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19 May 2015

Private equity portfolio company holding period drops for first time since financial crisis $

down arrow The average holding period for private equity portfolio companies has dropped slightly for the first time since the 2008 financial crisis, according to new research.

12 May 2015

European private equity booming across fundraising, dealmaking and exits $

euro saving Private equity investment in European companies jumped 14 per cent to €41.5bn last year amid strong performance across the industry, according to a comprehensive new report from industry body EVCA.

8 May 2015

PE, VC funds targeting ASEAN region hit record average size in 2014 $

news_asia_lrg Private equity funds from the ASEAN region of South East Asia saw the average fund size hit a record $609m last year amid a continuing drop in the number of vehicles.

7 May 2015

PE, VC Biotech investment jumped in April despite year-on-year slump $

biotech Strong US growth helped private equity and venture capital biotech investment numbers jump more than 80 per cent month-on month in April, new research shows.

24 April 2015

Strong 2014 European PE, VC numbers mask waning quarterly momentum $

europe people map Last year was a banner year for Europe across the private equity and venture capital spectrum, with activity and dollars invested maintaining the high-watermark set post-financial crisis in 2013.

15 April 2015

South African private equity bucks volatility of competing investment markets $

tidal wave South African private equity funds are continuing to offer relatively strong performances despite a backdrop of significant volatility across investment markets in the country, new research suggests.

14 April 2015

Mega Singapore cleantech deal fails to hide overall slide of PE, VC backing $

green environment cleantech Global private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech has dipped again after a brief uptick in February, new data shows.

13 April 2015

Biotech sees second month of declining investment from PE, VC firms $

venbio_sq.jpg Private equity and venture capital investment activity targeting the global biotechnology sector declined in March for the second month in a row, new research shows.

9 April 2015

Ex-US developed markets PE suffered first negative return in two years $

usa-dollar-bills-1431130-m Developed markets private equity outside of the US suffered its first negative quarterly return in more than two years in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest research from Cambridge Associates.

8 April 2015

US private equity investment slumps in Q1, strong end of year to blame $

graph_down_170sq US private equity investment activity slumped in the first quarter compared to previous years, but that result calls for context according to data provider PitchBook.

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