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8 September 2015

IPO squeeze sees US venture exit activity slow following record 2014 $

dollars-426023_1280 US venture capital exit activity has slowed this year following a record 2014 amid a falloff in IPO activity, new research shows.

27 August 2015

PE activity in US retail, consumer remains strong despite wider sector M&A slowdown $

shoes-842339_1280 Private equity activity in the US retail and consumer sector remained strong in the second quarter despite an overall slowdown in M&A activity in the segment, new research suggests.

5 August 2015

Silicon Valley venture confidence slips again despite strong exit markets $

silicon-valley-sign Confidence in the Silicon Valley venture capital community has declined again despite expectations of a continued strong exit market, new research suggests.

4 August 2015

Corporate venture makes biggest contribution to US startups since 2008 $

skyline-600001_1280 Corporate venture capital investors have made their biggest percentage contribution to US startups in almost seven years.

9 July 2015

Canada, Singapore, Japan all score highly in PE/VC attractiveness survey $

posts-497509_1280 Canada, Singapore and Japan all ranked highly on the latest IESE VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index, behind perennial heavyweights the US and UK.

6 July 2015

US venture capital fundraising outstrips US buyout for first time since Q1 2012

business-163501_1280 US venture capital fundraising outstripped commitments made to US buyout funds for the first time since the start of 2012, new research suggests.

26 June 2015

Expected US M&A acquisition surge could drive private equity exit options $

abraham-lincoln-716182_1280 The US is set to remain one of the most attractive markets for dealmaking amid an anticipated surge in M&A acquisition activity, new research suggests.

9 June 2015

Weak US investment drags down global PE, VC biotech figures $

lab glass Weaker transcation volume held back the overall value of private equity and venture capital investments in the biotech sector last month, new research suggests.

27 May 2015

Canada becoming ‘bigger hunting ground’ for venture capital investors $

canada moose Canada is becoming a bigger hunting ground for VC investors according to new research by Pitchbook, which suggests the country hit a record C$1.8bn investment value last year.

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.

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