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15 January 2015

Steadying South African PE returns settle at 18.5% over ten years $

south africa flag The South African private equity industry produced an 18.5 per cent annualised rate of return in the ten years to September 2014 according to new research.

14 January 2015

Israel records best venture capital fundraising year since 2008 $

gold medal best Israeli venture capital funds pulled in their biggest total from LPs for six years in 2014 by bagging $914m of new capital.

12 January 2015

Venture capital investment soared in 2014 despite fewer deals $

stock graph rise Global venture capital financing jumped by 58 per cent last year compared to 2013 despite fewer deals taking place, new research shows.

9 January 2015

US PE market remains stable as fewer mega deals push firms into mid-market $

usa america flag US-based private equity activity remained stable in 2014 as $522bn of deals were completed by firms.

7 January 2015

Israel high-tech exit activity continues rise, nears $7bn in 2014 $

tech_circuitboard Israeli high-tech exit activity continued its strong pace in 2014 by reaching almost $7bn for the year.

11 December 2014

UK dealmakers increasingly eyeing overseas M&A in low-growth global climate $

sea UK M&A dealmakers are increasingly looking at overseas assets as corporates look to reposition their business models in the face of a low-growth world.

10 December 2014

Private equity real estate AUM hits record $740bn $

house for sale home real estate Continued LP demand for real estate investments has seen the private equity real estate industry grow its fund assets under management to a record $740bn.

9 December 2014

LP drive for infrastructure, real estate to continue growth in 2015 $

infrastructure real estate building site crane Demand for prime real estate and infrastructure assets is set to grow further in 2015 as institutional investors continue to search for more consistent income and capital preservation, AMP Capital has said.

4 December 2014

LP preference for larger asset managers is hurting returns $

SeaWorld killer whale Institutional investors are missing out on outperformance if they allocate more capital to larger managers with less focus on private equity, new research shows.

3 December 2014

Venture capital industry turns around decade-long below-par performance $

news_uturn_lrg The venture capital industry has turned around more than ten years of substandard returns by outperforming every other private equity strategy in a recent study.

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