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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.

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.

8 July 2014

Venture-backed IPOs continue to grow in value despite second-quarter drop in volumep

stocks and shares dice risky listing IPO Venture-backed IPOs were up by 45 per cent in value in the second quarter as companies continue to take advantage of the improving environment to get themselves listed, new research shows.

1 July 2014

Global private equity activity booms to post-crisis highp

increase-6_sq More than 100 extra private equity buyouts took place in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, new research shows.

30 June 2014

More regulation does not mean higher risk management standards, GPs believep

exclamation mark risk caution stop The vast majority of private equity GPs do not believe increased regulation is raising industry standards for risk management, new research shows.

24 June 2014

Private equity exit value surges to 80% of 2013 total in just six monthsp

tidal wave A surge in buyout activity has seen private equity exit value hit 80 per cent of the $282bn total from last year with just half the year gone, new research has shown.

24 June 2014

New study blows away ‘misconception’ that leverage beats operational improvementp

sparks mechanic welding engineering Operational improvement remains a key driver of value creation in private equity portfolio companies despite the common misconception that leverage is at the heart of most strong returns, new research shows.

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