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26 November 2013

UK’s Local Government Pension Scheme “in crisis” $

The UK's Local Government Pension Scheme is in crisis, according to a new report, with all 101 funds underfunded and many consuming their assets to meet pensions in payment.

25 November 2013

Emerging markets remain in focus for limited partners $

Limited partner interest in emerging markets appears to be translating into more active engagement, according to recent data on LP preferences.

19 November 2013

Polish deal-making “down considerably” $

A total of 28 deals were announced during Q3 in Poland, with the aggregate disclosed value of the top ten reaching €427m – not an overly optimistic figure considering the fact that the five largest deals in Q2 alone were worth more than twice this, according to a new report.

12 November 2013

Eurozone emerges from recession as investor confidence improves $

Private equity valuations in Europe remained stable in the third quarter at around 6.7 times EBITDA whilst M&A activity increased in both volume and value, according to new data.

12 November 2013

Financial services leads the pack for post-crisis M&A $

The financial services space looks set to be the “standout” sector for global M&A volumes and has registered growth of 234 per cent post-crisis, new data has revealed.

12 November 2013

Value of private equity investments creeps up in October $

The value of global private equity investments in October "inched forwards" after falling back in September, while volume continued to advance for the second month in a row.

6 November 2013

LPs slow their emerging markets allocation pace despite positive expectations $

While LPs remain committed to investing in the emerging markets private equity asset class, there appears to be a slowing pace of new commitments as LPs near their allocation targets.

5 November 2013

Israeli buyout falls in third quarter, while fundraising sees a boost $

Third quarter 2013 saw a decrease in buyout activity in Israel, although seven private equity funds raised a total of nearly $1bn in 2013 to date, with 15 new funds in the process of raising capital.

1 November 2013

Venture capital “dramatically outperforms” public markets $

Venture capital performance improved “significantly” across nearly all time horizons up to the first half of 2013, with higher returns seen in the quarterly, one, three, five, ten and 20-year horizons.

30 October 2013

Private equity faces up to a new environment for fundraising $

Following a turbulent few years, the global private equity industry is now faced with a “a new road map” to successful fundraising, a new report has said.

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