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1 November 2013

Venture capital “dramatically outperforms” public markets $

Venture capital performance improved “significantly” across nearly all time horizons up to the first half of 2013, with higher returns seen in the quarterly, one, three, five, ten and 20-year horizons.

30 October 2013

Private equity faces up to a new environment for fundraising $

Following a turbulent few years, the global private equity industry is now faced with a “a new road map” to successful fundraising, a new report has said.

29 October 2013

Distressed deals fall amidst wider dealmaking slowdown $

After an encouraging pick-up between the first and second quarters of the year, deal volumes fell in Q3 2013, dropping by 32 per cent compared with the second quarter.

28 October 2013

Balance sheet capital set to fuel UK M&A growth $

“Record levels” of cash on balance sheets, combined with increasing boardroom confidence, look set to fuel M&A growth, according to a new report.

24 October 2013

Private equity points to Asia despite recent fundraising slowdown $

With Asia’s economic output expected to surpass that of Europe and the US combined within a decade, China continues to propel the growth and defining a new chapter in Asian investment strategies.

24 October 2013

Private equity outperforms for US pension funds, says report $

Private equity returns to large US public pension funds continue to outperform all other asset classes over ten-year time horizons, according to industry group the Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

23 October 2013

Confidence grows for Silicon Valley VCs $

Confidence in the sector improved for Silicon Valley venture capitalists in the third quarter, amounting to five consecutive quarters of increasing sentiment, a new survey has found.

21 October 2013

US sees quarterly increase in venture capital deals $

Quarterly venture capital investment activity rose for both value and number of deals, with the software industry receiving the highest level of funding for 12 years.

21 October 2013

Dividend recaps back in the frame as loan volumes hold fast $

The third quarter saw a continuing increase in dividend recapitalisations and competitive pressure from US sources of capital on European lenders, according to a new report.

18 October 2013

Corporate venture capital could plug the SME funding gap $

With around £488bn in cash sitting on the balance sheets of UK corporates, captive venture capital firms could help plug the funding gap for UK SMEs.

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