By Nick Bailey (pictured), Duff & Phelps – It’s 3 January 2018. Hallelujah! Christmas has been and gone. The festive cheer over for another year. But there’s one more gift welcoming everyone as they head back to their offices: MiFID II has officially come into effect.
BioNTech AG, a biotechnology company pioneering individualised cancer immunotherapy, has completed a USD 270 million Series A round of financing. The Company previously completed a seed round fundraising in 2008.
Shore Capital Partners (Shore Capital) has sold The Stepping Stones Group (SSG) to Five Arrows Capital Partners (Five Arrows), with Shore Capital retaining a minority stake.
Edison Partners, a growth equity investment firm, has led a new USD42 million growth investment in digital personal finance platform MoneyLion. The company will use the funds to expand its product line.
The last couple of years have been a period of recovery for the EU. Since Q2 2016, GDP growth has been on an upward trajectory, having risen by 2.3 per cent year-on-year, according to Eurostat. That is even stronger than the US, which, by comparison, grew by 2.2 per cent.
Following on from the GP survey it produced earlier this year, SEI once again partnered with Preqin, this time to garner the views of investors to understand how they approaching alternative asset investing.
Equity investments made through the ENVESTORS investor network have surpassed GBP100 million in value.
Willkie Farr & Gallagher has appointed Brant K Brown ,an associate general counsel at the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority, Inc. (FINRA), as counsel in the firm’s Washington office.
WillScot Corporation (Williams Scotsman) has acquired Onsite Space (Tyson Onsite) expanding its Ready to Work services to customers in the Midwest, most notably in Indiana, Illinois and Missouri.
Northlane Capital Partners (NCP) has invested in Smart Wave Technologies Corp, a designer and manufacturer of innovative electronic and electromechanical systems for a broad range of end markets, including the away-from-home restroom market.