Turquoise, the European multilateral trading facility, has partnered with not-for-profit company Plato Partnership, supported by many of the biggest investment banks and asset maangers, to develop a way for European smaller and mid-sized companies to better access liquidity through capital markets. Turquoise Platfor is intended to facilitate a so-called event on demand mechanism, which will […]
Maven Capital Partners, one of the UK’s most active private equity houses, announced the appointment of Michael Vassallo as investment director and Michael Dickens as investment manager to its North East investment team. The appointments of Michael Vassallo and Michael Dickens, who will be responsible for transacting new investments in the North East on behalf […]
Maj Invest, the Danish asset and private equity manager, has launched Maj Invest Equity 5, and claims to have attracted DKK1.6bn (€215m) from institutional investors by its first closing, or some 80% of the target total AUM of the fund. Among the investors cited by Maj Invest include PKA, Tryghedsgruppen and Dansk Vækstkapital II – […]
Beechbrook Capital, a specialist direct lender established in 2008, has stopped more new money coming in to its UK SME Credit fund, after raising over £100m to invest in companies turning over betweeen £10m-£100m (€13.5m-€135m). Investors in the fund include British Business Bank Investments Limited, the wholly owned subsidiary of British Business Bank plc, the […]
Tight credit for SMEs is leading some to different economic outcomes, including a bond market segment determined by issuing company size.
Cesar Perez is Chief Investment Strategist for J.P. Morgan Private Bank EMEA.
During the half year ended 31st August 2013, the BlackRock Smaller Companies Trust (BSCT)’s net asset value (“NAV”) increased by 11.8% and the share price rose by 17.8%, BlackRock said.
The opportunities in China’s SME sector are seen as better then larger sized former state owned enterprises (SOEs), according to Matthews Asia’s Henry Zhang.
Italy’s Banca del Mezzogiorno has signed an agreement with intermediary lending firm Mediofimaa to improve access to credit for SMEs based in southern Italy.
Germany’s stock exchange Deutsche Börse is seeing an increased volume of corporate bond issuance by local companies, even as IPO activity is down. In response, it has launched bond issuance standards to offer similar transparency as equity placements.
Small to medium firms (SMEs) will drive the Ile-de-France office rental market in 2012 as they continue to rationalise costs and spur demand for Parisian office space, a Savills report has concluded.
Restricted bank lending to SMEs is opening up opportunities for Trafalgar Capital Advisors, but only where creditor laws are suitable, says Bob Press, chief investment officer.