers and magnifying glass

IBM to acquire Netezza for USD1.7bn

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 14:08

IBM has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Netezza, a provider of business analytics based in Massachusetts, in a cash transaction at a price of USD27 per share or at a net price of approximately USD1.7bn, after adjusting for cash. »

Syringe

immatics raises EUR54m to advance clinical therapeutic cancer vaccine portfolio

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 12:05

immatics biotechnologies, a biopharmaceutical company developing advanced therapeutic vaccines that are active against cancer, has raised EUR53.8m in a series C financing round. »

Melanie Chladek, IVP

Institutional Venture Partners promotes Melanie Chladek to administrative partner

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 11:22

Institutional Venture Partners, a later-stage venture capital and growth equity firm, has promoted Melanie Chladek to administrative partner and chief financial officer.  »

Silver

Sprott Asset Management invests in Oremex

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 10:40

Oremex Resources, a Canadian-based exploration company, has proposed a private placement of units at a price of CAD0.09 per unit, for gross proceeds of approximately CAD1,700,000. »

Vincent Mo, founder and chairman of SouFun

General Atlantic invests in Chinese real estate internet portal

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 07:00

Growth equity firm General Atlantic has agreed to invest USD163m to acquire a 19 per cent stake in SouFun Holdings at its IPO price from Telstra, the selling shareholder. »

Jean-Paul Herteman, chief executive officer of Safran

Safran to acquire L-1 Identity Solutions

Tue, 21/09/2010 - 06:05

French defence electronics maker Safran is to acquire L-1 Identity Solutions, a US company that protects personal identities and assets, in a merger transaction providing for stockholders to receive USD12.00 per share in cash, for an aggregate enterprise value of approximately USD1.6bn inclusive of outstanding debt. »

Dominic Dalli, partner at Sovereign

Sovereign backs acquired brain injury care specialist

Mon, 20/09/2010 - 16:12

Sovereign Capital, the UK private equity firm, has acquired Christchurch Court, a provider of residential care for adults with an acquired brain injury. »

Heartland Recreational Vehicles

Catterton Partners sells control stake in Heartland to Thor Industries

Mon, 20/09/2010 - 10:43

Catterton Partners, a consumer-focused private equity firm in North America, has sold a controlling stake in its portfolio company Heartland Recreational Vehicles, a manufacturer of towable recreational vehicles, to Thor Industries for a total consideration in excess of USD200m in cash and stock. »

Gold mining

Yorkville completes debt facility of USD1.2m with Red Rock Resource

Mon, 20/09/2010 - 06:59

Yorkville Advisors, the US based alternative investment manager, has entered on behalf of one of its funds into a debt facility of USD1.2m with AIM-listed Red Rock Resources, a gold mining and exploration company. »

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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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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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Over half of infrastructure funds that closed in 2014 exceeded their fundraising target, up from 37% of funds in 2013. Andrew Moylan, Preqin’s Head of Real Assets Products, takes a look at infrastructure fundraising over the last 12 months: ... »

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Christopher ELvin, Preqin

977 private equity funds held a final close throughout the year raising a total of USD486bn, higher than any annual amount between 2009 and 2012, and on track to match the 2013 total. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin (pictured) reviews a year of private equity fundraising:  ... »

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