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21 August 2013

Growth equity comes of age as it outpaces venture capital $

Growth equity has evolved into a distinct asset class generating strong returns and outperforming US venture capital, according to a recent report.

20 August 2013

Corporate investors prop up venture capital deal-making in Q2 $

Corporate venture capital deal activity jumped 23 per cent year-on-year, with more firms seeking to do deals alongside a small group of “hyperactive” corporate investors.

19 August 2013

Investor confidence returns as Polish dealmaking picks up in 2013 $

As investor confidence returns private equity firms – many with aging funds and dry powder to deploy – are placing more emphasis on sourcing deals in Poland, according to a new report.

16 August 2013

Uncertainty continues to be primary concern for VC investors $

Investor sentiment is increasing favorably towards the US in an environment where venture capitalists remain cautious about the global economy and pessimistic about government policies around investing, according to a new survey of investor appetities.

15 August 2013

Lack of blockbusters sees July’s deal activity slip $

The value of global private equity investment weakened for the second consecutive month in July, falling back by more than a fifth over the four weeks to $16.515bn, a low not recorded since September 2012 when there just $14.435bn worth of announced deals.

14 August 2013

Private equity remains strong over long term despite final quarter dip $

Although private equity in developed markets outside the US and in emerging markets did as well as comparable public equity indices for the final quarter of 2012, the results looked better over longer periods, according to new analysis.

13 August 2013

Team evolution drives private equity performance, claims study

Contrary to widely held beliefs, turnover between private equity funds has a strong, positive impact on performance, according to a new report.

9 August 2013

Private equity-backed M&A jumps in July $

Hellman & Friedman's $4.4bn purchase of Chicago-based insurance brokerage Hub International pushed the value of announced private equity-backed M&A to $196.4bn so far this year.

7 August 2013

Cross border deals highlight active TMT investment space $

Data for June again showed a tremendous level of activity in the technology, media and telecommunications space, both in terms of exits and investments.

2 August 2013

Private equity buyouts increase in global media space $

Private equity buyout firms doubled their activity in the media, marketing and technology industries for the first half of 2013, when compared to the same period last year. In all, $30.4bn of M&A activity was recorded.

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