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12 October 2015

Record year for Euro PE exits by EV as corporate buyers come calling $

euro-76019_1920 Intense activity from corporate buyers helped private equity firms to a record year for European exits by enterprise value in 2014 according to the latest research from professional services firm EY.

7 October 2015

Heinz/Kraft mega-merger helps mask private equity dealmaking slide $

american-flag-802037_1280 US private equity dealflow continued to slide throughout the third quarter of the year despite total invested capital being boosted by the massive merger of Heinz and Kraft Foods, new research shows.

5 October 2015

US venture-backed M&A activity hits strongest quarter this year $

dollar-163473_1280 Venture capital-backed M&A deals in the US hit $5.1bn in the third quarter, a 39 per cent increase on the previous three months and the strongest quarter this year, new research shows.

1 October 2015

Asian confidence in venture capital booming, yearly deal value passes $31bn mark $

city-647400_1280 Venture capital dealflow in Asia has quadrupled in the past two years amid an upsurge in confidence in the asset class, new research suggests.

30 September 2015

Big deals back in Europe as PE barrels towards highest total value since 2007 $

hippo-783522_1280 European private equity dealmaking is on course to his its highest total value since 2007 according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research sponsored by Equistone Partners Europe.

29 September 2015

Emerging markets join developed in increasingly sticky IPO activity $

snails-382992_1280 Emerging markets IPO activity suffered a sharp slowdown in the third quarter following stellar results in the preceding three-month period, new research suggests.

22 September 2015

Family offices favouring direct PE exposure over funds, co-investments $

mayor-917149_1280 The average family office portfolio now boasts about 22 per cent exposure to private equity, including venture capital and co-investment, new research suggests.

17 September 2015

Fierce trade buyer competition impacting on European bolt-on deals $

nut-11934_1280 European private equity buy and build activity has hit a tough period amid increased competition from rival trade buyers, new research suggests.

16 September 2015

Non-US developed markets PE slumps, emerging markets more positive $

euro-733951_1280 A weak euro was a contributing factor to private equity in developed markets outside of the US scoring lacklustre returns across 2014 according to new research from Cambridge Associates.

16 September 2015

New York’s Falcon Edge, Tiger Global reported to lead funding round for Indian Uber rival

Ola Falcon Edge Capital, a little known investor based in New York, is said to have been the lead investor in a 14.78bn rupees ($222.5m) funding round to benefit Ola, India's largest taxi-summoning service, a home-grown version of Uber.

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