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15 April 2014

Private equity’s monthly deal value posts eight-month highp

The value of global private equity investment doubled in March from the previous month to reach its highest level since last summer.

10 April 2014

Energy, mining & utilities deal activity drops in Q1p

Global M&A targeting the energy, mining & utilities sector during Q1 2014 hit the lowest Q1 since 2006 with only $87.5bn-worth of transactions, an 18.9 per cent slump from Q1 2013

9 April 2014

Private equity firms set to be the most active buyers in insurance sectorp

Despite the tepid M&A volume in the insurance sector since the financial crisis, dealmakers are optimistic that there will be an uptick in activity over the next 12 months, with private equity firms expected to be among the most active buyers.

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

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

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.

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.

14 March 2014

Global green investment down as deal volume weakensp

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech and green-related companies in February failed to sustain growth recorded in January, falling back 89 per cent to just $173m, the lowest recorded since August 2013.

6 March 2014

US private equity boasts strong quarter in seller’s marketp

In the midst of a strong period for public equities and a healthy IPO market, US private equity and venture capital funds generated positive returns for the third quarter of 2013.

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