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9 February 2015

Global pension assets continue consistent growth, hit $36tn highp

dollar 20 Global institutional pension fund assets have grown too a new high of $36tn according to new research by Towers Watson.

22 January 2015

Israeli high tech companies hit record $3.4bn fundraising in 2014p

israel High tech capital raising in Israel hit an all-time high in 2014 after $3.4bn was invested in 688 companies.

22 January 2015

Secondaries deal surge sees $49.3bn of deals done in 2014p

handshake deal The burgeoning private equity secondaries market had its busiest year in 2014 after dealmakers completed about $49.3bn of transactions, new research from Setter Capital suggests.

15 January 2015

PE, VC dollar investment in cleantech rises despite lowest deal volume in six yearsp

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 The value of private equity, development capital and venture capital investment in global cleantech companies in 2014 increased 26 per cent year-on-year to $10.8bn despite volume falling for the fourth consecutive year.

15 January 2015

Steadying South African PE returns settle at 18.5% over ten yearsp

south africa flag The South African private equity industry produced an 18.5 per cent annualised rate of return in the ten years to September 2014 according to new research.

14 January 2015

Israel records best venture capital fundraising year since 2008p

gold medal best Israeli venture capital funds pulled in their biggest total from LPs for six years in 2014 by bagging $914m of new capital.

12 January 2015

Venture capital investment soared in 2014 despite fewer dealsp

stock graph rise Global venture capital financing jumped by 58 per cent last year compared to 2013 despite fewer deals taking place, new research shows.

9 January 2015

US PE market remains stable as fewer mega deals push firms into mid-marketp

usa america flag US-based private equity activity remained stable in 2014 as $522bn of deals were completed by firms.

7 January 2015

Israel high-tech exit activity continues rise, nears $7bn in 2014p

tech_circuitboard Israeli high-tech exit activity continued its strong pace in 2014 by reaching almost $7bn for the year.

11 December 2014

UK dealmakers increasingly eyeing overseas M&A in low-growth global climatep

sea UK M&A dealmakers are increasingly looking at overseas assets as corporates look to reposition their business models in the face of a low-growth world.

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