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16 April 2014

Corporate pension plans improve funding levelsp

Strong global equity market performance and higher liability discount rates have helped pension assets of the defined benefit plans of S&P 500 Index companies stage an improved aggregate funding ratio and a reduced funding shortfall.

15 April 2014

Private equity’s monthly deal value posts eight-month highp

The value of global private equity investment doubled in March from the previous month to reach its highest level since last summer.

10 April 2014

Energy, mining & utilities deal activity drops in Q1p

Global M&A targeting the energy, mining & utilities sector during Q1 2014 hit the lowest Q1 since 2006 with only $87.5bn-worth of transactions, an 18.9 per cent slump from Q1 2013

9 April 2014

Private equity firms set to be the most active buyers in insurance sectorp

Despite the tepid M&A volume in the insurance sector since the financial crisis, dealmakers are optimistic that there will be an uptick in activity over the next 12 months, with private equity firms expected to be among the most active buyers.

1 April 2014

Co-investment opens door to additional risk as well as potential returns, study warnsp

Co-investment programmes have a substantial risk of generating poor returns, even with a reasonably sized co-investment portfolio, according to a new study.

14 March 2014

Global green investment down as deal volume weakensp

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech and green-related companies in February failed to sustain growth recorded in January, falling back 89 per cent to just $173m, the lowest recorded since August 2013.

19 February 2014

US private equity execs aim to deploy more capital in 2014p

US private equity executives anticipate another year of moderate deal flow volume, with private equity fund managers eager to put their capital to work and drive private equity purchases.

18 February 2014

Listed private equity industry argues its case with fee-efficient modelp

Investing via listed private equity is considerably more fee efficient, than traditional LP-GP structures, according to new analysis

17 February 2014

Mega buyout boosts biotech private equity activityp

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting biotechnology companies started 2014 on an impressive note, leaping to its highest point in the last 12 months.

14 February 2014

Private equity, VC investment in cleantech rebounds in Januaryp

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital targeting cleantech companies rebounded in January after falling to a low base the preceding month.

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