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1 October 2013

Buyout activity booms in technogy, software, information services sectorsp

Buyout firms announced 43 acquisitions in the technology, software and informationservices for Q3, up 48 per cent from the previous quarter.

1 October 2013

Media investment holds firm in third quarterp

Buyout firms completed 19 deals worth $1.4bn within the marketing, media, and technology industries in the third quarter, while venture and growth capital investors announced 335 transactions

26 September 2013

Energy sector offers “opportunity of the century” to private equity investorsp

Fundamental shifts in the global energy landscape are creating massive investment opportunities in the near and longer term

26 September 2013

Financing frees up for UK growth companiesp

Companies are finding it easier to tap bank funding, with a significant increase in companies looking to public markets and private equity to provide capital, according to a recent report.

25 September 2013

Latin America’s growth story remains attractive to LPs, both home and abroadp

news_brazil_rio.sml investors are reaching a more sophisticated understanding of the opportunity in Latin America, with positive expectations of the deal-making environment in the coming years.

20 September 2013

Fortune favours fund managers quickest to embrace investors’ evolving preferencesp

The growing sophistication of institutional investors in the hedge, private equity and real estate sectors is transforming the alternative assets industry, while fund managers work continuously to meet unprecedented regulatory demands and seek ways to differentiate their offerings as new managers flood into the market.

20 September 2013

GPs remain optimistic despite increasingly arduous fundraising marketp

Despite a mood of greater positivity around fundraising prospects, there is also a recognition amongst private equity firms that the process continues to become "costlier" and "more onerous".

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.

18 September 2013

Nordics enjoys Q2 buyout boost, while fundraising bounces backp

Private equity firms invested over €1.9bn in the Nordic region in the second quarter of 2013, bouncing back after dip in Q1 as buyout investments doubled, according to the latest market data from Norwegian state-owned private equity investment group Argentum.

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.

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