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30 July 2014

US buyout fundraising goes from strength to strength as LPs increase allocationsp

stock graph rise US private equity fundraising continued to strengthen in the second quarter of 2014 in terms of both funds closed and total capital raised, new research has shown.

25 July 2014

European dealflow stagnates amid buyout, growth capital activity dropp

euros European private equity dealflow saw a slight decline in the second quarter as investment by the asset class appears to have hit stagnation.

25 July 2014

European M&A set to beat 10-year average for first time since 2007p

euro European M&A activity looks set to surpass the 10-year continental average for the first time since 2007 amid a substantial pickup in activity, new research shows.

22 July 2014

Cleantech companies pick up private equity, venture capital surge in Junep

green environment cleantech The amount of private equity and venture capital targeting cleantech companies rebounded in June to $1bn after hitting just $202m in May, new research shows.

18 July 2014

US venture hits best performance since 1999, buyout strongest for seven yearsp

weights strong dumbbell gym US venture capital scored its best performance since 1999 last year thanks to strong returns from sectors including IT, new research has shown.

17 July 2014

London IPO market almost matches 2013 activity after just six months of new yearp

london London’s IPO market has continued its bumper 2014 by producing a mammoth 37 public listings raising £7bn in the second quarter.

15 July 2014

Private equity continues five-year run of outperformancep

speedo accelerator Global listed private equity outperformed the S&P 500 by almost 2.5 percentage points over the five years to June 30 according to new research by Red Rocks Capital. The firm’s Global Listed Private Equity Index returned 21.31 per cent over the period compared to 18.82 per cent for the S&P 500. Q2 performance in the[...]

14 July 2014

Global PE activity value up 33 per cent in June despite slight volume dropp

sensor-wind-anemometer Global private equity investment activity rose in value terms in June despite the volume of deals slipping, according to new data from Zephyr published by BvD.

14 July 2014

Alternative assets managed by top 100 firms continue to rise, hits $3.3tn markp

dollarsss Global alternative investments controlled by the top 100 managers hit $3.3tn last year, more than $100bn up on the previous 12 months according to new research by Towers Watson.

1 July 2014

Global private equity activity booms to post-crisis highp

increase-6_sq More than 100 extra private equity buyouts took place in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, new research shows.

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