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19 November 2014

Pension funds preparing to pounce on riskier PE, real estate investments $

dice risk gamble The vast majority of pension funds are eyeing increased risk through extra exposure to private equity as they look to meet long-term liabilities, new research suggests.

18 November 2014

October PE deals leap year-on-year despite slowest month since May $

halloween pumpkin october The value of private equity deals revealed in October jumped almost 20 per cent year-on-year despite a slight drop in volume, new research suggests.

10 November 2014

Private equity real estate nears record-breaking fundraising in 2014 $

gold-star-1377410-m European private equity real estate is primed to record its biggest-ever fundraising year amid overwhelming appetite for the asset class, new data suggests.

7 November 2014

Private equity fund appreciation continues apace amid ‘unprecedented’ distributions $

news_up_arrow_lrg The average private equity fund appreciated 7.2 per cent in the first half of 2014 to top the S&P 500’s return and outperform other major US, European and emerging market indices, new research shows.

6 November 2014

Corporate venture capital on course for strongest year since 2000 $

office glass US corporate venture capital has recorded its strongest quarter of 2014 as a percentage of overall VC investing after firms invested almost $1bn in 176 deals.

4 November 2014

US venture capital being outperformed by benchmarks $

bench_170sq US venture capital funds are being outperformed by benchmarks including the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite over one, three and five-year horizons, new research suggests.

3 November 2014

Chinese burst helps global tech IPOs reach record $24.8bn in Q3 $

circuit_board_lrg Technology companies raised a record $24.8bn through IPOs in the third quarter of 2014, with more than half that volume accounted for by Chinese businesses.

30 October 2014

Euro PE, VC dealmaking drop in Q3 could just be continuing ‘ebb and flow’ $

business The number of quarterly European private equity and venture capital transactions fell below 300 for the first time since 2005 in Q3, but that does not necessarily signify an industry in decline according to new research from SL Capital.

27 October 2014

Israeli high-tech investment up year-on-year despite Palestinian conflict $

circuit board technology High-tech companies in Israel saw the capital invested in them increase six per cent year-on-year to just over $700m, new data shows.

24 October 2014

‘Bubble’ talk sees Silicon Valley VC confidence drop for first quarter in two years $

down arrow Venture capital confidence in Silicon Valley has fallen for the first time in two years amid increasing talk of an investment ‘bubble’.

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