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18 August 2015

PE deals grow slightly amid wider secondaries transaction squeeze $

credit-squeeze-522549_1280 The booming global secondaries market stuttered in the first half of 2015, with completed transactions dropping more than five per cent year on year, Setter Capital research suggests.

13 August 2015

PE investment activity halves as summer lull hits $

beach-84533_1280 The value of global private equity deals fell 46 per cent in July to $32.6bn, a huge drop compared to the $60.5bn of deals recorded the previous month, new research suggests.

5 August 2015

Silicon Valley venture confidence slips again despite strong exit markets $

silicon-valley-sign Confidence in the Silicon Valley venture capital community has declined again despite expectations of a continued strong exit market, new research suggests.

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.

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.

6 July 2015

US venture capital fundraising outstrips US buyout for first time since Q1 2012

business-163501_1280 US venture capital fundraising outstripped commitments made to US buyout funds for the first time since the start of 2012, new research suggests.

3 July 2015

Global PE industry at ‘breaking point’ as high valuations see dealmaking slow $

chain-297842_1280 The global private equity industry may have hit a "breaking point" amid continued strong fundraising and a wealth of financing options, new research suggests.

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