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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.

6 March 2013

Irish venture capital activity holds steady $

Venture capital investment in Ireland held steady in 2012 as 189 technology companies raised €269m from investors, a slight decline on the previous year's activity.

1 March 2013

Looking back at Europe’s debt crisis $

While corporate asset prices in Europe are currently priced at a 27 per cent discount to the average in the rest of the world, some of the discount is related to slower expected growth in Europe than elsewhere. Most of it reflects a disaster risk premium for accepting exposure to a low-probability but high-impact event, according to a recent report from Carlyle looking at the European debt crisis.

25 February 2013

US life sciences sees double digit dip in VC activity $

US venture capital funding in the life sciences sector dropped 14 per cent in dollars and seven per cent in deals during 2012, new research has found.

20 February 2013

Accelerating pace of investment in Europe’s TMT space $

Venture capital investment in Europe’s technology, media and telecommunications space strengthened in 2012, with total investment up 26 per cent compared to 2011, both in value and by number of transactions.

19 February 2013

India’s private equity industry sees sharp decline at close of 2012 $

Private equity activity in India saw a decrease of 74 per cent in value and 24 per cent in volume in the final quarter of 2012 in comparison to the previous quarter.

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