News in brief – 16 September 2022

Quilter Foundation has donated £25,000 to the Disasters Emergency Committee’s (DEC) Pakistan Floods Appeal.

The DEC has brought together 15 UK aid charities, specialising in humanitarian aid and disaster response, to raise funds quickly to support an effective humanitarian response. Quilter Foundation chair, Paul Feeney, commented: “It is vital that we support the extraordinary efforts of the charities working tirelessly to provide life-saving aid. I’m therefore pleased that the Quilter Foundation is able to support this urgent appeal from the Disasters Emergency Committee.” Quilter will also match funds raised by employees donating to the appeal and those made online up to £20,000.

Gresham House has formed a strategic partnership with HSPG worth £50m.

Under the agreement, Gresham House exclusively has the option to acquire HSPG’s pipeline of shared ownership properties on completion of the units. The responsibility for selling properties will remain with HSPG. This is Gresham House’s first agreement to include forward exclusivity, with the asset manager expecting to acquire at least £50m of properties as part of the deal over the next three years. The first transaction under the partnership has been completed, with Gresham House acquiring 21 completed homes at the Laureate Fields development in East Suffolk for £2.7m.

AXA IM Alts has announced a $24m investment into Maternal Newborn Health Innovations.

This represents the first investment made by the newly launched AXA IM Alts $500m Global Healthcare Private Equity strategy, which focuses on four core areas of innovation – medical devices, biopharmaceuticals, vaccines, and diagnostics – through investing in companies that are in late-clinical and/or early commercial stages. The strategy seeks to invest in companies that aim to deliver healthcare solutions at accessible price points for global markets where demand for new products “continues to benefit from rapid growth in healthcare spending and population growth”.

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