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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.

11 August 2014

US private equity cruising out of exits “danger zone”p

no exit North American private equity is moving out of the “danger zone” where the rate of exits has been too low to achieve suitable liquidity in the standard buyout timeframe, new research suggests.

7 August 2014

Global secondaries volume hit record $22bn in first six months of 2014p

measuring jug volume The global private equity secondaries market hit $22bn in the first half of 2014 amid the busiest period in the asset class’s history to date, new research suggests.

25 July 2014

European M&A set to beat 10-year average for first time since 2007p

euro European M&A activity looks set to surpass the 10-year continental average for the first time since 2007 amid a substantial pickup in activity, new research shows.

23 July 2014

Danish venture capital hits greatest heights since start of Eurozone troublesp

copenhagen The Danish venture capital industry is returning to health following the crisis after making more than NOK350m ($56m) of investments in the first quarter of this year.

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.

14 July 2014

Global PE activity value up 33 per cent in June despite slight volume dropp

sensor-wind-anemometer Global private equity investment activity rose in value terms in June despite the volume of deals slipping, according to new data from Zephyr published by BvD.

10 July 2014

IPO power drives US venture fundraising to strongest by number since 2007p

fireworks The number of US venture capital firms actively fundraising grew by almost a quarter in the second three months of 2014 driven by strong IPO performance, new research suggests.

8 July 2014

Venture-backed IPOs continue to grow in value despite second-quarter drop in volumep

stocks and shares dice risky listing IPO Venture-backed IPOs were up by 45 per cent in value in the second quarter as companies continue to take advantage of the improving environment to get themselves listed, new research shows.

2 July 2014

Understanding the nuances of secondary pricing in private equityp

question_170sq Most commentators contend generally that secondary pricing across all private equity strategies has risen in the last several years, but the important question remains: what exactly does one mean by ‘pricing’? Setter Capital reveals all.

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