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17 February 2014

Mega buyout boosts biotech private equity activityp

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting biotechnology companies started 2014 on an impressive note, leaping to its highest point in the last 12 months.

14 February 2014

Private equity, VC investment in cleantech rebounds in Januaryp

The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital targeting cleantech companies rebounded in January after falling to a low base the preceding month.

11 February 2014

European mid-market M&A continues its recoveryp

European M&A activity saw an increase in deal value for the final quarter of 2013, primarily due to the increase in multiples paid by trade buyers.

10 February 2014

Asset managers aim to win investor trust as capital pools growp

Amid unprecedented economic turmoil and regulatory change, most asset managers have not had time to bring the future into focus. But the industry stands on the precipice of a number of fundamental shifts that will shape the future of the asset management industry.

10 February 2014

European venture capital industry stirs back to lifep

Meaningful exits and valuations for European tech companies are beginning to come to market, leading to increased confidence in the venture capital space.

3 February 2014

US venture capital industry optimistic over improved fund performancep

US venture capital fund performance continued to make gains across most time horizons, according to recent data, with the industry growing more optimistic about further improvement.

3 February 2014

2013 enjoys six-year high for leveraged loansp

UK leveraged loan volumes fell in Q4 to €1.8bn, though leverage levels spiked in the quarter taking average total leverage on UK deals to 4.8x for 2013 - up from 4.5x for the preceding nine months.

29 January 2014

Asia Pacific private equity expects deals, LP commitments to grow in 2014p

Investor confidence and overall optimism for Asia Pacific private equity remain high for 2014, with deal activity and institutional investor allocations expected to increase.

28 January 2014

Biotech investment rallies on back of six-year lowp

Private equity and venture capital investment in the biotechnology sector recovered in 2013 after dipping to a six-year low in 2012, according to new research.

27 January 2014

De-risking impact investment vital to driving more capital to the sectorp

Key risk factors continue to deter investors from gaining exposure to impact investments, according to a new report, which is destined to remain a niche activity unless these are addressed.

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