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1 April 2014

Co-investment opens door to additional risk as well as potential returns, study warnsp

Co-investment programmes have a substantial risk of generating poor returns, even with a reasonably sized co-investment portfolio, according to a new study.

31 March 2014

UK leads the way for European buyouts

The UK is the clear leader in the European private equity buyout market, accounting for 40 per cent of all buyout value in Q1 2014, according to new data.

31 March 2014

Debt markets show keen appetite for bolt-on dealsp

The keen appetite of both the European high yield and senior debt markets helped to support large add-ons by private equity-backed companies in the final quarter of 2013

28 March 2014

Russian venture capital sees deal activity rise as exits mount upp

russia_moscow Around $653.1m of venture capital was invested in a total of 222 deals in 2013, and the number of investor exits almost doubled, with proceeds growing more than fivefold, from $372m to an unprecedented $2bn.

26 March 2014

Nordic deal value falls following dearth of mega buyoutsp

2013 was a strong year for the Nordics, albeit with some mixed fortunes. The most notable development on the investment side was the lack of mega-cap deals in the Nordics which left investment values deflated.

19 March 2014

Spain moves up the list for commercial real estate investorsp

The number of investors viewing Spain as the most attractive market for commercial real estate acquisitions has increased dramatically as investors move up the risk curve in 2014.

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.

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