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11 February 2015

Cleantech PE, VC investment soars to highest value since July 2014 $

green_grass_clover_ireland_170There was a more than ten-fold increase in the value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting the global cleantech sector in January compared to the previous month, new research suggests.

10 February 2015

Weak start to the year for global biotech investment value $

biotech virus labThe value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector decreased in January compared to the previous month despite a rise in volume. A total of $455m was invested in biotech companies over the four weeks, down 82 per cent from a high base of $2.58bn in December according to[...]

9 February 2015

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

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 deals $

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 2013 $

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 2013 $

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 2015 $

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 2014 $

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 2014 $

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 distributions $

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.

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