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2 March 2015

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

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 2014p

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 2013p

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 risep

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 equityp

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.

13 February 2015

UK overtakes US in January private equity investment valuep

union jack A drop in investment targeting US companies saw global private equity activity fall to $18.9bn in January, three-times lower than the result from the previous month.

12 February 2015

Increased liquidity in private equity industry still falling shortp

running water A sizeable share of private equity investors believe that despite increased liquidity in the asset class the advances are still falling short of current needs.

11 February 2015

Cleantech PE, VC investment soars to highest value since July 2014p

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 There was a more than ten-fold increase in the value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting the global cleantech sector in January compared to the previous month, new research suggests.

10 February 2015

Weak start to the year for global biotech investment valuep

biotech virus lab The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector decreased in January compared to the previous month despite a rise in volume. A total of $455m was invested in biotech companies over the four weeks, down 82 per cent from a high base of $2.58bn in December according to[...]

21 January 2015

LPs must keep discipline following record PE distributionsp

discipline parade LP investors must keep their discipline in 2015 as they look to redeploy record levels of private equity distributions from the past two years, a new report suggests.

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