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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.

8 March 2016

UK tech sector records huge private equity investment surge $

big-ben-1082205_1920 UK tech companies picked up the highest level of private equity backing since 2012 last year, new research shows.

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.

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