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12 August 2014

Operational focus key to Asian private equity portfolio improvement $

asia map Slowing economic growth and industry consolidation in Asia has seen operational value creation return to the fore, new research by AlixPartners suggests.

12 August 2014

Venture capital financing levels in Silicon Valley hit highest level since 2002 $

dollars The valuations of Silicon Valley-based companies picking up venture capital financing hit the strongest quarter in more than 12 years according to research by law firm Fenwick & West.

11 August 2014

US private equity cruising out of exits “danger zone” $

no exit North American private equity is moving out of the “danger zone” where the rate of exits has been too low to achieve suitable liquidity in the standard buyout timeframe, new research suggests.

4 August 2014

European buyout equity contributions sink to lowest levels since 2007 $

chocolate euros Average equity contributions in European buyout deals have hit their lowest levels since 2007 according to new research by private equity debt advisory firm Marlborough Partners.

30 July 2014

US buyout fundraising goes from strength to strength as LPs increase allocations $

stock graph rise US private equity fundraising continued to strengthen in the second quarter of 2014 in terms of both funds closed and total capital raised, new research has shown.

25 July 2014

European dealflow stagnates amid buyout, growth capital activity drop $

euros European private equity dealflow saw a slight decline in the second quarter as investment by the asset class appears to have hit stagnation.

25 July 2014

European M&A set to beat 10-year average for first time since 2007 $

euro European M&A activity looks set to surpass the 10-year continental average for the first time since 2007 amid a substantial pickup in activity, new research shows.

22 July 2014

Smart grid investment by venture capital firms drops $

car charging Venture capital investment in the smart grid sector dropped by about 20 per cent in the second quarter of 2014 as dealmaking in the area slowed, new research shows.

22 July 2014

Cleantech companies pick up private equity, venture capital surge in June $

green environment cleantech The amount of private equity and venture capital targeting cleantech companies rebounded in June to $1bn after hitting just $202m in May, new research shows.

21 July 2014

High-tech Israeli companies hit biggest quarterly funding high since 2000 $

technology circuit capacitor electronic Israeli high-tech companies raised the highest quarterly amount of funding since 2000 in the second quarter of 2014, pulling in $930m from investors.

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