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21 August 2013

Growth equity comes of age as it outpaces venture capital $

Growth equity has evolved into a distinct asset class generating strong returns and outperforming US venture capital, according to a recent report.

16 August 2013

Uncertainty continues to be primary concern for VC investors $

Investor sentiment is increasing favorably towards the US in an environment where venture capitalists remain cautious about the global economy and pessimistic about government policies around investing, according to a new survey of investor appetities.

9 August 2013

Private equity-backed M&A jumps in July $

Hellman & Friedman's $4.4bn purchase of Chicago-based insurance brokerage Hub International pushed the value of announced private equity-backed M&A to $196.4bn so far this year.

16 July 2013

Global private equity numbers down as US buyout values fall $

The value of global private equity investment fell by 45 per cent in June 2013, halting a two-month period of growth despite an increase in volume.

1 July 2013

Texas leads US for private equity investment in 2012 $

Private equity firms invested $347bn in more than 2,000 US-based companies during 2012, and Texas received the most capital with $46.6bn invested.

11 June 2013

Private equity poised for new heights as recovery continues $

Private equity seems poised to reach new heights in 2013 as investor interest, which waned dramatically after the 2008 financial crisis, looks to be rising once again, according to a new report.

22 May 2013

Slow first quarter belies steady pace in 2012 for going private deals $

The number and size of sponsor-backed going private transactions were each lower in 2012 than in 2011 and 2010; however, when excluding the soft first quarter of 2012, deal activity was on par with such earlier years, according to a new survey.

16 May 2013

Canadian venture capital up 55% as buyout deals stay on track $

Canadian venture capital and private equity funds disclosed $2.56bn of new investments and $1.48bn of new capital formation in the first quarter of 2013, according to new data.

14 May 2013

US private equity industry slows after frantic close to 2012 $

Though private equity fundraising and exit volumes continue to trend upward when evaluated on an annual basis, US private equity showed a 42 per cent decrease from its fourth quarter level in the first quarter of 2013.

19 April 2013

2013 already sets the tone with big buyouts $

Looking back to the start of the year, a number of big-ticket deals have already made it through the gate, particularly in the US, according to the Deal Compass from law firm Weil, a roundup of strategic going-public and US sponsor-backed going-private deals.

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