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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.

12 October 2015

Record year for Euro PE exits by EV as corporate buyers come calling $

euro-76019_1920 Intense activity from corporate buyers helped private equity firms to a record year for European exits by enterprise value in 2014 according to the latest research from professional services firm EY.

29 September 2015

Emerging markets join developed in increasingly sticky IPO activity $

snails-382992_1280 Emerging markets IPO activity suffered a sharp slowdown in the third quarter following stellar results in the preceding three-month period, new research suggests.

22 September 2015

Family offices favouring direct PE exposure over funds, co-investments $

mayor-917149_1280 The average family office portfolio now boasts about 22 per cent exposure to private equity, including venture capital and co-investment, new research suggests.

16 September 2015

Non-US developed markets PE slumps, emerging markets more positive $

euro-733951_1280 A weak euro was a contributing factor to private equity in developed markets outside of the US scoring lacklustre returns across 2014 according to new research from Cambridge Associates.

15 September 2015

Global PE activity passes $42bn for August despite volume drop $

coins-682379_1280 The value of global private equity transactions increased 15 per cent in August to $42.4bn despite a second monthly decline in volume, new research shows.

1 September 2015

PE firms need to be picky about investments amid pricey acquisitions environment $

wallet-669458_1280 Private equity firms need to be increasingly wary of picking and choosing the right companies to buy amid a continued increase in acquisition competition, a new report from Partners Group suggests.

18 August 2015

PE deals grow slightly amid wider secondaries transaction squeeze $

credit-squeeze-522549_1280 The booming global secondaries market stuttered in the first half of 2015, with completed transactions dropping more than five per cent year on year, Setter Capital research suggests.

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