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30 March 2015

European private equity exits soar to highest total since early 2007 $

europe map European private equity recorded its best quarter for exits since the beginning of 2007 this year according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research.

25 March 2015

European M&A ‘seller-friendly’ amid high valuations $

cheque_deal_pen_170sq A huge uplift in European M&A deal value saw seller assume less risk in 2014 according to the latest research from legal services organisation CMS.

24 March 2015

Competitive dealmaking pressure in private equity continues to rise $

pressure The private equity dealmaking environment remained hugely competitive heading into 2015 according to the latest data from research business PitchBook.

19 March 2015

PE-backed European businesses record buy and build activity boost $

cement-5_sq Buy-and-build activity from private equity-backed European businesses was boosted in the second half of 2014 by a particularly strong third quarter, according to new research.

17 March 2015

Global PE value declines for second consecutive month $

news_globe_lrg Global private equity investment decreased in February to its lowest recorded result in terms of value over the last twelve months.

2 March 2015

High-value deals pushed Africa PE investment near record level last year $

africa Private equity dealmaking in Africa passed the $8bn mark in 2014 to mark the second-highest result on record, new research shows.

27 February 2015

Rise of new funds helped Latin American PE, VC fundraising to record $10.39bn in 2014 $

chili hot south america latin pepper spice Latin American private equity funds pulled in a record $10.39bn last year amid a continuing expansion of the asset classes in the region.

24 February 2015

2014 a “strong year” for EMEA PE investment despite drop from 2013 $

graph bar chart The EMEA regions is retaining its attractiveness to global private equity despite a sharp drop in invested capital last year, a new report by S&P Capital IQ suggests.

23 February 2015

LP demand for ESG in private equity continues to rise $

insurance contract form Institutional investors are increasingly demanding that private equity firms adopt ESG policies in their investment processes, according to new research.

19 February 2015

Australian PE, VC massively outperforming listed equity $

australia flag Australian private equity and venture capital outperformed the listed market by more than 20 per cent in the 12 months to the end of last September, new research shows.

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