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17 June 2013

Private equity exits hurt by uncertain economic climate $

Private equity exit numbers dropped in Europe last year to 61 from 2011’s total of 85, with the industry's main challenges proving to be volatile economic climate and low transactions activity, according to a new report.

14 June 2013

Private equity deal activity finds its momentum checked $

Global private equity investment in May 2013 failed to sustain growth recorded in April 2013, as value slipped six per cent over the four weeks against a faster rate of decline by volume of 13 per cent, new data has shown.

14 June 2013

Venture capital funds rebound in post-bubble period $

US venture capital performance for the ten-year horizon continued its upward climb for 11th consecutive quarter, though returns across the one, three, five and 20-year horizons fell slightly at the close of 2012, according to the Cambridge Associates Venture Capital Index.

12 June 2013

European investors call to phase out fossil fuel subsidies $

A report by the International Energy Agency setting out measures to reduce emissions by 2020 by phasing out fossil fuel subsidies has been welcomed by European investors worth €7.5tn.

11 June 2013

Private equity poised for new heights as recovery continues $

Private equity seems poised to reach new heights in 2013 as investor interest, which waned dramatically after the 2008 financial crisis, looks to be rising once again, according to a new report.

10 June 2013

UK private equity, venture capital prove resilient during economic downturn $

The combined ten-year IRR for the UK private equity industry stood at 15 per cent for 2012, against 8.3 per cent for total pension fund assets and 8.8 per cent for the FTSE All-Share over the same period.

6 June 2013

Nordic buyouts on the right track to outperform Europe $

The Nordic countries are doing something right when it comes to macroeconomics and private equity, providing an environment that is conducive for investment.

31 May 2013

Maturing Latin America evolving two-tier private equity model $

Latin American private equity is increasingly resembling the ‘two-tier’ model prevalent in more mature markets as large foreign investors flock to the region, a new study has shown.

31 May 2013

Sub-Saharan Africa now ‘most attractive emerging markets destination’ $

Sub-Saharan Africa has powered past Brazil and India to become the most attractive destination for LP capital in the emerging markets, new research has shown.

30 May 2013

Deal activity declines while fundraising increases in mixed year for UK private equity $

The UK’s private equity and venture capital industry saw mixed results in 2012 as total investment activity fell to £12.3bn while fundraising increased to almost £6bn.

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