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4 April 2013

European buyouts slide contrasts global, US growth $

Global buyouts totalled $84.8bn in the first quarter of 2013 – the highest quarterly total since Q4 2010 - though European buyouts decreased by 36.4 per cent while the US more than doubled its value.

3 April 2013

Media & technology M&A sees month-on-month boost $

A total of 336 M&A deals were announced in the media and technology space in March 2013, as strategic buyers and venture capital and growth investors stepped up their activity.

2 April 2013

GPs and LPs face complications in changing private equity space $

While fundraising is on the rise, capital is going to fewer general partners as limited partners face growing difficulties keeping tabs on a private equity world fragmenting by geography, specialisation and vehicle structure.

25 March 2013

Private equity market on the upturn? $

Despite a more positive mood in the industry, the private equity business model still needs to be adapted to suit a more complex market, a new report has said.

21 March 2013

Global private equity, venture capital on the rebound $

Private equity and venture capital funds that invest outside the US - in both developed and emerging markets - generated positive returns during the third quarter of 2012.

20 March 2013

Green investment suffers second consecutive month of decline $

Investment in the clean energy sector weakened in February as both volume and value dipped and value halved month-on-month from $2bn to $964m - marking the second consecutive month of decline.

20 March 2013

Israel private equity activity declines as homegrown firms slow down $

Israel’s private equity industry saw a decline in activity in 2012 as deals amounted to $2.6bn, ten per cent below the $2.9bn invested in 63 deals in 2011.

18 March 2013

Nordic institutional investors stick with private equity $

Private equity continues to be a strong asset class among Nordic institutional investors, according to a recent survey, with 80 per cent reporting "very good profits" in 2012.

13 March 2013

Blockbuster buyouts boost private equity to yearly peak $

The value of global private equity transactions more than tripled in February 2013 to a new year high of $60.40bn from $17.99bn in January 2013, and was also more than double the $22.68bn recorded for February 2012.

12 March 2013

High hopes for 2013 after ‘disappointing’ year for private equity $

Despite a moderately positive outlook on the current investment environment, private equity firms are not expecting a sudden boom in deal volume anytime soon, a recent survey has found.

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