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20 September 2013

GPs remain optimistic despite increasingly arduous fundraising market $

Despite a mood of greater positivity around fundraising prospects, there is also a recognition amongst private equity firms that the process continues to become "costlier" and "more onerous".

19 September 2013

Cautious optimism characterises financial services-focused private equity

When comparing 2013 to the preceding three years, there are more signals of positive momentum in the financial services-focused private equity space.

18 September 2013

Nordics enjoys Q2 buyout boost, while fundraising bounces back $

Private equity firms invested over €1.9bn in the Nordic region in the second quarter of 2013, bouncing back after dip in Q1 as buyout investments doubled, according to the latest market data from Norwegian state-owned private equity investment group Argentum.

17 September 2013

Fundraising for life science VCs continues decline in 2013 $

Fundraising by life science venture capitalists continued to decline during 2013, with estimated fundraising for the first half of the year falling to $1.3bn, corresponding to an annualized rate of $2.6bn.

16 September 2013

Deal value slumps in green investment sector $

Private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the cleantech sector continued to decline in August 2013 as the typically quiet holiday period led to new 12-month lows by both volume and value as there just 11 deals worth a combined $36m

5 September 2013

Latin America sees spike in fundraising, investments and exits $

Latin America witnessed an uptick in private equity and venture capital activity across the board with an increasing universe of global and local investors taking part.

5 September 2013

Marketing technology and software lead M&A activity as deal volume rise $

A total of 384 deals were announced in August 2013, of which 202 were reported at $7.7bn in aggregate value. Compared to the previous month, deal volume across all segments increased six per cent, according to new data.

22 August 2013

Momentum builds in healthcare venture capital $

Large exits, specifically those venture capital-backed healthcare deals with at least $75m upfront in biotech and $50m upfront for medical device and services hit an eight-year high, according to a recent report.

21 August 2013

Growth equity comes of age as it outpaces venture capital $

Growth equity has evolved into a distinct asset class generating strong returns and outperforming US venture capital, according to a recent report.

20 August 2013

Corporate investors prop up venture capital deal-making in Q2 $

Corporate venture capital deal activity jumped 23 per cent year-on-year, with more firms seeking to do deals alongside a small group of “hyperactive” corporate investors.

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