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30 September 2015

Big deals back in Europe as PE barrels towards highest total value since 2007 $

hippo-783522_1280 European private equity dealmaking is on course to his its highest total value since 2007 according to the latest research from the Centre for Management Buyout Research sponsored by Equistone Partners Europe.

29 September 2015

Emerging markets join developed in increasingly sticky IPO activity $

snails-382992_1280 Emerging markets IPO activity suffered a sharp slowdown in the third quarter following stellar results in the preceding three-month period, new research suggests.

22 September 2015

Family offices favouring direct PE exposure over funds, co-investments $

mayor-917149_1280 The average family office portfolio now boasts about 22 per cent exposure to private equity, including venture capital and co-investment, new research suggests.

17 September 2015

Fierce trade buyer competition impacting on European bolt-on deals $

nut-11934_1280 European private equity buy and build activity has hit a tough period amid increased competition from rival trade buyers, new research suggests.

16 September 2015

Non-US developed markets PE slumps, emerging markets more positive $

euro-733951_1280 A weak euro was a contributing factor to private equity in developed markets outside of the US scoring lacklustre returns across 2014 according to new research from Cambridge Associates.

15 September 2015

Global PE activity passes $42bn for August despite volume drop $

coins-682379_1280 The value of global private equity transactions increased 15 per cent in August to $42.4bn despite a second monthly decline in volume, new research shows.

11 September 2015

Foreign funds help Israeli PE industry to quarterly record $

protest-519814_1280 Israeli private equity performance hit a quarterly record in Q2 of this year, with 29 deals made amounting to $1.67bn in capital, new research shows.

2 September 2015

PE fundraising across Central, Eastern Europe soars as rest of continent slips $

czech-republic-457019_1280 Private equity fundraising in the CEE region increased more than three-fold in last year, bucking the trend in the rest of Europe according to new research.

1 September 2015

PE firms need to be picky about investments amid pricey acquisitions environment $

wallet-669458_1280 Private equity firms need to be increasingly wary of picking and choosing the right companies to buy amid a continued increase in acquisition competition, a new report from Partners Group suggests.

27 August 2015

PE activity in US retail, consumer remains strong despite wider sector M&A slowdown $

shoes-842339_1280 Private equity activity in the US retail and consumer sector remained strong in the second quarter despite an overall slowdown in M&A activity in the segment, new research suggests.

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