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23 May 2014

Foundations, endowments move away from listed equity, fixed incomep

US foundations and endowments have been reducing their exposure to traditional active US equity and US fixed income strategies, a new report has said.

19 May 2014

Private equity deal-making falters despite year-on-year increasep

Global private equity investment activity in April 2014 failed to sustain significant gains made the previous month but was still higher than a year ago.

14 May 2014

Cleantech investment momentum continues to see-sawp

green energy power electric light lanternPrivate equity, venture capital and development capital deals targeting cleantech companies are continuing to struggle with growth momentum according to the latest research from data provider Zephyr.

13 May 2014

Israeli PE, VC deal value soars in first quarter thanks to surge in big deals

israel_flarground_170sqThe amount of capital private equity firms invested in Israel in the first quarter of 2014 was up more than 50 per cent compared to the previous three months, new research has shown.

13 May 2014

Private equity, venture investment in biotech surges following two slow months

biotech_lrgPrivate equity, venture capital and development capital investment activity in biotechnology companies rose sharply in April after two relatively poor months, a new report shows.

8 May 2014

‘Uncertainty and confusion’ continue to surround FATCA implementationp

"Private equity firms that have yet to develop a FATCA compliance programme need to make it a priority, as lack of compliance could have serious consequences for their funds and their investors."

6 May 2014

Leverage levels creep up for European private equity dealsp

While UK leveraged loan volumes fell in Q1, to €1.6bn from €1.8bn in the previous quarter and €2.7bn same period last year, leverage levels in deals continued to rise.

30 April 2014

Private equity-backed IPOs see first quarter boomp

Private equity-backed IPO proceeds increased dramatically across all regions in the first quarter of 2014 versus the same period last year, with EMEA leading the way for growth

29 April 2014

Israeli VC investment remains ‘exceptionally high’ in Q1p

In the first quarter of 2014, 160 Israeli technology companies attracted $673m. Although the amount was 16 per cent below the $801m raised in Q4 2013, it is still “exceptionally high” and exceeded only by the record amount in the previous quarter.

29 April 2014

Private equity performance ‘better than previously thought’p

"It now seems that the private-equity industry decisively outperforms public equities with respect to risk-adjusted returns, which may prompt return-starved institutional investors to allocate even more capital to the asset class," a recent report has said.

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