deals

Unintentional

Mezzanine debt offers the best of both worlds … or does it?

With lending from traditional quarters – namely, the major banks – still difficult to come by for companies large and small, it would appear that opportunities must abound for investors who are looking for something extra from their fixed interest portfolios. While credit funds offered by traditional fixed interest managers remain in demand this year, […]
Investment Strategy

Escrow could be the wary investor’s friend

Escrow has emerged as a potential risk management tool for super funds doing direct investment deals in infrastructure and private equity in an environment where counterparty risk is front of mind. Escrow can be used by buyers and sellers of assets where price uncertainty or counterparty risk exists, and is typically used to help settle […]
Investment Strategy

Escrow could be the wary investor’s friend

Escrow has emerged as a potential risk management tool for super funds doing direct investment deals in infrastructure and private equity in an environment where counterparty risk is front of mind. Escrow can be used by buyers and sellers of assets where price uncertainty or counterparty risk exists, and is typically used to help settle […]
Hedge Funds

Inside the Ontario Teachers–VFMC foray into Birmingham Airport

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Hedge Funds

Inside the Ontario Teachers–VFMC foray into Birmingham Airport

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Investment Strategy

Pure-play asset managers to benefit from crisis

Asset management M&A activ­ity is expected to rise this year, with continued distressed sales by invest­ment banks and insurance companies, but the good news for pension funds is the emergence of a strong independent sector in Europe. According to the latest report by Jefferies Putnam Lovell, an asset management researcher and corporate advisor, pure-play asset […]
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