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FORE starts highly-sustainable London office development

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 20:00

FORE Partnership, a real estate investment club for family offices and private investors, has begun development of a highly-sustainable, speculative office project by the River Thames in central London. »

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Moody National REIT I to acquire Embassy Suites Nashville

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 17:15

Moody National REIT I has agreed a contract to purchase the Embassy Suites Nashville for USD66,300,000, excluding acquisition costs. »

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MPC Capital steps up student housing investments

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 15:15

MPC Capital has substantially expanded the investment volume earmarked for its housing platform STAYTOO (www.staytoo.de).  »

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Four Springs Capital Trust acquires two industrial properties

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 14:30

Four Springs Capital Trust (FSCT) has recently acquired two properties. »

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Average fund size increases as 74 per cent of private equity funds closed in Q1 met or exceeded target

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:46

Private equity fundraising through the first quarter is examined in this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Private Equity, Q1 2015. »

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Aviva Investors purchases BBC Worldwide headquarters

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 11:00

Aviva Investors has purchased the first refurbished part of the Television Centre development in White City, London – now the new BBC Worldwide HQ.  »

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Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II acquires property leased by Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 09:30

Griffin Capital Corporation, on behalf of Griffin Capital Essential Asset REIT II, has closed on the acquisition of a 56,556 sq ft, single-storey, office building  in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. »

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Gramercy Europe acquires EUR21m industrial property in Neuwied, Germany

Thu, 30/04/2015 - 06:00

Gramercy Property Europe has closed its first acquisition – the purchase and leaseback of an approximately 430,000 square foot industrial warehouse located near Neuwied, Germany.  »

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Opportunity and growth in venture capital healthcare

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 19:48

In the Bain & Co Global Healthcare Private Equity Report 2015, the prominence of early stage investments in the healthcare sector is a recurring theme, detailing how larger funds are continuing the trend of investing down market. Preqin’s Funds in Market online service tracks 99 early stage venture capital vehicles currently in market with a focus on the healthcare industry, either solely or as part of a wider industry focus; these funds are collectively targeting USD7 billion in commitments. »

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Poor performance of discretionary CTAs continues in Q1 2015

Wed, 29/04/2015 - 19:39

Following on from last week’s article, which identified groups that found success through the first three months of 2015, this extract from the Preqin Quarterly Update: Hedge Funds, Q1 2015 looks at which funds and strategies struggled to perform in Q1.  »

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Fund managers and investors are in a tug-of-war over the issue of transparency. Once content with a performance update, basic valuation and general market commentary, Limited Partners (LPs) are now digging deeper, asking more questions and requiring more information from General Partners (GPs) than ever before. ... »

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How to Access Europe using third party AIFMs

Read how managers seeking to distribute in Europe can appoint a third party AIFM (or ManCo), and the fund distribution benefits this can bring, both for new fund launches and redomiciled funds... »

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Richard Hoey, BNY Mellon

Global gross domestic product (GDP) growth should accelerate somewhat in 2015 and 2016 from the pace of the last three years because of much lower oil prices, the avoidance of special drags on the world economy, and continuing easy monetary policies from global central banks, according to  BNY Mellon Chief Economist Richard Hoey. Hoey (pictured) made the comments in his February outlook.  ... »

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Christiopher Elvin, Preqin

55% of private equity firms surveyed by Preqin at the end of 2014 stated they would deploy greater levels of capital in 2015, although 39% suggested it is more difficult to find attractive investments. Preqin’s Christopher Elvin comments: ... »

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