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18 October 2016

Robust September global PE investment fails to live up to last year’s highs $

leaves-57427_1280 September saw one of the best results of the year for global private equity investment, despite 2016 generally failing to live up to the highs of the previous year.

14 October 2016

Cleantech suffers poor September to continue choppy 2016 $

windmills-522422_640 September proved another relatively weak month for the cleantech industry in terms of private equity and venture capital investment, with $328m invested across 25 deals.

13 October 2016

Biotech PE, VC investment falls back to earth after stellar August $

dna-163466_1280 Private equity and venture capital investment in biotech businesses crashed back to earth following a new 12-month high in August, new research shows.

10 October 2016

PE, VC provide clean energy investment bright spot amid dour Q3 $

osorio-wind-farm-1403824_1920 Private equity and venture capital provided the bright spot amid gloomy quarterly results for the global clean energy investment industry, new research shows.

3 October 2016

Global PE fundraising holds steady despite rising dry powder $

dollar-499481_1920 Global private equity fundraising is only down a modest amount in the year to date compared to 2015, following years of strong capital raising leaving plenty of dry powder in existing vehicles.

28 September 2016

‘Unprecedented’ global uncertainty threatens slow year for IPOs $

snail-1502214_1920 Unprecedented levels of geopolitical uncertainty are weighing heavily on dealmakers, threatening a slow year for IPOs according to new research from professional services firm EY.

21 September 2016

August PE, VC cleantech boom leaves paltry July figures in the dust $

windmills-984137_1920 Private equity firms washed away a bleak July for cleantech investment by pumping more than $2.6bn into the asset class in August, new research shows.

19 September 2016

Biotech balloons for second August running thanks to single mega-deal $

hot-air-balloon-244794_1920 A single mammoth deal in the biotech sector helped the sector's private equity investment figures through the roof in August, new research shows.

15 September 2016

Traditional slow summer continues PE’s 2016 dealmaking droop $

maldives-666118_1920 Private equity dealmaking's traditional summer slump continued a sluggish year for the asset class, dropping 25 per cent in dollar value this August compared to the same month last year.

13 September 2016

Private equity could be missing mining, metals opportunity amid credit lull $

open-pit-mining-1327116_1920 Private equity could be missing an opportunity for investment in mining and metals amid a dearth of available capital for the sector.

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