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3 December 2013

Australian private equity space bolstered by stable policy, improved business confidencep

Australia's private equity and venture capital industry held its ground for deal-making and exit activity despite the tough global economic conditions, according to a new report.

27 November 2013

Nordic private equity market buoyed by large cap dealsp

Despite the seasonal drop in activity levels in the Nordic private equity space, there were a handful of large-cap deals in Q3, which ensured both investment and exit deal sizes remained high.

26 November 2013

UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme “in crisis”p

The UK's Local Government Pension Scheme is in crisis, according to a new report, with all 101 funds underfunded and many consuming their assets to meet pensions in payment.

25 November 2013

Emerging markets remain in focus for limited partnersp

Limited partner interest in emerging markets appears to be translating into more active engagement, according to recent data on LP preferences.

19 November 2013

Polish deal-making “down considerably”p

A total of 28 deals were announced during Q3 in Poland, with the aggregate disclosed value of the top ten reaching €427m – not an overly optimistic figure considering the fact that the five largest deals in Q2 alone were worth more than twice this, according to a new report.

12 November 2013

Eurozone emerges from recession as investor confidence improvesp

Private equity valuations in Europe remained stable in the third quarter at around 6.7 times EBITDA whilst M&A activity increased in both volume and value, according to new data.

12 November 2013

Financial services leads the pack for post-crisis M&Ap

The financial services space looks set to be the “standout” sector for global M&A volumes and has registered growth of 234 per cent post-crisis, new data has revealed.

12 November 2013

Value of private equity investments creeps up in Octoberp

The value of global private equity investments in October "inched forwards" after falling back in September, while volume continued to advance for the second month in a row.

6 November 2013

LPs slow their emerging markets allocation pace despite positive expectationsp

While LPs remain committed to investing in the emerging markets private equity asset class, there appears to be a slowing pace of new commitments as LPs near their allocation targets.

5 November 2013

Israeli buyout falls in third quarter, while fundraising sees a boostp

Third quarter 2013 saw a decrease in buyout activity in Israel, although seven private equity funds raised a total of nearly $1bn in 2013 to date, with 15 new funds in the process of raising capital.

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