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25 April 2016

Large European private equity fundraising boost compensates for flat North America, drop in Asia $

world-1264062_1920 Increases in European private equity fundraising helped offset a decline in Asia to keep overall capital raising flat last year, new research shows.

22 April 2016

US VC dealmaking passes $10bn for ninth quarter in a row $

hot-air-balloon-521542_1920 US venture capital investment easily breached the $10bn mark for the ninth quarter in a row in the first three months of 2016, new research shows.

20 April 2016

South Africa pension funds ‘missing opportunity’ from increased PE allocation potential $

table-mountain-836847_1920 Few pension funds in South Africa are taking advantage of newly-allowed increased allocations to private equity in a "missed opportunity", a report from regional PE industry body SAVCA says.

19 April 2016

Israel VC total hi tech dealmaking share slumps in Q1 2016 $

flag-186476_1280 (1) Venture capital firms saw their share of dealmaking in the Israel hi tech sector shrink to 68 per cent of the total in the first quarter of 2016, new data shows.

18 April 2016

Dry powder, new leverage options fail to prevent Euro PE deals slide $

money-1305124_1920 European private equity deal flow dropped considerably in the first quarter of the year as plentiful capital failed to overcome growing investor risk aversion, new research shows.

15 April 2016

Slow PE dealmaking start to 2016 continues, March sees lowest total deal value for 12 months $

turtle-983128_1920 Global private equity's slow dealmaking start to 2016 continued in March with a 24 per cent drop in value compared to February, new research shows.

14 April 2016

Cleantech sees continued PE, VC investment activity rise following late 2015, early 2016 slump $

energy-78116_1280 Private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech has seen a marked upturn in fortune in the past two months, following a steady decline from October 2015 to January this year.

13 April 2016

Month-on-month uptick still leaves biotech PE, VC investment at relative low $

research-1029340_1920 Private equity and venture capital investment in biotech companies received a slight uptick in March, but still recorded one of its leanest results in the past 12 months, new research shows.

12 April 2016

US PE fundraising continued stability in Q1 2016 $

usa-1149896_1920 US private equity fundraising continued its stabilisation in the first quarter of this year following a drop-off from the highs of 2013 and early 2014, new data shows

7 April 2016

New US VC deal data shows flight to quality in continuing activity slowdown $

dollar-943738_1920 US venture capital activity continued its overall slowdown in the first quarter of 2016, as the steady rise from 2009's post-financial crash drop looks to have run its course.

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