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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.

16 July 2013

Global private equity numbers down as US buyout values fallp

The value of global private equity investment fell by 45 per cent in June 2013, halting a two-month period of growth despite an increase in volume.

1 July 2013

Texas leads US for private equity investment in 2012p

Private equity firms invested $347bn in more than 2,000 US-based companies during 2012, and Texas received the most capital with $46.6bn invested.

11 June 2013

Private equity poised for new heights as recovery continuesp

Private equity seems poised to reach new heights in 2013 as investor interest, which waned dramatically after the 2008 financial crisis, looks to be rising once again, according to a new report.

22 May 2013

Slow first quarter belies steady pace in 2012 for going private dealsp

The number and size of sponsor-backed going private transactions were each lower in 2012 than in 2011 and 2010; however, when excluding the soft first quarter of 2012, deal activity was on par with such earlier years, according to a new survey.

16 May 2013

Canadian venture capital up 55% as buyout deals stay on trackp

Canadian venture capital and private equity funds disclosed $2.56bn of new investments and $1.48bn of new capital formation in the first quarter of 2013, according to new data.

14 May 2013

US private equity industry slows after frantic close to 2012p

Though private equity fundraising and exit volumes continue to trend upward when evaluated on an annual basis, US private equity showed a 42 per cent decrease from its fourth quarter level in the first quarter of 2013.

19 April 2013

2013 already sets the tone with big buyoutsp

Looking back to the start of the year, a number of big-ticket deals have already made it through the gate, particularly in the US, according to the Deal Compass from law firm Weil, a roundup of strategic going-public and US sponsor-backed going-private deals.

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