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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.

15 January 2015

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

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 years $

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.

14 January 2015

Israel records best venture capital fundraising year since 2008 $

gold medal bestIsraeli venture capital funds pulled in their biggest total from LPs for six years in 2014 by bagging $914m of new capital.

12 January 2015

Venture capital investment soared in 2014 despite fewer deals $

stock graph riseGlobal venture capital financing jumped by 58 per cent last year compared to 2013 despite fewer deals taking place, new research shows.

9 January 2015

US PE market remains stable as fewer mega deals push firms into mid-market $

usa america flagUS-based private equity activity remained stable in 2014 as $522bn of deals were completed by firms.

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