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31 March 2014

UK leads the way for European buyouts

The UK is the clear leader in the European private equity buyout market, accounting for 40 per cent of all buyout value in Q1 2014, according to new data.

31 March 2014

Debt markets show keen appetite for bolt-on deals $

The keen appetite of both the European high yield and senior debt markets helped to support large add-ons by private equity-backed companies in the final quarter of 2013

28 March 2014

Russian venture capital sees deal activity rise as exits mount up $

russia_moscowAround $653.1m of venture capital was invested in a total of 222 deals in 2013, and the number of investor exits almost doubled, with proceeds growing more than fivefold, from $372m to an unprecedented $2bn.

26 March 2014

Nordic deal value falls following dearth of mega buyouts $

2013 was a strong year for the Nordics, albeit with some mixed fortunes. The most notable development on the investment side was the lack of mega-cap deals in the Nordics which left investment values deflated.

24 March 2014

Public markets, debt boost buyout prospects for 2014 $

Key fundamentals remain strong for the global private equity industry in 2014, with robust public equity and debt markets are helping to boost asset sales, enabling private equity firms to return capital to their limited partners and facilitating new rounds of fundraising

21 March 2014

Private equity dealmaking sees marginal gains in February $

The value of private equity investment rose by a marginal one per cent in February 2014, boosted by six blockbusters which accounted for 53 per cent of the $26.202bn-worth of deals announced over the four weeks.

20 March 2014

Private equity funds eye Cayman ahead of rule change $

A proposal for amendments to Cayman law could align their legislation with that of Delaware in order to facilitate private equity structures adopting the master/feeder structure, potentially attracting more funds domiciling in the offshore jurisdiction.

19 March 2014

Spain moves up the list for commercial real estate investors $

The number of investors viewing Spain as the most attractive market for commercial real estate acquisitions has increased dramatically as investors move up the risk curve in 2014.

18 March 2014

European exit boosted by growing presence of US private equity buyers $

Recent European M&A processes have seen strong interest from purely US-based private equity firms, particularly in the mid-market where European firms are looking to exit their portfolio companies.

14 March 2014

Global green investment down as deal volume weakens $

The value of private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech and green-related companies in February failed to sustain growth recorded in January, falling back 89 per cent to just $173m, the lowest recorded since August 2013.

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