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Hogi Hyun, Abacus Capital

D1 Mint brings investment grade diamond crypto token to market

Alternative fund manager Abacus Capital’s Hogi Hyun is stepping into the crypto world to bring investors a blockchain and tokenised investment grade diamond investment opportunity. Abacus was established in Singapore in 1996 and has some USD1 billion in assets in special situations and private equity investments in commodities, natural resources

SyndicateRoom publishes growth hunter study

The online investment platform, SyndicateRoom, which allows individuals to invest alongside the professionals, has published its study ‘Rise of the Growth Hunters’.

KPMG, IIGCC and PR prepare Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors

KPMG has helped investor groups, IIGCC and PRI, prepare Guide on Climate Change for Private Equity Investors. Research carried out for the guide found that pension funds are actively asking their fund managers to demonstrate how climate related risks and opportunities are addressed in the investment process. As a result of this

MBO at Barclays Natural Resource Investments creates new PE firm GNRI  

A new private equity firm, created through a management buyout from Barclays, is looking to open up new growth investment opportunities in natural resources. Following the deal, Barclays Natural Resource Investments (BNRI) is now Global Natural Resource Investments (GNRI) an independent, private equity firm, which will build on the existing

Patron Capital Partners acquires 90 petrol filling stations from Shell

Patron Capital Partners’ UK forecourt business, Motor Fuel Group (MFG), which is owned in partnership with Alasdaie Locke, has acquired 90 petrol filling stations from Shell for an undisclosed fee. Of the 90 sites, 53 per cent are located in the South East of England, including 21 sites in London.

Lion Capital to acquire Spence Diamonds

Lion Capital is to acquire Spence Diamonds, a direct seller of custom-made engagement rings in Canada.  Lion Capital is partnering with IVEST Consumer Partners, a Vancouver-based retail investor and operator, who will bring seasoned operating executives George Jones and Jim Schneider to lead the business. IVEST will make a minority

Kinetics Energy Services secures equity financing from Natural Gas Partners

Kinetics Energy Services has closed a private equity financing with Natural Gas Partners, through its affiliate, NGP Natural Resources XI (NGP). Kinetics is focused on acquiring, integrating and growing North American energy services & equipment companies providing well completions and production enhancement. Chaden Lassoued, Chief Executive Officer of Kinetics, previously

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