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7 October 2015

Heinz/Kraft mega-merger helps mask private equity dealmaking slide $

american-flag-802037_1280 US private equity dealflow continued to slide throughout the third quarter of the year despite total invested capital being boosted by the massive merger of Heinz and Kraft Foods, new research shows.

7 October 2015

NGP, Pearl back Wild Wind oil and gas startup with C$123m

pump-jack-848300_1280 Private equity firms Natural Gas Partners and Pearl Energy Investments have provided C$123m of financing to Calgary-based oil and gas startup Wild Wind Petroleum.

5 October 2015

US venture-backed M&A activity hits strongest quarter this year $

dollar-163473_1280 Venture capital-backed M&A deals in the US hit $5.1bn in the third quarter, a 39 per cent increase on the previous three months and the strongest quarter this year, new research shows.

16 September 2015

New York’s Falcon Edge, Tiger Global reported to lead funding round for Indian Uber rival

Ola Falcon Edge Capital, a little known investor based in New York, is said to have been the lead investor in a 14.78bn rupees ($222.5m) funding round to benefit Ola, India's largest taxi-summoning service, a home-grown version of Uber.

8 September 2015

IPO squeeze sees US venture exit activity slow following record 2014 $

dollars-426023_1280 US venture capital exit activity has slowed this year following a record 2014 amid a falloff in IPO activity, new research shows.

27 August 2015

PE activity in US retail, consumer remains strong despite wider sector M&A slowdown $

shoes-842339_1280 Private equity activity in the US retail and consumer sector remained strong in the second quarter despite an overall slowdown in M&A activity in the segment, new research suggests.

5 August 2015

Silicon Valley venture confidence slips again despite strong exit markets $

silicon-valley-sign Confidence in the Silicon Valley venture capital community has declined again despite expectations of a continued strong exit market, new research suggests.

4 August 2015

Corporate venture makes biggest contribution to US startups since 2008 $

skyline-600001_1280 Corporate venture capital investors have made their biggest percentage contribution to US startups in almost seven years.

9 July 2015

Canada, Singapore, Japan all score highly in PE/VC attractiveness survey $

posts-497509_1280 Canada, Singapore and Japan all ranked highly on the latest IESE VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index, behind perennial heavyweights the US and UK.

6 July 2015

US venture capital fundraising outstrips US buyout for first time since Q1 2012

business-163501_1280 US venture capital fundraising outstripped commitments made to US buyout funds for the first time since the start of 2012, new research suggests.

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