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30 June 2015

European PE exits booming as continent records record six-monthly results $

exit-387227_1280 European private equity's exit market has hit record half year figures for the first six months of 2015 amid lucrative IPOs and strong trade buyouts.

24 June 2015

UK PE returns almost double that of pension funds, FTSE All-Share $

telephone-booth-768610_1280 The UK private equity and venture capital industry has massively outperformed the returns recorded by pension funds and the FTSE All-Share index over the past decade, new research shows.

17 June 2015

Slower pace of mid-market European fundraising may not last long $

euro fundraise Mid-market European private equity funds may not be hitting the heights of the period pre-financial crisis, but that situation may be about to change. Industry data provider Pitchbook explains why in its latest report.

12 May 2015

European private equity booming across fundraising, dealmaking and exits $

euro saving Private 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.

24 April 2015

Strong 2014 European PE, VC numbers mask waning quarterly momentum $

europe people map Last year was a banner year for Europe across the private equity and venture capital spectrum, with activity and dollars invested maintaining the high-watermark set post-financial crisis in 2013.

31 March 2015

Tightened regulation could see competition in secondaries market rise $

sl_knechtli Financial institutions, like insurance companies, could increase competition in the secondaries market because tightened regulations and headline deals may force them to sell non-core assets according to SL Capital exec.

30 March 2015

European private equity exits soar to highest total since early 2007 $

europe map European private equity recorded its best quarter for exits since the beginning of 2007 this year according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research.

25 March 2015

European M&A ‘seller-friendly’ amid high valuations $

cheque_deal_pen_170sq A huge uplift in European M&A deal value saw seller assume less risk in 2014 according to the latest research from legal services organisation CMS.

19 March 2015

PE-backed European businesses record buy and build activity boost $

cement-5_sq Buy-and-build activity from private equity-backed European businesses was boosted in the second half of 2014 by a particularly strong third quarter, according to new research.

24 February 2015

2014 a “strong year” for EMEA PE investment despite drop from 2013 $

graph bar chart The EMEA regions is retaining its attractiveness to global private equity despite a sharp drop in invested capital last year, a new report by S&P Capital IQ suggests.

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