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1 April 2014

London leads the way for European commercial real estate investmentp

London continued to attract the attention of Middle Eastern investors as investment increased from 7.5 per cent of total investment in 2012 to 17 per cent in 2013.

1 April 2014

Co-investment opens door to additional risk as well as potential returns, study warnsp

Co-investment programmes have a substantial risk of generating poor returns, even with a reasonably sized co-investment portfolio, according to a new study.

31 March 2014

UK leads the way for European buyouts

The UK is the clear leader in the European private equity buyout market, accounting for 40 per cent of all buyout value in Q1 2014, according to new data.

31 March 2014

Debt markets show keen appetite for bolt-on dealsp

The keen appetite of both the European high yield and senior debt markets helped to support large add-ons by private equity-backed companies in the final quarter of 2013

28 March 2014

Russian venture capital sees deal activity rise as exits mount upp

russia_moscowAround $653.1m of venture capital was invested in a total of 222 deals in 2013, and the number of investor exits almost doubled, with proceeds growing more than fivefold, from $372m to an unprecedented $2bn.

26 March 2014

Nordic deal value falls following dearth of mega buyoutsp

2013 was a strong year for the Nordics, albeit with some mixed fortunes. The most notable development on the investment side was the lack of mega-cap deals in the Nordics which left investment values deflated.

24 March 2014

Public markets, debt boost buyout prospects for 2014p

Key fundamentals remain strong for the global private equity industry in 2014, with robust public equity and debt markets are helping to boost asset sales, enabling private equity firms to return capital to their limited partners and facilitating new rounds of fundraising

21 March 2014

Private equity dealmaking sees marginal gains in Februaryp

The value of private equity investment rose by a marginal one per cent in February 2014, boosted by six blockbusters which accounted for 53 per cent of the $26.202bn-worth of deals announced over the four weeks.

20 March 2014

Private equity funds eye Cayman ahead of rule changep

A proposal for amendments to Cayman law could align their legislation with that of Delaware in order to facilitate private equity structures adopting the master/feeder structure, potentially attracting more funds domiciling in the offshore jurisdiction.

19 March 2014

Spain moves up the list for commercial real estate investorsp

The number of investors viewing Spain as the most attractive market for commercial real estate acquisitions has increased dramatically as investors move up the risk curve in 2014.

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