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30 July 2014

US buyout fundraising goes from strength to strength as LPs increase allocationsp

stock graph rise US private equity fundraising continued to strengthen in the second quarter of 2014 in terms of both funds closed and total capital raised, new research has shown.

25 July 2014

European dealflow stagnates amid buyout, growth capital activity dropp

euros European private equity dealflow saw a slight decline in the second quarter as investment by the asset class appears to have hit stagnation.

25 July 2014

European M&A set to beat 10-year average for first time since 2007p

euro European M&A activity looks set to surpass the 10-year continental average for the first time since 2007 amid a substantial pickup in activity, new research shows.

22 July 2014

Smart grid investment by venture capital firms dropsp

car charging Venture capital investment in the smart grid sector dropped by about 20 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 as dealmaking in the area slowed, new research shows.

22 July 2014

Cleantech companies pick up private equity, venture capital surge in Junep

green environment cleantech The amount of private equity and venture capital targeting cleantech companies rebounded in June to $1bn after hitting just $202m in May, new research shows.

21 July 2014

High-tech Israeli companies hit biggest quarterly funding high since 2000p

technology circuit capacitor electronic Israeli high-tech companies raised the highest quarterly amount of funding since 2000 in the second quarter of 2014, pulling in $930m from investors.

18 July 2014

US venture hits best performance since 1999, buyout strongest for seven yearsp

weights strong dumbbell gym US venture capital scored its best performance since 1999 last year thanks to strong returns from sectors including IT, new research has shown.

17 July 2014

London IPO market almost matches 2013 activity after just six months of new yearp

london London’s IPO market has continued its bumper 2014 by producing a mammoth 37 public listings raising £7bn in the second quarter.

16 July 2014

Annual secondaries deal volume on course to beat $30bn for first time in historyp

news_sale3_lrg Global secondary market transaction volume hit the $16bn mark for the first half of 2014, setting a record pace for the full year according to new data.

15 July 2014

Private equity continues five-year run of outperformancep

speedo accelerator Global listed private equity outperformed the S&P 500 by almost 2.5 percentage points over the five years to June 30 according to new research by Red Rocks Capital. The firm’s Global Listed Private Equity Index returned 21.31 per cent over the period compared to 18.82 per cent for the S&P 500. Q2 performance in the[...]

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