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9 October 2015

Investcorp spends $65m on sports helmet maker POC

winter-673915_1280Alternative investment firm Investcorp has snapped up skiing and cycling helmet manufacturer POC from outdoor gear maker Black Diamond for a $65m.

7 October 2015

Heinz/Kraft mega-merger helps mask private equity dealmaking slide $

american-flag-802037_1280US private equity dealflow continued to slide throughout the third quarter of the year despite total invested capital being boosted by the massive merger of Heinz and Kraft Foods, new research shows.

7 October 2015

NGP, Pearl back Wild Wind oil and gas startup with C$123m

pump-jack-848300_1280Private equity firms Natural Gas Partners and Pearl Energy Investments have provided C$123m of financing to Calgary-based oil and gas startup Wild Wind Petroleum.

5 October 2015

US venture-backed M&A activity hits strongest quarter this year $

dollar-163473_1280Venture capital-backed M&A deals in the US hit $5.1bn in the third quarter, a 39 per cent increase on the previous three months and the strongest quarter this year, new research shows.

1 October 2015

Asian confidence in venture capital booming, yearly deal value passes $31bn mark $

city-647400_1280Venture capital dealflow in Asia has quadrupled in the past two years amid an upsurge in confidence in the asset class, new research suggests.

30 September 2015

Big deals back in Europe as PE barrels towards highest total value since 2007 $

hippo-783522_1280European private equity dealmaking is on course to his its highest total value since 2007 according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research sponsored by Equistone Partners Europe.

29 September 2015

Emerging markets join developed in increasingly sticky IPO activity $

snails-382992_1280Emerging markets IPO activity suffered a sharp slowdown in the third quarter following stellar results in the preceding three-month period, new research suggests.

24 September 2015

Upper mid-market price inflation still growing despite Q2 relief $

balloon-8480_1280Price inflation in the upper mid-market appears to still be growing despite temporary relief in the second quarter, new research suggests. Two quarters of enterprise value/EBITDA multiples of five-times or more approaching 80 per cent of deals was followed by a dip in Q2 according to the latest PE Deal Multiples and Trends report from[...]

22 September 2015

Family offices favouring direct PE exposure over funds, co-investments $

mayor-917149_1280The average family office portfolio now boasts about 22 per cent exposure to private equity, including venture capital and co-investment, new research suggests.

17 September 2015

Fierce trade buyer competition impacting on European bolt-on deals $

nut-11934_1280European private equity buy and build activity has hit a tough period amid increased competition from rival trade buyers, new research suggests.

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