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13 January 2016

US VC fundraising stays slow in Q4 2015 despite impressive full-year figures $

money-163502_1280 (1) US venture capital fundraising suffered a second slow quarter in a row at the end of 2015 with an overall capital raise of just under $5bn.

8 January 2016

Global IPO activity remains strong despite falloff from 2014 highs $

newspaper-1081412_1920 Global IPO figures for 2015 have maintained their strength despite a drop-off from the blockbuster results of 2014, new research shows.

7 January 2016

US venture capital fundraising soared to second-highest total for a decade in 2015 $

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 US venture capital fundraising saw a resurgence in 2015 after several years of lacklustre performance, producing the second-highest total for a decade according to new research.

6 January 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa still under-represented in PE despite strong recent returns, SAVCA says

sahara-838494_1920 The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is talking up investment in the region through 2016 on the back of strong ten-year return figures.

5 January 2016

PE exec average bonus expectation in City of London 4x higher than investment bankers $

pound-414418_1920 Private equity execs have the highest bonus expectations of any sector in the City of London, with an average of above £100,000, new research suggest.

14 December 2015

High PE competition for IT companies sees Q3 deal value high, despite continued dealflow drop $

it-838379_1920 Private equity activity in the IT sector continued a gentle slide downward in the third quarter of 2015 despite investment activity in the sector remaining generally elevated compared to the past six years, new research shows.

8 December 2015

UK M&A soars 90% year-on-year as investors look for foothold in country $

telephone-booth-1019285_1920 UK M&A activity has hit its highest level since 2007 by reaching a mammoth $516.5bn, new research shows.

3 December 2015

PE returns increasing, biggest firms solidifying IRR outperformance $

business-861325_1920 Private equity return multiples are continuing to increase thanks to a push to exit portfolio companies ahead of a potential softening of the market, new research suggests.

27 November 2015

West Africa taking larger slice of Africa private equity pie $

globe-1029213_1920 West African private equity is taking an increasingly large chunk of the continent's dealmaking activity, new research shows.

24 November 2015

Canadian PE on track to match mammoth C$50bn deal total from 2014 $

lake-914009_1920 Canadian private equity activity is on track to repeat the mammoth C$50bn recorded last year if it continues its pace through to the end of the year, according to new research.

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