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9 February 2015

Global pension assets continue consistent growth, hit $36tn highp

dollar 20Global institutional pension fund assets have grown too a new high of $36tn according to new research by Towers Watson.

6 February 2015

Financial services dominate 2014 UK buyout dealsp

calculator5_lrgA changing regulatory landscape and new disruptive technologies made the financial services sector the most attractive for trade and private equity deals in the UK last year, according to new research.

5 February 2015

Real estate volume grows to $4.8bn in 2014, 30 per cent increase from 2013p

moneyReal estate secondaries deal volume grew roughly 30 per cent from $3.7bn in 2013 to $4.8bn in 2014, according to data by Landmark Partners.

2 February 2015

Chinese VC fundraising worst since 2Q 2013p

chinaVenture capital fundraising in China hit an 18-month low in the last quarter of last year, with nine funds raising just $339m, according to research out this week.

29 January 2015

Fewer than one in 10 managers expect to close more than five deals in 2015p

business-world-3-887816-mOnly eight per cent of private equity fund managers expect to close more than five deals this year, according to a survey run by professional services firm BDO USA.

22 January 2015

Israeli high tech companies hit record $3.4bn fundraising in 2014p

israelHigh tech capital raising in Israel hit an all-time high in 2014 after $3.4bn was invested in 688 companies.

22 January 2015

Secondaries deal surge sees $49.3bn of deals done in 2014p

handshake dealThe burgeoning private equity secondaries market had its busiest year in 2014 after dealmakers completed about $49.3bn of transactions, new research from Setter Capital suggests.

21 January 2015

LPs must keep discipline following record PE distributionsp

discipline paradeLP investors must keep their discipline in 2015 as they look to redeploy record levels of private equity distributions from the past two years, a new report suggests.

15 January 2015

PE, VC dollar investment in cleantech rises despite lowest deal volume in six yearsp

green_grass_clover_ireland_170The value of private equity, development capital and venture capital investment in global cleantech companies in 2014 increased 26 per cent year-on-year to $10.8bn despite volume falling for the fourth consecutive year.

15 January 2015

Steadying South African PE returns settle at 18.5% over ten yearsp

south africa flagThe South African private equity industry produced an 18.5 per cent annualised rate of return in the ten years to September 2014 according to new research.

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