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8 February 2013

Emerging markets take greater share of global fundraisingp

Emerging markets private equity fundraising continues to take a greater share of global private equity commitments, accounting for 20 per cent of all capital raised in 2012, up from 12 per cent in 2007 and five per cent in 2003.

7 February 2013

In defence of secondary buyoutsp

Secondary buyouts produce returns that match or even exceed returns on primary buyouts sold to private-equity acquirers, while carrying substantially less risk, new research has found.

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.

6 February 2013

Private equity valuations see uptick in 2012p

Private equity valuations saw an upward trend with the highest quarterly average valuation in the ten years, according to recent data

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.

28 January 2013

Israeli venture capital funds take fundraising hit in 2012p

Israeli venture capital funds raised $607m in 2012, down 30 percent from the previous year, according to new data.

25 January 2013

Crowdfunding set to explode in 2013p

Crowdfunding could raise as much as £1.9bn in 2013, double the £900m raised in 2011.

22 January 2013

M&A confidence looks set to return for global investorsp

M&A confidence looks set to return to the market as the world’s largest companies show a greater appetite to invest.

21 January 2013

UK’s lower mid-market proves resilient in face of eurozone uncertaintyp

Lower mid-market transactions accounted for almost half of all UK private equity deals in 2012, highlighting the segment’s resilience to continued challenging economic conditions.

18 January 2013

Uncertain economic climate hinders emerging Europe M&Ap

Last year proved an unpredictable and turbulent year for European economies, and the uncertain situation impacted the region’s emerging markets which was the lowest level of M&A activity since 2009.

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