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Comment: Improving fund liquidity through fund finance

The fund finance industry has changed substantially over recent years and undrawn LP commitments are now an important additional asset against which increased liquidity for the fund can......

unquote | 01 Apr 2014
Comment: Improving fund liquidity through fund finance
LBO France cashes in on buoyant debt markets for Labeyrie and Exxelia

LBO France cashes in on buoyant debt markets for Labeyrie and Exxelia

LBO France’s Labeyrie Fine Foods has tapped into a buoyant bond market to issue €275m of senior secured notes with a record low yield, while the GP has taken money off the table in Exxelia’s......

France unquote | 24 Mar 2014 | secure
The impact of unitranche on interest rate hedging

The impact of unitranche on interest rate hedging

As unitranche lending reaches increasingly heightened levels of activity, its impact on the pricing of hedging products, typically provided by banks, is becoming a cause for concern. Alice......

unquote | 29 Jan 2014 | secure
Acquisition finance: breaking with tradition

Acquisition finance: breaking with tradition

Following on from Friday's article, discussing issues around terms, fees, deliverability and flexibility, this second installment looks at relationships and the great unknown.

unquote | 13 Jan 2014 | secure
Acquisition finance: alternative thinking

Acquisition finance: alternative thinking

Despite bringing much-needed liquidity and competition to the debt market, many GPs are still wary of alternative lenders. Alice Murray pits traditional lenders against these alternatives......

unquote | 09 Jan 2014 | secure
Refinancing craze highlights debt market remodelling

Refinancing craze highlights debt market remodelling

Recent buoyancy in the debt markets has brought about an interesting and entirely new situation in the UK loan market, where for the first time ever the level of cash deployed in refinancings......

UK unquote | 18 Nov 2013
Earlybird’s Nagel on Germany’s new stock market tier

Earlybird’s Nagel on Germany’s new stock market tier

Christian Nagel, partner and co-founder of Earlybird Venture Capital, speaks to Kim Richters about plans for the new stock market tier in Germany, proposed to aid financing prospects for......

DACH unquote | 05 Sep 2013
High-yield Q&A: Lloyds' Ian Brown and David Whiteley

High-yield Q&A: Lloyds' Ian Brown and David Whiteley

Ian Brown (pictured) and David Whiteley, respectively head of acquisition finance and managing director at Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking, talk to Greg Gille about recent trends in the high-yield......

unquote | 07 Jun 2013
German banking reform threat to private equity

German banking reform threat to private equity

The German government's draft proposals for banking reform, based on the Liikanen Report, are seen by many in the private equity industry as yet another threat from legislators, despite......

DACH unquote | 20 Mar 2013 | secure
Refinancings: “An expensive window to miss,” says Marlborough’s Guise

Refinancings: “An expensive window to miss,” says Marlborough’s Guise

European debt markets are particularly buoyant at the moment, which should prompt buyout houses to accelerate their refinancing efforts, notably in the mid-cap space. But the window of opportunity......

unquote | 19 Mar 2013
Austrian private equity market gathers momentum

Austrian private equity market gathers momentum

Austria’s private equity scene could be on the verge of a mini-boom as January’s deal activity has already outperformed last year’s first quarter.

DACH unquote | 21 Feb 2013
BVCA calls for return of taper relief

BVCA calls for return of taper relief

The BVCA has called for the return of the controversial taper relief for capital gains tax (CGT) in some cases.

UK unquote | 13 Feb 2013
Vendors and banks amenable to strong 2013 in UK

Vendors and banks amenable to strong 2013 in UK

Unquote” interviews Jim Keeling of Corbett Keeling Corporate Finance and Gary Edwards of Investec Growth & Acquisition Finance about expectations for 2013.

unquote | 06 Feb 2013 | screening image
Leveraged finance “at tipping point”

Leveraged finance “at tipping point”

Royal Bank of Scotland, Lloyds TSB, Barclays, HSBC – all names that can be seen on high streets across Britain. From credit cards to mortgages to investment banking and acquisition finance,......

unquote | 21 Aug 2012
Financing to evolve alongside LBO landscape

Financing to evolve alongside LBO landscape

Although the European LBO landscape remains gloomy, lenders insist that developments in the financing arena offer cause for optimism. Olivier Marty reports

unquote | 28 May 2012
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Steve Back of Emerisque

Steve Back, Emerisque Brands

Emerisque Brands, the retail-focused private equity house, has appointed Steve Back as an operating partner.

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Philippe Crochet, Keensight

Keensight Capital has promoted investment director Philippe Crochet to become the firm’s fourth partner.

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Fund administration and outsourcing services provider Ipes, backed by Silverfleet Capital Partners, has named Chris Merry as its new......

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Mid-market M&A and debt advisory firm Livingstone Partners has promoted director Daniel Domberger to partner.

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