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2 January 2013

Exit routes remain blocked for US investors $

Despite positive signs in the first half of 2012, both IPOs and M&As of venture-backed companies ended the year down from the same period in the previous year.

2 January 2013

India’s deal activity drops despite emergence of big buyouts $

Private equity investment in India declined in 2012, despite some billion-dollar deals from global buyout houses.

21 December 2012

Spinoffs and divestitures boost global M&A, despite slight yearly decline $

Corporate spinoff and divestiture activity accounted for 47 per cent of worldwide M&A value, despite a decline of four per cent compared to 2011.

20 December 2012

US venture industry holds on to optimism in contracting market $

US venture capitalists and CEOs of venture-backed companies remain cautiously optimistic for the year ahead - despite market contractions, according to a new survey.

17 December 2012

Private equity holds promise for 2013 $

The current environment offers attractive opportunities for private equity, with 2013 predicted to see active secondary markets, increased direct lending in Europe and emerging markets continuing to capitalise on favourable market dynamics.

17 December 2012

UK buyouts see 23 per cent increase in 2012 $

UK buyout activity has proven resilient in the face of macroeconomic uncertainty, with the UK's private equity market buoyed by the relative safety that Sterling offers in light of the Eurozone crisis, making it the "most bankable" private equity market in Europe this year.

13 December 2012

BRICs overtake Europe amidst global M&A slowdown $

The slowdown in global M&A continued through 2012 as the value of deals fell by 47 per cent to a projected $2.25tn from the height of the M&A boom in 2007 of $4.3tn and are 21 per cent down in volume to 36,865 in 2012 from 46,701 in 2007, according to new data analysis.

12 December 2012

Private equity slips up but still outperforms public markets $

Following solid gains in the first quarter, returns on private equity and venture capital funds investing outside the US slid into negative territory during the quarter ending 30 June 2012, according Cambridge Associates.

11 December 2012

Green investment value bounces back $

From a year-low of $188m in October, the value of private equity and venture capital investments in the cleantech sector soared to $1.40bn in November, the third highest result of 2012 and significantly more than the same time last year.

10 December 2012

LPs open up to alignment of interest $

With the bulk of LPs with performance-related pay showing improved annual returns from their private equity portfolios, alignment of interest is proving to be of increasing relevance in today's industry, according to Coller Capital’s latest Global Private Equity Barometer.

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