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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.

13 February 2015

UK overtakes US in January private equity investment value $

union jack A drop in investment targeting US companies saw global private equity activity fall to $18.9bn in January, three-times lower than the result from the previous month.

11 December 2014

UK dealmakers increasingly eyeing overseas M&A in low-growth global climate $

sea UK M&A dealmakers are increasingly looking at overseas assets as corporates look to reposition their business models in the face of a low-growth world.

10 November 2014

Private equity real estate nears record-breaking fundraising in 2014 $

gold-star-1377410-m European private equity real estate is primed to record its biggest-ever fundraising year amid overwhelming appetite for the asset class, new data suggests.

30 October 2014

Euro PE, VC dealmaking drop in Q3 could just be continuing ‘ebb and flow’ $

business The number of quarterly European private equity and venture capital transactions fell below 300 for the first time since 2005 in Q3, but that does not necessarily signify an industry in decline according to new research from SL Capital.

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