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15 July 2015

Pressure easing on bifurcated fundraising market amid influx of capital $

packs-163497_1280The 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_1280Canada, Singapore and Japan all ranked highly on the latest IESE VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index, behind perennial heavyweights the US and UK.

8 July 2015

UK’s latest Budget seeks to tighten carried interest loophole

houses-of-parliament PixabayPrivate equity managers in the UK are to see a loophole tightened that many currently use to cut their tax bills, after Chancellor George Osborne announced changes to the way they are taxed on their fund investments.

7 July 2015

Israeli high-tech exits hit 76% of 2014 value in just six months $

sphere-163623_1280Exit activity in the high-tech sector of Israel has accelerated in the first six months of the year, already hitting more than 75 per cent of the value from the entirety of 2014.

6 July 2015

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

business-163501_1280US 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_1280The global private equity industry may have hit a "breaking point" amid continued strong fundraising and a wealth of financing options, new research suggests.

1 July 2015

PE, VC activity in software, information, business services remains flat $

code-820275_1280Private equity and venture capital dealmaking activity in the software, information and business services sectors remained flat in the first half of 2015 according to new research.

30 June 2015

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

exit-387227_1280European 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

‘Shift in global economic power’ to drive alt assets as high as $15.3tn by 2020

digital-world-1198414-mFuelled by a "shift in global economic power from developed to developing regions", alternative investments could reach a high of $15.3tn by 2020, according to a new report released today by PwC.

29 June 2015

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

calculator-428294_1280Private 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.

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