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25 February 2016

Canadian venture capital recorded strong fundraising, deals swell in 2015 $

maple-1018458_1920 Canadian venture capital fundraising and dealmaking both swelled substantially in 2015, new research shows.

1 February 2016

Annual US mid-market fundraising remains robust despite big Q4 2015 drop $

vintage-842337_1920 Mid-market US private equity fundraising stayed strong last year despite a slight year-on-year drop in volume and value, new research shows.

14 January 2016

US fundraising stayed strong in 2015 despite slight YoY decline $

dollar-1071788_1920 US private equity fundraising remained robust across 2015 despite suffering a slight decline from the previous year, new research has revealed.

13 January 2016

US VC fundraising stays slow in Q4 2015 despite impressive full-year figures $

money-163502_1280 (1) US venture capital fundraising suffered a second slow quarter in a row at the end of 2015 with an overall capital raise of just under $5bn.

7 January 2016

US venture capital fundraising soared to second-highest total for a decade in 2015 $

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 US venture capital fundraising saw a resurgence in 2015 after several years of lacklustre performance, producing the second-highest total for a decade according to new research.

24 November 2015

Canadian PE on track to match mammoth C$50bn deal total from 2014 $

lake-914009_1920 Canadian private equity activity is on track to repeat the mammoth C$50bn recorded last year if it continues its pace through to the end of the year, according to new research.

4 November 2015

2015 on target to be among most lucrative for mid-market fundraising in last ten years $

dollar-941246_1920 This year could turn out to be one of the most lucrative for US mid-market private equity fundraising in the past ten years, new research suggests.

21 October 2015

Private equity-backed US IPOs fall to lowest level for a decade $

financial-crisis-544944_1920 Private equity-backed IPOs accounted for just under 36 per cent of all privately-backed US public offerings in the first nine months of 2015 - the lowest percentage in a decade.

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.

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.

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