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3 February 2014

US venture capital industry optimistic over improved fund performance $

US venture capital fund performance continued to make gains across most time horizons, according to recent data, with the industry growing more optimistic about further improvement.

3 February 2014

2013 enjoys six-year high for leveraged loans $

UK leveraged loan volumes fell in Q4 to €1.8bn, though leverage levels spiked in the quarter taking average total leverage on UK deals to 4.8x for 2013 - up from 4.5x for the preceding nine months.

29 January 2014

Asia Pacific private equity expects deals, LP commitments to grow in 2014 $

Investor confidence and overall optimism for Asia Pacific private equity remain high for 2014, with deal activity and institutional investor allocations expected to increase.

28 January 2014

Biotech investment rallies on back of six-year low $

Private equity and venture capital investment in the biotechnology sector recovered in 2013 after dipping to a six-year low in 2012, according to new research.

27 January 2014

De-risking impact investment vital to driving more capital to the sector $

Key risk factors continue to deter investors from gaining exposure to impact investments, according to a new report, which is destined to remain a niche activity unless these are addressed.

22 January 2014

Israel hits ten-year high for VC investment $

It was a record-breaking year in 2013 with 662 Israeli high-tech companies closing financing rounds. In all $2.3bn was raised - the highest amount in the past ten years and second only to the $3.1bn raised by local startups in 2000.

22 January 2014

Pension funds lagging sophisticated investors with private equity exposure $

Pension funds remain underweight in private equity compared to the allocations of family offices/endowments and sovereign wealth funds, according to new research.

21 January 2014

Alternative asset allocation grows as investors ready for volatility $

Asset owners have reiterated their intention to allocate more to private assets, with asset price volatility providing the major source of risk for the year ahead, a new investor survey has revealed.

17 January 2014

Internet leads the pack as US venture capital grows in 2013 $

Venture capitalists invested $29.4bn in 3,995 deals in 2013, an increase of seven percent in dollars and a four per cent increase in deals over the prior year,

14 January 2014

Green investments slips back despite final quarter push $

The volume and value of investment in global cleantech companies fell back in 2013 to 265 deals worth an aggregate $8.353bn.

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