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17 March 2015

Global PE value declines for second consecutive month $

news_globe_lrg Global private equity investment decreased in February to its lowest recorded result in terms of value over the last twelve months.

9 March 2015

Biotech VC funding largely targeting new drugs over improving existing treatments $

bio Venture capital funding of biotechnology businesses is heavily focused towards novel drug R&D rather than improving existing treatments, new research suggests.

2 March 2015

High-value deals pushed Africa PE investment near record level last year $

africa Private equity dealmaking in Africa passed the $8bn mark in 2014 to mark the second-highest result on record, new research shows.

27 February 2015

Rise of new funds helped Latin American PE, VC fundraising to record $10.39bn in 2014 $

chili hot south america latin pepper spice Latin American private equity funds pulled in a record $10.39bn last year amid a continuing expansion of the asset classes in the region.

24 February 2015

2014 a “strong year” for EMEA PE investment despite drop from 2013 $

graph bar chart The EMEA regions is retaining its attractiveness to global private equity despite a sharp drop in invested capital last year, a new report by S&P Capital IQ suggests.

23 February 2015

LP demand for ESG in private equity continues to rise $

Institutional investors are increasingly demanding that private equity firms adopt ESG policies in their investment processes, according to new research.

19 February 2015

Australian PE, VC massively outperforming listed equity $

australia flag Australian private equity and venture capital outperformed the listed market by more than 20 per cent in the 12 months to the end of last September, new research shows.

18 February 2015

Confidence booming over asset management revenue growth $

old-cash-register-1152031-m The vast majority of asset management company CEOs are confident about revenue growth this year and in the near future according to new research from PwC.

13 February 2015

UK overtakes US in January private equity investment value $

union jack A drop in investment targeting US companies saw global private equity activity fall to $18.9bn in January, three-times lower than the result from the previous month.

12 February 2015

Increased liquidity in private equity industry still falling short $

running water A sizeable share of private equity investors believe that despite increased liquidity in the asset class the advances are still falling short of current needs.

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