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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 $

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

18 February 2015

Confidence booming over asset management revenue growth $

old-cash-register-1152031-m The vast majority of asset management company CEOs are confident about revenue growth this year and in the near future according to new research from PwC.

13 February 2015

UK overtakes US in January private equity investment value $

union jack A drop in investment targeting US companies saw global private equity activity fall to $18.9bn in January, three-times lower than the result from the previous month.

12 February 2015

Increased liquidity in private equity industry still falling short $

running water A sizeable share of private equity investors believe that despite increased liquidity in the asset class the advances are still falling short of current needs.

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