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17 December 2012

UK buyouts see 23 per cent increase in 2012p

UK buyout activity has proven resilient in the face of macroeconomic uncertainty, with the UK's private equity market buoyed by the relative safety that Sterling offers in light of the Eurozone crisis, making it the "most bankable" private equity market in Europe this year.

13 December 2012

BRICs overtake Europe amidst global M&A slowdownp

The slowdown in global M&A continued through 2012 as the value of deals fell by 47 per cent to a projected $2.25tn from the height of the M&A boom in 2007 of $4.3tn and are 21 per cent down in volume to 36,865 in 2012 from 46,701 in 2007, according to new data analysis.

12 December 2012

Private equity slips up but still outperforms public marketsp

Following solid gains in the first quarter, returns on private equity and venture capital funds investing outside the US slid into negative territory during the quarter ending 30 June 2012, according Cambridge Associates.

11 December 2012

Green investment value bounces backp

From a year-low of $188m in October, the value of private equity and venture capital investments in the cleantech sector soared to $1.40bn in November, the third highest result of 2012 and significantly more than the same time last year.

10 December 2012

LPs open up to alignment of interestp

With the bulk of LPs with performance-related pay showing improved annual returns from their private equity portfolios, alignment of interest is proving to be of increasing relevance in today's industry, according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer.

4 December 2012

Europe’s technology VC space strengthens despite poor exit marketp

Venture capital financing in Europe’s TMT space enjoyed another strong period in October, and it is the third month in a row where 2012 data is well ahead of 2011, despite a lacklustre exit market.

29 November 2012

Australian private equity industry finds 2012 a challengep

While 2012 has proven a challenging year for the Australian private equity market following the impact of the eurozone crisis and the continued uncertainty surrounding the recovery of the US economy, private equity transaction values have remained steady, amid an uncertain and volatile global market

28 November 2012

Institutional investors gear up for green infrastructurep

An unprecedented amount of investment is expected to take place in green infrastructure over the next two decades, as the very nature of these assets – particularly in view of its developed and mature profile in Europe – makes them ideal for institutional investor involvement.

22 November 2012

India’s private equity sees 32% value uptickp

Private equity firms invested $2.5bn across 97 deals in India in Q3 2012, a quarterly increase of 32 per cent in terms of value, with GIC and Bain Capital's acquisition of Genpact accounting for 40 per cent of the capital invested.

21 November 2012

Private equity braces for tough yearp

Private equity firms around the world are bracing for tough conditions for both fundraising and deal-making, according to a new survey of general partners’ expectation.

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