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VC investment having positive impact on European start-ups, says new research

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 10:34

Invest Europe, in conjunction with venture capital (VC) investor the European Investment Fund (EIF), has released new research that highlights venture capital’s positive impact on fostering innovation, growth and job creation at start-ups across Europe. »

Roman Rosslenbroich, Aquila Capital

Aquila Capital partners with Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 10:25

Aquila Capital Holding (Aquila Capital), a manager of real asset investments, has entered into a strategic partnership with Daiwa Energy & Infrastructure Co (DEI), a wholly owned subsidiary of Daiwa Securities Group (Daiwa). »

Alantra-backed Unión Martín partners with Mauritanian fishing company SMPI

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 09:40

The Unión Martín Group, a company backed by Alantra Private Equity, has completed the acquisition of a significant stake in the Mauritanian fishing company Societé Mauritanienne pour la Pêche Industrielle (SMPI), which has three freezer vessels and a fishing capacity of circa 700 tonnes per year. »

TA Associates makes new hire in Boston

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 09:39

Private equity firm TA Associates has appointed Charles Ha as a Vice President in its Boston office as a member of the North America Technology Group. »

Edison Partners appoints Principal

Thu, 05/12/2019 - 09:32

Private equity firm Edison Partners has promoted Jennifer Lee to Principal with immediate effect. Lee, a senior member of the firm’s Fintech investment team and investment lead, continues to support portfolio companies in their growth. She will also now help in developing industry themes and overseeing pipeline development. »

HIG Capital expands Senior Leadership Team

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 17:06

HIG Capital (HIG) has made a number of organisational changes the firm says are designed to position the firm for continued growth and better manage the increasing scale and scope of its business. »

Diversity

Diversity pays to make the world go around

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 13:52

Changing comsumer habits and a changing of the guard in the boardrooms of the world's top grossing and growing companies are bringing about a sea change in the attitudes of private equity GPs and LPs to diversity and inclusion issues, says Liz Pfeuti… »

PE investors set sights on ESG issues

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 11:10

In this week’s newsletter, Private Equity Wire Editor-in-Chief James Williams looks at the growing importance of ESG issues to private equity investors and how they are considering the approach of GPs to issues such as sustainable investing when making manager selections. »

Harlem Capital closes USD40m inaugural fund

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 10:57

Venture capital firm Harlem Capital has closed its inaugural fund Harlem Capital Partners Venture Fund I, LP at USD40.3 million (Fund I). The fund was oversubscribed from its target of USD25.0 million and above its initial cap of USD40.0 million. »

Monomoy Capital Partners acquires Sportech

Wed, 04/12/2019 - 10:55

Monomoy Capital Partners, a private investment firm with USD1.6 billion in committed capital in a family of investment funds, has completed the acquisition of Sportech, a supplier of cab components for utility task vehicles (UTVs”. Terms of the transaction have not been disclosed. »

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