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20 July 2016

US PE fundraising capital continues mini-boom, closed funds numbers drop $

dollar-exchange-rate-544949_1920 US private equity fundraising has scored one of its strongest quarters since 2011 despite a dropoff in the number of funds closed, new research shows.

18 July 2016

May biotech PE, VC deal numbers boom falls back to earth $

dna-694798_1920 The number of biotech deals done by private equity and venture capital firms has dropped back sharply from May's 12-month high, new research shows.

15 July 2016

June PE dealmaking rise fails to mask stuttering start to 2016 $

business-163464_1280 In total 10 of the top 20 deals by value broke the USD 1,000 million barrier in the month under review, four of which were worth USD 3,000 million, or more.

12 July 2016

Brexit shock could see Euro IPO activity drop 50% year-on-year $

brexit-1491370_1920 The UK's shock vote to leave the EU looks set to see European IPO activity fall to less than €25bn by the end of the year - less than half the amount raised in 2015.

4 July 2016

Asia-Pacific overtakes EMEA in PE, VC tech investment $

globe-1339833_1920 Asia Pacific has overtaken Europe, the Middle East and Africa in capital deployed to tech businesses by PE and VC funds, new research shows.

30 June 2016

South Africa shines as wider region hits record annual fundraising total $

cape-1016225_1280 Private equity fundraising in southern African markets hit its highest amount on record in 2015 by hitting the ZAR29bn ($1.96bn) mark, new research has revealed.

29 June 2016

Global IPO recovery fails to return H1 numbers to 2015 levels $

world-549425_1920 IPO activity in the global markets remains down on 2015 at the mid-point of the year, despite a surge in capital raised in the second quarter, new research shows.

23 June 2016

Strong company management key for attracting PE, LP funding $

light-828547_1920 A strong management team in a funds-seeking private company is far and away the most important factor for investors, a new survey of LPs, private equity and venture capital firms has revealed.

21 June 2016

Huge PE dry powder figure sees firms eyeing more oil, gas investments, survey says $

refinery-514010_1920 Private equity firms are planning a swathe of oil and gas investments over the next 12 months, a new survey from global professional services firm EY has revealed.

17 June 2016

PE deal multiples shrunk in Q1 following surprise Q4 2015 strength $

dollar-499481_1920 (1) Private equity deal multiples sank in the first quarter of the year to follow on from the surprising high in the final quarter of 2015, new data shows.

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