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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.

24 March 2014

Public markets, debt boost buyout prospects for 2014p

Key fundamentals remain strong for the global private equity industry in 2014, with robust public equity and debt markets are helping to boost asset sales, enabling private equity firms to return capital to their limited partners and facilitating new rounds of fundraising

21 March 2014

Private equity dealmaking sees marginal gains in Februaryp

The value of private equity investment rose by a marginal one per cent in February 2014, boosted by six blockbusters which accounted for 53 per cent of the $26.202bn-worth of deals announced over the four weeks.

20 March 2014

Private equity funds eye Cayman ahead of rule changep

A proposal for amendments to Cayman law could align their legislation with that of Delaware in order to facilitate private equity structures adopting the master/feeder structure, potentially attracting more funds domiciling in the offshore jurisdiction.

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.

13 March 2014

Institutional investors set to increase private equity allocation as confidence growsp

Almost half of institutional investors surveyed in a new report have said they plan to increase their allocation to private equity.

12 March 2014

IPOs bounce back as exit routes open back upp

Q4 capped off the London IPO market’s most active year since the start of the global financial crisis, with 30 floats raising a total of £4.7bn – the strongest finish to a year since 2007.

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.

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