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6 June 2013

Nordic buyouts on the right track to outperform Europe $

The Nordic countries are doing something right when it comes to macroeconomics and private equity, providing an environment that is conducive for investment.

31 May 2013

Maturing Latin America evolving two-tier private equity model $

Latin American private equity is increasingly resembling the ‘two-tier’ model prevalent in more mature markets as large foreign investors flock to the region, a new study has shown.

31 May 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa now ‘most attractive emerging markets destination’ $

Sub-Saharan Africa has powered past Brazil and India to become the most attractive destination for LP capital in the emerging markets, new research has shown.

30 May 2013

Deal activity declines while fundraising increases in mixed year for UK private equity $

The UK’s private equity and venture capital industry saw mixed results in 2012 as total investment activity fell to £12.3bn while fundraising increased to almost £6bn.

28 May 2013

European private equity argues case as driver for economic competitiveness and growth $

European private equity activity leads to increased foreign investment, improvements in innovation, and enhanced productivity, new research claims.

27 May 2013

Second biggest decline in foreign direct investment since recession $

New evidence of the strong link between corporate tax rates and cross-border investment has emerged in a new report.

23 May 2013

US buyers continue to show interest in European M&A $

In recent years, the eye of the world's financial media has been trained on Asia's meteoric rise in the global M&A rankings. All the while, the US has quietly continued to do business and invest abroad, maintaining its position as the world's most acquisitive nation.

22 May 2013

Slow first quarter belies steady pace in 2012 for going private deals $

The number and size of sponsor-backed going private transactions were each lower in 2012 than in 2011 and 2010; however, when excluding the soft first quarter of 2012, deal activity was on par with such earlier years, according to a new survey.

16 May 2013

Canadian venture capital up 55% as buyout deals stay on track $

Canadian venture capital and private equity funds disclosed $2.56bn of new investments and $1.48bn of new capital formation in the first quarter of 2013, according to new data.

15 May 2013

April proves bumper month for global private equity $

The value of global private equity investment rose during April to reach one of its best results of the last 12 months under review, while volume also advanced month-on-month.

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