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9 September 2014

TA agrees deal for French insurance broker Groupe Cipres

handshake deal US private equity firm TA Associates has agreed to buy France-headquartered insurance policy broker Groupe Cipres from its parent Groupe Molitor.

14 April 2014

Policy update crucial to enticing offshore investors to Australia $

A more expansive Significant Investor visa programme would help Australian businesses benefit from venture capital funding to fuel future economic growth.

28 March 2014

EU policy ‘encouraging step in the right direction’ for private equity $

Long-term investors such as pension funds or insurers must not be deterred from private equity by inappropriate capital requirements, says EVCA.

20 March 2014

Policy support needed to align Australian superannuation funds with growth capital investment $

There are very clear changes that can be made to the policy landscape to better align the long-term interests of superannuation fund members with the long-term investment horizon required to provide innovation and growth capital for Australian businesses.

7 March 2014

South Korea opens doors to inbound private equity investment

South Korea is planning to relax regulations that restrict M&A activity, making it easier for groups such as private equity firms to invest in the country, according to the latest three-year plan for economic innovation launched by the country’s Ministry of Strategy and Finance.

26 February 2014

UK SMEs require further support as private equity steps up to fill funding gap $

UK SMEs with high-growth potential must be given the support and funding they require, with private equity firms proving increasingly willing to bridge the funding gap and invest in the space.

13 January 2014

AIFMD still top of mind for Europe’s private equity industry $

In the coming years most pressing issue for the European private equity and venture capital industry will continue to be AIFMD, with a review due in 2017.

10 January 2014

Leading Europe’s charge for a more open private equity industry $

With financial downturns and regulatory challenges behind it, the EVCA aims to lead the continued evolution of Europe’s private equity and venture capital industry as it takes on a greater public profile, says its secretary general Dörte Höppner

20 December 2013

Australian financial services review “urgent economic priority”, AVCAL $

The Australian government's financial system inquiry is much needed to improve the competitiveness of the country’s economy in the future, according to the Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association.

10 December 2013

Legislation set to limit private equity ownership of Swedish schools $

Sweden’s School Minister Jan Bjorklund is to push for legislation to ensure private operators own and run schools for a minimum of ten years, potentially pushing out private equity owners.

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