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4 December 2014

LP preference for larger asset managers is hurting returnsp

SeaWorld killer whaleInstitutional investors are missing out on outperformance if they allocate more capital to larger managers with less focus on private equity, new research shows.

3 December 2014

Venture capital industry turns around decade-long below-par performancep

news_uturn_lrgThe venture capital industry has turned around more than ten years of substandard returns by outperforming every other private equity strategy in a recent study.

26 November 2014

Specialist PE funds still overlooked despite strong performance against generalistsp

color-arrows-1-1382394-mIncorporating sector specialist private equity funds into a portfolio is still yet to gain widespread acceptance as a strategy despite them often outperforming generalist funds, new research suggests.

25 November 2014

Israeli PE continues 2014 dealmaking downturn in third quarterp

graph_down_170sqIsraeli private equity dealmaking has slumped in value by more than a quarter across the first nine months of the year according to a new report from the IVC Research Center.

24 November 2014

Bigger equals better in PE as mega-fund IRRs outperform across the boardp

growth graph chart riseBigger is still better in the private equity industry when it comes to IRR results according to the latest research by Pitchbook.

20 November 2014

Cleantech picks up October dealmaking boost from PE, VCp

news_recycle_lrgThe cleantech industry received a dealmaking boost in October as investments in the sector from private equity and venture capital firms hit nigh-on $1bn.

19 November 2014

Pension funds preparing to pounce on riskier PE, real estate investmentsp

dice risk gambleThe vast majority of pension funds are eyeing increased risk through extra exposure to private equity as they look to meet long-term liabilities, new research suggests.

18 November 2014

October PE deals leap year-on-year despite slowest month since Mayp

halloween pumpkin octoberThe value of private equity deals revealed in October jumped almost 20 per cent year-on-year despite a slight drop in volume, new research suggests.

10 November 2014

Private equity real estate nears record-breaking fundraising in 2014p

gold-star-1377410-mEuropean private equity real estate is primed to record its biggest-ever fundraising year amid overwhelming appetite for the asset class, new data suggests.

7 November 2014

Private equity fund appreciation continues apace amid ‘unprecedented’ distributionsp

news_up_arrow_lrgThe average private equity fund appreciated 7.2 per cent in the first half of 2014 to top the S&P 500’s return and outperform other major US, European and emerging market indices, new research shows.

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