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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.

18 March 2014

European exit boosted by growing presence of US private equity buyersp

Recent European M&A processes have seen strong interest from purely US-based private equity firms, particularly in the mid-market where European firms are looking to exit their portfolio companies.

11 February 2014

European mid-market M&A continues its recoveryp

European M&A activity saw an increase in deal value for the final quarter of 2013, primarily due to the increase in multiples paid by trade buyers.

5 November 2013

Israeli buyout falls in third quarter, while fundraising sees a boostp

Third quarter 2013 saw a decrease in buyout activity in Israel, although seven private equity funds raised a total of nearly $1bn in 2013 to date, with 15 new funds in the process of raising capital.

26 September 2013

Financing frees up for UK growth companiesp

Companies are finding it easier to tap bank funding, with a significant increase in companies looking to public markets and private equity to provide capital, according to a recent report.

18 September 2013

Nordics enjoys Q2 buyout boost, while fundraising bounces backp

Private equity firms invested over €1.9bn in the Nordic region in the second quarter of 2013, bouncing back after dip in Q1 as buyout investments doubled, according to the latest market data from Norwegian state-owned private equity investment group Argentum.

4 September 2013

Offshore M&A activity looks to have stabilised after volatile periodp

The second quarter of 2013 has shown positive signs of a gradual return in offshore transactions to more stable transactional activity following several years of volatility, according to new research.

26 July 2013

European mid-market deal activity tumbles as investors prefer to “wait-and-see”p

While M&A activity continued its decline in the second quarter of 2013 - hitting historical lows - private company valuations in the eurozone showed a slight increase from 6.6 to 6.7 times EBITDA, according to new data.

9 July 2013

Investor interest in global mid-market continues to growp

ince the financial crisis, the middle market has continued to attract investors’ growing interest. Back in 2007, the top focus for investors was the US mid-market buyout and today this remains the top focus.

24 April 2013

New Zealand’s mid market props up private equity industryp

New Zealand’s private equity and venture capital industry recorded a total investment value of NZ$111.4m ($94.4m) spread across 62 deals in 2012. The total was down NZ$442m ($374m) compared with the high of 2011 and slightly below average activity levels, the report showed.

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