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  1. April 14, 2014

    Cheyne Capital plans £300m impact property fund

    Cheyne Capital, one of London’s oldest hedge fund managers, is planning to raise up to £300m for a property fund that will...

  2. February 9, 2014

    Ethical standards make you a better capitalist

    “Usually when nobody has done it before and there is a lot of money to be made, it is either a stupid idea or a very good...

  1. December 5, 2013

    Autumn Statement 2013: Ronald Cohen a winner with social capital

    As a friend and financial supporter of Gordon Brown, Sir Ronald Cohen was not the most obvious person for George Osborne to...

  2. December 5, 2013

    Transatlantic shift at the top of Apax

    Apax’s partners have elected a transatlantic tandem of chief executives to succeed Martin Halusa, highlighting the...

  3. October 6, 2013

    Bridges Ventures crosses funding hurdle

    Bridges Ventures, the fund manager started by Sir Ronald Cohen to back UK private equity investments with a positive effect...

  4. June 5, 2013

    Sir Ronald Cohen interview: finance as a force for good

    Sir Ronald Cohen has seen the attitudes of the young come full circle over the course of 40 years. The chairman of Big...

  5. May 6, 2013

    The value of arts in a time of austerity

    When people who fundamentally agree purport to disagree, you have a non-debate. This was the upshot two weeks ago when Maria...

  6. May 29, 2012

    Is it worthwhile to advise the government?

    THE PROBLEM Last week the Conservative party donor and venture capitalist Adrian Beecroft found himself at the centre of a...

  7. May 10, 2012

    Guy forks out the cash for Terra Firma

    A business is plainly going through a rocky patch when the boss has to dust off his wallet to meet the payroll. Admittedly,...

  8. March 20, 2012

    Apax benefits from better European sentiment

    When Martin Halusa went tobogganing head first down the exclusive and often hazardous Cresta Run in the Swiss winter sports...

  9. March 11, 2012

    ‘Middle way’ can improve society

    There is a general consensus that capitalism produces inequality. Some people think that is inevitable and nothing can be...

  10. February 14, 2011

    EU obstacle to Big Society Bank plan

    Approval from the European Commission will be needed for the Big Society Bank to use hundreds of millions of pounds of money...

  11. January 21, 2011

    Spencer demise

    Boutique fund manager Spencer House Capital, backed by Lord Rothschild, is winding down after a turbulent few years. The...

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    December 20, 2010

    Apax plans €11bn fund

    Apax Partners aims to seal its position as Europe’s biggest private equity group next year by raising a new €11bn-plus...

  13. December 19, 2010

    Apax plans for €11bn buy-out fund

    Apax, led by Martin Halusa, has completed seven deals this year Apax Partners aims to cement its position as Europe’s...

  14. December 8, 2010

    Buffini launches trust to support social businesses

    Damon Buffini will today follow in the footsteps of rival private equity boss-turned-philanthropist Sir Ronald Cohen by...

  15. November 24, 2010

    Big Society lauded as investment repaid

    Bridges Ventures, the private equity firm with a social mission, will soon have repaid the government’s entire £20m ($31.6m)...

  16. September 6, 2010

    HayFin receives €450m capital injection

    The gap in the market for lending to small and medium-sized businesses has tempted Sir Ronald Cohen, Lord Rothschild and...

  17. June 14, 2010

    Apax shakes up top dealmaking team

    Apax Partners has become the latest private equity group to reshuffle its top dealmaking team as the head of its media...

  18. June 13, 2010

    Apax shakes up top dealmaking team

    Fresh look: Martin Halusa has overseen a rejuvenation of the firm’s sector teams, replacing some of the older partners with...

  19. March 19, 2010

    Bond offers return for lower offending

    Private investors who fund projects that reduce reoffending among prisoners will receive a return from the taxpayer under a...

  20. March 18, 2010

    Bond offers return for curbing reoffending

    Private investors who fund projects that reduce reoffending by ex-prisoners will receive a return from the taxpayer under a...

  21. February 24, 2010

    Tories attract double the funds raised by Labour

    New figures released on Wednesday confirmed that the Conservative party is raising vastly more money than Labour in the...

  22. February 22, 2010

    Innovative 'social loan' used to boost cause-based groups

    HCT Group, a community bus business run by a Welsh former miner, is raising £5m via a "social loan", a new form of debt...

  23. February 21, 2010

    ‘Social loan’ for cause-based groups

    HCT Group, a community bus business run by a Welsh former miner, is raising £5m via a “social loan”, a new form of debt...

  24. January 6, 2010

    Labour to forgo loans for election campaign

    Labour's general secretary has vowed to fight the general election without using any new borrowing to boost funding, in what...

  25. January 5, 2010

    Labour to forgo loans for election campaign

    Labour’s general secretary has vowed to fight the general election without using any new borrowing to boost funding, in what...

  26. December 22, 2009

    Brown attacks ‘dangers’ of Tory victory

    Gordon Brown on Tuesday put on a parade of Labour’s election armoury as he unveiled £2.25m worth of donations and ratcheted...

  27. December 11, 2009

    Nickel and dimed

    Sharp intakes of breath among social entrepreneurs. The pre-Budget report bankrolled the new Social Investment Wholesale...

  28. November 13, 2009

    Bridges Ventures dips toe into ethical property

    Bridges Ventures, the social investing venture capital firm set up by Sir Ronald Cohen, is to target the property sector...

  29. November 9, 2009

    Call centre investors seek 'social return'

    Social investors are putting £1.3m into Call Britannia, a call centre business that will give jobs to the long-term...

  30. November 9, 2009

    Call centre investors seek ‘social return’

    Social investors are putting £1.3m ($2.2m) into Call Britannia, a call centre business that will give jobs to the long-term...

  31. September 24, 2009

    Turning bankers into luvvies

    Many bankers were taken aback by the uncompromising speech at Mansion House by Financial Services Authority boss Lord...

  32. September 9, 2009

    Friend of Jacob

    Spencer House Partners - an advisory and investment management business backed by Lord Jacob Rothschild - has hired former...

  33. August 28, 2009

    Mixing money, politics and God

    Hedge fund boss Crispin Odey seems to have diversified his political support, judging by the donation list for the three...

  34. June 8, 2009

    Cambridge endowments buoy Partners

    Partners Capital, a London-based wealth manager, has signed up three new Cambridge college endowments including St John's...

  35. June 7, 2009

    Cambridge endowments buoy Partners

    Partners Capital, a London-based wealth manager, has signed up three new Cambridge college endowments including St John’s in...

  36. November 24, 2008

    Apax Partners sued by co-founder

    Apax Partners is being sued by one of its three co-founders in a dispute over how profits and fees were split on deals by...

  37. November 22, 2008

    Thanks to those who keep giving

    Much thanks was given this year by the surviving who's who of business and politics at the annual Thanksgiving lunches...

  38. November 12, 2008

    Social enterprise fund wins backing

    Leading financial figures and institutions, including Sir Ronald Cohen and Al Gore's green investment vehicle, have donated...

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