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10 June 2015

Big Apollo, Graham Partners deals helped boost cleantech PE, VC investment figures in May $

windmill A pair of sizeable cleantech deals saw a sharp uptick in the value of private equity and venture capital investments in the sector in May, new data shows.

9 June 2015

Weak US investment drags down global PE, VC biotech figures $

lab glass Weaker transcation volume held back the overall value of private equity and venture capital investments in the biotech sector last month, new research suggests.

27 May 2015

Canada becoming ‘bigger hunting ground’ for venture capital investors $

canada moose Canada is becoming a bigger hunting ground for VC investors according to new research by Pitchbook, which suggests the country hit a record C$1.8bn investment value last year.

19 May 2015

Private equity portfolio company holding period drops for first time since financial crisis $

down arrow The average holding period for private equity portfolio companies has dropped slightly for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to new research.

12 May 2015

European private equity booming across fundraising, dealmaking and exits $

euro saving Private equity investment in European companies jumped 14 per cent to €41.5bn last year amid strong performance across the industry, according to a comprehensive new report from industry body EVCA.

11 May 2015

Private equity capital targeting Israeli deals drops 55% in Q1 2015 $

graph_down_170sq The amount of capital private equity firms invested in Israeli deals dropped more than 50 per cent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2015, new research shows.

8 May 2015

PE, VC funds targeting ASEAN region hit record average size in 2014 $

news_asia_lrg Private equity funds from the ASEAN region of South East Asia saw the average fund size hit a record $609m last year amid a continuing drop in the number of vehicles.

7 May 2015

JC Flowers reportedly looking to sell Ascensus

savings-bank-584264-m JC Flowers & Co, the private equity owner of Ascensus, is reported to be considering putting the US retirement and savings plan provider up for sale, according to published reports.

7 May 2015

PE, VC Biotech investment jumped in April despite year-on-year slump $

biotech Strong US growth helped private equity and venture capital biotech investment numbers jump more than 80 per cent month-on month in April, new research shows.

5 May 2015

Existing VC backers re-invest in AEGEA to close $36m round

surgey-operation-medical-healthcare-doctor-patient-hospital Existing investors in AEGEA Medical have helped to close the California-based medical device company's Series C financing round at $36m.

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