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25 August 2016

High PE hurdle rates rising in popularity, YTD fundraising drags $

athletics-648020_1920 Private equity firms are adopting higher hurdle rates as fund managers face continued pressure from investors about management fees and transparency, new research from professional services firm EY reveals.

23 August 2016

Cleantech deal numbers recover despite severe monthly capital investment low

water-drop-275938_1920 The number of cleantech deals made by private equity and venture capital firms last month revived from a poor June despite a dearth of capital invested, new research shows.

22 August 2016

Biotech scores biggest monthly PE, VC total deal value of year to date

fractal-1280072_1920 Private equity and venture capital dealmaking in the biotech sector hit its biggest monthly value of the year to date in July, largely thanks to a single $400m deal.

19 August 2016

Euro, North American PE fundraising on track for bumper year $

dollar-1362244_1920 European and North American private equity fundraising is on target for its second-best year since the global financial crisis after raising more than $154bn at the mid-point of 2016.

17 August 2016

Global PE deal activity stabilises despite start of summer lull

globe-907709_1920 Global private equity activity appears to have stabilised following a slow start to 2016, despite volume and value both dropping last month.

26 July 2016

Foreign PE firms shore up Israel dealmaking amid H1 drop $

flag-21096_1280 Foreign private equity investors has helped shore up the Israel dealmaking environment amid a year-on-year drop in total PE investment in the first half of 2016.

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.

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