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18 February 2013

Nordic M&A jumps in comparison to eurozone contraction $

M&A activity in the Nordic region saw impressive growth in 2012, while at the same time contracting considerably in Western Europe, according to new research.

15 February 2013

US venture seeks outperformance despite lower returns $

US venture capital performance improved across both short and long-term time frames, according to new analysis

14 February 2013

“Stark decline” reported for European buy and build $

Despite Q4 2012 being a slightly more active quarter than Q3 with more add-ons being completed and a higher average reported deal value, the annual statistics show a stark decline in both volumes and average disclosed values.

13 February 2013

Private equity sees steady start for 2013 $

The overall value of private equity transactions in January fell to $17.45bn, almost half the $33.48bn recorded for December. And while it was a disappointing start to the new year, and marked the third lowest result of the last 12 months, it was almost double the figure recorded at same time last year

12 February 2013

Financial investors grow presence in industrial M&A $

M&A activity in the global industrial products industry rose during the final quarter of 2012, as financial investors made their presence felt in search of long term growth opportunities.

11 February 2013

US private equity activity proves robust for third quarter $

US private equity activity returned to positive territory in the third quarter, following a slightly negative second quarter.

8 February 2013

Emerging markets take greater share of global fundraising $

Emerging markets private equity fundraising continues to take a greater share of global private equity commitments, accounting for 20 per cent of all capital raised in 2012, up from 12 per cent in 2007 and five per cent in 2003.

7 February 2013

In defence of secondary buyouts $

Secondary buyouts produce returns that match or even exceed returns on primary buyouts sold to private-equity acquirers, while carrying substantially less risk, new research has found.

6 February 2013

US endowments returns slide, alternative allocations rise $

US endowments saw a negative average return for the 2012 fiscal year, though the trend ofi ncreasing allocations to alternative investment strategies continued.

6 February 2013

Private equity valuations see uptick in 2012 $

Private equity valuations saw an upward trend with the highest quarterly average valuation in the ten years, according to recent data

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