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5 March 2014

Private equity braces for uptick in deal activity and ‘ferocious’ competitionp

Private equity investment activity and deal volume look likely to pick-up, with 2013's fundraising success helping to swell the stock of investable capital.

20 December 2013

Private equity dry powder reaches record levels

T Private equity firms are sitting on a record $1.074t of “dry powder”, or capital committed by investors that has yet to be deployed, according to a recent report.

4 December 2013

Improving media, entertainment confidence could tempt private equity dry powderp

tv-aerial2_lrg Private equity interest in the media and entertainment industry could be piqued amid confidence in the industry heading into 2014 on a high.

6 November 2013

Private equity infrastructure ‘dry powder’ at all time high for unlisted fundsp

Unlisted private equity infrastructure funds have hit an all-time high of $93bn in dry powder according to new data.

25 June 2013

Dry powder decreases amidst fundraising declinep

Dry powder has declined from its peak as private equity fundraising has slowed, new research has shown.

13 February 2013

French private equity industry threatened by depleted reservesp

A worrying number of French private equity firms have a dwindling amount of dry powder to invest, according to industry association AFIC.

10 August 2012

LPs wary of adding to dry powder in “over capitalised” buyout spacep

Far from there being a shortage of institutional investment in the global private equity industry, the level of capital is currently well balanced and appropriate for the opportunities and fund managers in the market, according to one LP.

1 June 2012

Market struggles to match demand for secondaries opportunityp

Regulatory changes and the impact of the financial crisis on certain perennial private equity investors have led to a widespread view that there is much more potential for the secondaries market than has so far been realised.

14 March 2012

Private equity under pressure to burn nearly $1tr of dry powderp

Private equity firms are under pressure to spend nearly $1tr of dry powder raised before the onset of the global financial crisis, in a bid to put money to work before investment periods expire, according to new research.

5 March 2012

Private equity under pressure to exit, do deals in 2012p

Private equity firms could drive global deal-making in 2012 as they race to put up to $1tn of aging dry powder to work before investment periods expire.

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