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30 June 2014

More regulation does not mean higher risk management standards, GPs believep

exclamation mark risk caution stop The vast majority of private equity GPs do not believe increased regulation is raising industry standards for risk management, new research shows.

30 June 2014

Buyout-backed European IPOs hit highest level ever in H1 2014p

stock market graph Private equity-backed European IPOs hit their highest-ever level in the first six months of 2014 after 31 businesses contributing €33.4bn of value through public listings, new research shows.

27 June 2014

South African private equity continues expansion as LP understanding risesp

south africa flag Private equity activity in South Africa expanded by 17 per cent last year as the asset class continues to make headway with LPs previously sceptical of its efficacy, new research shows.

24 June 2014

Private equity exit value surges to 80% of 2013 total in just six monthsp

tidal wave A surge in buyout activity has seen private equity exit value hit 80 per cent of the $282bn total from last year with just half the year gone, new research has shown.

24 June 2014

New study blows away ‘misconception’ that leverage beats operational improvementp

sparks mechanic welding engineering Operational improvement remains a key driver of value creation in private equity portfolio companies despite the common misconception that leverage is at the heart of most strong returns, new research shows.

14 May 2014

Cleantech investment momentum continues to see-sawp

green energy power electric light lantern Private equity, venture capital and development capital deals targeting cleantech companies are continuing to struggle with growth momentum according to the latest research from data provider Zephyr.

13 May 2014

Israeli PE, VC deal value soars in first quarter thanks to surge in big deals

israel_flarground_170sq The amount of capital private equity firms invested in Israel in the first quarter of 2014 was up more than 50 per cent compared to the previous three months, new research has shown.

13 May 2014

Private equity, venture investment in biotech surges following two slow months

biotech_lrg Private equity, venture capital and development capital investment activity in biotechnology companies rose sharply in April after two relatively poor months, a new report shows.

30 April 2014

Private equity-backed IPOs see first quarter boomp

Private equity-backed IPO proceeds increased dramatically across all regions in the first quarter of 2014 versus the same period last year, with EMEA leading the way for growth

29 April 2014

Israeli VC investment remains ‘exceptionally high’ in Q1p

In the first quarter of 2014, 160 Israeli technology companies attracted $673m. Although the amount was 16 per cent below the $801m raised in Q4 2013, it is still “exceptionally high” and exceeded only by the record amount in the previous quarter.

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