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2 September 2014

Institutional LPs looking to expand alternative asset teamsp

human team network More than a quarter of institutional investors expect to increase the size of their alternative assets investment teams within the next two years, new research shows.

2 September 2014

Private equity-backed IPOs on track to set new record in 2014p

nyse Private equity-backed exits via IPO are on pace to set a new record this year thanks to strong global equities markets and rising investor confidence, according to a recent report.

29 August 2014

Exit activity in IT sector set to remain buoyantp

exxit It is currently a seller’s market in the IT sector as valuations remains high and both private equity firms and strategic buyers are willing to pay high prices for quality companies.

26 August 2014

In-store analytics companies draw interest from corporate venture firmsp

sss Corporate venture firms have been taking an increased interest in the in-store analytics sector, a recent report showed.

26 August 2014

CD&R to invest up to $600m in flying services business CHC Group

coast-guard-helicopter-902078-m Private equity firm Clayton, Dubilier & Rice has agreed to invest $500m in offshore for a 45 per cent stake in flying service provider CHC Group.

20 August 2014

Nasdaq leads stock exchanges in ECM activityp

nyse The Nasdaq exchange has taken the top spot in global equity capital markets activity for the first time in 14 years.

20 August 2014

Carlyle raises $1.86bn for international energy fund

old-cash-register-1152031-m Private equity giant Carlyle has registered $1.86bn commitments for its International Energy Partners fund.

19 August 2014

Developed markets PE outside the US seals solid 2013 returnsp

graph Developed market private equity outside of the US returned 16.3 per cent for the year according to the latest benchmark figures from Cambridge Associates.

15 August 2014

Sovereign wealth fund acquisitions hit lowest level in nearly ten yearsp

swf The value of acquisitions by sovereign wealth fund has hit the lowest level in nearly ten years, according to a recent report.

15 August 2014

Biotech sector suffers from PE investment slump, weakens for third monthp

biotech Private equity and venture capital investment in the biotechnology sector has weakened for the third successive month due to a dearth of dealmaking, new research suggests.

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