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18 March 2014

European exit boosted by growing presence of US private equity buyersp

Recent European M&A processes have seen strong interest from purely US-based private equity firms, particularly in the mid-market where European firms are looking to exit their portfolio companies.

14 March 2014

Global green investment down as deal volume weakensp

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech and green-related companies in February failed to sustain growth recorded in January, falling back 89 per cent to just $173m, the lowest recorded since August 2013.

11 March 2014

US venture capital rebounds as distributions back to investors outpace contributionsp

Distributions from US venture capital funds rose to $6.3bn in the final quarter of 2013, amidst a healthy exit environment and overall strong after-market performance.

6 March 2014

US private equity boasts strong quarter in seller’s marketp

In the midst of a strong period for public equities and a healthy IPO market, US private equity and venture capital funds generated positive returns for the third quarter of 2013.

25 February 2014

German M&A activity set to rise as growth accelerates and markets open upp

German M&A looks set to burst into life, with an increase in deal activity expected with corporate transaction managers coming under growing pressure to invest and private equity firms also gearing up to put money to work.

20 February 2014

Listed private equity managers expect reduced discounts on secondary marketsp

Listed private equity managers are positive about the prospect for portfolio company earnings over the coming six months, with optimistic predictions for both investment and trading activity.

19 February 2014

US private equity execs aim to deploy more capital in 2014p

US private equity executives anticipate another year of moderate deal flow volume, with private equity fund managers eager to put their capital to work and drive private equity purchases.

18 February 2014

Listed private equity industry argues its case with fee-efficient modelp

Investing via listed private equity is considerably more fee efficient, than traditional LP-GP structures, according to new analysis

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.

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