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27 May 2015

Canada becoming ‘bigger hunting ground’ for venture capital investors $

canada mooseCanada is becoming a bigger hunting ground for VC investors according to new research by Pitchbook, which suggests the country hit a record C$1.8bn investment value last year.

19 May 2015

Private equity portfolio company holding period drops for first time since financial crisis $

down arrowThe average holding period for private equity portfolio companies has dropped slightly for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to new research.

12 May 2015

European private equity booming across fundraising, dealmaking and exits $

euro savingPrivate equity investment in European companies jumped 14 per cent to €41.5bn last year amid strong performance across the industry, according to a comprehensive new report from industry body EVCA.

11 May 2015

Private equity capital targeting Israeli deals drops 55% in Q1 2015 $

graph_down_170sqThe amount of capital private equity firms invested in Israeli deals dropped more than 50 per cent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2015, new research shows.

8 May 2015

PE, VC funds targeting ASEAN region hit record average size in 2014 $

news_asia_lrgPrivate equity funds from the ASEAN region of South East Asia saw the average fund size hit a record $609m last year amid a continuing drop in the number of vehicles.

7 May 2015

JC Flowers reportedly looking to sell Ascensus

savings-bank-584264-mJC Flowers & Co, the private equity owner of Ascensus, is reported to be considering putting the US retirement and savings plan provider up for sale, according to published reports.

7 May 2015

PE, VC Biotech investment jumped in April despite year-on-year slump $

biotechStrong US growth helped private equity and venture capital biotech investment numbers jump more than 80 per cent month-on month in April, new research shows.

5 May 2015

Existing VC backers re-invest in AEGEA to close $36m round

surgey-operation-medical-healthcare-doctor-patient-hospitalExisting investors in AEGEA Medical have helped to close the California-based medical device company's Series C financing round at $36m.

1 May 2015

Financial sector sees €10bn increase in PE investment for EMEA $

euros money cash capitalPrivate equity investment in the financial sector, specifically in real estate, rose by nearly €10bn for the first quarter of this year, compared to Q1 2014, according to research out this week.

28 April 2015

Israeli hi-tech investment continues from strong 2014 end $

circuit board technologyIsraeli hi-tech companies raised their second-highest quarterly amount in a decade in the first three months of 2015.

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