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21 July 2014

High-tech Israeli companies hit biggest quarterly funding high since 2000 $

technology circuit capacitor electronic Israeli high-tech companies raised the highest quarterly amount of funding since 2000 in the second quarter of 2014, pulling in $930m from investors.

18 July 2014

US venture hits best performance since 1999, buyout strongest for seven years $

weights strong dumbbell gym US venture capital scored its best performance since 1999 last year thanks to strong returns from sectors including IT, new research has shown.

17 July 2014

London IPO market almost matches 2013 activity after just six months of new year $

london London’s IPO market has continued its bumper 2014 by producing a mammoth 37 public listings raising £7bn in the second quarter.

16 July 2014

Annual secondaries deal volume on course to beat $30bn for first time in history $

news_sale3_lrg Global secondary market transaction volume hit the $16bn mark for the first half of 2014, setting a record pace for the full year according to new data.

15 July 2014

Private equity continues five-year run of outperformance $

speedo accelerator Global listed private equity outperformed the S&P 500 by almost 2.5 percentage points over the five years to June 30 according to new research by Red Rocks Capital. The firm’s Global Listed Private Equity Index returned 21.31 per cent over the period compared to 18.82 per cent for the S&P 500. Q2 performance in the[...]

14 July 2014

Global PE activity value up 33 per cent in June despite slight volume drop $

sensor-wind-anemometer Global private equity investment activity rose in value terms in June despite the volume of deals slipping, according to new data from Zephyr published by BvD.

14 July 2014

Alternative assets managed by top 100 firms continue to rise, hits $3.3tn mark $

dollarsss Global alternative investments controlled by the top 100 managers hit $3.3tn last year, more than $100bn up on the previous 12 months according to new research by Towers Watson.

10 July 2014

IPO power drives US venture fundraising to strongest by number since 2007 $

fireworks The number of US venture capital firms actively fundraising grew by almost a quarter in the second three months of 2014 driven by strong IPO performance, new research suggests.

8 July 2014

Venture-backed IPOs continue to grow in value despite second-quarter drop in volume $

stocks and shares dice risky listing IPO Venture-backed IPOs were up by 45 per cent in value in the second quarter as companies continue to take advantage of the improving environment to get themselves listed, new research shows.

1 July 2014

Global private equity activity booms to post-crisis high $

increase-6_sq More than 100 extra private equity buyouts took place in the first half of 2014 compared to the same period last year, new research shows.

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