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13 February 2015

UK overtakes US in January private equity investment valuep

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-marketp

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 returnsp

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 benchmarksp

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 yearsp

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 slowdownp

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 gop

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

2 October 2014

VC-backed IPOs continue US hot streakp

exit US venture capital IPO activity continued its strong run during the third quarter according to the latest data from industry body the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.

23 September 2014

Canadian buyout market sees dealmaking value, volume boostp

canadian Investment activity in Canada’s buyout and related private equity market grew sharply in the second quarter of 2014 in both deal values and volumes, new research suggests.

12 August 2014

Venture capital financing levels in Silicon Valley hit highest level since 2002p

dollars The valuations of Silicon Valley-based companies picking up venture capital financing hit the strongest quarter in more than 12 years according to research by law firm Fenwick & West.

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