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4 December 2012

Europe’s technology VC space strengthens despite poor exit marketp

Venture capital financing in Europe’s TMT space enjoyed another strong period in October, and it is the third month in a row where 2012 data is well ahead of 2011, despite a lacklustre exit market.

29 November 2012

Australian private equity industry finds 2012 a challengep

While 2012 has proven a challenging year for the Australian private equity market following the impact of the eurozone crisis and the continued uncertainty surrounding the recovery of the US economy, private equity transaction values have remained steady, amid an uncertain and volatile global market

28 November 2012

Institutional investors gear up for green infrastructurep

An unprecedented amount of investment is expected to take place in green infrastructure over the next two decades, as the very nature of these assets – particularly in view of its developed and mature profile in Europe – makes them ideal for institutional investor involvement.

22 November 2012

India’s private equity sees 32% value uptickp

Private equity firms invested $2.5bn across 97 deals in India in Q3 2012, a quarterly increase of 32 per cent in terms of value, with GIC and Bain Capital's acquisition of Genpact accounting for 40 per cent of the capital invested.

21 November 2012

Private equity braces for tough yearp

Private equity firms around the world are bracing for tough conditions for both fundraising and deal-making, according to a new survey of general partners’ expectation.

19 November 2012

Offshore M&A sees growth in deal valuep

light_dark_depth_sea_170sq The offshore M&A market experienced growth in the cumulative value of transactions in Q3 2012 compared to the same period last year, with financial services accounting for a number of big-ticket deals.

16 November 2012

US private equity flat despite public markets outperformancep

Returns for US-based private equity and venture capital funds were essentially flat for second quarter of 2012 - however, private equity and venture capital funds outperformed US public equity markets during the period.

16 November 2012

Strategic investors head up media, marketing M&Ap

telephone-cable_sq Strategic buyers accounted for 44 per cent of M&A in marketing, media, technology and service industries for October, in a month which saw $6.9bn worth of deals

15 November 2012

Private equity’s green deal-making takes the hitp

The value of private equity and VC investments in the cleantech sector plummeted in October from a high base last month, marking the lowest point of the year so far.

14 November 2012

Private equity deal value doubles month-on-monthp

The value of global private equity investments soared 99 per cent in October, and was 13 per cent higher than a year ago, new figures show.

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