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13 February 2015

UK overtakes US in January private equity investment value $

union jackA drop in investment targeting US companies saw global private equity activity fall to $18.9bn in January, three-times lower than the result from the previous month.

12 February 2015

Increased liquidity in private equity industry still falling short $

running waterA sizeable share of private equity investors believe that despite increased liquidity in the asset class the advances are still falling short of current needs.

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.

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