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9 October 2015

Investcorp spends $65m on sports helmet maker POC

winter-673915_1280 Alternative investment firm Investcorp has snapped up skiing and cycling helmet manufacturer POC from outdoor gear maker Black Diamond for a $65m.

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.

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.

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