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2 December 2016

Canadian private equity set for slump across 2016 following years of post-financial crisis growth $

maple-482558_1920 Years of steadily increasing activity in the Canadian private equitymarket looks set to come to a close in 2016, with predictions of a 24 per cent drop in PE deal value compared to 2015.

29 November 2016

Renewable energy infra on course to reach record 2015 fundraising heights $

windrader-1048981_1920 Renewable energy infrastructure funds are on course to near the record $14bn of investor capital committed in 2015 this year, new research shows.

23 November 2016

Choppy year for cleantech PE, VC investment continues with October value surge $

wind-farm-1209335_1920 A stop-start year for private equity and venture capital cleantech investment continued in October, as deal value soared seven-times higher than for the weak September results.

21 November 2016

Private equity increasing Africa infrastructure focus $

bridge-961785_1920 Africa's infrastructure deficit is increasingly being plugged by private equity sources keen to profit from the sector, new research suggests.

17 November 2016

Biotech PE, VC investment hits slowest month since 2013 to continue weak year $

bacteria-106583_1920 Private equity and venture capital investment in biotech businesses slumped to its worst monthly result since February 2013 in October, continuing a generally lacklustre year of activity for the sector.

15 November 2016

Private equity 2016 dealmaking slide continues with October investment drop $

tortoise-1232117_1920 Global private equity dealmaking numbers continued its gradual decline through 2016 in October despite a clutch of strong deals keeping dollar value afloat.

11 November 2016

US PE, VC-backed IPOs on track for worst year since dark days of 2009 $

manhattan-1567114_1280 Despite two quarters of improvement for private equity and venture capital-backed IPO numbers in the US, 2016 is on track to be the worst year for capital raised and volume since the doldrums of 2009.

9 November 2016

Huge BC Partners deal sees Israel PE dealmaking pass 2015 dollar total in nine months $

israel-673776_1920 A storming third quarter has seen Israeli private equity dealmaking this year storm past the $3.22bn total it reached in the entirety of 2015, new research shows.

7 November 2016

Could Brexit make UK fundraising easier? $

business-17965_1920 UK private equity fundraising could be easier post-Brexit, with European firms in fact suffering from the UK's decision to leave the EU, new research suggests.

4 November 2016

LP appetite for mid-market funds continues quarterly droop amid portfolio consolidation $

road-90390_1920 LP appetite for US mid-market funds has stayed strong despite the growing trend for investors consolidating their numbers of fund managers and a strong bias for megafunds.

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