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13 April 2016

Month-on-month uptick still leaves biotech PE, VC investment at relative low $

research-1029340_1920Private equity and venture capital investment in biotech companies received a slight uptick in March, but still recorded one of its leanest results in the past 12 months, new research shows.

12 April 2016

US PE fundraising continued stability in Q1 2016 $

usa-1149896_1920US private equity fundraising continued its stabilisation in the first quarter of this year following a drop-off from the highs of 2013 and early 2014, new data shows

7 April 2016

New US VC deal data shows flight to quality in continuing activity slowdown $

dollar-943738_1920US venture capital activity continued its overall slowdown in the first quarter of 2016, as the steady rise from 2009's post-financial crash drop looks to have run its course.

6 April 2016

PE managers turning to innovative approaches to tackle LP liquidity, transparency needs $

direction-1014026_1920Innovative private equity managers are looking to tackle liquidity and transparency issues in new ways to meet the needs of their clients. State Street Global Exchange's head of EMEA JR Lowry explains.

5 April 2016

VC-backed IPO activity slumps to slowest quarter since 2011 $

financial-crisis-544944_1920 (2)Venture capital IPO activity suffered its slowest quarter since 2011 in the first three months of this year, new research shows.

4 April 2016

Private equity activity in global M&A slumps amid wider dealmaking cooldown $

earth-11009_1280Private equity buyout and exits made up just over 20 per cent of the $121bn of global M&A deal value in the first quarter of 2016 - its lowest slice for more than two years, new research shows.

1 April 2016

Financial services confidence drops quickest since 2011 $

city-11087_1920Optimism among firms in the financial services sector has fallen at the fastest rate since 2011, according to a new survey.

31 March 2016

PE buyout deal multiples flip expectations by rising in Q4 $

bank-note-946395_1920An expected decline in enterprise value/EBITDA multiples for private equity dealmaking failed to emerge in the final quarter of last year, with multiples actually trending significantly higher.

30 March 2016

Institutional investor confidence surges amid rising risk appetite $

globe-895580_1920Institutional investor confidence rose last month amid a new renewed appetite for risk across all regions, new research shows.

29 March 2016

LPs eyeing increased PE exposure, but transparency concerns remain $

water-880462_1920Almost two thirds of institutional investors are set to increase their allocation to private equity over the next five years - but demands for increased transparency remain, new research shows.

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