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9 April 2015

Ex-US developed markets PE suffered first negative return in two years $

usa-dollar-bills-1431130-m Developed markets private equity outside of the US suffered its first negative quarterly return in more than two years in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest research from Cambridge Associates.

8 April 2015

US private equity investment slumps in Q1, strong end of year to blame $

graph_down_170sq US private equity investment activity slumped in the first quarter compared to previous years, but that result calls for context according to data provider PitchBook.

7 April 2015

East Africa continues emergence as viable private equity destination $

Nairobi East African private equity investments are rising steadily in number and the region is enjoying a proportionally larger share of transaction activity, new research suggests.

31 March 2015

Tightened regulation could see competition in secondaries market rise $

sl_knechtli Financial institutions, like insurance companies, could increase competition in the secondaries market because tightened regulations and headline deals may force them to sell non-core assets according to SL Capital exec.

30 March 2015

European private equity exits soar to highest total since early 2007 $

europe map European private equity recorded its best quarter for exits since the beginning of 2007 this year according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research.

25 March 2015

European M&A ‘seller-friendly’ amid high valuations $

cheque_deal_pen_170sq A huge uplift in European M&A deal value saw seller assume less risk in 2014 according to the latest research from legal services organisation CMS.

24 March 2015

Competitive dealmaking pressure in private equity continues to rise $

pressure The private equity dealmaking environment remained hugely competitive heading into 2015 according to the latest data from research business PitchBook.

19 March 2015

PE-backed European businesses record buy and build activity boost $

cement-5_sq Buy-and-build activity from private equity-backed European businesses was boosted in the second half of 2014 by a particularly strong third quarter, according to new research.

17 March 2015

Global PE value declines for second consecutive month $

news_globe_lrg Global private equity investment decreased in February to its lowest recorded result in terms of value over the last twelve months.

9 March 2015

Biotech VC funding largely targeting new drugs over improving existing treatments $

bio Venture capital funding of biotechnology businesses is heavily focused towards novel drug R&D rather than improving existing treatments, new research suggests.

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