Priory looks healthy for buyout bids

first_img Share Tags: NULL whatsapp Wednesday 15 September 2010 8:47 pm HANDFUL of buyout firms are understood to be submitting indicative bids for mental-health specialist the Priory Group, which seller Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS) hopes could fetch about £1bn.Advent International, Bain Capital, Blackstone and Cinven were all thought to be planning to submit non-binding bids by yesterday’s deadline. The Carlyle Group and KKR are also thought to have also examined the business, but it was unclear whether they intend to lodge bids.The private equity firms, RBS and the Priory all declined to comment.The Priory operates more than 50 hospitals, schools and care homes in Britain. It is best known for treating celebrities including “Britain’s Got Talent” star Susan Boyle, Libertines singer Pete Doherty, and comedienne Ruby Wax, who went on to write a show about depression, dubbed “Live From the Priory”.It is being sold as RBS sheds non-core assets to slim its unwieldy balance sheet. Priory expects to generate earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortisation of about £95m in the year to December, a source previously said. Banks would be willing to lend about 5.5 times that amount, the source said, leaving a private equity buyer to stump up about £500m in equity. The business is viewed as a strong performer with a good management team, meaning a new private equity buyer may have little more to add to the business and could need to target lower returns, another source said. Buyout firms usually target net returns of 20 to 25 per cent, but have been prepared recently to put in more equity and accept lower returns for businesses they perceive to be low-risk. Read This Next’A Quiet Place Part II’ Sets Pandemic Record in Debut WeekendFamily ProofHiking Gadgets: Amazon Deals Perfect For Your Next AdventureFamily ProofBack on the Rails for Summer New York to New Orleans, Savannah and MiamiFamily ProofYoga for Beginners: 3 Different Types of Yoga You Should TryFamily ProofAmazon roars for MGM’s lion, paying $8.45 billion for studio behind JamesFamily ProofIndian Spiced Vegetable Nuggets: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofTortilla Mango Cups: Recipes Worth CookingFamily ProofWhat to Know About ‘Loki’ Ahead of Disney+ Premier on June 9Family ProofCheese Crostini: Delicious Recipes Worth CookingFamily Proof Show Comments ▼ whatsapp KCS-content Priory looks healthy for buyout bids last_img read more

Metric’s $10m boost to drive US growth

first_imgFinance Metric’s $10m boost to drive US growth Metric Gaming has sealed a $10m (€8.5m/£7.6m) funding round that will “accelerate” its ambition of becoming a leading tech provider in its home US market.The sportsbook platform and data services provider, which was founded in Las Vegas, said its Series A Funding Round was led by RDA Ventures LLC, with additional funds coming from existing investors. As part of its investment, RDA Ventures will join Metric Gaming’s board of directors.With plans already under way for a recruitment drive at its Las Vegas base, the funds will be used to help establish Metric Gaming as a leading services provider in the fledgling US market.Martin de Knijff (pictured), Metric Gaming CEO, said: “This investment will accelerate Metric Gaming’s plans to capitalise on the substantial market opportunities arising as states across the U.S. continue to legalize sports betting.“Metric’s B2B value proposition – a turnkey, mobile-optimised solution that includes the transaction platform, front-end, trading, operations, risk management, product and unique content – is backed by pedigree and expertise built on both sides of the Atlantic, and will enable operators to quickly and efficiently capture market share.”Since the repeal of PASPA in May, Metric has begun an internal restructure with industry veteran Jim Supple becoming global managing director and Keith Hayes taking over his COO role, with a US commercial function being defined in addition to the already established UK and European commercial function.The company in May announced a partnership with Nektan that will see the pair provide a fully integrated complete race and sports book offering to the US market.De Knijff told that the company’s commercial arm has been busy progressing other partnerships since the US market was effectively opened by the repeal of PASPA.He said: “The emerging sports betting market in the US has presented Metric Gaming with numerous opportunities to explore and progress.“It’s a little too early to announce anything specific but discussions are well underway with some leading names within the industry.” US-founded sportsbook specialist in Las Vegas recruitment drive Subscribe to the iGaming newsletter Regions: UScenter_img Topics: Finance Sports betting AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to FacebookFacebookShare to TwitterTwitter Email Address 25th September 2018 | By contenteditorlast_img read more

Nigerian Breweries Plc ( 2010 Annual Report

first_imgNigerian Breweries Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Beverages sector has released it’s 2010 annual report.For more information about Nigerian Breweries Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Nigerian Breweries Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Nigerian Breweries Plc (  2010 annual report.Company ProfileNigerian Breweries Plc is the largest brewing company in Nigeria producing the nation’s favourite brew, STAR. The company boasts one of the most modern brew houses in the country producing a popular range of lager, stout, malt drinks, ready-to-drink beverages, cider, carbonated soft drinks and energy drinks for local consumption and for export. Lager brands include STAR, Heineken, Gulder, Goldber, “33 Export”, Life, More and Stella; the stout brand is Legend; the malt brand is Amstel Malta; the ready-to-drink brand is Ace Passion; the cider brand is Strongbow Apple Cider; the soft drink brand is fayrouz and the energy drink brand is Climax. Nigerian Breweries Plc has 11 breweries, 2 malting plants and 26 sales depots; enjoys a growing export market; and offers sales and logistic and marketing support to merchants and vendors. Brands in the product portfolio are available in 13 countries including the United Kingdom, South Africa, the United States and various countries in Middle-East and West Company. Its company head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Nigerian Breweries Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Chams Plc Q32016 Interim Report

first_imgChams Plc ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Technology sector has released it’s 2016 interim results for the third quarter.For more information about Chams Plc ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Chams Plc ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Chams Plc (  2016 interim results for the third quarter.Company ProfileChams Plc provides enterprise technology solutions for identity management and transaction payments to the public and private sectors in Nigeria. The company builds robust, secure and adaptable platforms to facilitate identity management, identity transactions and verification systems. Established in 1985, Chams Plc has executed identification and verification projects for major institutions including INEC, NCC, NHIS, PeNCOM, ICAN, Customs, Nigeria Air Force, NAHCO, Head of Service of the Federation as well as government departments and private education institutions. The company has also handled identity management and transaction payments for the governing bodies of the states of Osun, Anambra, Ogun, Adamawa, Benue and Oyo. Chams Plc handled the execution and deployment of identity management solutions for the Bank Verification Project which was a multi-million dollar initiative of the Central Bank of Nigeria (CBN) and the Banker’s Committee. It was the first banking industry biometrics identity matching solution in the global financial markets. Chams Plc is the front end partner to the national Identity Management Commission (NIMC), the agency of the Federal Government of Nigeria (FGN). Other notable accolades include pioneering Nigeria’s first payment card scheme, Valucard; and is the first homegrown company in Nigeria to be listed in the Guinness Book of Records for setting up the mega ChamsCity Digital Mall. Chams Plc’s head office is in Lagos, Nigeria. Chams Plc is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( HY2017 Interim Report

first_imgMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius under the Agri-industrial sector has released it’s 2017 interim results for the half year.For more information about Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd (  2017 interim results for the half year.Company ProfileMauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is a Mauritian company that specialises in the production of a comprehensive range of fertilisers for local and international customers. The company deals through several manufacturing and trading companies, supplying products and services that include, complex nitrogen, phosphorous, potassium (NPK) fertilizers, foliar and liquid fertilizers, basic and specialty chemicals for sugar, textile, paint and hotel industries, refrigerants, laboratory services, electrical, and household appliances, electronic equipment, and also commodities such as flour, tires, paper products and steel products. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Ltd operates through its subsidiaries which include MCFI Ltd, Chemco Ltd, Bychemex Ltd, MCFI (Freeport) Ltd, Elcon Systentechnik Mauritius Ltd, Medigaz Ltd and MCFI-SFB Co. Ltd which is a joint venture between the Company and the Shenzen Shenfubao Group, China. Mauritius Chemical & Fertilizer Industry Limited is listed on the Stock Exchange of Mauritius.last_img read more

Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( 2018 Annual Report

first_imgUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchange under the Property sector has released it’s 2018 annual report.For more information about Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( reports, abridged reports, interim earnings results and earnings presentations, visit the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust ( company page on AfricanFinancials.Document: Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (  2018 annual report.Company ProfileUnion Homes Real Estate Investment Trust (REIT) is an actively-managed, close-ended Unit Trust Scheme geared to achieve long-term capital appreciation through real estate investments. The Trust Deed invests in a maximum of 90% of the funds in real estate and real estate related investments. A maximum of 10% of the Fund’s total assets is invested in quality money market instruments which ensure liquidity. Established in 2008, the Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is managed by Union Homes Savings & Loans Plc which is a subsidiary of the Union Bank of Nigeria Plc. The Fund Managers spread the portfolio  mix across commercial and residential property investment and mortgage assets. Union Homes Real Estate Investment Trust is listed on the Nigerian Stock Exchangelast_img read more

Ambara House / Wright Inspires

first_img “COPY” Manjunath and Company Civil Construction: ArchDaily Structural Consultant: Prathima Seethur Save this picture!© Yash R Jain+ 26Curated by Hana Abdel Share Balaji Constructions Ambara House / Wright Inspires Photographs:  Yash R Jain Manufacturers Brands with products used in this architecture project Houses Schematic Drawings:SudarshanConceptual Design:Prathima SeethurDetail Design:Prem PrakashCity:ಬೆಂಗಳೂರುCountry:IndiaMore SpecsLess SpecsSave this picture!© Yash R JainRecommended ProductsWoodEGGERWood-based materials in EGGER HeadquartersEquipmentSaliceWaste Bin Systems – Pull-Out UnitsMetallicsStudcoWall Stop Ends – EzyCapWoodBruagBalcony BalustradesText description provided by the architects. Wright Inspires is an eco-responsive design firm based out of Bangalore, India. Ambara, a warm and welcoming home, is like a puzzle with a 1000 pieces, which slowly pieced together with the right hands comes alive. The colors are vivid, the design sparks uniqueness and an ingenious glass sky-light at forty odd feet steals the show.Save this picture!© Yash R JainSave this picture!Ground Floor PlanSave this picture!© Yash R JainLooking at the context and where the site is located; achieving an atmosphere of serene calm inside a home, which sits within the busy-bustling city of Bangalore seems almost pretentious and borderline fictitious. But to do so convincingly is no mean feat. The area of the site being compact with namely three abutting neighboring plots, the main idea was to bring in light from the central sky-light. One can gaze into the sky from the Oval, as it is fondly called, and watch the clouds slowly sail by while sitting in the comfort of their own home. Hence, there is no doubt as to why the home is named “Ambara”, translating to “sky” in the local language of Kannada.Save this picture!© Yash R JainThe stairwell which moves eloquently through the house is designed to ensure that natural light propagates through all the floors, making it a sight worth seeing. The use of natural materials such as terracotta jaalis along with exposed brick walls, recycled wood and raw pink stone give the home an earthy feel.Save this picture!© Yash R JainThe structure as a whole adapts to the semi-tropical climate of Bengaluru while also being sustainable and green. An example of such adaptivity is the oddly shaped, amoeboid basement which stays relatively cooler compared to the surrounding spaces.Save this picture!© Yash R JainSave this picture!Diagrams and DetailsSave this picture!© Yash R JainThe first floor boasts a playfully meandering terracotta filler slab which is quite the architectural marvel. The windows to the west of the home are angled inwards to occlude the harsh evening sunlight and serve as a nice viewpoint towards a children’s playground around the corner. The facade of the home is sheltered by trees, a rather common feature in most of the homes built by Wright Inspires. The firm believes nature changes the way you work, think, and create and it forms an integral part of everyday life.Save this picture!© Yash R JainProject gallerySee allShow lessCruise Terminal / Hexia ArchitectsSelected ProjectsEscarpment House / Virginia Kerridge ArchitectSelected Projects Share Projects CopyHouses, Retail Interiors•ಬೆಂಗಳೂರು, India 2020 “COPY” Manufacturers: Baliapatam Tiles, Maheswari Impex, UPVC Windows, Weinerberger Bricks Lead Architect: Photographs Electrical Works: Architects: Wright Inspires Area Area of this architecture project India Kashyap Electricals Year:  ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard Ambara House / Wright InspiresSave this projectSaveAmbara House / Wright Inspires Area:  2800 ft² Year Completion year of this architecture project ShareFacebookTwitterPinterestWhatsappMailOr Clipboard CopyAbout this officeWright InspiresOfficeFollowProductsStoneConcreteBrick#TagsProjectsBuilt ProjectsSelected ProjectsResidential ArchitectureHousesInterior DesignRetail InteriorsTerra CottaOn FacebookಬೆಂಗಳೂರುIndiaPublished on May 20, 2021Cite: “Ambara House / Wright Inspires” 19 May 2021. 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Nominations open for 2018 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award

first_img Veuve Clicquot is inviting nominations from the public for its 2018 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award. It is the longest-running international award created specifically to recognise the contribution that women have made to business life.Previous award winners include Dame Marjorie Scardino DBE FRSA, Anya Hindmarch MBE and Alison Brittain, CEO Whitbread. The award is presented to those “who share the same qualities as Madame Clicquot: her enterprising spirit, her courage and the determination necessary to accomplish her business goals.”Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose AwardLast year saw the addition of the Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award, which was won by Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director at Southbank Centre.In 2018, this award will again aim to celebrate business women championing social purpose beyond their core business case. Charities are encouraged to nominate some of the many business women that they work with on fundraising and philanthropy campaigns.[youtube][/youtube] Veuve Clicquot New Generation AwardThe Veuve Clicquot New Generation Award recognises the success and vision of female entrepreneurs between the ages of 25 and 35.As the 45th awards opened for nominations, Julie Nollet, Marketing & Communications Director, Moët Hennessy UK, said: “The Business Woman Awards continue in not only giving the spotlight to those women who deserve recognition for their success but also women who act as a clear role model to future generations.”Jude Kelly CBE, Artistic Director at Southbank Centre, added: “Winning the first ever Veuve Clicquot Social Purpose Award last year has given me an incredible platform to spread the word about what we are doing at Southbank Centre – in particular, our WOW festivals – and hopefully inspire other female business leaders.”She continued: “I want to use the momentum and enlarged community created by the awards to help support other woman and develop the next generation of businesses with social purpose at their heart. I can’t wait to see who this year’s round of award brings to the forefront.”Judges for the 2018 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award come from a mixture of past winners, as well as industry leaders and networkers including Sarah Wood, Founder, Unruly; Caroline Michel, CEO, Peters Fraser & Dunlop; Moira Benigson, CEO, MBS Group. Advertisement Nominations open for 2018 Veuve Clicquot Business Woman Award  100 total views,  2 views today AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Who was Madame Clicquot?Married in 1798 to François Clicquot, owner of a Champagne business, and widowed at 27, Madame Clicquot took control of the business. She demonstrated her commercial spirit in 1810 by producing the first vintage wine of the Champagne region and later invented the first “riddling table” in 1816, as a way to clarify Champagne.  Adopted across the Champagne region, this method is still used today by all Houses. About Howard Lake Howard Lake is a digital fundraising entrepreneur. Publisher of UK Fundraising, the world’s first web resource for professional fundraisers, since 1994. Trainer and consultant in digital fundraising. Founder of Fundraising Camp and co-founder of Researching massive growth in giving.center_img Tagged with: Awards AddThis Sharing ButtonsShare to TwitterTwitterShare to FacebookFacebookShare to LinkedInLinkedInShare to EmailEmailShare to WhatsAppWhatsAppShare to MessengerMessengerShare to MoreAddThis6 Howard Lake | 6 November 2017 | News  99 total views,  1 views todaylast_img read more

Pasadena Health Department Earns National Accreditation

first_imgEVENTS & ENTERTAINMENT | FOOD & DRINK | THE ARTS | REAL ESTATE | HOME & GARDEN | WELLNESS | SOCIAL SCENE | GETAWAYS | PARENTS & KIDS Pasadena Public Health Department Director Michael Johnson announced Friday the department has achieved national accreditation through the Public Health Accreditation Board.The Pasadena Public Health Department is one of only eight public health agencies in California and less than 200 across the nation to achieve this distinction for achieving national standards that foster community health needs and promote continuous quality improvement“This national recognition is the culmination of more than four years of hard work by PPHD staff and our community partners. Our department underwent a rigorous, multi-faceted, peer-reviewed assessment process to meet or exceed public health quality standards and measures,” Johnson said.The Pasadena Public Health Department  accreditation is for five years, 2016 through 2021.With accreditation, the Pasadena Health Department is demonstrating increased accountability and credibility to the public, funders, elected officials and partner organizations to better serve the health needs of the Pasadena community. The Public Health Accreditation Board evaluation analyzed many things, such as how well the Pasadena Health Department is able to assess health conditions in the community and how well staff are prepared to respond to disease outbreaks or other emergencies.PHAB is the only national accreditation program for public health agencies and ensures consistency in meeting standards by public health departments.For more than 120 years, the Pasadena Public Health Department ,, has worked to promote and protect the health of the greater Pasadena area. The department offers a wide range of services to promote healthy behaviors, prevent diseases, ensure access to safe food and life-saving immunizations and preparing for public health emergencies. Community News Subscribe Top of the News faithfernandez More » ShareTweetShare on Google+Pin on PinterestSend with WhatsApp,Virtual Schools PasadenaHomes Solve Community/Gov/Pub SafetyPasadena Public WorksPasadena Water and PowerPASADENA EVENTS & ACTIVITIES CALENDARClick here for Movie Showtimes Name (required)  Mail (required) (not be published)  Website  Get our daily Pasadena newspaper in your email box. Free.Get all the latest Pasadena news, more than 10 fresh stories daily, 7 days a week at 7 a.m. More Cool Stuff HerbeautyThese Are 15 Great Style Tips From Asian WomenHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyHe Is Totally In Love With You If He Does These 7 ThingsHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyWhat Is It That Actually Makes French Women So Admirable?HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeautyTips From A Professional Stylist On How To Look Stunning In 2020HerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty15 Countries Where Men Have Difficulties Finding A WifeHerbeautyHerbeautyHerbeauty10 Most Influential Women In HistoryHerbeautyHerbeauty Government Pasadena Health Department Earns National Accreditation Published on Friday, December 2, 2016 | 2:10 pmcenter_img Make a comment Pasadena Will Allow Vaccinated People to Go Without Masks in Most Settings Starting on Tuesday Business News First Heatwave Expected Next Week Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked * Home of the Week: Unique Pasadena Home Located on Madeline Drive, Pasadena Community News Pasadena’s ‘626 Day’ Aims to Celebrate City, Boost Local Economy 4 recommended0 commentsShareShareTweetSharePin it last_img read more

Jazz party

first_img WhatsApp Facebook Pinterest Twitter Pinterest Facebook Jazz party MCM Elegante logo.jpg West Texas Jazz Society’s 53rd annual Jazz Party has been scheduled from 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. (brunch) on Saturday, and 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday at the MCM Eleganté Hotel, 5200 E. University Blvd. Individual concert tickets can be purchased for $50. Patron tickets are $250 and include priority seating and access to all concerts and the brunch on Saturday.center_img Local News TAGS  By Digital AIM Web Support – February 24, 2021 Twitter WhatsApp Previous article051219 OHS Lee Softball 03Next articleSTONE: Know your spots Digital AIM Web Supportlast_img read more