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28 October 2016

Private equity stays strong amid slowing global M&A activity $

muscle-1445736_1920 Private equity firms are showing their resilience in the face of slackening wider M&A activity, new research reveals.

24 October 2016

PE dry powder soars to record levels amid drooping capital calls $

military-752464_1920 Private equity dry powder has soared to its greatest ever amount, soaring to more than $830bn at the end of Q3 according to new research.

20 October 2016

Euro VC fundraising set for fifth consecutive annual decline despite rising fund sizes $

euro-76019_1920 European venture capital fundraising is set to decline for the fifth consecutive year, despite average fund sizes growing to decade highs, new research shows.

18 October 2016

Robust September global PE investment fails to live up to last year’s highs $

leaves-57427_1280 September saw one of the best results of the year for global private equity investment, despite 2016 generally failing to live up to the highs of the previous year.

6 October 2016

Losing EU single market access chief Brexit concern of PE-backed UK businesses $

brexit-1491370_1920 The threat of losing access to the European single market post-Brexit is the chief concern of private equity-backed UK businesses as the Government preps for negotiations with the EU, new research shows.

5 October 2016

European buyout dealmaking drop fails to dent strong YTD figures $

world-1264062_1920 European buyout dealmaking falling sharply in terms of volume in the third quarter has failed to dent strong overall figures for the year to date, new research shows.

3 October 2016

Global PE fundraising holds steady despite rising dry powder $

dollar-499481_1920 Global private equity fundraising is only down a modest amount in the year to date compared to 2015, following years of strong capital raising leaving plenty of dry powder in existing vehicles.

28 September 2016

‘Unprecedented’ global uncertainty threatens slow year for IPOs $

snail-1502214_1920 Unprecedented levels of geopolitical uncertainty are weighing heavily on dealmakers, threatening a slow year for IPOs according to new research from professional services firm EY.

27 September 2016

UK asset management industry divided on Brexit bringing opportunity or threat $

brexit-1497067_1920 The UK asset and wealth management industry took a pounding to its confidence last month, with Brexit dividing the indsutry on whether it is an opportunity or a threat.

21 September 2016

August PE, VC cleantech boom leaves paltry July figures in the dust $

windmills-984137_1920 Private equity firms washed away a bleak July for cleantech investment by pumping more than $2.6bn into the asset class in August, new research shows.

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