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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.

8 July 2013

Pension funds grow allocation to alternatives despite total asset drop $

Allocations to alternative assets by pension funds, for example, now account for around 19 per cent of all pension fund assets globally, up from five per cent fifteen years ago.

8 July 2013

Revived IPOs help private equity exits overtake buyouts $

European private equity market exits led buyouts in the first six months of 2013 with €29.1bn of exits compared to €20.7bn of buyouts, according to new data, with the rise of private equity-backed IPOs proving central to the growth of the exit market

5 July 2013

Corporate, private equity acquirers prove ripe for technology M&A $

For technology companies those looking to realise value in the current climate, trade acquirers or private equity players can increasingly offer better terms than a public listing, according to a new report.

4 July 2013

Mega buyouts boost Indian private equity investments to $2.3bn in second quarter $

Private equity firms invested about $2.33bn across 82 deals during the second quarter in a considerable increase on both the previous quarter and the same period last year.

2 July 2013

European VC could overheat as recovery continues $

An acceleration of funding in European venture capital and growth equity has led to concerns that the space may be in danger of overheating.

2 July 2013

European debt burden falls for leveraged buyouts $

While the refinancing burden of unrated European leveraged buyouts has materially decreased over the past 12 months, up to a quarter of these companies could still default, new data suggests.

1 July 2013

Texas leads US for private equity investment in 2012 $

Private equity firms invested $347bn in more than 2,000 US-based companies during 2012, and Texas received the most capital with $46.6bn invested.

26 June 2013

Institutional investment in commodities, farmland expected to double $

A trend for agricultural farming investments is expected to continue with the corporatisation of agriculture and an increasing number of new investment funds, according to a new report.

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