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10 October 2014

US venture capital fundraising outstrips 2013 total with three months to go $

dollar 20 LP commitments to US venture capital fundraising have already eclipsed dollars raised across the entirety of last year, new research shows.

7 October 2014

Lack of mega fund closes leads to third quarter PE fundraising drop $

graph_down_170sq Private equity fundraising activity took a sharp dip in the third quarter due to a dearth of closes from mega buyout firms, new research shows.

2 October 2014

VC-backed IPOs continue US hot streak $

exit US venture capital IPO activity continued its strong run during the third quarter according to the latest data from industry body the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.

30 September 2014

European corporate execs increasingly bullish on M&A outlook $

bull fight2_lrg Europe’s executives are more bullish about the European M&A outlook than they were a year ago according to new research of 225 Europe-based corporate executives.

29 September 2014

Global IPO activity soars year on year despite quiet August $

shares stocks IPO Capital raised through global IPOs has almost doubled year on year after more than $186bn of capital was raised through public listings in the first three quarters of 2014.

25 September 2014

Asian venture capital slowdown reversed amid rise of new regions $

increase-6_sq Asian venture capital investment has broken through the $10bn barrier for the year to date, a huge increase on the $6.3bn recorded at the same point in 2013.

24 September 2014

Weak Q1 European buy-and-build activity drags down first half results $

digger mining Buy and build activity in the European market was weak throughout the first half of the year after being dragged down by a poor first quarter, new research suggests.

23 September 2014

Canadian buyout market sees dealmaking value, volume boost $

canadian Investment activity in Canada’s buyout and related private equity market grew sharply in the second quarter of 2014 in both deal values and volumes, new research suggests.

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.

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