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17 April 2014

LPs drawn to opportunistic real estate funds as prime asset prices risep

real estate_lrg Opportunistic private equity real estate funds are continuing to draw interest from LPs amid concerns over pricing for prime real estate assets, new research shows.

16 April 2014

Venture investment in healthcare IT sets new recordp

medical monitor Venture investments in the healthcare IT sector set a new record in the first quarter, according to the latest report from Mercom Capital.

14 April 2014

HarbourVest streaks past target with $1bn co-investment fund close

wharf-harbour-boats-ships-sea Global private equity firm HarbourVest has beaten the target for its latest co-investment vehicle by holding a $1bn final close.

11 April 2014

First time PE fundraisers continues to struggle in cautious marketp

news_green_shoots_lrg First time private equity fundraisers are struggling to make an impact despite improving market conditions as LPs stick with more established firms, new research shows.

11 April 2014

Europe drives global buyout exit deal activityp

exit Last year was great for exits and deal activity was as robust as the private equity has ever seen, according to recent research.

10 April 2014

Solar sector sees surge in investment activityp

india sunset 5_sq The solar sector saw a strong increase in corporate investments in the first quarter, according to the latest report form Mercom Capital.

7 April 2014

First quarter global buyout activity rises thanks to North American boostp

graph_positive_170sq Global private equity buyouts blossomed in the first quarter of 2014 as North American deal activity surged, new research shows.

3 April 2014

Private equity fundraising hits highest Q1 total since 2008p

dollars_170sq Global private equity fundraising hit its highest first quarter since 2008 this year after firms pulled in $95bn of new capital, new research shows.

25 March 2014

Inexperienced GPs struggle to raise capital in overcrowded marketp

dollar large_sq Some GPs struggled to raise capital last year as LPs had almost 3,000 funds to choose from, a recent report showed.

24 March 2014

Strong debt availability boosts private equity prospects for 2014p

news_scalesofjustice_lrg Balance is returning to the private equity industry as exits gain traction, fundraising conditions improve and emerging market activity rebounds according to a new report.

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