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22 January 2015

Secondaries deal surge sees $49.3bn of deals done in 2014 $

handshake deal The burgeoning private equity secondaries market had its busiest year in 2014 after dealmakers completed about $49.3bn of transactions, new research from Setter Capital suggests.

15 January 2015

PE, VC dollar investment in cleantech rises despite lowest deal volume in six years $

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 The value of private equity, development capital and venture capital investment in global cleantech companies in 2014 increased 26 per cent year-on-year to $10.8bn despite volume falling for the fourth consecutive year.

15 January 2015

Steadying South African PE returns settle at 18.5% over ten years $

south africa flag The South African private equity industry produced an 18.5 per cent annualised rate of return in the ten years to September 2014 according to new research.

14 January 2015

Israel records best venture capital fundraising year since 2008 $

gold medal best Israeli venture capital funds pulled in their biggest total from LPs for six years in 2014 by bagging $914m of new capital.

12 January 2015

Venture capital investment soared in 2014 despite fewer deals $

stock graph rise Global venture capital financing jumped by 58 per cent last year compared to 2013 despite fewer deals taking place, new research shows.

9 January 2015

US PE market remains stable as fewer mega deals push firms into mid-market $

usa america flag US-based private equity activity remained stable in 2014 as $522bn of deals were completed by firms.

7 January 2015

Israel high-tech exit activity continues rise, nears $7bn in 2014 $

tech_circuitboard Israeli high-tech exit activity continued its strong pace in 2014 by reaching almost $7bn for the year.

11 December 2014

UK dealmakers increasingly eyeing overseas M&A in low-growth global climate $

sea UK M&A dealmakers are increasingly looking at overseas assets as corporates look to reposition their business models in the face of a low-growth world.

10 December 2014

Private equity real estate AUM hits record $740bn $

house for sale home real estate Continued LP demand for real estate investments has seen the private equity real estate industry grow its fund assets under management to a record $740bn.

9 December 2014

LP drive for infrastructure, real estate to continue growth in 2015 $

infrastructure real estate building site crane Demand for prime real estate and infrastructure assets is set to grow further in 2015 as institutional investors continue to search for more consistent income and capital preservation, AMP Capital has said.

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