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Mark O'Hare, Preqin

European alternatives industry hits EUR1.62 trillion in assets

Tue, 09/07/2019 - 08:37

Although the macroeconomic picture for Europe has been muted in the past 24 months, the continent’s alternatives industry is moving from strength to strength, according to Preqin’s second annual Alternatives in Europe report in published in partnership with Amundi. »

Octopus Energy Investments rebrands as Octopus Renewables

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 13:52

Octopus Energy Investments, a specialist clean energy investor and part of Octopus Group, has changed it name to Octopus Renewables with immediate effect.  »

LDC adds to Midlands team

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 13:51

LDC, a mid-market private equity house, has further strengthened its proposition in Birmingham with the appointment of a new Investment Director.  »

Inflexion invests in ONP

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 13:50

Inflexion Private Equity has completed an investment in O’Neill Patient Solicitors (ONP), a UK-based B2B tech‐enabled provider of property and remortgage conveyancing services.  »

Intermediate Capital Group acquires Doc Generici

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 13:48

Intermediate Capital Group has completed the acquisition of 100 per cent of Doc Generici, a company in the generic drugs sector, from the CVC fund. »

Buyers Edge Platform secures significant growth investment from Bregal Sagemount

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 13:46

Buyers Edge Platform, a provider of procurement software, group purchasing, and data analytics to the food service industry, has secured a significant investment from Bregal Sagemount, a New York-based growth capital fund.  »

Tim Morgan, JFA

Strength in alternatives will ensure ongoing success of Jersey’s funds industry, according to new JFA Chair

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 13:43

Jersey’s ability to offer a quality service in the alternative investment space will ensure ongoing growth of its funds industry, according to Tim Morgan, the new Chair of the Jersey Funds Association (JFA). »

Martin Lovick, ACA Compliance

Firms’ non-financial misconduct under FCA spotlight thanks to SM&CR

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 12:46

By Martin Lovick (pictured), Senior Principal Consultant, ACA Compliance Group – Sexual harassment and other forms of “non-financial misconduct” are now on equal footing with types of financial misconduct, such as market abuse, for the UK Financial Conduct Authority (FCA). Firms and employees are at risk of regulatory sanctions – including, for individuals, the possibility of not being found to be “fit and proper” – for failure to fulfil the FCA’s evolving diversity and inclusion (D&I) expectations. »

Soldo closes USD61m Series B round led by Battery ventures and Dawn Capital

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 12:19

Soldo, the London-based fintech creating the next generation of payments and expense management solutions for businesses of all sizes, has closed a USD61 million Series B round led by Battery Ventures, a global technology-focused investment firm with extensive experience in cloud software, and Dawn Capital, a European venture capital fund dedicated to B2B software and fintech.  »

Macfarlanes advises Muzinich & Co as first ELTIF reaches first closing at more than EUR140m 

Mon, 08/07/2019 - 12:17

Macfarlanes has advised Muzinich & Co, a corporate credit management specialist, on the launch of its first European Long-Term Investment Fund (ELTIF), Muzinich Firstlight Middle Market ELTIF, which has held its first closing at more than EUR140 million. »

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