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5 October 2016

European buyout dealmaking drop fails to dent strong YTD figures $

world-1264062_1920 European buyout dealmaking falling sharply in terms of volume in the third quarter has failed to dent strong overall figures for the year to date, new research shows.

3 October 2016

Global PE fundraising holds steady despite rising dry powder $

dollar-499481_1920 Global private equity fundraising is only down a modest amount in the year to date compared to 2015, following years of strong capital raising leaving plenty of dry powder in existing vehicles.

28 September 2016

‘Unprecedented’ global uncertainty threatens slow year for IPOs $

snail-1502214_1920 Unprecedented levels of geopolitical uncertainty are weighing heavily on dealmakers, threatening a slow year for IPOs according to new research from professional services firm EY.

27 September 2016

UK asset management industry divided on Brexit bringing opportunity or threat $

brexit-1497067_1920 The UK asset and wealth management industry took a pounding to its confidence last month, with Brexit dividing the indsutry on whether it is an opportunity or a threat.

21 September 2016

August PE, VC cleantech boom leaves paltry July figures in the dust $

windmills-984137_1920 Private equity firms washed away a bleak July for cleantech investment by pumping more than $2.6bn into the asset class in August, new research shows.

19 September 2016

Biotech balloons for second August running thanks to single mega-deal $

hot-air-balloon-244794_1920 A single mammoth deal in the biotech sector helped the sector's private equity investment figures through the roof in August, new research shows.

15 September 2016

Traditional slow summer continues PE’s 2016 dealmaking droop $

maldives-666118_1920 Private equity dealmaking's traditional summer slump continued a sluggish year for the asset class, dropping 25 per cent in dollar value this August compared to the same month last year.

14 September 2016

US venture dealmaking droops amid uncertain political climate $

american-flag-1030808_1920 US venture capital investment activity is well off the pace set by strong results in the past two years, new research from data business PitchBook suggests.

13 September 2016

Private equity could be missing mining, metals opportunity amid credit lull $

open-pit-mining-1327116_1920 Private equity could be missing an opportunity for investment in mining and metals amid a dearth of available capital for the sector.

9 September 2016

LPs increasingly struggling to find attractive funds despite surge of options $

hand-1248053_1920 LPs are finding it increasingly difficult to find attractive investment opportunities despite a record number of private capital funds in the market, new research suggests.

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