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3 April 2013

Media & technology M&A sees month-on-month boost $

A total of 336 M&A deals were announced in the media and technology space in March 2013, as strategic buyers and venture capital and growth investors stepped up their activity.

2 April 2013

GPs and LPs face complications in changing private equity space $

While fundraising is on the rise, capital is going to fewer general partners as limited partners face growing difficulties keeping tabs on a private equity world fragmenting by geography, specialisation and vehicle structure.

25 March 2013

Private equity market on the upturn? $

Despite a more positive mood in the industry, the private equity business model still needs to be adapted to suit a more complex market, a new report has said.

21 March 2013

Global private equity, venture capital on the rebound $

Private equity and venture capital funds that invest outside the US - in both developed and emerging markets - generated positive returns during the third quarter of 2012.

20 March 2013

Green investment suffers second consecutive month of decline $

Investment in the clean energy sector weakened in February as both volume and value dipped and value halved month-on-month from $2bn to $964m - marking the second consecutive month of decline.

20 March 2013

Israel private equity activity declines as homegrown firms slow down $

Israel’s private equity industry saw a decline in activity in 2012 as deals amounted to $2.6bn, ten per cent below the $2.9bn invested in 63 deals in 2011.

18 March 2013

Nordic institutional investors stick with private equity $

Private equity continues to be a strong asset class among Nordic institutional investors, according to a recent survey, with 80 per cent reporting "very good profits" in 2012.

13 March 2013

Blockbuster buyouts boost private equity to yearly peak $

The value of global private equity transactions more than tripled in February 2013 to a new year high of $60.40bn from $17.99bn in January 2013, and was also more than double the $22.68bn recorded for February 2012.

12 March 2013

High hopes for 2013 after ‘disappointing’ year for private equity $

Despite a moderately positive outlook on the current investment environment, private equity firms are not expecting a sudden boom in deal volume anytime soon, a recent survey has found.

7 March 2013

European mezzanine promises yield in difficult markets $

In an environment characterised by uncertainty, weak GDP growth and record low interest rates, European mezzanine investments can offer investors attractive floating base rates that address their need for yield, while protecting them from an inflationary interest rate environment.

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