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Carlyle and Leading Healthcare-Focused Venture Funds Announce Strategic Growth Investment of up to $430 Million in Saama

Wednesday, October 20, 2021 - 1:10pm

Saama Technologies, Inc. (Saama) today announced funds led by global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) have made a strategic growth investment and will acquire a majority stake in the Company.

Key Points: 
  • Saama Technologies, Inc. (Saama) today announced funds led by global investment firm Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) have made a strategic growth investment and will acquire a majority stake in the Company.
  • The partnership will allow Saama to accelerate its strategic initiatives, including expanding its go-to-market capabilities and further investing in AI research and development.
  • Saamas intelligent Life Science Analytics Cloud (LSAC) is used by over 50 pharma and biotech companies on more than 1,500 studies.
  • This investment by Carlyle and leading healthcare-focused venture funds reflects the value they see in Saamas leadership of this new era and the promise offered by our state-of-the-art solutions.

DGAP-News: End of additional acceptance period of tender offer for Schaltbau

Thursday, October 14, 2021 - 3:19pm

- Voltage BidCo GmbH (the "Bidder"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of funds advised by The Carlyle Group ("Carlyle"), today announced the result of its voluntary public takeover offer (the "Offer") to all shareholders of Schaltbau Holding AG ("Schaltbau" or the "Company").

Key Points: 
  • - Voltage BidCo GmbH (the "Bidder"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of funds advised by The Carlyle Group ("Carlyle"), today announced the result of its voluntary public takeover offer (the "Offer") to all shareholders of Schaltbau Holding AG ("Schaltbau" or the "Company").
  • The additional acceptance period has commenced on September 28, 2021 and ended on October 11, 2021, 24:00 hours (Frankfurt am Main local time).
  • This announcement is neither an offer to purchase nor a solicitation of an offer to sell shares in the Company.
  • The Offer itself as well as its terms and conditions and further provisions concerning the Offer are set out in the offer document.

GasLog Ltd. Announces New Credit Facility

Tuesday, October 12, 2021 - 12:00pm

GasLog is an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers providing support to international energy companies as part of their LNG logistics chain.

Key Points: 
  • GasLog is an international owner, operator and manager of LNG carriers providing support to international energy companies as part of their LNG logistics chain.
  • Of these vessels, 17 are owned by GasLog, three have been sold and leased back by GasLog under long-term bareboat charters and the remaining 15 LNG carriers are owned by the Companys subsidiary, GasLog Partners LP.
  • Carlyle (NASDAQ: CG) is a global investment firm with deep industry expertise that deploys private capital across three business segments: Global Private Equity, Global Credit and Investment Solutions.
  • EIG is a leading institutional investor to the global energy sector with $22.5 billion under management as of June 30, 2021.

DGAP-News: Carlyle secures 79.8% of Schaltbau shares

Monday, September 27, 2021 - 7:32pm

The transfer of the 50,000 Schaltbau shares to the Bidder has taken place on September 27, 2021.

Key Points: 
  • The transfer of the 50,000 Schaltbau shares to the Bidder has taken place on September 27, 2021.
  • On a fully diluted basis, assuming a full conversion of all outstanding mandatory convertible bonds, the number of Schaltbau shares currently tendered and acquired amounts to 74.8% of the share capital and voting rights of Schaltbau.
  • The remaining Schaltbau shareholders will now have a time-limited additional opportunity to accept the Offer and realize an immediate and full value of their shares.
  • In order to tender their shares, Schaltbau shareholders must submit a corresponding declaration in written or electronic form to their depositary bank.

IFIC Announces Board of Directors for 2021-2022

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 8:30pm

TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce the members of its Board of Directors for 2021-2022.

Key Points: 
  • TORONTO, Sept. 09, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- The Investment Funds Institute of Canada (IFIC) is pleased to announce the members of its Board of Directors for 2021-2022.
  • At its annual meeting, Rick Headrick, President, Capital International Asset Management (Canada) Inc., was elected as Chair of the Board for a two-year term.
  • Judy Goldring, President and Head of Global Distribution, AGF Investments, was elected Vice-Chair also for a two-year term.
  • IFIC brings together 150 organizations, including fund managers, distributors and industry service organizations, to foster a strong, stable investment sector where investors can realize their financial goals.

AlphaStruxure Begins Construction of Integrated Microgrid and Charging Infrastructure Project for RideOn Montgomery County’s Electric Bus Fleet

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 8:23pm

AlphaStruxure, a leader in Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions, today announced it will begin construction on the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot, an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project in Montgomery County, Maryland.

Key Points: 
  • AlphaStruxure, a leader in Energy as a Service (EaaS) solutions, today announced it will begin construction on the Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot, an integrated microgrid and electric bus charging infrastructure project in Montgomery County, Maryland.
  • The Brookville Smart Energy Bus Depot will be built and operational by mid 2022, supporting 44 electric buses within Ride On Montgomery Countys public transit fleet by 2023.
  • AlphaStruxure, a joint venture of Schneider Electric and the Carlyle Global Infrastructure Opportunity Fund, will design, build, finance, own and operate the project, providing a holistic solution for large-scale fleet electrification.
  • The Depot will ensure a ready supply of sustainable, resilient and cost-effective power for Montgomery Countys new electric bus fleet.

Canoe Intelligence completes Series A extension funding led by its clients, Blackstone and Carlyle

Thursday, September 9, 2021 - 1:00pm

We are fortunate to be partnering with some of the most prominent investors in the industry.

Key Points: 
  • We are fortunate to be partnering with some of the most prominent investors in the industry.
  • The additional capital will ensure we continue to exceed our clients expectations with products and services that are second to none.
  • Carlyle has been investing in emerging technology providers that increase efficiency and allow us to harness our significant information advantage.
  • Canoe Intelligence reimagines alternative investment data processes for hundreds of leading institutional investors, capital allocators, asset servicing firms and wealth managers.

Spiber Inc. Raises JPY 34.4 Billion in Funding to Strengthen Production and Sales Network

Wednesday, September 8, 2021 - 6:33pm

As a new investor, Carlyle has made a significant investment into Spiber, representing Carlyles first-ever non-buyout growth investment in Japan.

Key Points: 
  • As a new investor, Carlyle has made a significant investment into Spiber, representing Carlyles first-ever non-buyout growth investment in Japan.
  • Carlyles previous investments include sustainability-oriented companies such as Jeanologia and Beautycounter, as well as world-leading apparel brands like Moncler and Golden Goose.
  • Spiber will additionally receive a significant follow-on investment from existing Japan-based shareholder Cool Japan Fund, who has been strongly supporting Spiber since 2018.
  • Further information is available at https://www.spiber.inc/en/
    Post-money valuation after the completion of this round: approximately JPY 133 billion.

AssetMark Launches Suite of Separately Managed Accounts

Tuesday, September 7, 2021 - 3:00pm

CONCORD, Calif., Sept. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AssetMark (NYSE: AMK) today announced the launch of a suite of separately managed accounts (SMAs) available on the AssetMark platform.

Key Points: 
  • CONCORD, Calif., Sept. 07, 2021 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- AssetMark (NYSE: AMK) today announced the launch of a suite of separately managed accounts (SMAs) available on the AssetMark platform.
  • This launch will include twelve SMAs from ten best-in-class investment managers, many of whom are new to the AssetMark platform.
  • This new suite of SMAs complements the wide range of investment solutions on the AssetMark platform and can be combined in a single account with other eligible solutions.
  • While we are excited to add this new suite of SMAs to our curated platform, it is just the beginning.

DGAP-News: Carlyle announces start of acceptance period of voluntary public takeover offer for Schaltbau

Wednesday, August 25, 2021 - 10:02am

- Voltage BidCo GmbH (the "Bidder"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of funds advised by The Carlyle Group ("Carlyle"), today published the offer document for the voluntary public cash takeover offer (the "Offer") to all shareholders of Schaltbau Holding AG ("Schaltbau" or the "Company") for the acquisition of all Schaltbau shares.

Key Points: 
  • - Voltage BidCo GmbH (the "Bidder"), a wholly-owned subsidiary of funds advised by The Carlyle Group ("Carlyle"), today published the offer document for the voluntary public cash takeover offer (the "Offer") to all shareholders of Schaltbau Holding AG ("Schaltbau" or the "Company") for the acquisition of all Schaltbau shares.
  • As of today, Schaltbau shareholders can accept the Offer by tendering their shares at a highly attractive offer price of EUR 53.50 in cash per Schaltbau share.
  • Schaltbau shareholders who wish to accept the Offer should contact their respective custodian bank or any other securities services company where their Schaltbau shares are being held.
  • The Offer itself as well as its terms and conditions and further provisions concerning the Offer are set out in the offer document.