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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.

30 June 2014

More regulation does not mean higher risk management standards, GPs believe $

exclamation mark risk caution stop The vast majority of private equity GPs do not believe increased regulation is raising industry standards for risk management, new research shows.

30 June 2014

Buyout-backed European IPOs hit highest level ever in H1 2014 $

stock market graph Private equity-backed European IPOs hit their highest-ever level in the first six months of 2014 after 31 businesses contributing €33.4bn of value through public listings, new research shows.

27 June 2014

South African private equity continues expansion as LP understanding rises $

south africa flag Private equity activity in South Africa expanded by 17 per cent last year as the asset class continues to make headway with LPs previously sceptical of its efficacy, new research shows.

24 June 2014

Private equity exit value surges to 80% of 2013 total in just six months $

tidal wave A surge in buyout activity has seen private equity exit value hit 80 per cent of the $282bn total from last year with just half the year gone, new research has shown.

24 June 2014

New study blows away ‘misconception’ that leverage beats operational improvement $

sparks mechanic welding engineering Operational improvement remains a key driver of value creation in private equity portfolio companies despite the common misconception that leverage is at the heart of most strong returns, new research shows.

14 May 2014

Cleantech investment momentum continues to see-saw $

green energy power electric light lantern Private equity, venture capital and development capital deals targeting cleantech companies are continuing to struggle with growth momentum according to the latest research from data provider Zephyr.

13 May 2014

Israeli PE, VC deal value soars in first quarter thanks to surge in big deals

israel_flarground_170sq The amount of capital private equity firms invested in Israel in the first quarter of 2014 was up more than 50 per cent compared to the previous three months, new research has shown.

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