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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.

14 April 2015

Mega Singapore cleantech deal fails to hide overall slide of PE, VC backing $

green environment cleantech Global private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech has dipped again after a brief uptick in February, new data shows.

13 April 2015

Biotech sees second month of declining investment from PE, VC firms $

venbio_sq.jpg Private equity and venture capital investment activity targeting the global biotechnology sector declined in March for the second month in a row, new research shows.

9 April 2015

Ex-US developed markets PE suffered first negative return in two years $

usa-dollar-bills-1431130-m Developed markets private equity outside of the US suffered its first negative quarterly return in more than two years in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest research from Cambridge Associates.

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 $

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

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