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30 July 2013

2013 could be “best year” for private equity since the crisisp

It is shaping up as the best year for private equity exits and fundraising since the crisis, a new report has said, despite an increasingly complex marketplace.

26 July 2013

European mid-market deal activity tumbles as investors prefer to “wait-and-see”p

While M&A activity continued its decline in the second quarter of 2013 - hitting historical lows - private company valuations in the eurozone showed a slight increase from 6.6 to 6.7 times EBITDA, according to new data.

24 July 2013

Second quarter ends strongly for VC investment in Israeli technology companiesp

The second quarter of 2013 ended on a strong note for Israeli high-tech companies, which managed to raise nearly half a billion dollars in the first half of the year

23 July 2013

Second quarter spike in venture capital fundraising contrasts with deal slowdownp

Venture capital fundraising in the US increased during the second quarter of the year, leading to a four per cent increase for H1 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.

22 July 2013

Leveraged loan volumes see massive spike as deal-making ramps up in 2013p

Europe as a whole saw a substantial increase in leveraged loan volumes for both private equity primary transactions and portfolio company refinancings.

19 July 2013

East Asian pension funds need to upgrade investment strategy to avoid looming crisisp

East Asian pension funds are facing a "formidable" demographic challenge and need to better manage their investment strategy to avert a looming pension crisis, according to new research.

18 July 2013

MENA region faces fundraising struggle as private equity deals ramp upp

The private equity industry in the MENA region continued to show signs of recovery in 2012 with an increase in investments compared to the prior year. The fundraising environment, however, remained relatively challenging with a decrease in total funds raised compared to 2011.

17 July 2013

Venture capital funding falls while VC-backed IPOs spike in second quarterp

Funding levels for venture capital in the second quarter of 2013 fell 14 per cent compared to the same period last year as deal activity also fell behind after a steady uptick over the last five quarters.

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.

12 July 2013

First quarter buyout boom boosts private equity in 2013p

A strong first quarter of private equity deal-making propelled the H1 2013 tally past that of the same period last year to $143.9bn, up 17.2 per cent from $122.8bn.

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