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12 February 2015

Increased liquidity in private equity industry still falling short $

running water A sizeable share of private equity investors believe that despite increased liquidity in the asset class the advances are still falling short of current needs.

11 February 2015

Cleantech PE, VC investment soars to highest value since July 2014 $

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 There was a more than ten-fold increase in the value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting the global cleantech sector in January compared to the previous month, new research suggests.

10 February 2015

Weak start to the year for global biotech investment value $

biotech virus lab The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector decreased in January compared to the previous month despite a rise in volume. A total of $455m was invested in biotech companies over the four weeks, down 82 per cent from a high base of $2.58bn in December according to[...]

9 February 2015

Global pension assets continue consistent growth, hit $36tn high $

dollar 20 Global institutional pension fund assets have grown too a new high of $36tn according to new research by Towers Watson.

22 January 2015

Israeli high tech companies hit record $3.4bn fundraising in 2014 $

israel High tech capital raising in Israel hit an all-time high in 2014 after $3.4bn was invested in 688 companies.

22 January 2015

Secondaries deal surge sees $49.3bn of deals done in 2014 $

handshake deal The burgeoning private equity secondaries market had its busiest year in 2014 after dealmakers completed about $49.3bn of transactions, new research from Setter Capital suggests.

15 January 2015

PE, VC dollar investment in cleantech rises despite lowest deal volume in six years $

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 The value of private equity, development capital and venture capital investment in global cleantech companies in 2014 increased 26 per cent year-on-year to $10.8bn despite volume falling for the fourth consecutive year.

15 January 2015

Steadying South African PE returns settle at 18.5% over ten years $

south africa flag The South African private equity industry produced an 18.5 per cent annualised rate of return in the ten years to September 2014 according to new research.

14 January 2015

Israel records best venture capital fundraising year since 2008 $

gold medal best Israeli venture capital funds pulled in their biggest total from LPs for six years in 2014 by bagging $914m of new capital.

12 January 2015

Venture capital investment soared in 2014 despite fewer deals $

stock graph rise Global venture capital financing jumped by 58 per cent last year compared to 2013 despite fewer deals taking place, new research shows.

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