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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.

18 March 2014

European exit boosted by growing presence of US private equity buyersp

Recent European M&A processes have seen strong interest from purely US-based private equity firms, particularly in the mid-market where European firms are looking to exit their portfolio companies.

25 February 2014

German M&A activity set to rise as growth accelerates and markets open upp

German M&A looks set to burst into life, with an increase in deal activity expected with corporate transaction managers coming under growing pressure to invest and private equity firms also gearing up to put money to work.

10 February 2014

European venture capital industry stirs back to lifep

Meaningful exits and valuations for European tech companies are beginning to come to market, leading to increased confidence in the venture capital space.

3 February 2014

2013 enjoys six-year high for leveraged loansp

UK leveraged loan volumes fell in Q4 to €1.8bn, though leverage levels spiked in the quarter taking average total leverage on UK deals to 4.8x for 2013 - up from 4.5x for the preceding nine months.

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