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22 December 2014

US private equity investment volume falls in Q3 $

piggy bankAfter a strong second quarter of 2014, private equity experience a seasonal dip in Q3. Investment fell slightly to $123bn, but the year is still on track for most volume since 2007, according to Private Equity Growth Capital Council.

19 December 2014

Fewer GPs expect 10%-plus growth rates next year $

chartGPs are still targeting growing companies but fewer expect high growth rates exceeding 10 per cent over the next 12 months, according to recent research.

16 December 2014

European private equity firms look to US M&A to spend dry powder $

pile-of-face-powder-931540-mThe US’s comparatively favourable macro-economic conditions are enticing European private equity firms to increasingly look across the Atlantic for M&A opportunities.

15 December 2014

PE leads investor exposure to alternative assets $

poundsIncreased investor exposure to alternative assets is being driven by private equity, with two in five LPs planning to increase target allocation to the asset class in the next year, new research shows.

11 December 2014

UK dealmakers increasingly eyeing overseas M&A in low-growth global climate $

seaUK M&A dealmakers are increasingly looking at overseas assets as corporates look to reposition their business models in the face of a low-growth world.

10 December 2014

Private equity real estate AUM hits record $740bn $

house for sale home real estateContinued LP demand for real estate investments has seen the private equity real estate industry grow its fund assets under management to a record $740bn.

9 December 2014

LP drive for infrastructure, real estate to continue growth in 2015 $

infrastructure real estate building site craneDemand for prime real estate and infrastructure assets is set to grow further in 2015 as institutional investors continue to search for more consistent income and capital preservation, AMP Capital has said.

4 December 2014

LP preference for larger asset managers is hurting returns $

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 performance $

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 generalists $

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.

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