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24 February 2015

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

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 valuep

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 climatep

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 2014p

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’p

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.

23 October 2014

European PE optimism remains high despite Q3 dealflow dropp

europe people map The European private equity industry saw dealflow drop across buyouts, growth and venture capital in the third quarter, new research suggests.

20 October 2014

Buyout firms to benefit from EMEA insurance company units sell-offp

netdocuments Private equity firms are set to benefit from a sell-off of assets from EMEA-based insurance companies over the next few years, new research suggests.

16 October 2014

UK M&A picks up as companies strike overseas acquisition dealsp

pounds UK M&A dealmaking has seen a small but marked increase across 2014 boosted by a significant number of overseas acquisitions, new research suggests.

14 October 2014

Danish venture capital exits triple in past 12 months, investment also upp

denmark Danish venture capital exits have tripled in the past four quarters compared to the same period 12 months earlier despite struggling growth in the wider economy.

30 September 2014

European corporate execs increasingly bullish on M&A outlookp

bull fight2_lrg Europe’s executives are more bullish about the European M&A outlook than they were a year ago according to new research of 225 Europe-based corporate executives.

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