Idinvest Partners, an investor in SMEs across Europe, today announces the final closing of the Idinvest SME Industrial Assets Fund (ISIA) at EUR340 million, surpassing its initial target of EUR300 million by 13 per cent.
When the International Monetary Fund released its forecast at Davos last month it expected a 1.6 per cent growth in Europe and a 3.5 per cent growth globally. When things are going well it’s all about value creation but when things are going badly it is the global macro environment – which perhaps some managers use as a safety blanket.
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Influential members of the private equity manager community share their views and opinions on how they see 2019 playing out, in terms of the macro backdrop, deal flow, fee structuring and fundraising… »
By Bob Nicolson, Head of Consultancy at Nicolson Bray – Organisations today are facing a dangerous combination of mounting cybersecurity threat and a lack of in-house expertise to meet the challenge. Smaller firms have typically allocated responsibility for information security to a member of the operations or financial team and given IT the responsibility for technical cyber security. In most cases these responsibilities are secondary to the allotted individuals main role, resulting in issues around prioritisation and conflicts of interests.
By Denise Davidson, Associate Partner, EY – Investor demand for long-term, non-correlated returns is driving convergence and competition, pitting traditionally distinct players against one another in a new alternatives middle ground.