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7 May 2015

JC Flowers reportedly looking to sell Ascensus

savings-bank-584264-m JC Flowers & Co, the private equity owner of Ascensus, is reported to be considering putting the US retirement and savings plan provider up for sale, according to published reports.

5 May 2015

Existing VC backers re-invest in AEGEA to close $36m round

surgey-operation-medical-healthcare-doctor-patient-hospital Existing investors in AEGEA Medical have helped to close the California-based medical device company's Series C financing round at $36m.

8 April 2015

US private equity investment slumps in Q1, strong end of year to blame $

graph_down_170sq US private equity investment activity slumped in the first quarter compared to previous years, but that result calls for context according to data provider PitchBook.

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.

9 January 2015

US PE market remains stable as fewer mega deals push firms into mid-market $

usa america flag US-based private equity activity remained stable in 2014 as $522bn of deals were completed by firms.

4 December 2014

LP preference for larger asset managers is hurting returns $

SeaWorld killer whale Institutional investors are missing out on outperformance if they allocate more capital to larger managers with less focus on private equity, new research shows.

4 November 2014

US venture capital being outperformed by benchmarks $

bench_170sq US venture capital funds are being outperformed by benchmarks including the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite over one, three and five-year horizons, new research suggests.

24 October 2014

‘Bubble’ talk sees Silicon Valley VC confidence drop for first quarter in two years $

down arrow Venture capital confidence in Silicon Valley has fallen for the first time in two years amid increasing talk of an investment ‘bubble’.

13 October 2014

US buyout industry could still hit post-crisis highs despite worsening slowdown $

thermometer_170sq The US private equity industry could still set post-crisis highs for dealflow and dollars invested despite a continuing slowdown through 2014, new research suggests.

10 October 2014

US venture capital fundraising outstrips 2013 total with three months to go $

dollar 20 LP commitments to US venture capital fundraising have already eclipsed dollars raised across the entirety of last year, new research shows.

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