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16 May 2013

Canadian venture capital up 55% as buyout deals stay on trackp

Canadian venture capital and private equity funds disclosed $2.56bn of new investments and $1.48bn of new capital formation in the first quarter of 2013, according to new data.

15 May 2013

April proves bumper month for global private equityp

The value of global private equity investment rose during April to reach one of its best results of the last 12 months under review, while volume also advanced month-on-month.

14 May 2013

US private equity industry slows after frantic close to 2012p

Though private equity fundraising and exit volumes continue to trend upward when evaluated on an annual basis, US private equity showed a 42 per cent decrease from its fourth quarter level in the first quarter of 2013.

6 May 2013

First quarter hints at improved exit opportunity for Nordic private equityp

While there has been very little IPO activity in the Nordic region since onset of the financial recession, with the listing of Asetek in March, there is perhaps a chance the exit route will reopen in 2013.

1 May 2013

Alternative investors rush to fill gap in bank lendingp

As banks continue to be only able to take on a fraction of Europe’s growing demand for loans, the way is being left open for alternative investors to fill the credit gap.

29 April 2013

Renewable energy investment declines in shifting marketplacep

Renewable energy investment saw a decline of 11 per cent last year against 2011 figures as European countries curtailed incentive schemes, with the global green space "undergoing geographic and technological shifts" as new markets emerge and renewable capacity grows.

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.

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