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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.

30 June 2014

Buyout-backed European IPOs hit highest level ever in H1 2014p

stock market graph Private equity-backed European IPOs hit their highest-ever level in the first six months of 2014 after 31 businesses contributing €33.4bn of value through public listings, new research shows.

29 April 2014

Buyouts expected to pick up in 2014 as family businesses come to sellp

The largest segment of the European corporate landscape, family businesses, are again looking to private equity as an attractive exit option, according to a new report.

24 April 2014

Benelux private equity industry looks to growing deal volumep

Optimism about the private equity, venture capital and leveraged finance sector in the Benelux in 2014 has increased “significantly" compared to 2013, according to a new report.

1 April 2014

London leads the way for European commercial real estate investmentp

London continued to attract the attention of Middle Eastern investors as investment increased from 7.5 per cent of total investment in 2012 to 17 per cent in 2013.

31 March 2014

UK leads the way for European buyouts

The UK is the clear leader in the European private equity buyout market, accounting for 40 per cent of all buyout value in Q1 2014, according to new data.

31 March 2014

Debt markets show keen appetite for bolt-on dealsp

The keen appetite of both the European high yield and senior debt markets helped to support large add-ons by private equity-backed companies in the final quarter of 2013

28 March 2014

Russian venture capital sees deal activity rise as exits mount upp

russia_moscow Around $653.1m of venture capital was invested in a total of 222 deals in 2013, and the number of investor exits almost doubled, with proceeds growing more than fivefold, from $372m to an unprecedented $2bn.

26 March 2014

Nordic deal value falls following dearth of mega buyoutsp

2013 was a strong year for the Nordics, albeit with some mixed fortunes. The most notable development on the investment side was the lack of mega-cap deals in the Nordics which left investment values deflated.

19 March 2014

Spain moves up the list for commercial real estate investorsp

The number of investors viewing Spain as the most attractive market for commercial real estate acquisitions has increased dramatically as investors move up the risk curve in 2014.

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