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15 September 2015

Global PE activity passes $42bn for August despite volume drop $

coins-682379_1280 The value of global private equity transactions increased 15 per cent in August to $42.4bn despite a second monthly decline in volume, new research shows.

11 September 2015

Foreign funds help Israeli PE industry to quarterly record $

protest-519814_1280 Israeli private equity performance hit a quarterly record in Q2 of this year, with 29 deals made amounting to $1.67bn in capital, new research shows.

10 September 2015

Latin American PE fundraising records massive jump in H1 2015 $

sugar-loaf-pao-de-acucar-498931_1280 Private equity and venture capital fundraising across Latin America soared by more than 20 per cent year-on-year in the first half of 2015, new research shows.

8 September 2015

IPO squeeze sees US venture exit activity slow following record 2014 $

dollars-426023_1280 US venture capital exit activity has slowed this year following a record 2014 amid a falloff in IPO activity, new research shows.

2 September 2015

PE fundraising across Central, Eastern Europe soars as rest of continent slips $

czech-republic-457019_1280 Private equity fundraising in the CEE region increased more than three-fold in last year, bucking the trend in the rest of Europe according to new research.

1 September 2015

PE firms need to be picky about investments amid pricey acquisitions environment $

wallet-669458_1280 Private equity firms need to be increasingly wary of picking and choosing the right companies to buy amid a continued increase in acquisition competition, a new report from Partners Group suggests.

27 August 2015

PE activity in US retail, consumer remains strong despite wider sector M&A slowdown $

shoes-842339_1280 Private equity activity in the US retail and consumer sector remained strong in the second quarter despite an overall slowdown in M&A activity in the segment, new research suggests.

18 August 2015

PE deals grow slightly amid wider secondaries transaction squeeze $

credit-squeeze-522549_1280 The booming global secondaries market stuttered in the first half of 2015, with completed transactions dropping more than five per cent year on year, Setter Capital research suggests.

17 August 2015

UK activity bolsters biotech investment from PE, VC firms $

dna-163466_1280 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector increased for the second month in a row in July to reach its highest point of 2015 so far new research shows.

13 August 2015

PE investment activity halves as summer lull hits $

beach-84533_1280 The value of global private equity deals fell 46 per cent in July to $32.6bn, a huge drop compared to the $60.5bn of deals recorded the previous month, new research suggests.

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