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12 August 2014

Venture capital financing levels in Silicon Valley hit highest level since 2002p

dollars The valuations of Silicon Valley-based companies picking up venture capital financing hit the strongest quarter in more than 12 years according to research by law firm Fenwick & West.

11 August 2014

US private equity cruising out of exits “danger zone”p

no exit North American private equity is moving out of the “danger zone” where the rate of exits has been too low to achieve suitable liquidity in the standard buyout timeframe, new research suggests.

30 July 2014

US buyout fundraising goes from strength to strength as LPs increase allocationsp

stock graph rise US private equity fundraising continued to strengthen in the second quarter of 2014 in terms of both funds closed and total capital raised, new research has shown.

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.

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.

17 April 2014

US venture fundraising sees Q1 boostp

US venture capital fundraising doubled in amount in Q1 2014, over that raised from the previous quarter, with $9.6bn raised.

11 March 2014

US venture capital rebounds as distributions back to investors outpace contributionsp

Distributions from US venture capital funds rose to $6.3bn in the final quarter of 2013, amidst a healthy exit environment and overall strong after-market performance.

6 March 2014

US private equity boasts strong quarter in seller’s marketp

In the midst of a strong period for public equities and a healthy IPO market, US private equity and venture capital funds generated positive returns for the third quarter of 2013.

20 February 2014

Listed private equity managers expect reduced discounts on secondary marketsp

Listed private equity managers are positive about the prospect for portfolio company earnings over the coming six months, with optimistic predictions for both investment and trading activity.

3 February 2014

US venture capital industry optimistic over improved fund performancep

US venture capital fund performance continued to make gains across most time horizons, according to recent data, with the industry growing more optimistic about further improvement.

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