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10 April 2014

Energy, mining & utilities deal activity drops in Q1 $

Global M&A targeting the energy, mining & utilities sector during Q1 2014 hit the lowest Q1 since 2006 with only $87.5bn-worth of transactions, an 18.9 per cent slump from Q1 2013

9 April 2014

Private equity firms set to be the most active buyers in insurance sector $

Despite the tepid M&A volume in the insurance sector since the financial crisis, dealmakers are optimistic that there will be an uptick in activity over the next 12 months, with private equity firms expected to be among the most active buyers.

1 April 2014

London leads the way for European commercial real estate investment $

London continued to attract the attention of Middle Eastern investors as investment increased from 7.5 per cent of total investment in 2012 to 17 per cent in 2013.

1 April 2014

Co-investment opens door to additional risk as well as potential returns, study warns $

Co-investment programmes have a substantial risk of generating poor returns, even with a reasonably sized co-investment portfolio, according to a new study.

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.

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