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2 September 2014

World’s largest 300 pension funds grow assets to almost $15tnp

euro walletThe total assets of the world’s largest 300 pension funds grew by more than six per cent in 2013 to reach a new high of almost US$15tn according to new research.

1 September 2014

Australian private equity easily outperforms listed marketsp

australia flagAustralian private equity and venture capital outperformed the listed market by over 10 per cent in the 12 months to 31 March 2014, according to data from Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association AVCAL and Cambridge Associates.

29 August 2014

European debt markets remain strongp

eurooEuropean debt markets remained buoyant in the second quarter with average loan levels rising and equity contributions hitting their lowest level since 2007, according to a recent report.

21 August 2014

CEE region records seven-year exit high despite drop in PE investment, fundraisingp

thermometer_170sqPrivate equity exits in Central and Eastern Europe had their third-strongest year on record in 2013 according to newly-released research.

15 August 2014

Cleantech investment rockets in July thanks to mega US dealp

news_green_Power_lrgPrivate equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting the global cleantech sector more than tripled in value to $3.4bn in July, new research has shown.

12 August 2014

Operational focus key to Asian private equity portfolio improvementp

asia mapSlowing economic growth and industry consolidation in Asia has seen operational value creation return to the fore, new research by AlixPartners suggests.

12 August 2014

Venture capital financing levels in Silicon Valley hit highest level since 2002p

dollarsThe valuations of Silicon Valley-based companies picking up venture capital financing hit the strongest quarter in more than 12 years according to research by law firm Fenwick & West.

11 August 2014

US private equity cruising out of exits “danger zone”p

no exitNorth American private equity is moving out of the “danger zone” where the rate of exits has been too low to achieve suitable liquidity in the standard buyout timeframe, new research suggests.

7 August 2014

Global secondaries volume hit record $22bn in first six months of 2014p

measuring jug volumeThe global private equity secondaries market hit $22bn in the first half of 2014 amid the busiest period in the asset class’s history to date, new research suggests.

4 August 2014

European buyout equity contributions sink to lowest levels since 2007p

chocolate eurosAverage equity contributions in European buyout deals have hit their lowest levels since 2007 according to new research by private equity debt advisory firm Marlborough Partners.

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