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22 July 2014

Smart grid investment by venture capital firms dropsp

car charging Venture capital investment in the smart grid sector dropped by about 20 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 as dealmaking in the area slowed, new research shows.

22 July 2014

Cleantech companies pick up private equity, venture capital surge in Junep

green environment cleantech The amount of private equity and venture capital targeting cleantech companies rebounded in June to $1bn after hitting just $202m in May, new research shows.

21 July 2014

High-tech Israeli companies hit biggest quarterly funding high since 2000p

technology circuit capacitor electronic Israeli high-tech companies raised the highest quarterly amount of funding since 2000 in the second quarter of 2014, pulling in $930m from investors.

18 July 2014

US venture hits best performance since 1999, buyout strongest for seven yearsp

weights strong dumbbell gym US venture capital scored its best performance since 1999 last year thanks to strong returns from sectors including IT, new research has shown.

17 July 2014

London IPO market almost matches 2013 activity after just six months of new yearp

london London’s IPO market has continued its bumper 2014 by producing a mammoth 37 public listings raising £7bn in the second quarter.

16 July 2014

Annual secondaries deal volume on course to beat $30bn for first time in historyp

news_sale3_lrg Global secondary market transaction volume hit the $16bn mark for the first half of 2014, setting a record pace for the full year according to new data.

15 July 2014

Private equity continues five-year run of outperformancep

speedo accelerator Global listed private equity outperformed the S&P 500 by almost 2.5 percentage points over the five years to June 30 according to new research by Red Rocks Capital. The firm’s Global Listed Private Equity Index returned 21.31 per cent over the period compared to 18.82 per cent for the S&P 500. Q2 performance in the[...]

14 July 2014

Global PE activity value up 33 per cent in June despite slight volume dropp

sensor-wind-anemometer Global private equity investment activity rose in value terms in June despite the volume of deals slipping, according to new data from Zephyr published by BvD.

14 July 2014

Alternative assets managed by top 100 firms continue to rise, hits $3.3tn markp

dollarsss Global alternative investments controlled by the top 100 managers hit $3.3tn last year, more than $100bn up on the previous 12 months according to new research by Towers Watson.

10 July 2014

IPO power drives US venture fundraising to strongest by number since 2007p

fireworks The number of US venture capital firms actively fundraising grew by almost a quarter in the second three months of 2014 driven by strong IPO performance, new research suggests.

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