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23 May 2013

US buyers continue to show interest in European M&A $

In recent years, the eye of the world's financial media has been trained on Asia's meteoric rise in the global M&A rankings. All the while, the US has quietly continued to do business and invest abroad, maintaining its position as the world's most acquisitive nation.

22 May 2013

Slow first quarter belies steady pace in 2012 for going private deals $

The number and size of sponsor-backed going private transactions were each lower in 2012 than in 2011 and 2010; however, when excluding the soft first quarter of 2012, deal activity was on par with such earlier years, according to a new survey.

16 May 2013

Canadian venture capital up 55% as buyout deals stay on track $

Canadian venture capital and private equity funds disclosed $2.56bn of new investments and $1.48bn of new capital formation in the first quarter of 2013, according to new data.

15 May 2013

April proves bumper month for global private equity $

The value of global private equity investment rose during April to reach one of its best results of the last 12 months under review, while volume also advanced month-on-month.

14 May 2013

US private equity industry slows after frantic close to 2012 $

Though private equity fundraising and exit volumes continue to trend upward when evaluated on an annual basis, US private equity showed a 42 per cent decrease from its fourth quarter level in the first quarter of 2013.

6 May 2013

First quarter hints at improved exit opportunity for Nordic private equity $

While there has been very little IPO activity in the Nordic region since onset of the financial recession, with the listing of Asetek in March, there is perhaps a chance the exit route will reopen in 2013.

1 May 2013

Alternative investors rush to fill gap in bank lending $

As banks continue to be only able to take on a fraction of Europe’s growing demand for loans, the way is being left open for alternative investors to fill the credit gap.

29 April 2013

Renewable energy investment declines in shifting marketplace $

Renewable energy investment saw a decline of 11 per cent last year against 2011 figures as European countries curtailed incentive schemes, with the global green space "undergoing geographic and technological shifts" as new markets emerge and renewable capacity grows.

27 April 2013

“Disconcerting weakness” highlighted in UK’s M&A market $

While M&A activity in the UK may seem healthy, a closer examination of the trends over the last two years reveals a disconcerting weakness, new research has suggested.

26 April 2013

Africa’s private equity industry accelerates on growth trajectory $

A viable and vibrant private equity market continues to emerge in Africa with many countries across the continent starting to see the benefits of government and economic reforms and increased FDI flows, and investors seek to capitalise on Africa’s strong economic growth rates.

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