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24 July 2013

Second quarter ends strongly for VC investment in Israeli technology companies $

The second quarter of 2013 ended on a strong note for Israeli high-tech companies, which managed to raise nearly half a billion dollars in the first half of the year

23 July 2013

Second quarter spike in venture capital fundraising contrasts with deal slowdown $

Venture capital fundraising in the US increased during the second quarter of the year, leading to a four per cent increase for H1 2013 compared to the same period in 2012.

22 July 2013

Leveraged loan volumes see massive spike as deal-making ramps up in 2013 $

Europe as a whole saw a substantial increase in leveraged loan volumes for both private equity primary transactions and portfolio company refinancings.

19 July 2013

East Asian pension funds need to upgrade investment strategy to avoid looming crisis $

East Asian pension funds are facing a "formidable" demographic challenge and need to better manage their investment strategy to avert a looming pension crisis, according to new research.

18 July 2013

MENA region faces fundraising struggle as private equity deals ramp up $

The private equity industry in the MENA region continued to show signs of recovery in 2012 with an increase in investments compared to the prior year. The fundraising environment, however, remained relatively challenging with a decrease in total funds raised compared to 2011.

17 July 2013

Venture capital funding falls while VC-backed IPOs spike in second quarter $

Funding levels for venture capital in the second quarter of 2013 fell 14 per cent compared to the same period last year as deal activity also fell behind after a steady uptick over the last five quarters.

16 July 2013

Global private equity numbers down as US buyout values fall $

The value of global private equity investment fell by 45 per cent in June 2013, halting a two-month period of growth despite an increase in volume.

12 July 2013

First quarter buyout boom boosts private equity in 2013 $

A strong first quarter of private equity deal-making propelled the H1 2013 tally past that of the same period last year to $143.9bn, up 17.2 per cent from $122.8bn.

11 July 2013

Private equity hits record level for distributions in 2012 $

Double-digit returns in major vintage years have helped drive the US private equity industry's performance, despite political uncertainties, fiscal cliff negotiations and wider macroeconomic factors.

9 July 2013

Investor interest in global mid-market continues to grow $

ince the financial crisis, the middle market has continued to attract investors’ growing interest. Back in 2007, the top focus for investors was the US mid-market buyout and today this remains the top focus.

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