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24 October 2013

Private equity outperforms for US pension funds, says reportp

Private equity returns to large US public pension funds continue to outperform all other asset classes over ten-year time horizons, according to industry group the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

23 October 2013

Confidence grows for Silicon Valley VCsp

Confidence in the sector improved for Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the third quarter, amounting to five consecutive quarters of increasing sentiment, a new survey has found.

21 October 2013

US sees quarterly increase in venture capital dealsp

Quarterly venture capital investment activity rose for both value and number of deals, with the software industry receiving the highest level of funding for 12 years.

19 September 2013

Cautious optimism characterises financial services-focused private equity

When comparing 2013 to the preceding three years, there are more signals of positive momentum in the financial services-focused private equity space.

17 September 2013

Fundraising for life science VCs continues decline in 2013p

Fundraising by life science venture capitalists continued to decline during 2013, with estimated fundraising for the first half of the year falling to $1.3bn, corresponding to an annualized rate of $2.6bn.

5 September 2013

Marketing technology and software lead M&A activity as deal volume risep

A total of 384 deals were announced in August 2013, of which 202 were reported at $7.7bn in aggregate value. Compared to the previous month, deal volume across all segments increased six per cent, according to new data.

22 August 2013

Momentum builds in healthcare venture capitalp

Large exits, specifically those venture capital-backed healthcare deals with at least $75m upfront in biotech and $50m upfront for medical device and services hit an eight-year high, according to a recent report.

21 August 2013

Growth equity comes of age as it outpaces venture capitalp

Growth equity has evolved into a distinct asset class generating strong returns and outperforming US venture capital, according to a recent report.

16 August 2013

Uncertainty continues to be primary concern for VC investorsp

Investor sentiment is increasing favorably towards the US in an environment where venture capitalists remain cautious about the global economy and pessimistic about government policies around investing, according to a new survey of investor appetities.

9 August 2013

Private equity-backed M&A jumps in Julyp

Hellman & Friedman's $4.4bn purchase of Chicago-based insurance brokerage Hub International pushed the value of announced private equity-backed M&A to $196.4bn so far this year.

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