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4 August 2015

Palisade Capital exits Shoe Sensation stake, as JW Childs Associates buys in

shoes JW Childs Associates, a Boston-based private equity firm focused on middle-market "growth companies", said Tuesday it has acquired a majority interest in Shoe Sensation from another private equity firm, Palisade Capital Management.

4 August 2015

Corporate venture makes biggest contribution to US startups since 2008 $

skyline-600001_1280 Corporate venture capital investors have made their biggest percentage contribution to US startups in almost seven years.

30 July 2015

Choppy political, economic environment in North Africa fails to dim PE appetite $

globe-599486_1280 A tricky political and economic environment in North Africa has not affected the stability of private equity dealmaking in the region, new research suggests.

28 July 2015

Israel sees record-breaking high-tech investment despite slump in VC backing $

business-163501_1280 (1) Israeli high-tech companies raised a record $1.12bn in the second quarter of this year despite a fall in the proportion of capital coming from venture capital sources.

22 July 2015

Big Apollo cleantech deal fails to mask PE, VC sector investment drop in June $

windrader-659035_1280 Cleantech investment from the private equity and venture capital industries continued to fluctuate in June, with deal value dropping sharply despite a significant rise in volume.

20 July 2015

Strong Canadian performance helps boost global PE, VC biotech investment $

flasks-606612_1280 Strong investment in North American biotech companies saw global private equity and venture capital backing within the sector almost double in June compared to the same time last year.

15 July 2015

Pressure easing on bifurcated fundraising market amid influx of capital $

packs-163497_1280 The bifurcation of the private equity fundraising market appears to be receding according to the latest research from global professional services firm Towers Watson.

9 July 2015

Canada, Singapore, Japan all score highly in PE/VC attractiveness survey $

posts-497509_1280 Canada, Singapore and Japan all ranked highly on the latest IESE VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index, behind perennial heavyweights the US and UK.

8 July 2015

UK’s latest Budget seeks to tighten carried interest loophole

houses-of-parliament Pixabay Private equity managers in the UK are to see a loophole tightened that many currently use to cut their tax bills, after Chancellor George Osborne announced changes to the way they are taxed on their fund investments.

7 July 2015

Israeli high-tech exits hit 76% of 2014 value in just six months $

sphere-163623_1280 Exit activity in the high-tech sector of Israel has accelerated in the first six months of the year, already hitting more than 75 per cent of the value from the entirety of 2014.

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