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27 April 2013

“Disconcerting weakness” highlighted in UK’s M&A marketp

While M&A activity in the UK may seem healthy, a closer examination of the trends over the last two years reveals a disconcerting weakness, new research has suggested.

26 April 2013

Africa’s private equity industry accelerates on growth trajectoryp

A viable and vibrant private equity market continues to emerge in Africa with many countries across the continent starting to see the benefits of government and economic reforms and increased FDI flows, and investors seek to capitalise on Africa’s strong economic growth rates.

24 April 2013

New Zealand’s mid market props up private equity industryp

New Zealand’s private equity and venture capital industry recorded a total investment value of NZ$111.4m ($94.4m) spread across 62 deals in 2012. The total was down NZ$442m ($374m) compared with the high of 2011 and slightly below average activity levels, the report showed.

22 April 2013

2013 starts well with improved liquidity and rise in leveraged loansp

The first quarter of 2013 started well in terms for the leverage finance market with improved liquidity and rise in leveraged loans, according to leveraged debt advisory firm Marlborough Partners.

19 April 2013

2013 already sets the tone with big buyoutsp

Looking back to the start of the year, a number of big-ticket deals have already made it through the gate, particularly in the US, according to the Deal Compass from law firm Weil, a roundup of strategic going-public and US sponsor-backed going-private deals.

18 April 2013

Latin America’s investment climate continues upward trajectoryp

The investment climate for private equity and venture capital in Latin America continued its upward trajectory with a new generation of start-up investing in recent years, and governments across the board continuing to promote programmes to support entrepreneurs and venture capital investors.

18 April 2013

European venture capital argues “compelling investment story”p

While often compared unfavourably to the more widely heralded scene in the US, it’s time to “look again” at European venture capital, a new report has said.

17 April 2013

Beijing’s private equity industry leads the way for China’s fundraisingp

Beijing’s private equity industry raised 152 funds in 2012, ranking it as the top region in China with $12.67bn, and accounting for 41.2 per cent of total capital raised.

16 April 2013

China’s globalisation push sees overseas investment growp

China’s overseas investment grew 14 per cent in 2012, twice as fast as GDP, with a remarkable 21 per cent growth in Europe alone, a new report has found.

9 April 2013

New Zealand seeks new angels to lift level of investmentp

Angel investment in New Zealand is consolidating at around 100 deals a year involving $25m of investment into emerging start-up companies.

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