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24 March 2015

Competitive dealmaking pressure in private equity continues to rise $

pressure The private equity dealmaking environment remained hugely competitive heading into 2015 according to the latest data from research business PitchBook.

17 March 2015

Global PE value declines for second consecutive month $

news_globe_lrg Global private equity investment decreased in February to its lowest recorded result in terms of value over the last twelve months.

9 March 2015

Biotech VC funding largely targeting new drugs over improving existing treatments $

bio Venture capital funding of biotechnology businesses is heavily focused towards novel drug R&D rather than improving existing treatments, new research suggests.

23 February 2015

LP demand for ESG in private equity continues to rise $

insurance contract form Institutional investors are increasingly demanding that private equity firms adopt ESG policies in their investment processes, according to new research.

18 February 2015

Confidence booming over asset management revenue growth $

old-cash-register-1152031-m The vast majority of asset management company CEOs are confident about revenue growth this year and in the near future according to new research from PwC.

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.

12 February 2015

Increased liquidity in private equity industry still falling short $

running water A sizeable share of private equity investors believe that despite increased liquidity in the asset class the advances are still falling short of current needs.

11 February 2015

Cleantech PE, VC investment soars to highest value since July 2014 $

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 There was a more than ten-fold increase in the value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting the global cleantech sector in January compared to the previous month, new research suggests.

10 February 2015

Weak start to the year for global biotech investment value $

biotech virus lab The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector decreased in January compared to the previous month despite a rise in volume. A total of $455m was invested in biotech companies over the four weeks, down 82 per cent from a high base of $2.58bn in December according to[...]

9 February 2015

Global pension assets continue consistent growth, hit $36tn high $

dollar 20 Global institutional pension fund assets have grown too a new high of $36tn according to new research by Towers Watson.

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