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3 July 2015

Global PE industry at ‘breaking point’ as high valuations see dealmaking slow $

chain-297842_1280 The global private equity industry may have hit a "breaking point" amid continued strong fundraising and a wealth of financing options, new research suggests.

1 July 2015

PE, VC activity in software, information, business services remains flat $

code-820275_1280 Private equity and venture capital dealmaking activity in the software, information and business services sectors remained flat in the first half of 2015 according to new research.

29 June 2015

‘Shift in global economic power’ to drive alt assets as high as $15.3tn by 2020

digital-world-1198414-m Fuelled by a "shift in global economic power from developed to developing regions", alternative investments could reach a high of $15.3tn by 2020, according to a new report released today by PwC.

29 June 2015

Private equity facing rising pressure on fees, costs and transparency to LPs $

calculator-428294_1280 Private equity leaders are predicting mounting pressure on fees, costs and providing more information about their investment to LPs amid rising exposure to the asset class, new research suggests.

11 June 2015

Private real estate separate accounts have never been more popular $

money pile Capital invested in private real estate separate accounts reached an all-time high of $17.8bn last year amid a rise in mandates, new research suggests.

10 June 2015

Big Apollo, Graham Partners deals helped boost cleantech PE, VC investment figures in May $

windmill A pair of sizeable cleantech deals saw a sharp uptick in the value of private equity and venture capital investments in the sector in May, new data shows.

9 June 2015

Weak US investment drags down global PE, VC biotech figures $

lab glass Weaker transcation volume held back the overall value of private equity and venture capital investments in the biotech sector last month, new research suggests.

19 May 2015

Private equity portfolio company holding period drops for first time since financial crisis $

down arrow The average holding period for private equity portfolio companies has dropped slightly for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to new research.

7 May 2015

PE, VC Biotech investment jumped in April despite year-on-year slump $

biotech Strong US growth helped private equity and venture capital biotech investment numbers jump more than 80 per cent month-on month in April, new research shows.

21 April 2015

Direct lending funds emerge as best bet for risk/rewards returns $

treasure-chest-and-silver-dollars-1018791-m Direct lending funds have providing LPs with returns of almost 11.5 per cent in the ten years to 2012 despite a low risk profile, new data suggests.

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