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19 September 2014

Strong secondaries market leads to good pricing for fund assets $

graph bar chart Private equity secondary dealmaking continues its rude health. Intermediary and advisor Elm Capital analyses the situation.

17 September 2014

Cleantech investment suffers heavy August slump despite year-on-year increase $

green environment cleantech Private equity, venture capital and development capital investments in the cleantech sector failed to escape the summer slump after falling to some of the lowest recorded in the past 12 months in August.

15 September 2014

Traditional quiet August for buyouts broken by $11bn Burger King deal for Tim Horton’s $

shore beach sand water Global private equity investment activity bucked the trend of the traditionally-quiet summer holiday period this year by hitting its highest level since April last month.

15 September 2014

Management fees major turn off for LPs considering private equity commitments $

stopsign_lrg Unfavourable fund terms have stopped more than 60 per cent of institutional investors from committing to a private equity fund according to new research.

12 September 2014

Caymans still king of offshore M&A as global dealmaking spikes $

water offshore Offshore M&A dealmaking had one of its highest-value quarters in the past decade in Q2, jumping 23 per cent compared to the previous three months according to new research.

11 September 2014

Startup financing capital hit post-2001 high of $22.8bn in Q2 $

money funnel tunnel dollars Investors have continued to funnel significant amounts of capital into startups in 2014, reaching a post-2001 high of $22.8bn in the second quarter according to new research.

4 September 2014

Latin America keeps up fundraising pace, yearly total could hit $8bn $

chili hot south america latin pepper spice Private equity fundraising in Latin America kept up the continent’s strong momentum in the first half of 2014 after $3.5bn of fresh capital was raised.

4 September 2014

German PE, VC firms continue strong activity in first six months of 2014 $

Reichstag The German private equity and venture capital market has made a strong start to 2014 after firms invested close to €2.8bn in almost 700 companies in the first half of the year.

2 September 2014

World’s largest 300 pension funds grow assets to almost $15tn $

euro wallet The total assets of the world’s largest 300 pension funds grew by more than six per cent in 2013 to reach a new high of almost US$15tn according to new research.

1 September 2014

Australian private equity easily outperforms listed markets $

australia flag Australian private equity and venture capital outperformed the listed market by over 10 per cent in the 12 months to 31 March 2014, according to data from Australian Private Equity and Venture Capital Association AVCAL and Cambridge Associates.

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