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Cybercrime: an increasing danger for funds

By   /  March 5, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Markets, Analysis, Hedge Funds, Private Equity  /  No Comments

Financial firms have reported that fraudulent activity is becoming more and more prevalent from a cyber attack perspective. It now ranks second in terms of crime against the financial sector, according to a new report. PricewaterhouseCoopers have recently published a study confirming that cybercrime is still a pertinent problem in the financial market. According to […]

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Maplin sale contradicts private equity trend of keeping retailers

By   /  March 3, 2014  /  Markets, Private Equity  /  No Comments

Montagu Private Equity has taken the unusual step of putting retailer Maplin up for sale, contradicting the market’s trend for floating retailers on the stock market to take advantage of current interests. PricewaterhouseCoopers, the accountancy firm, are taking care of the details of the sale, which could amount to a number between £100 million and […]

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Emerging markets prove fruitful for private equity

By   /  February 24, 2014  /  News, Markets, Private Equity  /  No Comments

Private equity firms have been hard at work generating funds for emerging markets in 2014. Developing economies are now seen as favourable alternatives to already established markets, given their potential for long-term growth and currently low prices for private equity opportunities. Outflow from the emerging market stocks and funds has seen a surge in the […]

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$5 Billion private equity and hedge fund investments put into shipping

By   /  February 20, 2014  /  News, Markets, Hedge Funds, Private Equity  /  No Comments

$5 Billion private equity and hedge fund investments put into shipping

Shipping debt among the private equity and hedge fund sector has risen at its fastest rate since the sector opted to take on loans from banks two years ago, meaning the firsts may eventually own the vessels. Over the last 12 months, approximately $5 billion in shipping loans has changed hands according to New York […]

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Why private equity firms are eyeing up PayPal

By   /  February 12, 2014  /  Features, Comment, Blog, Analysis, Private Equity  /  No Comments

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A worldwide brand like PayPal Inc is always likely to attract investors but those in the private equity game are seeing very serious competition, from other investment vehicles, for the company’s attention. It is thought this attention could well push the asset over $35 billion and therefore out of the range of most private equity […]

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