SoftBank Vision Fund Raises $93 Bln In First Close

Nizar al-Bassam and Dalinc Ariburnu of newly formed Centricus, who advised on structuring and fund raising efforts for the Vision Fund, will continue their roles as advisers.

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Centricus to Acquire Debt-Fund Manager CIFC for About $330 Million

The acquisition is the first deal by Centricus, which was set up in recent months by former Deutsche Bank executive Nizar Al-Bassam, along with Dalinc Ariburnu, who most recently was at Goldman Sachs.

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SoftBank to Buy Fortress Investment Group for $3.3 Billion

Nizar al-Bassam and Dalinc Ariburnu of Centricus arranged the Fortress transaction and will continue to advise SoftBank with respect to the firm.

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Centricus Takes Stake in Global Infrastructure Firm

Centricus acquired a 30% stake in Global Investment Holdings, an infrastructure investment company. The global investment platform, backed by a group of long-term investors including sovereign wealth funds, added Global Ports Holding, a London-listed port business, to its portfolio due to the purchase of a stake in GIH.

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SoftBank’s $100 Billion Tech Fund Opens HQ in London’s Mayfair

Ex-Deutsche Bank AG banker Nizar al-Bassam and Goldman Sachs Group Inc. partner Dalinc Ariburnu are on board as advisers.

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Platform Centricus Buys Stake in Hedge Fund Halkin

Platform Centricus on Tuesday said it had acquired a majority stake in London-based hedge fund platform Halkin Asset Management, a letter to investors seen by Reuters showed.

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Noble Group Knocked Back Takeover Approach From Centricus

Noble Group, the debt-laden commodity trader, recently turned down a takeover approach from Centricus, a London-based fund that has close links to Japan’s SoftBank and wealthy investors in the Middle East.

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Hussein Chalayan Sells a Minority Stake in His Business

The British designer Hussein Chalayan has sold a 40 per cent stake in his business to Centricus, the global investment platform founded by Dalinc Ariburnu and Nizar Al-Bassam.

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