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3 February 2016

New players, strong funds make 2015 a stellar year for Israel VC fundraising $

tech-1137487_1920 Israeli venture capital fundraising activity was prolific in 2015, with 18 new venture capital funds raising more than $1bn in the year.

1 February 2016

Annual US mid-market fundraising remains robust despite big Q4 2015 drop $

vintage-842337_1920 Mid-market US private equity fundraising stayed strong last year despite a slight year-on-year drop in volume and value, new research shows.

21 January 2016

Corporate venture investment in early stage VC rising $

architecture-22231_1920 Corporate venture capital dollars accounted for more than one fifth of all venture capital deals done in the US last year, new research shows.

20 January 2016

Biotech records strongest year for PE, VC deal volume since 2010, total value dips $

science-1029385_1920 Private equity and venture capital investment in the biotech industry slumped in value in 2015 compared to 2014's highs, but still remained the second-strongest year since 2010.

19 January 2016

Annual cleantech investment from private equity, venture capital hits six-year high $

windmill-62257_1920 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in cleantech companies hit a six-year investment high last year despite volume falling to its lowest level in the same period.

18 January 2016

PE dealmaking set to rise this year following ‘slow’ 2015, survey suggests $

business-962358_1920 Private equity dealmaking is set to expand in 2016 following a relatively quiet year of firms sitting on capital amid rising valuations, new research suggests.

14 January 2016

US fundraising stayed strong in 2015 despite slight YoY decline $

dollar-1071788_1920 US private equity fundraising remained robust across 2015 despite suffering a slight decline from the previous year, new research has revealed.

13 January 2016

US VC fundraising stays slow in Q4 2015 despite impressive full-year figures $

money-163502_1280 (1) US venture capital fundraising suffered a second slow quarter in a row at the end of 2015 with an overall capital raise of just under $5bn.

11 January 2016

Venture capital-backed US IPOs see capital slump across 2015 $

fall-163496_1280 (1) Total dollars raised through US venture capital-backed IPOs slumped by 40 per cent across 2015 compared to the previous year, new research reveals.

8 January 2016

Global IPO activity remains strong despite falloff from 2014 highs $

newspaper-1081412_1920 Global IPO figures for 2015 have maintained their strength despite a drop-off from the blockbuster results of 2014, new research shows.

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