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8 April 2013

US venture-backed IPOs slump to three-year low $

The number of US venture-backed IPO exits during the first quarter of 2013 fell 58 per cent compared to the first quarter of last year.

12 March 2013

High hopes for 2013 after ‘disappointing’ year for private equity $

Despite a moderately positive outlook on the current investment environment, private equity firms are not expecting a sudden boom in deal volume anytime soon, a recent survey has found.

25 February 2013

US life sciences sees double digit dip in VC activity $

US venture capital funding in the life sciences sector dropped 14 per cent in dollars and seven per cent in deals during 2012, new research has found.

15 February 2013

US venture seeks outperformance despite lower returns $

US venture capital performance improved across both short and long-term time frames, according to new analysis

11 February 2013

US private equity activity proves robust for third quarter $

US private equity activity returned to positive territory in the third quarter, following a slightly negative second quarter.

6 February 2013

US endowments returns slide, alternative allocations rise $

US endowments saw a negative average return for the 2012 fiscal year, though the trend ofi ncreasing allocations to alternative investment strategies continued.

4 February 2013

US venture capital investment sees significant decline $

US venture capital investment decreased a worrying ten per cent in 2012, marking further decline in an industry experiencing continued contraction.

18 January 2013

US venture investment continues to decline $

US venture capital activity continued its decline in Q4 2012, as $6.6bn was raised in 733 VC deals - a 20 per cent decrease in capital and a 17 per cent decrease in deals from the same period in 2011.

18 January 2013

Private equity leads push for healthcare, pharma IT deals $

Private equity firms were responsible for four of the top ten deals in the global pharma/ healthcare IT industry, as transaction volumes increased 21 per cent and deal values also increased.

13 January 2013

Hamilton Robinson Capital launches fourth fund

Connecticut, US-based private equity firm Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has launched its fourth Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners fund with a target of $250m. The firm invests in small privately held companies, typically targeting those in the manufacturing, distribution and services space. It invests through equity and buyouts. It invests between $5m and $15m per transaction[...]

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