HGGC GETS INTO BUSINESS WITH AIMCo

About the transaction
HGGC recently announced its intention to sell its minority stake in Davies Group Limited to Alberta Investment Management Corporation otherwise known as AIMCo, which is a high-performing Canadian investment manager. The transaction which is set to end in the second quarter of 2019 will have AIMCo signing an agreement stating its ownership of the minority stakes, solely to the interest of its clients.
Its first investment at Davies Group was in early 2017. Even after selling the minority stakes, they will continue holding the majority.
About Davies Group Limited
This is an international leadership consulting group that was founded in 1968. The company specializes in tech-sophisticated operations, strategic foresight’s, digital solutions and consultancy to insurance, utilities, finance, communication and any other markets that are highly controlled.
Since the partnership between HGGC and Davis Group begun, the latter has seen tremendous growth in its revenue which doubled in the first year of business together to about $150 million. This growth has also been phenomenal and in the client numbers. In 2018 alone, Davis Group acquired 110 new accounts and was able to expand into three more judiciaries, the USA, Bermuda, and Canada.
A combined mission in sustaining the achieved success
Davis Group CEO, Dan Saulter, says that their partnering with HGGC has yielded more benefits than they had expected from an investment partner. This is particularly due to HGGC’s philosophy of mostly acquiring platforms that need instant attention and providing the needed resources and expertise to drive growth. As three companies contributing financial and strategic support for one, it is a sure way to enhance the success of Davis Group.
A brief glimpse at HGGC
This is a private equity firm that leads in the middle market of the equity firms’ industries and is based in Palo Alto California. It was founded in 2007. It has since been involved in platform investments, add-on acquisitions, recapitalizations, and leveraged buyouts.
Their team of experienced and talented experts ensures alignment of interests with their various partners to ensure success for both sides.
For the few years that the firm has been in operation, it has edged up to the top and was named 2014 M&A Mid-Market Private Equity Firm of the Year by Mergers & Acquisitions magazine.
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The Chainsmokers release new video

Dance pop duo, ‘The Chainsmokers have released a new single dubbed ‘side effects’. In this clip, released recently, Riverdale’s Camila Mendes features. In the video, an overworked employee is seen dancing through the unexpected shift. 

The new video, directed by Mathew Dillon Cohen has Camila Mendes acting as the hotel employee. As the video starts, he receives a call from her boss letting her know that she will be working all through the weekend. Surprisingly, Mende’s responds by ripping off her uniform and goes on to shimmy through the hotel that is visibly neon-lit to the bubbly dance pop from the Chainsmokers.

With the release of Side Effects, this marks the fifth song to be done by the pop duo this year. Other notable singles that The Chainsmokers have done this year include “You Owe Me”, “Sick Boy”, “Somebody” and “Everybody hates me”. Currently, the duo is working on their second album dubbed “Sick Boy” after the success of their breakthrough album in 2017 dubbed , “Memories…Do not Open”.

This development comes on the backdrop of a series of U.S. concerts scheduled for August through October for the duo.

Who are the Chainsmokers?

The Chainsmokers are a renowned production and DJ duo of Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall. The two credit their breakthrough to their 2014 song, #selfie that went on to become a top twenty in most charts all over the world. They released their debut EP, Bouquet back in 2015 and featured top hit like “Roses” that got to the top 10 in the U.S. Billboard hot 100. After winning several music awards that year, they went on to release their second EP, Collage in 2016 that led to the release of their first album in 2017.

According to Taggart, one half of the duo, their music can be described asblurring the lines between dance music, pop music and hip hop. They have cited several musicians as their role models and includes the likes of Linkin Park, Pharrell Williams and deadmau5. Since inception, their music has greatly influenced how the industry operates in terms of music genres.

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Ann Scango: A New Age Artist

Art has no limit, and artists can use any medium that they wanted. Ann Scango is one of those artists who is using various media to create an artwork. She is from Austin, Texas, and she is a celebrated artist who has a specialization in creating sculptures and collages. She is also credited for innovating several molding techniques, transforming it to her advantage. Most of the time, Ann Scango is using a medium that was produced by the industry, and she is trying to minimize the number of pollutants and trash in the environment that is why she decided to change her media in creating art. Back at her gallery in Austin, she recently opened up a new collection to be viewed by visitors, called the Scango Collection. It is a gallery that promotes artworks created by female artists. It also celebrates the artistic capability of women, and why they are important in the field of art.

From 2010 to 2015, Ann Scango was an active participant at the Firestar Austin Fellowship. Joining the event managed to give her additional knowledge to be a better artist. The idea to open up the Scango Collection is to promote the rights of women living in Texas. She is happy with the increasing number of visitors checking out her artwork, and she has also been featured in several magazines because of her talent in making artwork. Her artworks are known around the city, as she is the only one which uses complex 3D models as a basis for her artwork.Image result for contemporary art

Aside from displaying her artwork to the public, she is also asking them to be responsible for taking care of the environment. In her artworks, she has been using junks and transforming it into masterpieces. Ann Scango wanted to encourage the public to stop using plastics and other related products because it would destroy the environment. One of the most recent posts of Ann Scango from her social media accounts features different colored straws that would be recycled by her. She wanted to minimize the dumping of garbage and wanted the people to learn how they could recycle at home and turn it into artworks.

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The Chainsmokers Member Alex Pall Gives An Inside Look Into How The Band Has Become What They Are Today In Interview

The Chainsmokers Member Alex Pall Gives An Inside Look Into How The Band Has Become What They Are Today In Interview

The Chainsmokers are a group of members who share a passion for music and use that passion to build something strong. For Alex Pall and Andrew Taggart, they barely knew each other when they decided to join together to form the new Chainsmokers band. Andrew had originally been a member of the first group when his band mate decided to leave. When that happened, he wanted to bring someone else in and that is when he met Alex. From that point on, it was all history.

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Social media has opened doors for everyone to be able to share things that before now would have only been able to be shared among family and friends. Since the start of social media, people are able to reach out to an audience unlike ever before. The new friendships also lead to fans being able to communicate with their favorite bands, actors or actresses along with even models. For bands like the Chainsmokers, they have been able to see what their fans are up to.

The shows that the Chainsmokers are putting on are new and exciting. For the band, they love to please their fans and pleasing them around the world is something new and exciting for the band. They first started out by traveling for their first official album and since then, they have been to places that they have never been before now. Original fans are still buying tickets to shows and following them and new fans are coming along for the ride as well. Since their music is ever changing, so are the fans that are following them.

Before now, Andrew Taggart and Alex Pall have put on an exceptional show with their music but it wasn’t until just recently that the pair have begun to sing for their fans. With “Closer”, Andrew has taken to the center of their shows to sing. Before this time, their lyrics to the songs were done electronically. This upped the ball game to an incredible limit that has allowed them to remain as one of the best bands out there.

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