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6 June 2016

MENA region sees VC investment boom, overall PE investment continues from strong 2014 $

citadel-hill-2973_1920 Private equity and venture capital investment in the Middle East and North Africa region hit its highest level since 2008 last year, with VC especially marking a huge rise in dealmaking, new research reveals.

2 June 2016

Australian PE, VC returns left listed equities in their dust in 2015 $

australia-1281935_1280 Australian private equity and venture capital funds saw returns massively outstrip the S&P/ASX 300 Index benchmark across 2015, new research shows.

1 June 2016

Africa PE exit numbers soared to biggest annual total in nine years in 2015 $

world-1303628_1920 Private equity exit activity in Africa soared to its highest number of deals in nine years in 2015, new research shows.

12 May 2016

Global PE continues deal value recovery following early 2016 slump $

globe-967304_1920 Global private equity transaction value continued its recovery from a slow start to 2016 in April, climbing 81 per cent month on month.

9 May 2016

Israel PE investment continues slide from Q2 2015 high $

flag-1314951_1920 Private equity investments in Israel took another dive in the first quarter of 2016, hitting its lowest dollar value for a quarter since the middle of 2014, new research shows.

3 May 2016

Canadian PE, VC continues overall decline despite strong 2015 $

canadian-flag-1229484_1920 Canadian private equity recorded record levels of both deal value and volume across 2015 despite a decline in deal values in the second half of the year, new research shows.

25 April 2016

Large European private equity fundraising boost compensates for flat North America, drop in Asia $

world-1264062_1920 Increases in European private equity fundraising helped offset a decline in Asia to keep overall capital raising flat last year, new research shows.

22 April 2016

US VC dealmaking passes $10bn for ninth quarter in a row $

hot-air-balloon-521542_1920 US venture capital investment easily breached the $10bn mark for the ninth quarter in a row in the first three months of 2016, new research shows.

20 April 2016

South Africa pension funds ‘missing opportunity’ from increased PE allocation potential $

table-mountain-836847_1920 Few pension funds in South Africa are taking advantage of newly-allowed increased allocations to private equity in a "missed opportunity", a report from regional PE industry body SAVCA says.

19 April 2016

Israel VC total hi tech dealmaking share slumps in Q1 2016 $

flag-186476_1280 (1) Venture capital firms saw their share of dealmaking in the Israel hi tech sector shrink to 68 per cent of the total in the first quarter of 2016, new data shows.

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