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15 January 2013

Private equity progresses for third consecutive year $

The value of global private equity investment advanced for the third consecutive period in 2012, rising ten per cent from 2011, the highest recorded since 2008.

14 January 2013

Investment in Israeli technology slumps in 2012 $

While investment by Israeli venture capital firms is shrinking, foreign VCs as well as corporate and private investors are gradually increasing their activity, as the number of early stage deals grew in 2012.

13 January 2013

Hamilton Robinson Capital launches fourth fund

Connecticut, US-based private equity firm Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners has launched its fourth Hamilton Robinson Capital Partners fund with a target of $250m. The firm invests in small privately held companies, typically targeting those in the manufacturing, distribution and services space. It invests through equity and buyouts. It invests between $5m and $15m per transaction[...]

11 January 2013

Private equity M&A sits on plateau $

Worldwide private equity buyouts totalled $321.4bn during 2012 - flat compared to 2011 levels.

9 January 2013

2012 proves mixed year amidst much-changed investment landscape $

While 2012 saw the lowest total for global private equity activity since 2010, the final quarter of the year saw a massive spike in deal-doing, ensuring something of an optimistic start to 2013.

7 January 2013

European technology investment gathers pace $

End of year momentum proved evident in Europe’s technology investment space, as activity gathered pace at the close of 2012.

4 January 2013

Private equity faces up to “new normal” in financial services deal-making $

Financial services deal activity in 2012 was mixed as a result of sluggish economic growth and the implementation of financial services regulations, according to a new report.

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.

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