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25 January 2013

Crowdfunding set to explode in 2013 $

Crowdfunding could raise as much as £1.9bn in 2013, double the £900m raised in 2011.

22 January 2013

M&A confidence looks set to return for global investors $

M&A confidence looks set to return to the market as the world’s largest companies show a greater appetite to invest.

21 January 2013

UK’s lower mid-market proves resilient in face of eurozone uncertainty $

Lower mid-market transactions accounted for almost half of all UK private equity deals in 2012, highlighting the segment’s resilience to continued challenging economic conditions.

18 January 2013

Uncertain economic climate hinders emerging Europe M&A $

Last year proved an unpredictable and turbulent year for European economies, and the uncertain situation impacted the region’s emerging markets which was the lowest level of M&A activity since 2009.

18 January 2013

US venture investment continues to decline $

US venture capital activity continued its decline in Q4 2012, as $6.6bn was raised in 733 VC deals - a 20 per cent decrease in capital and a 17 per cent decrease in deals from the same period in 2011.

18 January 2013

Private equity leads push for healthcare, pharma IT deals $

Private equity firms were responsible for four of the top ten deals in the global pharma/ healthcare IT industry, as transaction volumes increased 21 per cent and deal values also increased.

17 January 2013

Outside of Greece, distressed debt deal-making declines $

While debt and bankruptcy restructuring activity doubled in 2012, much of this can be attributed to Greece's latest debt exchange transaction, as deal activity declined elsewhere on 2011 totals.

16 January 2013

Private equity could profit from big pharma divestitures $

As big pharma companies look to sharpen their strategic focus, it is likely they will consider more divestures of non-strategic assets – with corporate investors and private equity seen as likely acquirers.

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.

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