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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Centricus teams up with China Merchants Group to launch a new $15bn technology investment fund

China Merchants Group is set to announce the plans with the UK’s Centricus, the investment firm that helped structure SoftBank’s record-setting technology fund, and the SPF Group, as one of its partners.

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Tamara Mellon Raising Its $50 Million Series C Is A Big Win For Female-Founded Brands

Tamara Mellon, the direct-to-consumer women’s luxury footwear brand, announced a $50 million Series C round of financing last week, making it one of the largest to date for a female-founded fashion brand. London-based investment firm Centricus led the latest round, with continued participation from existing investors, including NEA and Quadrille Capital. This brings Tamara Mellon Brand’s total capital raised to $87 million.

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Iconic Italian Hotel Resort Acquired by London Investment Firm

Centricus has acquired the iconic Capri Palace Hotel & Spa as it makes a foray into the high-end hotel and resorts sector.

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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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Exyn Technologies raises $16 million for drones that map underground spaces

Exyn Technologies, a company developing sophisticated autonomous robot systems, last week revealed that it has closed a $16 million series A round led by Centricus, with participation from Yamaha Motors Ventures, In-Q-Tel, Corecam Family Office, Red and Blue Ventures, and IP Group.

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FIFA Considers Expanding $25 Billion Soccer Vision With More Clubs

Infantino is working with London-based asset manager Centricus to find corporate investors to back two new tournaments, one for clubs and another for national soccer teams, the person said, declining to be identified as the deliberations are confidential. He is set to offer an update on the proposal to the body’s council members on Sunday in Moscow, before the World Cup matches begin.

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