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8 February 2016

Private equity records massive boost in mining deals across 2015 $

open-pit-mining-920200_1920 Private equity deals targeting the mining sector more than doubled in number in 2015 compared to the previous year amid falling equity and commodity prices in the sector, new research shows.

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.

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.

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.

6 January 2016

Sub-Saharan Africa still under-represented in PE despite strong recent returns, SAVCA says

sahara-838494_1920 The Southern African Venture Capital and Private Equity Association is talking up investment in the region through 2016 on the back of strong ten-year return figures.

5 January 2016

PE exec average bonus expectation in City of London 4x higher than investment bankers $

pound-414418_1920 Private equity execs have the highest bonus expectations of any sector in the City of London, with an average of above £100,000, new research suggest.

4 January 2016

Growing trepidation amid private equity boom likely to rise further in 2016 $

caution-454360_1920 Inching trepidation in last year's booming private equity market will continue to grow in 2016 amid heightened volatility from a string of different sources, new research suggestions.

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