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6 March 2014

US private equity boasts strong quarter in seller’s market $

In the midst of a strong period for public equities and a healthy IPO market, US private equity and venture capital funds generated positive returns for the third quarter of 2013.

20 February 2014

Listed private equity managers expect reduced discounts on secondary markets $

Listed private equity managers are positive about the prospect for portfolio company earnings over the coming six months, with optimistic predictions for both investment and trading activity.

3 February 2014

US venture capital industry optimistic over improved fund performance $

US venture capital fund performance continued to make gains across most time horizons, according to recent data, with the industry growing more optimistic about further improvement.

21 January 2014

Alternative asset allocation grows as investors ready for volatility $

Asset owners have reiterated their intention to allocate more to private assets, with asset price volatility providing the major source of risk for the year ahead, a new investor survey has revealed.

17 January 2014

Internet leads the pack as US venture capital grows in 2013 $

Venture capitalists invested $29.4bn in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of seven percent in dollars and a four per cent increase in deals over the prior year,

1 November 2013

Venture capital “dramatically outperforms” public markets $

Venture capital performance improved “significantly” across nearly all time horizons up to the first half of 2013, with higher returns seen in the quarterly, one, three, five, ten and 20-year horizons.

24 October 2013

Private equity outperforms for US pension funds, says report $

Private equity returns to large US public pension funds continue to outperform all other asset classes over ten-year time horizons, according to industry group the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

23 October 2013

Confidence grows for Silicon Valley VCs $

Confidence in the sector improved for Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the third quarter, amounting to five consecutive quarters of increasing sentiment, a new survey has found.

21 October 2013

US sees quarterly increase in venture capital deals $

Quarterly venture capital investment activity rose for both value and number of deals, with the software industry receiving the highest level of funding for 12 years.

19 September 2013

Cautious optimism characterises financial services-focused private equity

When comparing 2013 to the preceding three years, there are more signals of positive momentum in the financial services-focused private equity space.

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