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1 October 2015

Asian confidence in venture capital booming, yearly deal value passes $31bn mark $

city-647400_1280 Venture capital dealflow in Asia has quadrupled in the past two years amid an upsurge in confidence in the asset class, new research suggests.

30 September 2015

Big deals back in Europe as PE barrels towards highest total value since 2007 $

hippo-783522_1280 European private equity dealmaking is on course to his its highest total value since 2007 according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research sponsored by Equistone Partners Europe.

29 September 2015

Emerging markets join developed in increasingly sticky IPO activity $

snails-382992_1280 Emerging markets IPO activity suffered a sharp slowdown in the third quarter following stellar results in the preceding three-month period, new research suggests.

24 September 2015

Upper mid-market price inflation still growing despite Q2 relief $

balloon-8480_1280 Price inflation in the upper mid-market appears to still be growing despite temporary relief in the second quarter, new research suggests. Two quarters of enterprise value/EBITDA multiples of five-times or more approaching 80 per cent of deals was followed by a dip in Q2 according to the latest PE Deal Multiples and Trends report from[...]

22 September 2015

Family offices favouring direct PE exposure over funds, co-investments $

mayor-917149_1280 The average family office portfolio now boasts about 22 per cent exposure to private equity, including venture capital and co-investment, new research suggests.

17 September 2015

Fierce trade buyer competition impacting on European bolt-on deals $

nut-11934_1280 European private equity buy and build activity has hit a tough period amid increased competition from rival trade buyers, new research suggests.

16 September 2015

Non-US developed markets PE slumps, emerging markets more positive $

euro-733951_1280 A weak euro was a contributing factor to private equity in developed markets outside of the US scoring lacklustre returns across 2014 according to new research from Cambridge Associates.

15 September 2015

Global PE activity passes $42bn for August despite volume drop $

coins-682379_1280 The value of global private equity transactions increased 15 per cent in August to $42.4bn despite a second monthly decline in volume, new research shows.

11 September 2015

Foreign funds help Israeli PE industry to quarterly record $

protest-519814_1280 Israeli private equity performance hit a quarterly record in Q2 of this year, with 29 deals made amounting to $1.67bn in capital, new research shows.

8 September 2015

IPO squeeze sees US venture exit activity slow following record 2014 $

dollars-426023_1280 US venture capital exit activity has slowed this year following a record 2014 amid a falloff in IPO activity, new research shows.

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