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Smyth Family Set to Acquire European Ops of Toys “R” Us

Smyth Family Set to Acquire European Ops of Toys “R” Us

Smyths Toys superstore,Newport Image Credit - Wikimedia The Smyth family, which founded and operates Smyths Toys, has made a €79 million (approximately $93.6 million) offer for the European operations of U.S.- based...

Family offices join institutions in a €3.5 billion renewable energy fund from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Family offices join institutions in a €3.5 billion renewable energy fund from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

May 07 – 11. 2018
It’s evident when a fund closes at half a billion more than its target then it’s a big yes to renewable energy from major investors. Forty-two investors comprising of family offices, pension companies, insurance companies and asset/fund managers closed out Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) new fund – Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III) – in March this year at €3.5 billion, exceeding the €3.0 billion target fund size. The fund held its first close over 12 months ago.

Hambro Perks opens doors to retail investors

Hambro Perks opens doors to retail investors

Rupert Hambro Hambro Perks Hambro Perks is no stranger to looking at the new, whether it’s start-ups or a new way to put money...

Novolyze. Funding for germs

There is a need today for family offices to also look at small but niche investments that are in businesses that serve core and longterm human needs. The recent Novolyze raise of €2.2m had a couple of family offices as part of the investment group. The France-based Novolyze is in the very niche segment of producing surrogate micro-organisms which are then used for testing processes by the food industry to make sure that their products are infection free. For most people food infection is just half a day of han...

Infrastructure Sector Back in the Limelight

Infrastructure investment is back to garnering the attention of UHNWIs globally and more and more of their capital seems to be allotted to it. This focus has been amplified by Trump’s offering to spend between $500 billion and $1 trillion on infrastructure over the next 10 years. For many decades, wealthy families have been putting their money into promising infrastructure projects, and this trend is back to being aggressively pursued. One such example is Stonehage Fleming, the London-based family...

Russia

Russia

Nov 13 - 17. 2017
After the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991 the Russian economy transitioned from state run to first generation fortunes being made.

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