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27 August 2015

PE activity in US retail, consumer remains strong despite wider sector M&A slowdown $

shoes-842339_1280Private equity activity in the US retail and consumer sector remained strong in the second quarter despite an overall slowdown in M&A activity in the segment, new research suggests.

18 August 2015

PE deals grow slightly amid wider secondaries transaction squeeze $

credit-squeeze-522549_1280The booming global secondaries market stuttered in the first half of 2015, with completed transactions dropping more than five per cent year on year, Setter Capital research suggests.

17 August 2015

UK activity bolsters biotech investment from PE, VC firms $

dna-163466_1280The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector increased for the second month in a row in July to reach its highest point of 2015 so far new research shows.

13 August 2015

PE investment activity halves as summer lull hits $

beach-84533_1280The value of global private equity deals fell 46 per cent in July to $32.6bn, a huge drop compared to the $60.5bn of deals recorded the previous month, new research suggests.

5 August 2015

Silicon Valley venture confidence slips again despite strong exit markets $

silicon-valley-signConfidence in the Silicon Valley venture capital community has declined again despite expectations of a continued strong exit market, new research suggests.

4 August 2015

Corporate venture makes biggest contribution to US startups since 2008 $

skyline-600001_1280Corporate venture capital investors have made their biggest percentage contribution to US startups in almost seven years.

30 July 2015

Choppy political, economic environment in North Africa fails to dim PE appetite $

globe-599486_1280A tricky political and economic environment in North Africa has not affected the stability of private equity dealmaking in the region, new research suggests.

28 July 2015

Israel sees record-breaking high-tech investment despite slump in VC backing $

business-163501_1280 (1)Israeli high-tech companies raised a record $1.12bn in the second quarter of this year despite a fall in the proportion of capital coming from venture capital sources.

22 July 2015

Big Apollo cleantech deal fails to mask PE, VC sector investment drop in June $

windrader-659035_1280Cleantech investment from the private equity and venture capital industries continued to fluctuate in June, with deal value dropping sharply despite a significant rise in volume.

20 July 2015

Strong Canadian performance helps boost global PE, VC biotech investment $

flasks-606612_1280Strong investment in North American biotech companies saw global private equity and venture capital backing within the sector almost double in June compared to the same time last year.

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