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24 April 2015

Strong 2014 European PE, VC numbers mask waning quarterly momentum $

europe people map Last year was a banner year for Europe across the private equity and venture capital spectrum, with activity and dollars invested maintaining the high-watermark set post-financial crisis in 2013.

21 April 2015

Direct lending funds emerge as best bet for risk/rewards returns $

treasure-chest-and-silver-dollars-1018791-m Direct lending funds have providing LPs with returns of almost 11.5 per cent in the ten years to 2012 despite a low risk profile, new data suggests.

15 April 2015

South African private equity bucks volatility of competing investment markets $

tidal wave South African private equity funds are continuing to offer relatively strong performances despite a backdrop of significant volatility across investment markets in the country, new research suggests.

14 April 2015

Mega Singapore cleantech deal fails to hide overall slide of PE, VC backing $

green environment cleantech Global private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech has dipped again after a brief uptick in February, new data shows.

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.

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.

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