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28 April 2015

Israeli hi-tech investment continues from strong 2014 end $

circuit board technologyIsraeli hi-tech companies raised their second-highest quarterly amount in a decade in the first three months of 2015.

24 April 2015

Strong 2014 European PE, VC numbers mask waning quarterly momentum $

europe people mapLast year was a banner year for Europe across the private equity and venture capital spectrum, with activity and dollars invested maintaining the high-watermark set post-financial crisis in 2013.

21 April 2015

Direct lending funds emerge as best bet for risk/rewards returns $

treasure-chest-and-silver-dollars-1018791-mDirect lending funds have providing LPs with returns of almost 11.5 per cent in the ten years to 2012 despite a low risk profile, new data suggests.

15 April 2015

South African private equity bucks volatility of competing investment markets $

tidal waveSouth African private equity funds are continuing to offer relatively strong performances despite a backdrop of significant volatility across investment markets in the country, new research suggests.

14 April 2015

Mega Singapore cleantech deal fails to hide overall slide of PE, VC backing $

green environment cleantechGlobal private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech has dipped again after a brief uptick in February, new data shows.

13 April 2015

Biotech sees second month of declining investment from PE, VC firms $

venbio_sq.jpgPrivate equity and venture capital investment activity targeting the global biotechnology sector declined in March for the second month in a row, new research shows.

9 April 2015

Ex-US developed markets PE suffered first negative return in two years $

usa-dollar-bills-1431130-mDeveloped markets private equity outside of the US suffered its first negative quarterly return in more than two years in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest research from Cambridge Associates.

8 April 2015

US private equity investment slumps in Q1, strong end of year to blame $

graph_down_170sqUS private equity investment activity slumped in the first quarter compared to previous years, but that result calls for context according to data provider PitchBook.

7 April 2015

East Africa continues emergence as viable private equity destination $

NairobiEast African private equity investments are rising steadily in number and the region is enjoying a proportionally larger share of transaction activity, new research suggests.

31 March 2015

Tightened regulation could see competition in secondaries market rise $

sl_knechtliFinancial institutions, like insurance companies, could increase competition in the secondaries market because tightened regulations and headline deals may force them to sell non-core assets according to SL Capital exec.

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