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16 October 2014

UK M&A picks up as companies strike overseas acquisition dealsp

pounds UK M&A dealmaking has seen a small but marked increase across 2014 boosted by a significant number of overseas acquisitions, new research suggests.

15 October 2014

Biotech sees September private equity, venture capital dealmaking slumpp

biotech virus lab Private equity and venture capital dealmaking in the global biotechnology sector suffered a sharp slump in value in September to $180m, new research has shown.

14 October 2014

Danish venture capital exits triple in past 12 months, investment also upp

denmark Danish venture capital exits have tripled in the past four quarters compared to the same period 12 months earlier despite struggling growth in the wider economy.

13 October 2014

US buyout industry could still hit post-crisis highs despite worsening slowdownp

thermometer_170sq The US private equity industry could still set post-crisis highs for dealflow and dollars invested despite a continuing slowdown through 2014, new research suggests.

10 October 2014

US venture capital fundraising outstrips 2013 total with three months to gop

dollar 20 LP commitments to US venture capital fundraising have already eclipsed dollars raised across the entirety of last year, new research shows.

7 October 2014

Lack of mega fund closes leads to third quarter PE fundraising dropp

graph_down_170sq Private equity fundraising activity took a sharp dip in the third quarter due to a dearth of closes from mega buyout firms, new research shows.

2 October 2014

VC-backed IPOs continue US hot streakp

exit US venture capital IPO activity continued its strong run during the third quarter according to the latest data from industry body the National Venture Capital Association and Thomson Reuters.

30 September 2014

European corporate execs increasingly bullish on M&A outlookp

bull fight2_lrg Europe’s executives are more bullish about the European M&A outlook than they were a year ago according to new research of 225 Europe-based corporate executives.

29 September 2014

Global IPO activity soars year on year despite quiet Augustp

shares stocks IPO Capital raised through global IPOs has almost doubled year on year after more than $186bn of capital was raised through public listings in the first three quarters of 2014.

25 September 2014

Asian venture capital slowdown reversed amid rise of new regionsp

increase-6_sq Asian venture capital investment has broken through the $10bn barrier for the year to date, a huge increase on the $6.3bn recorded at the same point in 2013.

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