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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.

25 November 2014

Israeli PE continues 2014 dealmaking downturn in third quarter $

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 board $

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, VC $

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 investments $

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 May $

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 2014 $

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’ distributions $

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.

6 November 2014

Corporate venture capital on course for strongest year since 2000 $

office glassUS corporate venture capital has recorded its strongest quarter of 2014 as a percentage of overall VC investing after firms invested almost $1bn in 176 deals.

4 November 2014

US venture capital being outperformed by benchmarks $

bench_170sqUS venture capital funds are being outperformed by benchmarks including the S&P 500 and Nasdaq Composite over one, three and five-year horizons, new research suggests.

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