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De Beers to Verify Diamond Investment Product
De Beers has partnered with the Singapore Diamond Mint Company (SDM) to provide verification services that confirm the natural origins of diamonds being used for a new investment-grade product.Under the agreement, the International Institute...
Retail Oct 10, 2017 Rapaport News
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De Beers to Invest in Diamond Start-Ups
De Beers is launching an initiative to consider buyingminority stakes in start-ups and rapidly growing companies, the diamondproducer announced Thursday.The operation, De Beers Ventures, will look into makingsmall equity investments in areas such as consumer brands, marketing platforms,security,...
Financial-Legal Jun 22, 2017 Rapaport News
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Equity Firm Buys Major Stake in James Allen
Online diamond retailer James Allen has received a $140 million equity investment from Francisco Partners.The investment gives the private-equity firm a near-50% stake in the NewYork-based R2Net, which owns James Allen, valuing the...
Retail Apr 09, 2017 Rapaport News
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Gold Jewelry Demand Falls as Price Jumps
Global demand for gold jewelry dropped 9 percent to $17.98billion in the second quarter, according to the World Gold Council (WGC). Byvolume, demand slumped 14 percent to 444.1 tonnes. Demand in the first halfsank to $36.3 billion, its...
Financial-Legal Aug 14, 2016 Rapaport News
U.K. Bans Directors From Three Diamond Investment Schemes
The Insolvency Service (TIS) of the U.K. disqualified three directors of Cohen Stones Ltd., Imperial Assets Solutions Ltd. and Tudor Global Ltd. from a "director" role at any firm for more than a decade after...
Financial-Legal Jul 24, 2015 Jeff Miller
Blackstone Acquires Stake in Stornoway and Renard Diamond Stream
Blackstone Tactical Opportunities, an affiliate of Blackstone, invested in Stornoway Diamond Corporation and acquired a minority ownership interest in the Renard diamond stream, by way of a secondary market transaction with Orion Mine Finance. The Renard diamond stream...
Mining Apr 30, 2015 Jeff Miller
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Rapaport Basel Presentation About Investment Diamonds
PRESS RELEASE, March 5, 2015 … Martin Rapaport will make a keynote presentation about investment diamonds at The Diamond Show in Basel, Switzerland. The one-hour talk will present the framework for a transparent, competitive and liquid...
Research Mar 05, 2015 Rapaport
Paragon Diamonds Agrees to Buy and Cancel Lanstead Shares
Paragon Diamonds Ltd. agreed to purchase, conditional on shareholder approval, 63 million ordinary shares, representing 18.9 percent of share capital, from Lanstead Capital L.P. at 3 pence each in an off market purchase. Paragon will then cancel the...
Financial-Legal Nov 11, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Kalyan Jewellers Secures Major Funding for Expansion
One of India’s leading jewelers, Kalyan Jewellers, is set for expansion across the country with an $196 million (Rs 1,200 crore) investment from an affiliate of Warburg Pincus –- a leading private equity firm. The funding is believed...
Manufacturing Oct 20, 2014 Zainab Morbiwala
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Brazil Minerals Raises Equity Interest in Mineração Duas Barras
Brazil Minerals Inc. completed the purchase and received title to another 13.13 percent of Mineração Duas Barras Ltda. (MDB) in Brazil, thereby increasing its current ownership to 86.88 percent. MDB mines diamonds and gold...
Mining Aug 15, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Norwest Venture Partners Invests in Kendra Scott
Norwest Venture Partners, a global multi-stage investment firm, invested in jeweler Kendra Scott as a minority investor, further enabling the retailer to expand and increase the brand's reach. Kendra Scott, the founder and CEO of the...
Financial-Legal Jul 30, 2014 Nirali Sheth
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Fipke Holdings to Sell Ekati Share to Dominion Diamond
Dominion Diamond Corporation entered into an agreement with C. Fipke Holdings Ltd. to acquire its stake in the Ekati diamond mine for $67 million, subject to adjustments to reflect joint venture contributions and distributions since June...
Financial-Legal Jul 09, 2014 Jeff Miller
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Diamond Show Set to Dazzle Basel
PRESS RELEASE, January 21, 2014, Basel, Switzerland: The Diamond Show is set to bring a sparkling revolution to the Basel jewelry and watch week. Opening its doors on March 27, at Basel’s Markthalle in Viaduktstrasse, the show...
Manufacturing Jan 21, 2014 Rapaport
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Pure Gold Commits $136M Expansion Investment Before World Expo
The Pure Gold Group will invest about $136 million (AED 500 million) to expand its operations in United Arab Emirates (UAE) between now and the World Expo 2020 in Dubai. The group expects...
Manufacturing Dec 10, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Global Gold Jewelry Demand -15% to $21M
Global gold demand for jewelry by value fell 15 percent year on year to $20.75 billion in the third quarter that ended on September 30, according to provisional calculations by the World Gold Council. The decrease was price...
Manufacturing Nov 29, 2013 Jeff Miller
Swatch Buys Controlling Stake in Rivoli Investments
Swatch Group subsidiary Technocorp Holding Ltd. increased its holdings in Dubai-based Rivoli Investments LLC to majority share. The Swatch Group previously held a 40 percent equity stake in Rivoli, but purchased a tranche of shares, raising its...
Watches Nov 25, 2013 Jeff Miller
Retail Performance, Profit Improve With Digital Transformation
Every industry faces numerous alternatives to gaining the digital advantage, according to Capgemini Consulting and MIT Digital Transformation, but there also exists ''a bewildering barrage of advice'' along with conflicting and often incorrect...
Technology Nov 11, 2013 Jeff Miller
De Beers Begins $2B Construction on Venetia Underground
The De Beers Group of Companies began construction of its new underground mine beneath the open-pit Venetia diamond mine in Limpopo Province, South Africa. This $2 billion investment is expected to extend the life of Venetia beyond 2040...
Mining Oct 22, 2013 Jeff Miller
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Sotheby's Reviews Capital Allocation, Financial Policies
Sotheby’s informed shareholders today that it would review its capital allocation and financial policies with the intent of releasing its findings in early 2014. Sotheby’s has undertaken restructuring projects in the past couple of years...
Financial-Legal Sep 11, 2013 Jeff Miller
GemShares, NASDAQ Partner to Create Index Standard
Investment firm GemShares LLC and the NASDAQ OMX Group Inc. plan to develop the GemShares Global Investment Grade Standard (GIGS™) Diamond Basket Index, a rules-based index that will serve as the basis for a standardized pricing mechanism to value a diamond basket of funds that could be used...
Financial-Legal Sep 10, 2013 Jeff Miller
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