ThreatLocker® Raises $115M Series D to Continue Delivering Zero Trust Endpoint Security to More Organizations

Round led by global growth equity firm General Atlantic, along with StepStone Group and the D. E. Shaw group, to accelerate product innovation and increase reach of Zero Trust endpoint security to organizations globally.

ORLANDO, Fla., April 24, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — ThreatLocker®, a global cybersecurity leader that offers a Zero Trust endpoint security solution, today announced it has raised $115M in Series D funding led by existing investor General Atlantic, a leading global growth equity firm, with participation from other major investors StepStone Group and the D. E. Shaw group. With the new investment, ThreatLocker® will continue to focus on driving product innovation to bring the power of Zero Trust security to more organizations and accelerating the company’s global expansion.

ThreatLocker® provides organizations with the ability to protect their IT operations with an effective Zero Trust approach to cybersecurity. The product suite provides enterprise-level server and endpoint security by blocking untrusted software, including ransomware, scripts and libraries, and exploits of known and unknown application vulnerabilities through Default Deny Application Control, Ringfencing™, Storage Control, Privileged Access Management, Network Access Control, as well as its new Endpoint Detection & Response (EDR) and Managed Detection & Response (MDR) solutions. ThreatLocker® believes that its customers should have complete control over their network and devices, know what is trying to infiltrate their stack, and not live in fear of the next cyberattack. With a powerful security tool suite designed to enable organizations to easily and directly control exactly what applications run on their endpoints, ThreatLocker® customers can rest assured knowing that their businesses are protected using the Zero Trust model framework that protects them from various cyber threats, including unknown malware, ransomware, and exploits for known and unknown vulnerabilities.

ThreatLocker® CEO Danny Jenkins commented, “ThreatLocker has made a huge impact in the industry in driving a least-privilege approach forward over the last few years and has introduced new EDR and MDR products within a single cybersecurity platform for our customers. We believe this new injection of capital will enable us to continue to develop Zero Trust products and grow ThreatLocker’s market presence. We are very excited to be partnering again with General Atlantic, as well as with new investors, StepStone Group & the D. E. Shaw group, and look forward to leveraging their teams’ deep experience in bringing products to market and scaling technologically-disruptive businesses.”

To add to this, ThreatLocker® COO Sami Jenkins commented, “We are thrilled to extend our partnerships with General Atlantic and look forward to working with StepStone and the D. E. Shaw group.” 

The new investment follows another year of growth as ThreatLocker® doubled its revenue and added 50% to its workforce. Today, ThreatLocker® has thousands of partners and protects over 50,000 organizations. Serving companies who are serious about security, ThreatLocker® partners with Enterprises and Managed Service Providers (and MSSPs), including many financial institutions, healthcare organizations, and airlines such as Emirates and JetBlue Airways.

Gary Reiner, Operating Partner at General Atlantic, continued, “ThreatLocker effectively takes the guesswork out of threat detection with its Zero Trust approach. As companies of all sizes increasingly focus on filling in gaps in their security stacks, Zero Trust is becoming a necessity – and we view ThreatLocker as an emerging leader in this paradigm shift. We are thrilled to further our partnership with the team to accelerate ThreatLocker’s growth as an endpoint security disruptor.”

About ThreatLocker® 
ThreatLocker® is a global cybersecurity leader, providing enterprise-level Zero Trust cybersecurity tools to improve the security of servers and endpoints. Founded in 2017 by Danny Jenkins, Sami Jenkins, and John Carolan, ThreatLocker® now serves thousands of organizations globally and is headquartered in Orlando, Florida, USA. For more information, visit: https://www.threatlocker.com/

About General Atlantic
General Atlantic is a leading global growth investor with more than four decades of experience providing capital and strategic support for over 520 growth companies throughout its history. Established in 1980 to partner with visionary entrepreneurs and deliver lasting impact, the firm combines a collaborative global approach, sector-specific expertise, a long-term investment horizon, and a deep understanding of growth drivers to partner with great entrepreneurs and management teams to scale innovative businesses around the world. General Atlantic has approximately $84 billion in assets under management inclusive of all products as of March 31, 2024, and more than 300 investment professionals based in New York, Amsterdam, Beijing, Hong Kong, Jakarta, London, Mexico City, Miami, Mumbai, Munich, San Francisco, São Paulo, Shanghai, Singapore, Stamford and Tel Aviv. For more information on General Atlantic, please visit: www.generalatlantic.com.

About The D. E. Shaw Group
The D. E. Shaw group is a global investment and technology development firm with more than $60 billion in investment capital as of March 1, 2024, and offices in North America, Europe, and Asia. Since our founding in 1988, our firm has earned a reputation for successful investing based on innovation, careful risk management, and the quality and depth of our staff. We have a significant presence in the world’s capital markets, investing in a wide range of companies and financial instruments in both developed and developing economies. For more information, visit www.deshaw.com.

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LUX And MX Player Partner To Challenge Outdated Sexist Scenes With An Innovative Campaign ‘The End’

Empowering Women By Disrupting Sexist Narratives in the Indian Film Industry: LUX Launches ‘The End’ Campaign.

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach Newswire – 24 April 2024 – VML Singapore and LUX, the global beauty brand under Unilever, has partnered with MX Player, a leading OTT platform, to launch a fresh new campaign that tackles a deeply ingrained issue in Indian cinema: the normalisation of sexism.

The campaign titled ‘The End’, shines a light on how classic Indian films, while undeniably popular on streaming platforms, often portray outdated narratives where men disregard a woman’s clear refusal. This innovative campaign aims to spark conversation and inspire positive change within the industry.

This campaign leverages the power of communications within the MX Player platform in a truly unique way. Instead of traditional ad breaks that disrupt the viewing experience, LUX will utilize ad spaces strategically placed within the films themselves.

For example: The movie plays as expected, up until a crucial scene where a man is acting inappropriately and the woman clearly expresses her dissent. This could be a verbal “No,” a look of discomfort, or any other clear indication of her unwillingness. At this pivotal moment, the LUX ad seamlessly interjects, effectively simulating the end of the movie with end credits. This unexpected end surprises viewers with a new perspective on behaviour that has become normalised.

The campaign showcases such scenarios to emphasise the power of “No” and the importance of respecting boundaries. It features powerful messages about  the importance of consent, demanding an end to sexism the moment it appears, and understanding that a woman’s glowing beauty is never an invitation or excuse for harassment.

For over a century, LUX has empowered women to express their unique beauty and individuality. Their new campaign builds upon this legacy, taking a creative and impactful approach to tackle a significant social issue.

“For decades, films have perpetuated the idea that a persistent man eventually wins a woman’s heart, even if she initially rejects him,” said Severine Vauleon, Global Brand Vice President, LUX | Bath & Body. “While the industry has undoubtedly made strides towards progress, many popular films from the past remain riddled with these outdated sexist scenes. We’re proud to partner with MX Player on this innovative initiative that uses the power of communications to address a social issue.”

By partnering with MX Player, a platform renowned for its diverse library of content reaching a wide audience, LUX showcases its commitment to leveraging its reach for social progress. This strategic partnership ensures the campaign’s message finds a powerful voice and resonates with a vast and diverse group of viewers.

Hinoti Joshi, Global Managing Partner at VML Singapore, who spearheaded the campaign, commented, “This campaign is not about erasing cinematic history. It’s about sparking a conversation and encouraging viewers to critically analyse the narratives they consume. We believe that classic films can still be enjoyed while acknowledging the outdated social norms they sometimes portray.”

The LUX and MX Player campaign has the potential to spark a much-needed conversation within the Indian Film industry. By challenging outdated sexist scenes and promoting narratives that celebrate female agency and respect for boundaries, the campaign can pave the way for a more progressive and empowering future for Indian cinema.

‘The End’ campaign is a call to action, encouraging viewers to critically analyse the narratives they consume and question outdated portrayals of women. It also sends a powerful message to the film industry itself: the audience is ready for stories that reflect a more progressive and respectful portrayal of gender dynamics. 

About LUX

LUX has been celebrating beauty and femininity since 1925. We understand that beauty is a woman’s armour, her source of strength. It is hers to express, unapologetically. We will continue to help women everywhere fight casual sexism at home, in the workplace and in wider society.

About MX Player

MX Player is India’s largest growing OTT platform with a diverse audience base as well as a global reach of 17+ markets including UAE, US, Canada, UK, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, Nepal, Afghanistan, Sri Lanka and Maldives amongst others. It currently operates on both, AVoD and SVoD models with a keen understanding of the pulse of the audience, It has recently had several record-breaking shows across genres like Bhaukaal, Aashram, Matsya Kaand, High, Samantar, Dharavi Bank, and Campus Diaries. It is also the only OTT global platform to deploy H.266 technology that cuts down video streaming data consumption by 70%. As per the State of Mobile 2023 Report by Data.ai, MX Player ranks #1 in India and #3 Worldwide in terms of Downloads in Video Streaming.

LUX Celebrates A Century Of Unmatched Fragrance With “Still There” Campaign

LUX invites everyone to rediscover the enduring power of its fragrances and to experience firsthand why, after a hundred years, LUX’s signature scents are “Still There.”

SINGAPORE – Media OutReach Newswire –  24 April 2024 – The global beauty brand under Unilever, LUX, a pioneer in luxurious personal care and fragrant soaps, is proud to announce its new campaign, “Still There”, created by VML Singapore, this campaign is a nostalgic journey through time that showcases the enduring appeal and lasting power of its signature fragrances.

Honouring a remarkable 100-year legacy of infusing fine French fragrances into its products, LUX reaffirms its commitment to quality and draws on this proud heritage to highlight the lasting power of LUX’s unique scents, which continue to enchant users decades after their introduction, setting a new standard in the personal care industry.

The concept behind “Still There” is simple yet profound: demonstrating that the fragrances used in LUX soaps not only persist but remain distinctive and captivating over time. To bring this concept to life, LUX undertook an ambitious project to locate and test vintage LUX soaps, some of which date back to as early as 1938. After more than 500 hours of searching and over 75 days of procurement, these soaps were analysed by the esteemed Givaudan Perfumery School. The results were astounding. Descriptors like “Very feminine but with a strong identity” and “Beautiful scent, very opulent, sweet and floral” confirmed that the fragrances had stood the test of time – they were indeed “Still There.”

The campaign sets itself apart through its innovative blend of historical reverence and modern scientific validation. Unlike other campaigns that may rely solely on contemporary appeal, LUX has tapped into its rich archives to prove a point about quality and consistency. This unique approach not only showcases LUX’s commitment to excellence but also bridges generations of users who have chosen LUX soaps for their distinctive and lasting fragrances.

“We are thrilled to embark on this nostalgic journey with the ‘Still There’ campaign, which not only celebrates our rich heritage but also underscores our commitment to quality and innovation,” said Severine Vauleon, Global Vice President, LUX Bath and Body, Unilever “By exploring our archival soaps and demonstrating their enduring fragrance, we pay homage to a century of excellence and reaffirm our promise to deliver unparalleled sensory experiences to our consumers. LUX has always been at the forefront of combining luxurious touches with everyday personal care, and this campaign beautifully encapsulates the essence of what we stand for.”

VML Singapore created this campaign to underscore LUX’s strengths in fragrance longevity and quality, areas where it outperforms competitors. By successfully preserving the integrity of its soap fragrances for decades, LUX demonstrates its superiority in fragrance infusion technology and its deep understanding of consumer desires for enduring and pleasant scents.

As part of the “Still There” campaign, LUX introduced an engaging interactive element with social media influencers to broaden its impact and reach. LUX sent beautifully crafted boxes to selected influencers, each containing four samples of soap powder drawn from different historical periods. These influencers were encouraged to smell the samples and describe the fragrances, capturing their initial impressions and sensory experiences. After recording their thoughts, they opened an accompanying envelope that revealed the age of each sample, some being decades old. The surprise element highlighted the timelessness of LUX fragrances. To connect the past with the present, the box also included two of LUX’s current body washes, demonstrating that today’s products continue to deliver up to 24 hours of lasting fragrance. This creative approach not only emphasised the consistency and heritage of LUX’s quality but also showcased its evolution and adaptation to contemporary beauty standards.

Hinoti Joshi, Global Managing Partner Unilever at VML, Singapore, who spearheaded the campaign, commented, “by weaving together the past and the present in this unique experiential campaign, we’ve highlighted not only the enduring legacy of LUX fragrances but also their relevance and appeal in today’s market. This initiative serves as a bridge connecting generations, proving that truly luxury and exquisite scents are indeed timeless. We are excited to see how this campaign resonates with both long-time fans and new audiences alike, reinforcing LUX’s position as a leader in the world of fine fragrance personal care.”

LUX continues to lead with innovation while staying true to the timeless allure that has defined the brand for a century. “Still There” is more than a campaign—it is a testament to LUX’s legacy and its future in offering consumers the ultimate experience in indulgent and lasting fragrance.

About LUX

LUX is committed to creating indulgent skincare products that provide consumers with a touch of glamour and an exceptional experience. Known for its commitment to quality, LUX continues to harness the power of technology and the finest ingredients to deliver superior product offerings globally.

UK businesses must prioritise payment technology to build customer loyalty and stay competitive: New research from Lloyds Bank and FreedomPay

London, United Kingdom, April 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) —
  • Less than a third (27%) of businesses are confident they offer seamless payments experiences.
  • Almost two-thirds of businesses (59%) across Retail, Food & Beverages and Hospitality believe a good checkout experience offers the same competitive advantage as having the best products.
  • Customer preference is the factor most likely to influence businesses’ investment in payment technologies.

New research from Lloyds Bank and FreedomPay highlights the importance of UK businesses investing in new payment technology.

Two-thirds (59%) of UK Retail, Food & Beverage (F&B) and Hospitality companies were found to already put payments at the heart of their customer experience strategy, reflecting the growing importance of payment options to customers.

For retail-focused businesses, 59% believe that a good checkout experience is essential to building customer loyalty, with respondents believing it is as much a competitive advantage as having the best products.

Meanwhile, 57% of retailers said that a poor payment experience could have a detrimental effect on their business, pushing customers to competitors who offer a better experience.

The findings come as payment infrastructure is increasingly viewed as a critical part of customers’ shopping experience. As high inflation takes its toll on both independent venues and enterprise chains, this research demonstrates the need for businesses to prioritise customer satisfaction and build brand loyalty.

A Chip Off the Old Block

However, despite understanding the importance of providing a good payment experience for customers, making this a reality appears to be a challenge for many businesses.

Half of all business surveyed (49%) said they had not invested in payment solution updates at all, and only 27% of respondents felt confident in their omnichannel payment experience offering.

This disparity highlights that businesses have a lot of room for growth, as investment in new payment technology could lead to significantly enhanced customer experiences and result in increased sales.

Data leads to better customer engagement

Other findings highlighted how businesses are using data, with many understanding that payments data can help them to make more informed decisions. 80% of respondents said they are using payments data to learn more about their customers to tailor services and products for them, which can be crucial to maintaining customer engagement and driving brand loyalty.

FreedomPay’s President Chris Kronenthal said:
“What is evident from our research is that brands must focus on payments innovation now more than ever. Understanding what customers expect and want from a payment experience is fundamental to ensuring that customers keep coming back. Choosing the right payments partner can support strategic business decisions and streamline checkout to help to deliver a personalised, seamless, and data-driven experience any time, any place.”

Melinda Roylett, Managing Director, Lloyds Bank Merchant Services said:
“The way we pay has undergone rapid shifts in the past few years. Accelerated by the pandemic, technological advancements and innovative ways of using open banking have led to the increasing adoption of contactless, digital wallet solutions and embedded finance options such as Buy Now, Pay Later. Consumers now have more choice than ever. This means that businesses also need to think about how they use the payment experience at checkout to build business growth.”

We hope you enjoy the full Report at lloydsbank.com/paymentsinsight

ABOUT FREEDOMPAY

FreedomPay’s Next Level Commerce™ platform transforms existing payment systems and processes from legacy to leading edge. As the premier choice for many of the largest companies across the globe in retail, hospitality, lodging, gaming, sports and entertainment, foodservice, education, healthcare and financial services, FreedomPay’s technology has been purposely built to deliver rock solid performance in the highly complex environment of global commerce. The company maintains a world-class security environment and was first to earn the coveted validation by the PCI Security Standards Council against Point-to-Point Encryption (P2PE/EMV) standard in North America. FreedomPay’s robust solutions across payments, security, identity, and data analytics are available in-store, online and on-mobile and are supported by rapid API adoption. The award winning FreedomPay Commerce Platform operates on a single, unified technology stack across multiple continents allowing enterprises to deliver an innovative Next Level experience on a global scale. www.freedompay.com

ABOUT LLOYDS BANKING GROUP

  • Lloyds Banking Group is a leading UK based financial services group providing a wide range of banking and financial services, focused on personal and commercial customers.
  • We are proud to be by the side of British business, supporting more than 1 million UK businesses with leading digital and relationship banking services, as they start up, grow, thrive and trade internationally.
  • As part of the Group, Lloyds Bank Cardnet Merchant Services offers leading end-to-end payment acceptance solutions. We help businesses from all parts of the UK, and across all different sectors and sizes, giving them the support they need to take payments online, in store, or over the phone at any time.
  • For more information on how we help businesses to receive payments please visit: www.lloydsbank.com/cardnet

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Hitachi Energy to invest additional $1.5 billion to ramp up global transformer production by 2027

Capacity expansion will increase speed to market to meet accelerating global demand, address long-term customer investments and create over 4,000 jobs — Investments span across Europe, the Americas, and Asia leveraging existing global footprint — Around $180 million in a new state-of-the-art transformer factory in Finland, a key location for clean technology development for renewables and industrial electrification

Zurich, April 23, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Hitachi Energy today revealed investments of over $1.5 billion to ramp up its global transformer manufacturing capacity to keep pace with the growing demand and support the long-term plans and electrification efforts.

The investments will gradually expand the company’s global transformer capacity by 2027 and are in addition to the $3 billion already announced to progress on the electrification of the energy system driven by the energy transition.

“The demand for transformers and electrical equipment has grown at an unprecedented scale, and we are investing to address our customers’ mid- and long-term needs. We are developing our global footprint and capacity and progressing in digitalization and technology to deliver even more sustainable and reliable solutions,” said Bruno Melles, Managing Director of the Transformers Business at Hitachi Energy, during the company’s flagship customer event, Energy & Transformers Days in Rome, Italy.

Today, the company is also announcing an investment of around $180 million in a new state-of-the-art transformer factory in the Vaasa region, Finland. This top-notch 30,000-square-meter campus will be a testament to Hitachi Energy’s dedication to innovation, quality, and environmental stewardship.

The investments complement Hitachi Energy’s broader growth efforts, which include the recently announced larger than $30 million expansion in Bad Honnef, Germany. Leveraging the company’s global footprint, additional investments will follow in Europe, the Americas, and Asia to meet the growing demand for power and distribution transformers.

Hitachi Energy’s transformer facility expansions include the ongoing project in South Boston, Virginia, US, and other recently completed projects at Jefferson City, Missouri, US, and Dos Quebradas, Colombia. In addition, the company has inaugurated new cutting-edge factories in Chongqing, China, and Hanoi, Vietnam, together with a new transformer service center in Welshpool, Australia.

“Our global investments, including the new transformer campus in Finland, underline our commitment to co-create with our utility and industry customers and partners the path to accelerate the energy transition. By strategically leveraging our global footprint, technology, and the expertise of our teams, we are not only poised to meet the global demand for sustainable energy solutions but also to drive the innovation necessary for a carbon-neutral future,” Melles added.

Transformers play a key role across the power value chain, enabling efficient transmission and distribution of electricity. They are a key component for applications such as integrating renewables, grid interconnections, powering data centers and electrifying transportation, facilitating the decarbonization of energy systems.

Hitachi Energy is the world’s largest transformer manufacturer in terms of installed base, portfolio range, manufacturing capacity, and market coverage, with over 60 transformer factories and service centers across the world.

Growing the service and digital capabilities is part of the company’s efforts to help utilities and industries operate and maintain their electrical assets. Digitalization enables efficient operations across the whole value chain, enabling reliability-centered asset management programs to help our customers extend the transformers’ life cycle, support sustainability, and allow delayed investments in new equipment.

All the announced transformer investments include sustainable and innovative manufacturing technologies for operational efficiency while ensuring high standards for safety and quality. They are advancing the company’s efforts to become carbon-neutral by 2030 and aim to create positive economic and social impact in the local communities. Hitachi Energy employs over 17,000 people across the globe in its Transformer business and plans to increase its workforce by adding 4,000 new jobs to the industry.

About Hitachi Energy
Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world’s energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. We integrate more than 150 GW of HVDC links into the power system, helping our customers enable more wind and solar. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ more than 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.
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About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers’ and society’s challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” – supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” – contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” – connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at https://www.hitachi.com.

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تعلن شركة جاو كابيتال بارتنرز عن اثنين من التعيينات لرئيسين في مناصب عليا

  • ينضم السيد/ هيون تشان تشو (HyunChan Cho) إلى الشركة في منصب العضو المنتدب – رئيس البنية الأساسية والرئيس القُطري لمنطقة كوريا
  • تنضم السيدة/ إليزابيث دي سيوتشيو (Elizabeth Di Cioccio) إلى الشركة في منصب العضو المنتدب لأسواق رأس المال في أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا

منطقة هونج كونج الإدارية الخاصة –Media OutReach Newswire– 23 أبريل 2024 – يسر شركة الاستثمار الخاصة جاو كابيتال بارتنرز أن تعلن عن تعيين كلاً من السيد/ هيون تشان تشو والسيدة/ إليزابيث دي سيوتشيو كعضوين رئيسيين في فريق القيادة العليا لديها. تجلب هذه التعيينات ثروة من الخبرات والتجارب للشركة، مما يضع شركة جاو كابيتال في موضع يسمح لها بتحقيق المزيد من النجاح وتعزيز التآزر عبر أقسام الاستثمار وأسواق رأس المال.

 انضم السيد/ هيون تشان تشو إلى شركة جاو كابيتال في وظيفة العضو المنتدب – رئيس البنية الأساسية والرئيس القُطري لمنطقة كوريا، حيث يتمتع بخبرة واسعة وسجل حافل في الاستثمار في البنية الأساسية. وبفضل معرفته العميقة بالصناعة وفطنته الاستراتيجية، يعد السيد تشو المرشح المثالي لقيادة مبادرات الاستثمار في البنية الأساسية لشركة جاو كابيتال، ولقيادة أعمال جاو كابيتال وتوسيعها في كوريا. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، فإن المعرفة الشاملة للسيد تشو بالسوق الكورية ستقود النمو المستمر للشركة في البلاد. وقد زودته قيادته الناجحة في آي إم إم إنفستمنت، حيث ترأس قسم الاستثمار في البنية الأساسية، وأدواره السابقة في مؤسسة التمويل الدولية بفهم شامل لفئات الأصول البديلة وإدارة المحافظ الاستثمارية. سيؤدي تعيين السيد/ تشو إلى تحقيق التآزر بين استراتيجيات الاستثمار في البنية الأساسية لشركة جاو كابيتال والمساهمة في توسع الشركة في قطاعات جديدة.

 تنضم السيدة/ إليزابيث دي سيوتشيو، إلى الشركة في وظيفة العضو المنتدب – أسواق رأس المال، أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، وتجلب ما يقرب من 20 عامًا من الخبرة وسجلًا حافلًا من النجاح في أسواق رأس المال إلى جاو كابيتال. قبل انضمامها إلى جاو كابيتال، شغلت السيدة/ دي سيوتشيو منصب الرئيس الإقليمي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط والعضو المنتدب لشركة كولبرج كرافيس روبرتس (KKR)، حيث أشرفت على أعمال KKR في الشرق الأوسط مع التركيز على تدبير رؤوس أموال من صناديق الثروة السيادية في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي والعملاء الحكوميين وعملاء المؤسسات الآخرين. ستكون إليزابيث مسؤولة، من واقع خبرتها، عن قسم أسواق رأس المال في جاو كابيتال في منطقة أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، حيث تقود المبادرات الاستراتيجية وتستمر في تعزيز علاقاتنا الرئيسية. ومن شأن تعيينها أن يعزز حضور الشركة في منطقة أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وإفريقيا ويساهم في نموها الشامل.

 قال كينيث جاو، الرئيس والعضو المنتدب لشركة جاو كابيتال بارتنرز: “يسعدنا أن نرحب بالسيد/ هيون تشان تشو في جاو كابيتال بارتنرز بصفته رئيسًا للبنية الأساسية لدينا ورئيسًا قطريًا لمنطقة كوريا. إن معرفة السيد/ تشو العميقة في الصناعة وفطنته الاستراتيجية تجعله المرشح المثالي لقيادة مبادراتنا للاستثمار في البنية الأساسية في جميع الأسواق، فضلاً عن قيادة النمو الإجمالي للشركة في السوق الكورية، بفضل خبرته عبر فئات الأصول البديلة، بما في ذلك البنية الأساسية ورأس المال المتنامي ورأس المال الاستثماري، نحن واثقون من أن انضمامه سيساعدنا على تحقيق أهدافنا الاستراتيجية لشركتنا.

 قالت كريستينا جاو، العضو المنتدب والرئيس العالمي لأسواق رأس المال والرئيس المشارك للاستثمارات البديلة في جاو كابيتال بارتنرز: “نود أن نرحب بشدة بإليزابيث في فريق أسواق رأس المال لدينا. لقد عرفت إليزابيث شخصيًا لأكثر من عقد من الزمان وأكن احترامًا كبيرًا لعملها في صناعتنا. نظن أن خبرة السيدة/ دي سيوتشيو الرائعة في تدبير رؤوس الأموال، إلى جانب مهاراتها القيادية القوية، تجعلها إضافة قيمة إلى جاو كابيتال وستساهم في نمونا المستمر في الأسواق الخاصة بمنطقة أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا وقطاع البنية الأساسية وخارجها. ومن خلال الاستفادة من خبرة السيدة/ دي سيوتشيو الواسعة وفطنتها الصناعية، فإننا على استعداد لإطلاق العنان لفرص مثيرة وتقديم قيمة طويلة الأجل لمستثمرينا.

 ومع التزامها القوي بتحقيق النمو المستدام، تعمل شركة جاو كابيتال بارتنرز بنشاط على توسيع محفظتها في قطاع البنية الأساسية والاستفادة من الفرص المتنامية في الأسواق ذات الإمكانات العالية. وتوجد لدى الشركة خطط قوية لمواصلة تحديد فرص استثمارية جديدة وتنفيذها، حيث ستلعب قيادة السيد/ تشو والسيدة/ دي سيوتشيو دورًا حيويًا في جهود توسع الشركة وتعزيز مكانتها كلاعب رائد في السوق.

 حول جاو كابيتال بارتنرز

جاو كابيتال بارتنرز هي شركة لإدارة صناديق الأسهم الخاصة تتمتع بمكانة فريدة وتركز على أسواق العقارات في منطقة آسيا والمحيط الهادئ وغيرها من الأسواق ذات العوائق العالية أمام الدخول على مستوى العالم.

تتخصص شركة جاو كابيتال في إضافة قيمة استراتيجية إلى العقارات غير المستغلة من خلال إعادة التصميم وإعادة التنظيم، وتدير نموذج أعمال متكامل مع منصات التشغيل الداخلية الخاصة بها لإدارة الأصول في المجالات التجارية والضيافة وتطوير العقارات والخدمات اللوجستية وتكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات والتعليم. وتغطي استثمارات الشركة مجموعة كاملة من القطاعات العقارية، بما في ذلك التطوير السكني والمكاتب ومراكز البيع بالتجزئة والشقق الفندقية والفنادق والمستودعات اللوجستية ومشاريع تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات.

قامت شركة جاو كابيتال بجمع سبعة صناديق مختلطة تستهدف منطقة آسيا والمحيط الهادئ منذ عام 2005. وتدير الشركة أيضًا صناديق ذات قيمة مضافة/صناديق انتهازية في الولايات المتحدة، وصندوق ضيافة لعموم آسيا، وصندوق ضيافة أوروبي، وصندوق أسهم النمو، كما تقدم خدمات للاستثمارات الائتمانية والاستثمارات المباشرة في الحساب المنفصل على مستوى العالم.

جمعت جاو كابيتال أسهم بقيمة 22.5 مليار دولار أمريكي منذ عام 2005 مع أصول بقيمة 35.9 مليار دولار أمريكي تحت الإدارة اعتبارًا من الربع الرابع من عام 2023.

تعلن شركة جاو كابيتال بارتنرز عن اثنين من التعيينات لرئيسين في مناصب عليا

  • ينضم السيد/ هيون تشان تشو (HyunChan Cho) إلى الشركة في منصب العضو المنتدب – رئيس البنية الأساسية والرئيس القُطري لمنطقة كوريا
  • تنضم السيدة/ إليزابيث دي سيوتشيو (Elizabeth Di Cioccio) إلى الشركة في منصب العضو المنتدب لأسواق رأس المال في أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا

منطقة هونج كونج الإدارية الخاصة –Media OutReach Newswire– 23 أبريل 2024 – يسر شركة الاستثمار الخاصة جاو كابيتال بارتنرز أن تعلن عن تعيين كلاً من السيد/ هيون تشان تشو والسيدة/ إليزابيث دي سيوتشيو كعضوين رئيسيين في فريق القيادة العليا لديها. تجلب هذه التعيينات ثروة من الخبرات والتجارب للشركة، مما يضع شركة جاو كابيتال في موضع يسمح لها بتحقيق المزيد من النجاح وتعزيز التآزر عبر أقسام الاستثمار وأسواق رأس المال.

 انضم السيد/ هيون تشان تشو إلى شركة جاو كابيتال في وظيفة العضو المنتدب – رئيس البنية الأساسية والرئيس القُطري لمنطقة كوريا، حيث يتمتع بخبرة واسعة وسجل حافل في الاستثمار في البنية الأساسية. وبفضل معرفته العميقة بالصناعة وفطنته الاستراتيجية، يعد السيد تشو المرشح المثالي لقيادة مبادرات الاستثمار في البنية الأساسية لشركة جاو كابيتال، ولقيادة أعمال جاو كابيتال وتوسيعها في كوريا. بالإضافة إلى ذلك، فإن المعرفة الشاملة للسيد تشو بالسوق الكورية ستقود النمو المستمر للشركة في البلاد. وقد زودته قيادته الناجحة في آي إم إم إنفستمنت، حيث ترأس قسم الاستثمار في البنية الأساسية، وأدواره السابقة في مؤسسة التمويل الدولية بفهم شامل لفئات الأصول البديلة وإدارة المحافظ الاستثمارية. سيؤدي تعيين السيد/ تشو إلى تحقيق التآزر بين استراتيجيات الاستثمار في البنية الأساسية لشركة جاو كابيتال والمساهمة في توسع الشركة في قطاعات جديدة.

 تنضم السيدة/ إليزابيث دي سيوتشيو، إلى الشركة في وظيفة العضو المنتدب – أسواق رأس المال، أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، وتجلب ما يقرب من 20 عامًا من الخبرة وسجلًا حافلًا من النجاح في أسواق رأس المال إلى جاو كابيتال. قبل انضمامها إلى جاو كابيتال، شغلت السيدة/ دي سيوتشيو منصب الرئيس الإقليمي لمنطقة الشرق الأوسط والعضو المنتدب لشركة كولبرج كرافيس روبرتس (KKR)، حيث أشرفت على أعمال KKR في الشرق الأوسط مع التركيز على تدبير رؤوس أموال من صناديق الثروة السيادية في دول مجلس التعاون الخليجي والعملاء الحكوميين وعملاء المؤسسات الآخرين. ستكون إليزابيث مسؤولة، من واقع خبرتها، عن قسم أسواق رأس المال في جاو كابيتال في منطقة أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا، حيث تقود المبادرات الاستراتيجية وتستمر في تعزيز علاقاتنا الرئيسية. ومن شأن تعيينها أن يعزز حضور الشركة في منطقة أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وإفريقيا ويساهم في نموها الشامل.

 قال كينيث جاو، الرئيس والعضو المنتدب لشركة جاو كابيتال بارتنرز: “يسعدنا أن نرحب بالسيد/ هيون تشان تشو في جاو كابيتال بارتنرز بصفته رئيسًا للبنية الأساسية لدينا ورئيسًا قطريًا لمنطقة كوريا. إن معرفة السيد/ تشو العميقة في الصناعة وفطنته الاستراتيجية تجعله المرشح المثالي لقيادة مبادراتنا للاستثمار في البنية الأساسية في جميع الأسواق، فضلاً عن قيادة النمو الإجمالي للشركة في السوق الكورية، بفضل خبرته عبر فئات الأصول البديلة، بما في ذلك البنية الأساسية ورأس المال المتنامي ورأس المال الاستثماري، نحن واثقون من أن انضمامه سيساعدنا على تحقيق أهدافنا الاستراتيجية لشركتنا.

 قالت كريستينا جاو، العضو المنتدب والرئيس العالمي لأسواق رأس المال والرئيس المشارك للاستثمارات البديلة في جاو كابيتال بارتنرز: “نود أن نرحب بشدة بإليزابيث في فريق أسواق رأس المال لدينا. لقد عرفت إليزابيث شخصيًا لأكثر من عقد من الزمان وأكن احترامًا كبيرًا لعملها في صناعتنا. نظن أن خبرة السيدة/ دي سيوتشيو الرائعة في تدبير رؤوس الأموال، إلى جانب مهاراتها القيادية القوية، تجعلها إضافة قيمة إلى جاو كابيتال وستساهم في نمونا المستمر في الأسواق الخاصة بمنطقة أوروبا والشرق الأوسط وأفريقيا وقطاع البنية الأساسية وخارجها. ومن خلال الاستفادة من خبرة السيدة/ دي سيوتشيو الواسعة وفطنتها الصناعية، فإننا على استعداد لإطلاق العنان لفرص مثيرة وتقديم قيمة طويلة الأجل لمستثمرينا.

 ومع التزامها القوي بتحقيق النمو المستدام، تعمل شركة جاو كابيتال بارتنرز بنشاط على توسيع محفظتها في قطاع البنية الأساسية والاستفادة من الفرص المتنامية في الأسواق ذات الإمكانات العالية. وتوجد لدى الشركة خطط قوية لمواصلة تحديد فرص استثمارية جديدة وتنفيذها، حيث ستلعب قيادة السيد/ تشو والسيدة/ دي سيوتشيو دورًا حيويًا في جهود توسع الشركة وتعزيز مكانتها كلاعب رائد في السوق.

 حول جاو كابيتال بارتنرز

جاو كابيتال بارتنرز هي شركة لإدارة صناديق الأسهم الخاصة تتمتع بمكانة فريدة وتركز على أسواق العقارات في منطقة آسيا والمحيط الهادئ وغيرها من الأسواق ذات العوائق العالية أمام الدخول على مستوى العالم.

تتخصص شركة جاو كابيتال في إضافة قيمة استراتيجية إلى العقارات غير المستغلة من خلال إعادة التصميم وإعادة التنظيم، وتدير نموذج أعمال متكامل مع منصات التشغيل الداخلية الخاصة بها لإدارة الأصول في المجالات التجارية والضيافة وتطوير العقارات والخدمات اللوجستية وتكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات والتعليم. وتغطي استثمارات الشركة مجموعة كاملة من القطاعات العقارية، بما في ذلك التطوير السكني والمكاتب ومراكز البيع بالتجزئة والشقق الفندقية والفنادق والمستودعات اللوجستية ومشاريع تكنولوجيا المعلومات والاتصالات.

قامت شركة جاو كابيتال بجمع سبعة صناديق مختلطة تستهدف منطقة آسيا والمحيط الهادئ منذ عام 2005. وتدير الشركة أيضًا صناديق ذات قيمة مضافة/صناديق انتهازية في الولايات المتحدة، وصندوق ضيافة لعموم آسيا، وصندوق ضيافة أوروبي، وصندوق أسهم النمو، كما تقدم خدمات للاستثمارات الائتمانية والاستثمارات المباشرة في الحساب المنفصل على مستوى العالم.

جمعت جاو كابيتال أسهم بقيمة 22.5 مليار دولار أمريكي منذ عام 2005 مع أصول بقيمة 35.9 مليار دولار أمريكي تحت الإدارة اعتبارًا من الربع الرابع من عام 2023.

Gaw Capital Partners Announces Two Key Senior Appointments

  • HyunChan Cho joins as Managing Director – Head of Infrastructure and Head of Korea
  • Elizabeth Di Cioccio joins as Managing Director – Capital Markets, EMEA

HONG KONG SAR – Media OutReach Newswire – 23 April 2024 – Private equity firm Gaw Capital Partners is pleased to announce the appointments of Mr. HyunChan Cho and Ms. Elizabeth Di Cioccio as key additions to its senior leadership team. These appointments bring a wealth of expertise and experience to the firm, positioning Gaw Capital for further success and fostering synergy across its investment and capital markets divisions.


Mr. HyunChan Cho joins Gaw Capital as the Managing Director – Head of Infrastructure and Head of Korea, bringing extensive expertise and a proven track record in infrastructure investment. With his deep industry knowledge and strategic acumen, Mr. Cho is the ideal candidate to drive Gaw Capital’s infrastructure investment initiatives, and to lead and expand Gaw Capital’s business in Korea. In addition, Mr. Cho’s comprehensive knowledge of the Korean market will spearhead the firm’s continued growth in the country. His successful leadership at IMM Investment, where he headed the infrastructure investment division, and his previous roles at the International Finance Corporation (IFC) have equipped him with a comprehensive understanding of alternative asset classes and portfolio management. Mr. Cho’s appointment will synergize Gaw Capital’s infrastructure investment strategies and contribute to the firm’s expansion into new sectors.

Ms. Elizabeth Di Cioccio, joining as the Managing Director – Capital Markets, EMEA, brings nearly 20 years of experience and a proven track record of success in capital markets to Gaw Capital. Prior to joining Gaw Capital, Ms. Di Cioccio served as the Head of Middle East and Managing Director at KKR & Co. Inc (KKR), overseeing KKR’s business in the Middle East with a focus on raising capital from GCC-based sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) and other government and institutional clients. With her expertise, Elizabeth will be responsible for Gaw Capital’s capital markets division in the EMEA region, driving strategic initiatives and continue to foster our key relationships. Her appointment will enhance the firm’s presence in the EMEA region and contribute to its overall growth.

Kenneth Gaw, President & Managing Principal at Gaw Capital Partners, said, “We are delighted to welcome Mr. HyunChan Cho to Gaw Capital Partners as our Head of Infrastructure and Head of Korea. Mr. Cho’s deep industry knowledge and strategic acumen make him the ideal candidate to lead our infrastructure investment initiatives in all markets, as well as drive the firm’s overall growth in the Korean market. With his expertise across alternative asset classes, including infrastructure, growth capital and venture capital, we are confident his joining will help us further achieve our corporate strategic goals.”

Christina Gaw, Managing Principal, Global Head of Capital Markets, and Co-Chair of Alternative Investments at Gaw Capital Partners, said, “We would like to extend a big welcome to Elizabeth to our Capital Markets team. I have known Elizabeth personally for over a decade and have great respect for her work in our industry. We believe Ms. Di Cioccio’s remarkable capital raising experience, coupled with her strong leadership skills, make her a valuable addition to Gaw Capital and will contribute to our continued growth in the EMEA region private markets, infrastructure sector and beyond. Leveraging Ms. Di Cioccio’s extensive experience and industry acumen, we are poised to unlock exciting opportunities and deliver long-term value to our investors.”

With a strong commitment to achieving sustainable growth, Gaw Capital Partners has been actively expanding its portfolio in the infrastructure sector and capitalizing on the growing opportunities in high-potential markets. The firm has robust plans to continue identifying and executing new investment opportunities, where Mr. Cho’s and Ms. Di Cioccio’s leadership will play a vital role in spearheading the firm’s expansion efforts and cementing its position as a leading player in the market.

About Gaw Capital Partners

Gaw Capital Partners is a uniquely positioned private equity fund management company focusing on real estate markets in Asia Pacific and other high barrier-to-entry markets globally.

Specializing in adding strategic value to under-utilized real estate through redesign and repositioning, Gaw Capital runs an integrated business model with its own in-house asset management operating platforms in commercial, hospitality, property development, logistics, IDC and Education. The firm’s investments span the entire spectrum of real estate sectors, including residential development, offices, retail malls, serviced apartments, hotels, logistics warehouses and IDC projects.

Gaw Capital has raised seven commingled funds targeting the APAC region since 2005. The firm also manages value-add/opportunistic funds in the US, a Pan-Asia hospitality fund, a European hospitality fund, a Growth Equity Fund and it also provides services for credit investments and separate account direct investments globally.

Gaw Capital has raised equity of US$22.5 billion since 2005 with assets of US$35.9 billion under management as of Q4 2023.

EMGA secures US$ 15M financing for Banco Improsa in Costa Rica

LONDON, April 22, 2024 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Emerging Markets Global Advisory LLP (EMGA), in partnership with Banco Improsa, announces that it has secured a US$15 million line of credit from The Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA).

EMGA’s Head of Investment Banking and Managing Director of EMGA, Sajeev Chakkalakal, stated: “In spite of a challenging global macroeconomic environment, we are pleased to once again facilitate Banco Improsa’s continued vision to supporting SMEs in Costa Rica and complete this financing solution.”

Commenting on the transaction, Felix Alpizar Lobo, General Manager of Banco Improsa, said: “This financing reaffirms our commitment to strengthening the SME segment in Costa Rica. Banco Improsa is proud to share JICA’s objective of contributing to the economic and social growth of developing countries.”

EMGA’s Managing Director Jeremy Dobson added: “Banco Improsa’s strong management and healthy financial position were key factors in helping the EMGA Investment Banking team secure this funding, and this JICA facility will further strengthen Banco Improsa’s ability to grow its core SME lending book.”

JICA

The Japan International Cooperation Agency is a governmental agency that provides most of the Official Development Assistance for the Government of Japan. It is chartered with assisting the economic and social growth of developing countries, and the promotion international cooperation.

EMERGING MARKETS GLOBAL ADVISORY LLP (EMGA)

EMGA, with offices in London and New York, assists financial institutions and corporations seeking new debt or equity capital. EMGA’s multi-national team combine the decades of experience necessary to complete transactions on behalf of their clients within the world’s emerging markets and frontier economies, including Costa Rica which remains a key market. With a proven track record in capital formation and strategic advisory throughout diverse economic cycles, EMGA continues expanding its geographic reach and service offering, solidifying its place in the market as one of the industries pre-eminent emerging markets focused niche investment banks.

BANCO IMPROSA

It is a commercial bank with more than 37 years of experience, whose relational business model and focus on niche markets specializes in providing financing solutions and services to small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs), among others. Banco Improsa was one of the first private banks in Costa Rica to offer non-financial services to its clients and has a long-standing history of providing advice and support to SMEs. Banco Improsa’s key success factor is its commitment to high standards of agile and flexible service, which, together with the offer of customized financial solutions, has enabled it to achieve a solid position in these segments.

Banco Improsa is a subsidiary of Grupo Financiero Improsa (GFI).

Contact details:
info@emergingmarketsglobaladvisory.com


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