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5 January 2016

PE exec average bonus expectation in City of London 4x higher than investment bankers $

pound-414418_1920 Private equity execs have the highest bonus expectations of any sector in the City of London, with an average of above £100,000, new research suggest.

8 December 2015

UK M&A soars 90% year-on-year as investors look for foothold in country $

telephone-booth-1019285_1920 UK M&A activity has hit its highest level since 2007 by reaching a mammoth $516.5bn, new research shows.

11 November 2015

European mid-market raising stability masking dwindling fundraise numbers $

financial-crisis-544944_1920 (1) Considerable private equity capital raising in the European mid-market is masking a dwindling number of fund closes, new research suggests.

28 October 2015

European bolt-on activity peaks as overall PE investment slides $

banjo-bolt-509636_1920 European private equity bolt-on activity has hit a record level for the year as high asset prices encourage consolidation of existing businesess, new research suggests.

30 September 2015

Big deals back in Europe as PE barrels towards highest total value since 2007 $

hippo-783522_1280 European private equity dealmaking is on course to his its highest total value since 2007 according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research sponsored by Equistone Partners Europe.

17 September 2015

Fierce trade buyer competition impacting on European bolt-on deals $

nut-11934_1280 European private equity buy and build activity has hit a tough period amid increased competition from rival trade buyers, new research suggests.

2 September 2015

PE fundraising across Central, Eastern Europe soars as rest of continent slips $

czech-republic-457019_1280 Private equity fundraising in the CEE region increased more than three-fold in last year, bucking the trend in the rest of Europe according to new research.

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.

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