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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.

30 June 2015

European PE exits booming as continent records record six-monthly results $

exit-387227_1280 European private equity's exit market has hit record half year figures for the first six months of 2015 amid lucrative IPOs and strong trade buyouts.

29 June 2015

Private equity facing rising pressure on fees, costs and transparency to LPs $

calculator-428294_1280 Private equity leaders are predicting mounting pressure on fees, costs and providing more information about their investment to LPs amid rising exposure to the asset class, new research suggests.

26 June 2015

Expected US M&A acquisition surge could drive private equity exit options $

abraham-lincoln-716182_1280 The US is set to remain one of the most attractive markets for dealmaking amid an anticipated surge in M&A acquisition activity, new research suggests.

25 June 2015

Dry powder rising in South Africa as PE industry holds steady $

barrels Dry powder is building up in the South African private equity industry after a slight increase in funds under management last year, new research suggests.

24 June 2015

UK PE returns almost double that of pension funds, FTSE All-Share $

telephone-booth-768610_1280 The UK private equity and venture capital industry has massively outperformed the returns recorded by pension funds and the FTSE All-Share index over the past decade, new research shows.

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