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21 January 2014

Alternative asset allocation grows as investors ready for volatilityp

Asset owners have reiterated their intention to allocate more to private assets, with asset price volatility providing the major source of risk for the year ahead, a new investor survey has revealed.

17 January 2014

Internet leads the pack as US venture capital grows in 2013p

Venture capitalists invested $29.4bn in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of seven percent in dollars and a four per cent increase in deals over the prior year,

1 November 2013

Venture capital “dramatically outperforms” public marketsp

Venture capital performance improved “significantly” across nearly all time horizons up to the first half of 2013, with higher returns seen in the quarterly, one, three, five, ten and 20-year horizons.

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.

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