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8 February 2016

Private equity records massive boost in mining deals across 2015 $

open-pit-mining-920200_1920 Private equity deals targeting the mining sector more than doubled in number in 2015 compared to the previous year amid falling equity and commodity prices in the sector, new research shows.

20 January 2016

Biotech records strongest year for PE, VC deal volume since 2010, total value dips $

science-1029385_1920 Private equity and venture capital investment in the biotech industry slumped in value in 2015 compared to 2014's highs, but still remained the second-strongest year since 2010.

19 January 2016

Annual cleantech investment from private equity, venture capital hits six-year high $

windmill-62257_1920 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in cleantech companies hit a six-year investment high last year despite volume falling to its lowest level in the same period.

18 January 2016

PE dealmaking set to rise this year following ‘slow’ 2015, survey suggests $

business-962358_1920 Private equity dealmaking is set to expand in 2016 following a relatively quiet year of firms sitting on capital amid rising valuations, new research suggests.

8 January 2016

Global IPO activity remains strong despite falloff from 2014 highs $

newspaper-1081412_1920 Global IPO figures for 2015 have maintained their strength despite a drop-off from the blockbuster results of 2014, new research shows.

14 December 2015

High PE competition for IT companies sees Q3 deal value high, despite continued dealflow drop $

it-838379_1920 Private equity activity in the IT sector continued a gentle slide downward in the third quarter of 2015 despite investment activity in the sector remaining generally elevated compared to the past six years, new research shows.

3 December 2015

PE returns increasing, biggest firms solidifying IRR outperformance $

business-861325_1920 Private equity return multiples are continuing to increase thanks to a push to exit portfolio companies ahead of a potential softening of the market, new research suggests.

20 November 2015

Cleantech dealmaking from PE, VC soars following four months of decline $

windmill-62257_1920 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in cleantech companies soared to more than $2.3bn in October after four months of consecutive decline, new research shows.

16 October 2015

Indian summer for PE dealmaking as September brings $42.2bn of transactions $

summer-368224_1920 Private equity's surprisingly strong summer dealmaking continues through September with another $42.2bn of transactions, new research shows.

14 October 2015

Year-on-year PE, VC biotech investment jumps despite monthly slide $

tube-786932_1920 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting global biotechnology companies was up more than a third year-on-year in September despite a month-on-month drop.

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