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25 July 2016

Asia VC fundraising overtakes North American for first time in Q2

globe-1339833_1920 Asian venture capital fundraising overtook North America for the first time in the last quarter thanks to another record-breaking result, new research has revealed.

21 July 2016

European VC sees capital boom despite declining fund close numbers $

rocket-461750_1920 European venture capital's pronounced slide in fund closes since 2011 may continue, but the volume of capital being ploughed into funds is booming, new research shows.

20 July 2016

US PE fundraising capital continues mini-boom, closed funds numbers drop $

dollar-exchange-rate-544949_1920 US private equity fundraising has scored one of its strongest quarters since 2011 despite a dropoff in the number of funds closed, new research shows.

18 July 2016

May biotech PE, VC deal numbers boom falls back to earth $

dna-694798_1920 The number of biotech deals done by private equity and venture capital firms has dropped back sharply from May's 12-month high, new research shows.

15 July 2016

June PE dealmaking rise fails to mask stuttering start to 2016 $

business-163464_1280 In total 10 of the top 20 deals by value broke the USD 1,000 million barrier in the month under review, four of which were worth USD 3,000 million, or more.

13 July 2016

Booming Israel tech investment down to VC, corporate interest $

mother-board-581597_1920 A burst in large deals in the Israeli tech sector is largely down to new capital from venture capital and corporate investors, new research suggests.

12 July 2016

Brexit shock could see Euro IPO activity drop 50% year-on-year $

brexit-1491370_1920 The UK's shock vote to leave the EU looks set to see European IPO activity fall to less than €25bn by the end of the year - less than half the amount raised in 2015.

7 July 2016

LPs ignoring doom merchants to send 2016 VC commitments soaring $

money-1459232_1920 US venture capital fundraising has continued its surprisingly strong 2016 by raising more money in a single quarter than ever before, new research shows.

4 July 2016

Asia-Pacific overtakes EMEA in PE, VC tech investment $

globe-1339833_1920 Asia Pacific has overtaken Europe, the Middle East and Africa in capital deployed to tech businesses by PE and VC funds, new research shows.

30 June 2016

South Africa shines as wider region hits record annual fundraising total $

cape-1016225_1280 Private equity fundraising in southern African markets hit its highest amount on record in 2015 by hitting the ZAR29bn ($1.96bn) mark, new research has revealed.

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