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17 July 2012

Return of the mega buyout?p

The value of global private equity investment in June increased for the third month in a row, giving cause for optimism following some fluctuating results over the last 12 months. In all, there were ten private equity deals valued at $1bn or more.

16 July 2012

Rocky road to recovery for Israel’s venture industryp

Israeli venture capital investments in the first half of 2012 reached $936m, a decrease of 11 per cent from the first half of 2011, but 62 per cent above the the corresponding 2010 period.

12 July 2012

Corporate deal-making in tech sector weathers Europe’s financial stormp

While a climate of low growth, low interest rates and low inflation appears to be facing the eurozone, the corporate sector remains in good shape. Strong balance sheets in the technology sector mean that it is well positioned to fund M&A activity without recourse to banks.

11 July 2012

2012 set to be banner year for IT investmentp

The first quarter of 2012 was a banner quarter for transaction activity in the information technology professional service organisations, with 92 deals representing the largest total since the fourth quarter of 2006.

10 July 2012

Emerging markets account for 28% of global M&A activityp

Emerging markets M&A in the first half of 2012 accounted for 28.3 per cent of global activity and reached $315.3bn.

9 July 2012

Foreign investment boosts UK M&Ap

UK M&A activity totalled £44.4bn in the first half of 2012, boosted by a 61 per cent rise in foreign investment, which accounted for over two-thirds of activity.

9 July 2012

Private equity M&A off to slow start in 2012p

Accounting for ten per cent of worldwide M&A during the first half of 2012, private equity-backed activity decreased 19 per cent compared to 2011 levels.

4 July 2012

Europe’s economic woes spell gloom for financial services M&Ap

Europe's ongoing troubles and continued global deleveraging weighed on M&A activity in financial services in the first half of 2012.

3 July 2012

Private equity-backed deals, exits bounce back in Q2p

Private equity-backed deals and exits surged 37 and 65 per cent respectively during the second quarter of the year compared to Q1, fueled partly by an increase in large-cap activity, according to new research.

3 July 2012

VC-backed IPO market stalls despite Facebook boostp

stocks2_lrg Venture-backed IPO activity marked its strongest quarter on record, by dollars raised, bolstered by the record-breaking offering from Facebook in May.

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