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11 September 2014

Startup financing capital hit post-2001 high of $22.8bn in Q2p

money funnel tunnel dollars Investors have continued to funnel significant amounts of capital into startups in 2014, reaching a post-2001 high of $22.8bn in the second quarter according to new research.

4 September 2014

Latin America keeps up fundraising pace, yearly total could hit $8bnp

chili hot south america latin pepper spice Private equity fundraising in Latin America kept up the continent’s strong momentum in the first half of 2014 after $3.5bn of fresh capital was raised.

4 September 2014

German PE, VC firms continue strong activity in first six months of 2014p

Reichstag The German private equity and venture capital market has made a strong start to 2014 after firms invested close to €2.8bn in almost 700 companies in the first half of the year.

2 September 2014

World’s largest 300 pension funds grow assets to almost $15tnp

euro wallet The total assets of the world’s largest 300 pension funds grew by more than six per cent in 2013 to reach a new high of almost US$15tn according to new research.

12 August 2014

Venture capital financing levels in Silicon Valley hit highest level since 2002p

dollars The valuations of Silicon Valley-based companies picking up venture capital financing hit the strongest quarter in more than 12 years according to research by law firm Fenwick & West.

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.

22 July 2014

Smart grid investment by venture capital firms dropsp

car charging Venture capital investment in the smart grid sector dropped by about 20 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 as dealmaking in the area slowed, 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.

21 July 2014

High-tech Israeli companies hit biggest quarterly funding high since 2000p

technology circuit capacitor electronic Israeli high-tech companies raised the highest quarterly amount of funding since 2000 in the second quarter of 2014, pulling in $930m from investors.

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.

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