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UK managers: time to fully comply with AIFMD

For UK fund managers, the AIFM Directive comes into force this week, after a one-year grace period granted by the FCA. Alice Murray takes a look at the implications for private equity firms......

UK unquote | 22 Jul 2014 | secure
UK managers: time to fully comply with AIFMD
Specialisation sees healthcare investment return to Poland

Specialisation sees healthcare investment return to Poland

Having long been a favourite sector, healthcare investments in CEE are losing popularity. However, a trend is now emerging for more specialist healthcare deals. Amy King reports

CEE unquote | 21 Jul 2014
Deal in Focus: Doughty sells Quirón to CVC

Deal in Focus: Doughty sells Quirón to CVC

Doughty Hanson sold Spanish hospital business Grupo Hospitalario Quirón to CVC earlier this month in a sooner-than-anticipated exit from the firm. Amy King looks back on the deal

Southern Europe unquote | 18 Jul 2014 | secure
Nordic alternative lenders step in as banks chase large-cap deals

Nordic alternative lenders step in as banks chase large-cap deals

Banks in the Nordic region have remained relatively healthy and liquid compared to their European counterparts, but with the market remaining such an attractive destination for private equity,......

Nordic unquote | 17 Jul 2014 | secure
Fondo Italiano awakens Italian private equity

Fondo Italiano awakens Italian private equity

Having significantly boosted Italian activity since its inception, Fondo Italiano's recent shift towards fund-of-funds activity may give local private equity firms reason to rejoice. Amy......

Southern Europe unquote | 16 Jul 2014 | secure
Belgian VCs fail to benefit from country’s hidden wealth

Belgian VCs fail to benefit from country’s hidden wealth

There is more than €250bn currently stashed away in Belgian savings accounts, according to Capricorn Venture Partners managing partner Jos Peeters, speaking at the Benelux Venture Forum......

Benelux unquote | 15 Jul 2014 | secure
UK listings frenzy expected to abate amid investor concerns

UK listings frenzy expected to abate amid investor concerns

Although it has contributed to a marked uptick in divestment activity, the wave of UK listings for private equity-backed assets is expected to roll back. Alice Murray reports

UK unquote | 14 Jul 2014 | secure
RBS’s Roach and Hassan on the changing UK debt landscape

RBS’s Roach and Hassan on the changing UK debt landscape

RBS’s Richard Roach, managing director of financial sponsors, and Malcolm Hassan, head of funds and asset management, discuss the impact of alternative lenders on the UK debt market with......

UK unquote | 11 Jul 2014 | screening image
Growth capital deals in UK tech firms reach 10-year high

Growth capital deals in UK tech firms reach 10-year high

Investor appetite for growth capital deals in the UK tech market is growing. With funding increasingly available from a variety of alternative backers, is there still room for sustained......

UK unquote | 10 Jul 2014 | secure
Cyber threat holds silver lining for investors

Cyber threat holds silver lining for investors

In the second part of our cyber security series, Amy King looks at the investment opportunities awarded by this thriving sector - for established brands and newcomers alike.

unquote | 09 Jul 2014
Cyber security intrinsic to safeguarding returns

Cyber security intrinsic to safeguarding returns

Cyber attacks are a defining feature of the modern day - and with so many parties involved in a private equity transaction, the industry is at particular risk. But are security issues taken......

unquote | 08 Jul 2014
Deal in focus: Segulah picks up Mitt i

Deal in focus: Segulah picks up Mitt i

Segulah’s investment in Mitt i, a regional newspaper group, seeks to capitalise on local advertisers’ demand for targeted regional audiences. Kenny Wastell reports

Nordic unquote | 04 Jul 2014 | secure
France among "best in the world for PE returns" – Afic's Chabanel

France among "best in the world for PE returns" – Afic's Chabanel

Céréa Partenaire president Michel Chabanel was elected chairman of French private equity association Afic for a two-year term in June. He shares his views on the French market and his......

France unquote | 03 Jul 2014
Nordic Survey 2014

Nordic Survey 2014

The latest edition of the unquote" Nordic Survey, published in association with Delphi, highlights the region's strength in the face of political headwinds.

Nordic unquote | 01 Jul 2014
Italian private equity urged to address communication issues

Italian private equity urged to address communication issues

Although opportunities abound in Europe’s second-largest export economy, Italian GPs must adjust their approach to international LPs if they are to successfully raise funds, delegates......

unquote | 30 Jun 2014 | secure
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