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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.

2 October 2014

VC-backed IPOs continue US hot streak $

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 boost $

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 2002 $

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.

11 August 2014

US private equity cruising out of exits “danger zone” $

no exit North American private equity is moving out of the “danger zone” where the rate of exits has been too low to achieve suitable liquidity in the standard buyout timeframe, new research suggests.

30 July 2014

US buyout fundraising goes from strength to strength as LPs increase allocations $

stock graph rise US private equity fundraising continued to strengthen in the second quarter of 2014 in terms of both funds closed and total capital raised, new research has shown.

18 July 2014

US venture hits best performance since 1999, buyout strongest for seven years $

weights strong dumbbell gym US venture capital scored its best performance since 1999 last year thanks to strong returns from sectors including IT, new research has shown.

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