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6 April 2016

PE managers turning to innovative approaches to tackle LP liquidity, transparency needs $

direction-1014026_1920 Innovative private equity managers are looking to tackle liquidity and transparency issues in new ways to meet the needs of their clients. State Street Global Exchange's head of EMEA JR Lowry explains.

5 April 2016

VC-backed IPO activity slumps to slowest quarter since 2011 $

financial-crisis-544944_1920 (2) Venture capital IPO activity suffered its slowest quarter since 2011 in the first three months of this year, new research shows.

4 April 2016

Private equity activity in global M&A slumps amid wider dealmaking cooldown $

earth-11009_1280 Private equity buyout and exits made up just over 20 per cent of the $121bn of global M&A deal value in the first quarter of 2016 - its lowest slice for more than two years, new research shows.

1 April 2016

Financial services confidence drops quickest since 2011 $

city-11087_1920 Optimism among firms in the financial services sector has fallen at the fastest rate since 2011, according to a new survey.

30 March 2016

Institutional investor confidence surges amid rising risk appetite $

globe-895580_1920 Institutional investor confidence rose last month amid a new renewed appetite for risk across all regions, new research shows.

29 March 2016

LPs eyeing increased PE exposure, but transparency concerns remain $

water-880462_1920 Almost two thirds of institutional investors are set to increase their allocation to private equity over the next five years - but demands for increased transparency remain, new research shows.

24 March 2016

Global IPO activity suffers worst quarter since 2009 $

newspaper-1081412_1920 (1) Global IPO activity dropped by 70 per cent in capital terms in the first quarter of 2016, but rising M&A activity points to a busier year ahead, new research shows.

23 March 2016

Heavy VC-backing helps Israel high-tech sector to record 2015 $

award-166945_1920 Phenomenal final quarter results for Israeli high-tech capital activity helped 2015 become the most prolific for the segment on record, new research suggests.

21 March 2016

Deteriorating economic outlook creates LatAm PE fundraising challenge

machu-picchu-1072063_1920 Private equity fundraising in Latin America suffered growing challenges last year in reaching a $5.6bn total, down 48 per cent on 2014, new research says.

18 March 2016

Global PE, VC fundraising stable in 2015 despite closed capital drops in key areas $

dollars-426026_640 Global private equity and venture capital fundraising remained steady last year in total dollars collected despite sharp drops in capital closed for several key asset classes, new research suggests.

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