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10 February 2014

European venture capital industry stirs back to lifep

Meaningful exits and valuations for European tech companies are beginning to come to market, leading to increased confidence in the venture capital space.

6 February 2014

2013 finishes strongly to maintain deal valuep

It took a a strong uptick of private equity deal activity in Q4 2013 to ensure that the year ended with a consistent level of European deal value of €69.2bn.

3 February 2014

US venture capital industry optimistic over improved fund performancep

US venture capital fund performance continued to make gains across most time horizons, according to recent data, with the industry growing more optimistic about further improvement.

3 February 2014

2013 enjoys six-year high for leveraged loansp

UK leveraged loan volumes fell in Q4 to €1.8bn, though leverage levels spiked in the quarter taking average total leverage on UK deals to 4.8x for 2013 - up from 4.5x for the preceding nine months.

30 January 2014

Indian VCs turn cautious in 2013 as deal activity falls 18%p

Venture capital firms invested about $805m over 206 deals in India during the twelve months ended December 2013, 18 per cent lower compared to 2012 which witnessed 252 transactions worth $898m.

29 January 2014

Asia Pacific private equity expects deals, LP commitments to grow in 2014p

Investor confidence and overall optimism for Asia Pacific private equity remain high for 2014, with deal activity and institutional investor allocations expected to increase.

28 January 2014

Biotech investment rallies on back of six-year lowp

Private equity and venture capital investment in the biotechnology sector recovered in 2013 after dipping to a six-year low in 2012, according to new research.

27 January 2014

De-risking impact investment vital to driving more capital to the sectorp

Key risk factors continue to deter investors from gaining exposure to impact investments, according to a new report, which is destined to remain a niche activity unless these are addressed.

22 January 2014

Israel hits ten-year high for VC investmentp

It was a record-breaking year in 2013 with 662 Israeli high-tech companies closing financing rounds. In all $2.3bn was raised - the highest amount in the past ten years and second only to the $3.1bn raised by local startups in 2000.

22 January 2014

Pension funds lagging sophisticated investors with private equity exposurep

Pension funds remain underweight in private equity compared to the allocations of family offices/endowments and sovereign wealth funds, according to new research.

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