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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.

15 July 2015

Pressure easing on bifurcated fundraising market amid influx of capital $

packs-163497_1280The bifurcation of the private equity fundraising market appears to be receding according to the latest research from global professional services firm Towers Watson.

9 July 2015

Canada, Singapore, Japan all score highly in PE/VC attractiveness survey $

posts-497509_1280Canada, Singapore and Japan all ranked highly on the latest IESE VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index, behind perennial heavyweights the US and UK.

8 July 2015

UK’s latest Budget seeks to tighten carried interest loophole

houses-of-parliament PixabayPrivate equity managers in the UK are to see a loophole tightened that many currently use to cut their tax bills, after Chancellor George Osborne announced changes to the way they are taxed on their fund investments.

7 July 2015

Israeli high-tech exits hit 76% of 2014 value in just six months $

sphere-163623_1280Exit activity in the high-tech sector of Israel has accelerated in the first six months of the year, already hitting more than 75 per cent of the value from the entirety of 2014.

6 July 2015

US venture capital fundraising outstrips US buyout for first time since Q1 2012

business-163501_1280US venture capital fundraising outstripped commitments made to US buyout funds for the first time since the start of 2012, new research suggests.

3 July 2015

Global PE industry at ‘breaking point’ as high valuations see dealmaking slow $

chain-297842_1280The global private equity industry may have hit a "breaking point" amid continued strong fundraising and a wealth of financing options, new research suggests.

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