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4 November 2015

2015 on target to be among most lucrative for mid-market fundraising in last ten years $

dollar-941246_1920 This year could turn out to be one of the most lucrative for US mid-market private equity fundraising in the past ten years, new research suggests.

28 October 2015

European bolt-on activity peaks as overall PE investment slides $

banjo-bolt-509636_1920 European private equity bolt-on activity has hit a record level for the year as high asset prices encourage consolidation of existing businesess, new research suggests.

21 October 2015

Private equity-backed US IPOs fall to lowest level for a decade $

financial-crisis-544944_1920 Private equity-backed IPOs accounted for just under 36 per cent of all privately-backed US public offerings in the first nine months of 2015 - the lowest percentage in a decade.

16 October 2015

Indian summer for PE dealmaking as September brings $42.2bn of transactions $

summer-368224_1920 Private equity's surprisingly strong summer dealmaking continues through September with another $42.2bn of transactions, new research shows.

14 October 2015

Year-on-year PE, VC biotech investment jumps despite monthly slide $

tube-786932_1920 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting global biotechnology companies was up more than a third year-on-year in September despite a month-on-month drop.

12 October 2015

Record year for Euro PE exits by EV as corporate buyers come calling $

euro-76019_1920 Intense activity from corporate buyers helped private equity firms to a record year for European exits by enterprise value in 2014 according to the latest research from professional services firm EY.

7 October 2015

Heinz/Kraft mega-merger helps mask private equity dealmaking slide $

american-flag-802037_1280 US private equity dealflow continued to slide throughout the third quarter of the year despite total invested capital being boosted by the massive merger of Heinz and Kraft Foods, new research shows.

5 October 2015

US venture-backed M&A activity hits strongest quarter this year $

dollar-163473_1280 Venture capital-backed M&A deals in the US hit $5.1bn in the third quarter, a 39 per cent increase on the previous three months and the strongest quarter this year, new research shows.

1 October 2015

Asian confidence in venture capital booming, yearly deal value passes $31bn mark $

city-647400_1280 Venture capital dealflow in Asia has quadrupled in the past two years amid an upsurge in confidence in the asset class, new research suggests.

30 September 2015

Big deals back in Europe as PE barrels towards highest total value since 2007 $

hippo-783522_1280 European private equity dealmaking is on course to his its highest total value since 2007 according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research sponsored by Equistone Partners Europe.

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