Jim Balsillie, co-chief executive of Research In Motion

BlackBerry Partners Fund launches USD100m affiliate fund in China

The BlackBerry Partners Fund has expanded its investment activities with the launch of a USD100m affiliate fund focused on mobile investment opportunities in China. »

Raymond O’Neill, a founding member of Kinetic Partners

Kinetic Partners celebrates its fifth anniversary

Kinetic Partners, the professional services consultancy focused on the wider asset management industry, has marked its fifth anniversary by reporting record growth. »

Peter Niven, CEO Guernsey Finance

Guernsey funds maintain upward trend

The value of investment funds in Guernsey increased by GBP13.2bn (7.2%) during the first three months of this year, according to the latest figures released by Guernsey Finance. »

Alastair Stewart

Guernsey Funds Forum reassures London market

London’s investment community has been reassured that Guernsey is confident of continuing to be a leading funds centre despite current uncertainties, including the EU’s proposed Alternative Investment Fund Managers Directive. »

Burglar alarm

Vision Opportunity China Fund invests in surveillance company

Vision Opportunity China Fund has invested USD8.0m in China Security & Surveillance Technology as part of a USD60.0m underwritten secondary public offering. »


HarbourVest sees 13.7 per cent growth in NAV over 2009

HarbourVest Global Private Equity, a closed-end investment company listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange, says its net asset value rose by 13.7 per cent over the year to 31 January 2010. »

Chemistry set

PCS Edventures raises USD450,000 in private equity placement

PCS Edventures, a provider of K-16 programmes that emphasise hands-on student experience in science, technology, engineering and maths, has completed a private placement that raised USD450,000 in net equity capital. »

Alan Cross, business development manager, Future Capital

Future Capital expands business development team

Future Capital Partners, the GBP6bn alternative investment boutique, has strengthened its business development team with the appointment of Alan Cross as business development manager.  »

Nicolas de la Moriniere, associate director for Quilvest Private Equity

Vanksen raises USD5m in round A investment from Quilvest

Communications agency Vanksen has received a USD5m (EUR4m) investment from Quilvest Private Equity. »

Rob Glaser, venture partner, Accel

RealNetworks founder Rob Glaser joins Accel Partners

Accel Partners, a venture capital and growth equity firm operating in Silicon Valley, Europe, Israel, China and India, has hired Rob Glaser as a venture partner. »

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