IK Investment Partners said Nov. 28 that its eighth mid cap fund raised 1.85 billion euros ($1.96 billion). IK VIII Fund exceeded its €1.6bn target and will make majority investments in companies with enterprise values up to approximately €500 million in IK’s core markets: Benelux, DACH, France and the Nordics. Kirkland & Ellis LLP acted as the legal counsel to the Fund.
The £1.8bn Old Mutual Mid Cap fund saw the biggest losses in the market volatility following the UK’s vote to leave the EU, losing 14 per cent. The fund saw the heaviest losses in the two days of trading following the vote to Brexit, delivering a 14.04 per cent loss in the two days and a […]
There is just too much money chasing too few quality start ups in India and, whilst Piramal’s entry into the VC industry is good news for entrepreneurs, it is not necessarily the best for the investor in VC funds.
Ralph Whitworth’s Relational Investors has officially closed down its activist hedge fund as of December. It no longer owns any stocks. The firm was open for two decades and managed over $6 billion. Relational started shutting down in 2014 when founder Ralph Whitworth announced he was taking a leave of absence to address his throat cancer. While Relational is gone, it won’t be forgotten – known for waging battles at Hewlett-Packard and Home Depot. Ralph Whitworth’s Relational Investors LLC closed out its portfolio in December, marking the end of a firm that was a pioneer in activist investing and once...
Anyone purchasing a buy-to-let will have to pay a higher rate of stamp duty. But Investors looking for alternative ways to put some cash in the property market have several options.
Paris, November 10th 2015 – CLS, a leading French satellite services specialist and a subsidiary of CNES, Ardian and IFREMER, is pleased to announce the acquisition of TRE (Tele-Rilevamento Europa), an Italian company specializing in the measurement of ground movement by satellite radar sensors accurate to within millimetres. With this acquisition CLS reinforces its position as a key player in the field of terrestrial observation and surveillance. Created in 2000 and based in Milan, TRE is a spin-off of the Politecnico di Milano which uses a unique algorithm to detect, measure and monitor ground movement phenomena. The acquisition complements CLS’s...
BlackRock's Richard Plackett, former head of the UK Small and Mid Cap equities team and co-manager of the £1.4bn UK Special Situations fund, is to retire from fund management after 25 years.
"China is undergoing a correction, not heading into a systemic/bear phase,” the Goldman team of Kinger Lau, Timothy Moe, Chenjie Liu and Jack Wang pronounced. Observing 40 years of statistical histor...
LA Fire and Police to Renew Mackay Shields for High Yield Investment Management, Praising Firm's "Defensive" Strategy
During this contract period MacKay Shields did not outperform its benchmark. Staff, however, believes the firm has performed well during a challenging period for a high yield manager with a strategy that emphasizes credit quality. MacKay Shields has continued to pursue the strategy for which it was originally hired, and over the course of its tenure with the Fund it has added value net of fees.
The Holyoke Retirement Board is soliciting proposals from qualified investment management firms to provide active, diversified Domestic Mid-Cap Equity management services The Holyoke Retirement Board is expected to allocate approximately $14 million from its $230 million portfolio.