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20 October 2016

Euro VC fundraising set for fifth consecutive annual decline despite rising fund sizes $

euro-76019_1920 European venture capital fundraising is set to decline for the fifth consecutive year, despite average fund sizes growing to decade highs, new research shows.

6 October 2016

Losing EU single market access chief Brexit concern of PE-backed UK businesses $

brexit-1491370_1920 The threat of losing access to the European single market post-Brexit is the chief concern of private equity-backed UK businesses as the Government preps for negotiations with the EU, new research shows.

5 October 2016

European buyout dealmaking drop fails to dent strong YTD figures $

world-1264062_1920 European buyout dealmaking falling sharply in terms of volume in the third quarter has failed to dent strong overall figures for the year to date, new research shows.

27 September 2016

UK asset management industry divided on Brexit bringing opportunity or threat $

brexit-1497067_1920 The UK asset and wealth management industry took a pounding to its confidence last month, with Brexit dividing the indsutry on whether it is an opportunity or a threat.

1 September 2016

CEE dealmaking booms despite sharp drop in 2015 fundraising $

poland-197670_1920 PE and VC investment in Central and Eastern Europe has hit its highest annual amount since 2009 despite a fall in fundraising last year.

19 August 2016

Euro, North American PE fundraising on track for bumper year $

dollar-1362244_1920 European and North American private equity fundraising is on target for its second-best year since the global financial crisis after raising more than $154bn at the mid-point of 2016.

27 July 2016

VC Euro tech investment slumps as investors fail to see path to $1bn-plus exits

ipad-606764_1920 A devastating slide in $1bn-plus VC-backed exits has seen European tech financings slump as investors fail to see a strong path from investment to returns.

21 July 2016

European VC sees capital boom despite declining fund close numbers $

rocket-461750_1920 European venture capital's pronounced slide in fund closes since 2011 may continue, but the volume of capital being ploughed into funds is booming, new research shows.

12 July 2016

Brexit shock could see Euro IPO activity drop 50% year-on-year $

brexit-1491370_1920 The UK's shock vote to leave the EU looks set to see European IPO activity fall to less than €25bn by the end of the year - less than half the amount raised in 2015.

18 April 2016

Dry powder, new leverage options fail to prevent Euro PE deals slide $

money-1305124_1920 European private equity deal flow dropped considerably in the first quarter of the year as plentiful capital failed to overcome growing investor risk aversion, new research shows.

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