Natixis Investment Managers launches Flexstone Partners

Thu, 13/12/2018 - 15:33

Natixis Investment Managers has launched Flexstone Partners, a global private equity manager that brings together three of Natixis Investment Managers’ existing private equity affiliates: Euro-PE, Caspian Private Equity and Eagle Asia.  »

Gareth Davies, Augentius

FCA backs increased cost disclosure for private equity

Wed, 28/11/2018 - 17:56

By Gareth Davies, Augentius – For the private equity industry, transparency has become the watchword: everyone wants more granular data, more often. For a number of years demands from investors have called for a deeper understanding of valuations and the reasoning behind them. It is an age-old challenge for LP-GP relationships, but one that is expected to change significantly over the next few months. »


Blue Ox: Taking healthcare companies from the 2nd innings to the 6th innings

Mon, 12/11/2018 - 14:57

New York-based Blue Ox Healthcare Partners (Blue Ox) is a private equity investment firm providing capital to growth stage healthcare companies. The firm focuses on businesses in the middle market targeting the industry’s transformation to individuality and value-based care in healthcare services, HCIT, and medical and life sciences technologies, whose innovations, strategies and operations are poised for growth. »

Jimmy Leong, Augentius

Surviving the winter of Chinese private equity

Fri, 09/11/2018 - 09:24

Following the initial boom of liberalisation, new restrictions are having a severe cooling effect on the nascent international Chinese PERE market – fund managers that are in it for the long-haul will need to up their game during this period of tightening, writes Jimmy Leong, Managing Director in Asia, at Augentius.  »

Dr Curt LaBelle, GHIF

Impact investment fund backed by Gates Foundation making its mark on the developing world

Wed, 07/11/2018 - 10:18

Impact investing has not always been the easiest ‘investment philosophy’ to benchmark, in terms of improving the health of the planet, and those who live on it, while also generating positive returns for investors. But one such fund, the New York-based Global Health Investment Fund (GHIF) is doing just that, financing the development of drugs, vaccines, diagnostics and other interventions to improve maternal and child healthcare in the developing world. »

New Durham City Incubator to grow small businesses

Mon, 05/11/2018 - 20:34

An incubator designed to help fledgling companies grow and thrive in County Durham has been launched at one of the region’s fastest growing business hubs. »

New PE firm Crossplane Capital to invest control equity in industrial business services, niche manufacturing and value-added distribution companies

Wed, 31/10/2018 - 16:33

Crossplane Capital, a new Dallas-based private equity firm, is to target control investments in niche manufacturing, value-added distribution and industrial business services companies, with up to USD200 million of revenue. »

IPEV Board publishes draft amendments to the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines

Tue, 30/10/2018 - 09:49

The International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines Board (IPEV Board) has published draft amendments to the International Private Equity and Venture Capital Valuation Guidelines for consultation.  »

Mike Weir, White & Case

Sterling’s fall may be influential but not major factor attracting overseas investment

Thu, 25/10/2018 - 07:24

Private equity funds are not known to be currency speculators, but now that sterling has fallen since the decision was made to leave the European Union, currency valuations may be playing their part in the UK’s private equity market.  »

Jim Totty, Nobel Sustainability Growth Fund

UK sustainable private equity fund finds post Brexit opportunities

Wed, 17/10/2018 - 12:34

The Nobel Sustainability Growth Fund, which makes UK sustainable private equity investments to build technology, manufacturing, services and asset development and is managed by Jim Totty and Nick Curtis, is close to its first close. »


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