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Hudson Structured Completes Financing with Eldridge

first_imgLocal NewsBusiness Twitter Twitter Pinterest STAMFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 9, 2021– Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. (“HSCM”), a leading alternative asset manager focused on investments in the Re/Insurance, Transportation, and InsurTech sectors, today announced it has arranged a financing transaction with Eldridge. This press release features multimedia. View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005998/en/ HSCM was founded in 2016 by former Goldman Sachs Structured Finance Head Michael Millette and former PIMCO executive David Andrews. This transaction will allow HSCM to refinance its startup obligations and accelerate further growth. It consists of a private debt issuance with warrants that will allow Eldridge to participate in HSCM’s growth. “We are delighted to be partnering with Eldridge,” said Millette, Managing Partner of HSCM. “With the support of Todd, Tony and the entire Eldridge organization, we look forward to continuing our mission to provide institutional investors with lightly correlated, sector-based portfolios that realize value through thought leadership across subsectors and instruments.” “HSCM’s Re/Insurance, Transportation and InsurTech platforms have achieved remarkable growth,” said Tony Minella, Co-Founder and President of Eldridge. “We look forward to supporting HSCM as a strategic partner as they continue to scale and diversify.” Barclays Capital Inc. is acting as lead financial advisor to HSCM, who was also advised by Tiger Risk Capital Markets & Advisory. About Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. is an asset manager focused on alternative investments seeking mezzanine level returns. HSCM focuses on the Re/Insurance and Transportation sectors. HSCM launched in 2016, and as of January 1, 2021 had more than $3.0 billion in assets under management and committed capital. HSCM focuses on core economic sectors that are likely to outgrow global GDP, offer low correlations with broader markets, and are experiencing a shift from balance sheet and to market financing. For more information, please visit www.hscm.com. About Eldridge Eldridge invests in businesses across the Insurance, Credit, Technology, Real Estate, Sports, Media, and Consumer landscapes. The firm seeks to build and grow businesses led by proven management teams that have demonstrated leadership and experience to scale an enterprise. Eldridge is headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut, with additional offices in Beverly Hills, New York, and London. To learn more about Eldridge, please visit www.eldridge.com. View source version on businesswire.com:https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005998/en/ CONTACT: For HSCM: Matthew Berdoff [email protected] +1 (203) 975-4850For Eldridge: Nadia Damouni [email protected] 646.818.9217 KEYWORD: CONNECTICUT UNITED STATES NORTH AMERICA INDUSTRY KEYWORD: BANKING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES INSURANCE FINANCE SOURCE: Eldridge and Hudson Structured Capital Management Ltd. Copyright Business Wire 2021. PUB: 02/09/2021 12:25 PM/DISC: 02/09/2021 12:25 PM http://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20210209005998/en WhatsApp WhatsApp Pinterestcenter_img TAGS  Facebook Hudson Structured Completes Financing with Eldridge By Digital AIM Web Support – February 9, 2021 Facebook Previous articleOAT021021_Fog_wildart_jf_03.jpgNext articleSoundbite Medical Solutions Announces Health Canada Approval for SoundBite® Crossing System ‐ Peripheral (14P) Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more

June 2, 2021 0

Major Countrywide shareholder describes debt plan as ‘destructive and ill-judged’

first_imgOne of the major shareholders in Countrywide has today revealed that it is strongly opposed to the company’s plans to raise extra funding through a shares issue.As announced this morning, the estate agency giant is seeking the cash via a £90 million capital raise through an investment by private equity firm and shareholder Alchemy.This will be via a 66 million share issue on top of a new £75 million loan from its existing lenders with a four-year term.“Catalist Partners notes Countrywide’s announcement this morning,” a statement issued this morning says.Largest shareholders“As one of the company’s largest shareholders, Catalist strongly opposes this unnecessary, ill-judged and dilutive transaction which, while clearly a very attractive deal for Alchemy, is destructive for shareholders and only serves to fund the continuation of a flawed “back to basics” business plan.”Catalist has been hoovering up shares in Countrywide, a story The Negotiator broke in July.The investment firm is a vehicle for Robin Paterson, the senior industry figure who owns the Sotheby’s International Realty franchise in the UK but was instrumental in growing Hamptons International and Barnard Marcus during the 1990s.Paterson has been a vocal opponent of the way Countrywide has been run in recent months, and has threatened a likely hostile takeover unless the company begins performing better.Alchemy Catalist Robin Paterson Countrywide October 22, 2020Nigel LewisWhat’s your opinion? Cancel replyYou must be logged in to post a comment.Please note: This is a site for professional discussion. Comments will carry your full name and company.This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.Related articles Letting agent fined £11,500 over unlicenced rent-to-rent HMO3rd May 2021 BREAKING: Evictions paperwork must now include ‘breathing space’ scheme details30th April 2021 City dwellers most satisfied with where they live30th April 2021 Home » News » Agencies & People » Major Countrywide shareholder describes debt plan as ‘destructive and ill-judged’ previous nextAgencies & PeopleMajor Countrywide shareholder describes debt plan as ‘destructive and ill-judged’Catalist, which is one of the firm’s largest stakeholders, has made an unusually strong statement criticising fellow shareholder Alchemy and the company.Nigel Lewis22nd October 202002,094 Viewslast_img read more

May 7, 2021 0

In the Yard, a changing of the guard

first_imgFor those with an eye to nature, Harvard Yard is home to much more than freshmen.There are living fossils and dying icons. There are locusts and larch, hackberry and holly, Kentucky coffee and catalpas. There are colors in autumn, rebirth in the spring, and shade in the summer.  Even amid winter’s winds, rough bark reminds us of the life asleep inside as we scurry past.The trees of Harvard Yard have for centuries shielded student travels. They’ve roofed the Yard and framed its iconic image. All one has to do is imagine the Yard barren and treeless to understand that trees are as much a part of that landscape as its historic buildings and John Harvard’s brass toe.And, like much of the University in this globalized age, the trees of the Yard are changing.The Yard is approaching the end of an era, when elms — once thought the perfect trees for civic plantings because of their vaselike shape — graced and dominated the Yard.The sad story of America’s elms is well known. Loved for their high-branching pattern that creates a shady canopy above and a parklike setting below, the tree was planted everywhere, making fertile ground for Dutch elm disease when it arrived in the 1920s.In the disease’s wake, the Yard has undergone a quiet renovation over the past several decades. As elms have died, they’ve been replaced with other trees that will retain the Yard’s parklike setting. In the old Yard, large oaks stand side by side with the elms. In Tercentenary Theatre, where Commencement and other ceremonial events occur, large honey locust trees mix with maples and elms to provide a ceiling for campus affairs.There are still elms left, but hundreds have given way to tens. Harvard groundskeepers fight the good fight, deploying fertilizer, fungicide, and careful pruning, but the Yard’s remaining elms are locked in a battle that will likely claim even the strongest of them.“They’re survivors, but as survivors, they show their wear,” said Donald H. Pfister, the Asa Gray Professor of Systematic Botany. “They’re trimmed very severely. They’re pampered. Fungicides are used to treat them. Each year, there are fewer elms in the Yard.”The result is a Yard that today looks a lot more like the forests surrounding it. American species have dominated the replanting, Pfister said, which has proceeded with an eye toward diversity in creating a mixed stand resistant to pests and diseases, and toward uniformity in retaining the Yard’s historic look.“There’s a collective [reaction of visitors], that is, ‘Of course this is what it’s supposed to look like. You’re supposed to be able to see students walking through. You’re supposed to be able to look across from Johnson Gate to see John Harvard,’ ” Pfister said. “Those are characteristics of the Yard and how the Yard has been illustrated in its iconic past.”Though planting native American trees has been emphasized as the Yard is remade, not all the plantings are native. In the small area between Robinson Hall and the Memorial Church is a stand of dawn redwoods, which Pfister called “living fossils.” The trees, conifers that lose their needles in the fall and whose brown trunks look almost muscled, were first known from fossils and were thought extinct until living specimens were found in China in the 1940s. Harvard played a role in the tree’s resurgence. Seeds were collected and cultivated at the Arnold Arboretum. Specimens today have been planted around the world.The Yard’s trees change on a smaller, more expected scale as well. In his travels across the Yard, Pfister marks the seasons by the changes he sees, whether leaves are budding out and flowers blooming, whether fruits are growing or falling on the ground. He even gets a kick out of the walnuts’ ongoing battle with the automobile, acted out each fall as trees overhanging Quincy Street bombard the cars parked below.“The Yard is ever-changing,” Pfister said. “One sees different things, depending on the season.”For Pfister, the Yard’s trees are as much a part of Harvard as its buildings and people. They frame the activities of students and faculty, and perhaps should join the Yard’s ghosts in their “long winding train reaching back into eternity,” spoken of by writer Ralph Waldo Emerson in his verse inscribed near Meyer Gate.“You can think about the Yard that way too … the trees under which people played,” Pfister said. “The activities of the College take place under them, Commencement takes place under them. [Students] leave, we [faculty] stay for a while. The trees are here for much longer.”last_img read more

March 1, 2021 0

Leicester 3 points away from title after Dawson foils Spurs

first_imgMyhill savesThe other significant alteration saw Boaz Myhill coming in for goalkeeper Ben Foster, who also had an ankle problem, and the 33-year-old Welshman was called into immediate action.In the opening minutes, he was at a full-stretch dive to turn a Christian Eriksen free-kick around for a corner. Moments later, he did exceptionally well to palm a Harry Kane effort on to the post. And not long afterwards Myhill could only watch as an effort from Eriksen clipped the top of the crossbar.The breakthrough the home crowd desperately required eventually came with 12 minutes left in the first half.Eriksen whipped in a superb free-kick which caused panic in the Albion defence and the falling Dawson, who had been tussling with Tottenham defender Jan Vertonghen, inadvertently diverted the ball into his own net and through the legs of the unfortunate Myhill.Spurs should really have doubled their lead when a signature sweeping move in the 57th minute saw Ali releasing Eriksen into space.The Dane then fed Erik Lamela, whose effort bounced off the post, the third time Tottenham had hit the woodwork.Yet Tottenham, who had appeals for a second-half penalty rejected when Jonny Evans appeared to handle an Eriksen delivery, ended up ruing all their missed chances.They had plenty of warnings, with lone Albion striker Salomon Rondon heading wide and also forcing a one-handed save from Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris.Then, from a Craig Gardner corner, right-back Dawson beat Lloris in the air to head home.Spurs midfielder Eric Dier was injured in the process and could be another absentee from the run-in.By the time Tottenham visit Chelsea on Monday, the Premier League race could be over.The only consolation for Spurs is that they are currently five points in front of Arsenal and in line to finish above their north London rivals for the first time since the 1994/95 season. Monday resultSpurs 1 West Brom 1LEICESTER’s final EPL games:May 1 – vs Man UnitedMay 7 – vs EvertonMay 15 – vs Chelsea.Tottenham Hotspur’s prospects of catching Leicester City in a thrilling Premier League title race suffered a major blow as they dropped two points in a frustrating 1-1 draw with West Bromwich Albion at White Hart Lane on Monday.Albion defender Craig Dawson made amends for his 33rd-minute own-goal by heading home an equaliser 17 minutes from time that has huge ramifications for the destiny of this season’s English title.Leicester are seven points clear of Spurs with three matches remaining and if they beat Manchester United at Old Trafford on Sunday, they will become English football champions for the first time, regardless of anything else Tottenham do this season.To make matters worse for Spurs, they could be missing one of their key players in the closing stages of the season after video footage emerged on Twitter which showed Dele Alli appearing to punch Albion midfielder Claudio Yacob in the stomach during the first half.The incident was missed by the referee Mike Jones and England’s governing Football Association are now likely to review the incident.If Alli, the newly-crowned Professional Footballers Association’ Young Player of the Year is punished retrospectively, he could be banned from the remainder of north London club Tottenham’s campaign.On Sunday, Leicester consolidated their position at the top of the Premier League with a 4-0 home thumping of Swansea.That result meant there was no margin of error for Tottenham.Spurs manager Mauricio Pochettino fielded the same side that overwhelmed Stoke City 4-0 a week earlier, while Albion were forced into making changes.Saido Berahino, whom Tottenham tried but failed to sign in pre-season, was removed from the starting line-up having aggravated an ankle injury against Arsenal last Thursday. London, United Kingdom | AFP center_img Share on: WhatsApplast_img read more

August 13, 2020 0

Aimi follows in champion footsteps to promote disability golf

first_img27 Oct 2016 Aimi follows in champion footsteps to promote disability golf English golfer Aimi Bullock played in the footsteps of Padraig Harrington when she tackled the 18th hole at the Portugal Masters.Aimi, a member at Woking and Sunningdale Ladies’ Golf Clubs, was one of six players selected to represent championship’s official charity, the European Disabled Golf Association.The European Tour event – which was won by Harrington – raised at least 22,000 euros for the charity and the money will be used to help train professionals, therapists, teachers and community workers to introduce golf to children with disability.Aimi, who has multiple sclerosis, joined the other five EDGA players at clinics where they showcased their talents – and challenged some of the pros to one-handed and one-legged putting contests.The six golfers were also able to play the final hole immediately after the end of the third round. They were accompanied by suitably bibbed caddies and by a commentary on play broadcast over the loudspeakers.Aimi said: “Playing the 18th was the highlight – and I did pretty good, avoiding the water unlike some of the guys. I hit a good drive, laid up, wedge into green and had a great two putt. I was very happy with bogey playing under spotlight for first time!She added: “The experience was amazing but exhausting, it’s going take a while to recover.”Aimi is one of five English golfers with disabilities who have shared their experiences to inspire more people to take up golf.Captions: Aimi Bullock (top) at the Portugal Masters and below, with the other EDGA volunteers. (Images courtesy EDGA).last_img read more

August 12, 2020 0

Mastermind: World Champion Magnus Carlsen is also one of the best in the world…

first_imgImage Courtesy: Twitter(@alponcing)/Georgios SouleidisAdvertisement 44c1NBA Finals | Brooklyn Vs1galWingsuit rodeo📽Sindre E2( IG: @_aubreyfisher @imraino ) p0xWould you ever consider trying this?😱igCan your students do this? 🌚k5Roller skating! Powered by Firework Chess is a game of intelligence. No use of brawn, all use of brain. The reigning World Chess Champion Magnus Carlsen, holds a monumental IQ of 190. Trained under the legendary chess icon Garry Kasparov, Carlsen is widely regarded as “the genius who’ll only get better.” Although, not only in chess, he is also getting better in other aspects. In fact, the Norwegian is among the 10 players of Fantasy Premier League!Advertisement Image Courtesy: Twitter(@alponcing)/Georgios SouleidisFantasy Premier League is a famous online online free to play fantasy football game, where players build up teams with footballers from Premier League teams. The core is determined by how the footballers perform in real life in every match day, and the players get score based on that.With an ever growing player base of more than 7 million, Carlsen is currently having his best FPL season so far- and is currently 3rd in the world. Not only that, the 29 year old is also topping the list of players in Norway.Advertisement His FPL team is called ‘Kjell Ankedal’, and user @alponcing posted the current week’s ranks on Twitter.The present FIDE World no. 1’s fantasy team consists of EPL stars like Mohammed Salah from Liverpool, Leicester City’s Jamie Vardy and Tottenham winger Heung-Min Son. With consistent footballers in his team, Carlsen has reguarly got high scores every week.“It is a similar game, it requires planning and strategy. And he has an incredible memory which helps.” Speaking to the Guardian, the current World Chess Champion stated that the game of chess and FPL require somewhat equivalent methods.However, is pretty humble about his achievement in the virtual game, saying that his fate has helped him to enter the top 10 list.“In chess, you know when you’ve done well and when you’ve done poorly, but it’s hard for me to take praise for fantasy league, when I’ve just been lucky,” he added.Tarjei Svensen, famous chess journalist revealed that Carlsen is an avid Football fan since his childhood, and regularly follows the English top flight.“His level of knowledge about English football is amazing, which must help him a lot,” Carlsen’s compatriot told Guardian.Last month Carlsen posted a photo of him doing football skill moves while he was at the Grand Chess Tour in Kolkata.Next Viswanathan Anand in the making, 14-year-old Praggnanandhaa becomes second youngest chess player in history to shatter this record! Advertisementlast_img read more

August 5, 2020 0