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Amaechi Ndili, Leader of Nigerian Operations, Emerging Capital Partners (ECP)

Amaechi Ndili to lead Emerging Capital Partners’ Nigerian office

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 17:00

Emerging Capital Partners (ECP) has appointed Amaechi Ndili to lead the firm’s Nigeria operations. Based in Lagos, Ndili will be working closely with a number of ECP’s portfolio companies, driving strategic and operational improvements as well as sourcing new investment opportunities. »

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Northern Trust strengthens alternatives group

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 16:00

Northern Trust has made four key appointments to the Northern Trust Alternatives Group, building its capabilities in hedge fund and private equity management for institutional and individual clients. »

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Economic conditions prompt PE remuneration rethink

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 14:00

Tough market conditions are driving chairmen and non-executive directors across the private equity space to rethink remuneration structures according to the initial findings of a survey from specialist leadership consultancy Tyler Mangan and corporate finance advisory firm Clearwater Corporate Finance.   »

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Sherman launches VC programme

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 13:09

The acceleration and growth of internet marketing has led Michael Sherman, founder and CEO of search engine optimisation and digital marketing specialists Qualified Impressions, LLC, to launch a venture capital program geared toward funding start-ups, growing existing businesses, buying ideas, and the acquisition of established businesses. »

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Savcio sold to ACTOM

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 13:06

The shareholders of Savcio today confirmed the sale of the company to ACTOM. Savcio is the largest privately owned provider of maintenance and repair services for motors and transformers in Africa. ACTOM focuses on manufacturing, distributing and contracting in the electrical engineering sector. »

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Private equity investors cautious but optimistic, says Preqin study

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 13:02

Almost two-thirds of investors are planning to make new private equity investments in the first half of 2012, the latest Preqin research reveals. »

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Hicks Equity Partners acquires Directional Rentals

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 12:59

Hicks Equity Partners (HEP), the private equity investment vehicle of the Thomas O Hicks family, is leading an investor group that has acquired a majority interest in Directional Rentals, Inc, a privately held oilfield services company. Financial terms of the transaction were not disclosed. »

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Levine Leichtman Capital Partners hires Brad Parish

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 12:22

Los Angeles private equity firm Levine Leichtman Capital Partners (LLCP) has appointed Brad Parish as a Managing Director and dedicated member of the Deep Value investment team. »

Man holding wad of money in his arms

Finam invests USD10m in IM+

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 12:19

Finam, the largest Russian brokerage and investment holding, that previously invested in Badoo and a host of other web companies, has invested USD10 million in IM+, a mobile messenger services with 17.5 million users and 800 million mobile ad impressions/month. »

Claude Paoli,  majority shareholder and President of  BPI,

BPI and Perceva Capital to form partnership

Tue, 14/02/2012 - 11:51

Claude Paoli (pictured), majority shareholder and President of the French group BPI, has announced an intention to conclude a strategic capital partnership with Perceva Capital. The operation should be finalised in March 2012. The transaction would see Perceva Capital taking a majority stake. »

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