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6 February 2013

US endowments returns slide, alternative allocations risep

US endowments saw a negative average return for the 2012 fiscal year, though the trend ofi ncreasing allocations to alternative investment strategies continued.

4 February 2013

US venture capital investment sees significant declinep

US venture capital investment decreased a worrying ten per cent in 2012, marking further decline in an industry experiencing continued contraction.

18 January 2013

US venture investment continues to declinep

US venture capital activity continued its decline in Q4 2012, as $6.6bn was raised in 733 VC deals - a 20 per cent decrease in capital and a 17 per cent decrease in deals from the same period in 2011.

18 January 2013

Private equity leads push for healthcare, pharma IT dealsp

Private equity firms were responsible for four of the top ten deals in the global pharma/ healthcare IT industry, as transaction volumes increased 21 per cent and deal values also increased.

13 January 2013

Hamilton Robinson Capital launches fourth fund

Connecticut, US-based private equity firm Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has launched its fourth Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners fund with a target of $250m. The firm invests in small privately held companies, typically targeting those in the manufacturing, distribution and services space. It invests through equity and buyouts. It invests between $5m and $15m per transaction[...]

2 January 2013

Exit routes remain blocked for US investorsp

Despite positive signs in the first half of 2012, both IPOs and M&As of venture-backed companies ended the year down from the same period in the previous year.

20 December 2012

US venture industry holds on to optimism in contracting marketp

US venture capitalists and CEOs of venture-backed companies remain cautiously optimistic for the year ahead - despite market contractions, according to a new survey.

16 November 2012

US private equity flat despite public markets outperformancep

Returns for US-based private equity and venture capital funds were essentially flat for second quarter of 2012 - however, private equity and venture capital funds outperformed US public equity markets during the period.

9 November 2012

Private equity still an active player in flat technology M&A marketp

While previously bolstered by a series of mega-deals in excess of $10bn, technology deal value declined in the third quarter of 2012, while volume remained flat. However, private equity continues to be an active player in the technology market, with more than three deals in excess of $1bn announced during the quarter.

8 November 2012

Private equity investors turn on to US manufacturing sectorp

A significant portion of US private equity firms plan to invest in the manufacturing sector over next 12 months, driven by the rebound in the US auto industry and optimism in the housing sector, a new report has suggested.

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