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11 April 2014

Venture investment hits 13 year highs in first quarterp

graph_positive_170sq Venture capital investments reached the highest level in nearly 13 years in the first quarter of 2014, according to the latest report from CB Insights.

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.

25 February 2014

German M&A activity set to rise as growth accelerates and markets open upp

German M&A looks set to burst into life, with an increase in deal activity expected with corporate transaction managers coming under growing pressure to invest and private equity firms also gearing up to put money to work.

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.

23 January 2014

Private equity takes note as divestment activity set to risep

One third of global businesses are planning a sale in the next two years according to a new report, potentially signalling improved deal-flow for a private equity industry crying out to put capital to work.

20 December 2013

Emerging economies maintain M&A market sharep

While the annual level of M&A activity in the so-called emerging markets has retracted somewhat from its peak in 2010, it remains high at 37 per cent of the volume of transactions announced worldwide.

20 December 2013

Private equity mid-market set to bid “very hard” as deals come online in 2014p

The pent-up demand for M&A, coupled with the availability of larger debt packages, looks set to prompt a resurgence in bigger deals before the end of 2014.

17 December 2013

Mega-M&A deals fail to halt transaction slide as global activity hits 8-year lowp

graph_down_170sq Global M&A activity has hit its lowest level for eight years despite a flow of mega-deals including the third largest in history in the Vodafone-Verizon merger, new research shows.

6 December 2013

North American M&A deal value drops for second straight monthp

The value of M&A deals targeting North American businesses fell for the second consecutive month in November, a report from Bureau Van Dijk showed.

3 December 2013

Australian private equity space bolstered by stable policy, improved business confidencep

Australia's private equity and venture capital industry held its ground for deal-making and exit activity despite the tough global economic conditions, according to a new report.

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