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New EIS fund anticipates tax free returns of 13.6% p.a.

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 10:00

Ingenious Ventures, a specialist manager of Enterprise Investment Schemes (EIS) and part of Ingenious, has launched its fourth Shelley Media Fund, providing a unique opportunity for investment in the fast-growing entertainment sector. »

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DDC expands service offering to VC and PE firms with Sonar Plus

Tue, 14/06/2011 - 06:00

DDC has augmented its portfolio management software suite, Sonar, with a service bureau offering called Sonar Plus. The Sonar Plus upgrade allows regular Sonar subscribers to fully outsource the administrative side of portfolio management, while reaping the organisational benefits. »

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Hotbed celebrates 69% increase in deals

Mon, 13/06/2011 - 18:26

Hotbed, the private equity syndicator, has completed GBP29.6 million worth of investments during the year ending 31 March 2011. The total value of the deals, including borrowing, was GBP43.1 million, an increase of 62% on the total value of investments made by Hotbed last year. »

John Mandile, managing director at Sigma Partners.

JouleX secures USD17m in expansion capital

Mon, 13/06/2011 - 15:00

JouleX has received USD17 million in investment capital from new investors Sigma Partners, Flybridge Capital Partners and Intel Capital, in addition to existing investors Target Partners and TechOperators. JouleX plans to use the capital to expand its development and sales footprint into growth markets around the world. »

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Bichot & Associes advises the FSI in Altrad investment

Mon, 13/06/2011 - 10:59

Bichot & Associes, the new corporate law firm dedicated to M&A/private equity, advised the Fonds Strategique D'Invetissements (FSI) regarding its investment in the Altrad group, one of the main players in Europe for the sale and the lease of devises in the construction and manufacturing area.  »

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Alternative Investment Group appoints Michael J Tansley as CFO

Mon, 13/06/2011 - 07:00

Alternative Investment Group, a fund of hedge funds that invests primarily in long/short equity strategies, has appointed Michael J Tansley as Chief Financial Officer, effective immediately. »

John Saunders, CEO Asia ex-Japan, MGPA

MGPA acquires 50% interest in retail mall in Chengdu, China

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 17:00

Private equity real estate investment advisory company MGPA's Asia Fund III has acquired a 50% interest in Galleria Chengdu, a high quality newly completed retail mall with retail GFA of 53,619 sqm in Chengdu, a gateway city of western China. The property was developed by GTC China Real Estate Holdings (GTC), who retains the remaining 50% interest in the mall. »

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Investec finances Botanic House in Cambridge

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 15:00

Investec Specialist Private Bank’s Structured Property Finance division (Investec) has provided senior debt development finance to Pace Investments (Pace) to fund the construction of Botanic House in Cambridge, the first speculative development in the city for over 20 years. »

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Hotbed lines up further No Saints investment

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 13:33

Hotbed, the UK-based private investor syndicator, is conducting a GBP2.1 million further fund-raising for the new leisure industry business No Saints. No Saints was launched last year by Stephen Thomas, the founder of Luminar Plc, and is chaired by Mike Balfour, the founder of Fitness First.  »

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FF&P Private Equity raises over GBP47m at first close of its third private equity Club fund

Sun, 12/06/2011 - 13:00

FF&P Private Equity, the private equity business of Fleming Family & Partners, has announced the first close of its third Club fund, FF&P Investor 3 LP, giving the firm additional capital of over GBP47 million to invest. The funds have been raised from 56 private and a single institutional investor and include funds provided by Fleming Family & Partners and its clients. »

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