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9 October 2012

Close to 2,000 private equity funds still on the fundraising trailp

Although the capital raised by private equity funds reaching a final close in Q3 2012 fell from the previous quarter, it still shows a large uptick in activity compared to same quarter in 2011. And there are still 1,918 private equity funds currently in market, targeting a collective $796.5bn.

8 October 2012

UK leads the pack despite diminished European buyout marketp

UK deals dominated the European buyout market in Q3, accounting for more than a third of all activity, though the value of all buyouts for the first three quarters of the year totalled €37.1bn - a 22 per cent drop from the same period in 2011.

5 October 2012

Private equity buyouts take smaller piece of M&A piep

Eurozone unsettlement contributed to a 44.3 per cent drop in European buyouts in the third quarter, as private equity accounted for a 13.1 per cent share of global M&A activity.

4 October 2012

Infrastructure fundraising slows in Q3 2012, interim closings hold hopep

Although just six private equity infrastructure funds held a final closing in Q3 2012, raising $2.7bn in investor capital, a considerable $14bn was raised by those funds holding an interim close during the quarter.

3 October 2012

Summer deals show Europe’s tech investors remain activep

August proved to be an “unusually busy month” for both financing and M&A in Europe’s technology, media and telecommunication (TMT) space.

3 October 2012

VC-backed IPO volume flat for Q3p

Venture-backed IPOs raised $1.1bn from tenofferings during the third quarter of 2012, experiencing a slight decline in volume from the second quarter but more than doubling activity seen during the third quarter of 2011.

1 October 2012

Institutions shun smaller private equity firms despite market outperformancep

Diverse and minority-owned private equity firms have produced superior investment returns over a sustained period benchmarked against the general private equity industry, new report has found, but still find themselves widely ignored by institutional investors.

26 September 2012

Asian institutional investors ‘lose faith’ in traditional investment approachesp

Conventional financial models and investment theories often failed in the wake of the global financial crisis. Now, more than two-thirds of Asian institutional investors believe they need to replace traditional diversification and portfolio construction techniques with new approaches.

26 September 2012

Private equity and venture capital outside the US lag public equitiesp

Despite the support of a relatively stronger euro, private equity and venture capital funds outside of the US were largely outperformed by their public counterparts.

25 September 2012

US institutional investors say alternative investments are “essential”p

Three in four US institutional investors have changed their approach to risk management over the past five years and now consider the use of alternative investments essential to diversify portfolio risk, according to a new study.

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