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  • Herald trust swings to revenue earnings as liquidity issues continue

    Friday 17 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Herald Investment Trust posted its results for the 2016 calendar year on Friday, with total assets - before the deduction of bank loans and derivatives - of 816.4m, rising from 709.1m at the end of 2015.

  • Picton sells non-core Oldham property for 80pc net profit

    Monday 13 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Income focused property investment company Picton Property Income announced the disposal of a non-core property in Drury Lane, Oldham, for 2.2m on Monday, completing its business plan for the asset.

  • Sunday newspaper tips: 3i Group, Inspired Energy, Inmarsat

    Sunday 12 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - 3i Group shares received a 'hold' recommendation in the Sunday Times' Inside the City column. While its financial are solid and investors are happy with the more than threefold rise delivered under CEO Simon Borrows, the private equity group is facing ever more pressure for buyouts.

  • Crystal Amber Fund buys up more of GI Dynamics

    Friday 10 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Crystal Amber Fund announced on Friday that it has acquired a further 16.08% of the issued Chess Depositary Interests in GI Dynamics, taking the fund's CDI holding in the company to 38.73%.

  • UK Comm Prop buys warehouse development for 22m

    Friday 10 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - UK Commercial Property Trust has bought a distribution warehouse development in Burton upon Trent for about 22.2m, as part of the company's strategy to focus on assets that deliver higher and sustainable income.

  • John Laing Environmental raises 56m in placing

    Wednesday 08 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - John Laing Environmental Assets Group announced on Wednesday that it has raised 55.55m through the issue of 55 million new ordinary shares at a price of 101p per share.

  • Electra Private Equity to sell audio console manufacturing business

    Friday 03 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Epiris, the portfolio manager of buyout fund Electra Private Equity, is to sell its Audiotonix business, which manufactures audio mixing consoles, to European private equity firm Astorg.

  • SVG Capital reports rise in net assets per share

    Thursday 02 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - In its preliminary results for the 45 weeks to 9 December, SVG Capital reported 10% growth in net assets per share to 719p, underpinned by a continued strong performance from the investment portfolio and the sale of the investment to HarbourVest.

  • 3i fully invested and on track for 2017

    Thursday 02 Feb 2017

    (ShareCast News) - 3i's portfolio generated an increased level of income in the third quarter and the private equity group said it remained on track to deliver its target dividend of 7.55p per share.

  • Weaker sterling boosts Aberdeen Emerging Markets

    Tuesday 31 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Aberdeen Emerging Markets posted its annual report for the year to 31 October on Tuesday, with net asset value performance of 36.4% during the year, and mid market share price performance of 36.1%.

  • Electra Private Equity pockets 45m from Davies sale

    Monday 30 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Epiris, the portfolio manager of buyout fund Electra Private Equity, has sold insurance claims service provider Davies Group to US-based private equity firm HGGC for 90m.

  • HgCapital offloads Zenith in 750m deal

    Monday 30 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - HgCapital announced on Monday that it has agreed the sale of Zenith, the largest independent vehicle leasing business in the UK, to Bridgepoint in a transaction totalling 750m.

  • UK Commercial Property Trust completes sale of Soho office

    Friday 27 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Guernsey-based UK Commercial Property Trust has completed the off-market sale of office asset 13 Great Marlborough Street, in London W1, for 30.5m, reflecting a 3.3% net initial yield.

  • Momentum continues for 3i in third quarter

    Thursday 26 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Venture capital company 3i Group described a "robust performance" from its portfolio companies in the third quarter on Thursday, and continued investment momentum.

  • Aberforth Geared to pay first interim dividend in February

    Tuesday 24 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Aberforth Geared Income Trust announced the payment of a first interim dividend of 3.0p per ordinary share on Tuesday, in respect of the year ending 30 June 2017.

  • Polar Capital Holdings appoints new CEO

    Thursday 19 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Polar Capital Holdings, an investment management boutique, announced the prospective appointment of Gavin Rochussen as its new chief executive.

  • Tritax Big Box 'well placed to capture growth' despite uncertain outlook

    Thursday 19 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Tritax Big Box REIT, the FTSE 250 real estate investment trust investing in large retail distribution centres, said it was "well placed to capture growth" with growing occupier demand and constrained supply offering security to offset the uncertain economic conditions in Britain.

  • Standard Life Investments completes sale of The Quadrangle

    Tuesday 17 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust confirmed on Tuesday it has completed the sale of The Quadrangle in Cheltenham for 11.075m.

  • Symphony International begins share buyback programme

    Monday 16 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Healthcare, hospitality, lifestyle and real estate investor Symphony International Holdings announced the implementation of an ongoing buyback programme on Monday.

  • Taliesin reports 10pc rise in property value

    Friday 13 Jan 2017

    (ShareCast News) - Taliesin Property Fund announced on Friday that it has been advised by its property valuers, Jones Lang LaSalle, that its property portfolio has continued to rise in value over the six months to 31 December.

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