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27 November 2015

West Africa taking larger slice of Africa private equity pie $

globe-1029213_1920 West African private equity is taking an increasingly large chunk of the continent's dealmaking activity, new research shows.

24 November 2015

Canadian PE on track to match mammoth C$50bn deal total from 2014 $

lake-914009_1920 Canadian private equity activity is on track to repeat the mammoth C$50bn recorded last year if it continues its pace through to the end of the year, according to new research.

29 October 2015

South Africa showing resilience, continues regional PE dominance $

johannesburg-436018_1280 South Africa is showing resilience amid a challenging economic environment as it retains its dominance of the Southern African region.

28 October 2015

European bolt-on activity peaks as overall PE investment slides $

banjo-bolt-509636_1920 European private equity bolt-on activity has hit a record level for the year as high asset prices encourage consolidation of existing businesess, new research suggests.

26 October 2015

PE firms eyeing strong exits as M&A activity looks set to continue $

business-962364_1920 Private equity firms will be licking their lips at the possibility of strong exits as the recent wave of mergers and acquisitions activity by trade players looks to continue, new research suggests.

21 October 2015

Private equity-backed US IPOs fall to lowest level for a decade $

financial-crisis-544944_1920 Private equity-backed IPOs accounted for just under 36 per cent of all privately-backed US public offerings in the first nine months of 2015 - the lowest percentage in a decade.

16 October 2015

Indian summer for PE dealmaking as September brings $42.2bn of transactions $

summer-368224_1920 Private equity's surprisingly strong summer dealmaking continues through September with another $42.2bn of transactions, new research shows.

14 October 2015

Year-on-year PE, VC biotech investment jumps despite monthly slide $

tube-786932_1920 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting global biotechnology companies was up more than a third year-on-year in September despite a month-on-month drop.

12 October 2015

Record year for Euro PE exits by EV as corporate buyers come calling $

euro-76019_1920 Intense activity from corporate buyers helped private equity firms to a record year for European exits by enterprise value in 2014 according to the latest research from professional services firm EY.

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.

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