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9 January 2015

US PE market remains stable as fewer mega deals push firms into mid-market $

usa america flag US-based private equity activity remained stable in 2014 as $522bn of deals were completed by firms.

7 January 2015

Israel high-tech exit activity continues rise, nears $7bn in 2014 $

tech_circuitboard Israeli high-tech exit activity continued its strong pace in 2014 by reaching almost $7bn for the year.

11 December 2014

UK dealmakers increasingly eyeing overseas M&A in low-growth global climate $

sea UK M&A dealmakers are increasingly looking at overseas assets as corporates look to reposition their business models in the face of a low-growth world.

10 December 2014

Private equity real estate AUM hits record $740bn $

house for sale home real estate Continued LP demand for real estate investments has seen the private equity real estate industry grow its fund assets under management to a record $740bn.

9 December 2014

LP drive for infrastructure, real estate to continue growth in 2015 $

infrastructure real estate building site crane Demand for prime real estate and infrastructure assets is set to grow further in 2015 as institutional investors continue to search for more consistent income and capital preservation, AMP Capital has said.

4 December 2014

LP preference for larger asset managers is hurting returns $

SeaWorld killer whale Institutional investors are missing out on outperformance if they allocate more capital to larger managers with less focus on private equity, new research shows.

3 December 2014

Venture capital industry turns around decade-long below-par performance $

news_uturn_lrg The venture capital industry has turned around more than ten years of substandard returns by outperforming every other private equity strategy in a recent study.

26 November 2014

Specialist PE funds still overlooked despite strong performance against generalists $

color-arrows-1-1382394-m Incorporating sector specialist private equity funds into a portfolio is still yet to gain widespread acceptance as a strategy despite them often outperforming generalist funds, new research suggests.

25 November 2014

Israeli PE continues 2014 dealmaking downturn in third quarter $

graph_down_170sq Israeli private equity dealmaking has slumped in value by more than a quarter across the first nine months of the year according to a new report from the IVC Research Center.

24 November 2014

Bigger equals better in PE as mega-fund IRRs outperform across the board $

growth graph chart rise Bigger is still better in the private equity industry when it comes to IRR results according to the latest research by Pitchbook.

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