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3 July 2015

Global PE industry at ‘breaking point’ as high valuations see dealmaking slow $

chain-297842_1280 The global private equity industry may have hit a "breaking point" amid continued strong fundraising and a wealth of financing options, new research suggests.

1 July 2015

PE, VC activity in software, information, business services remains flat $

code-820275_1280 Private equity and venture capital dealmaking activity in the software, information and business services sectors remained flat in the first half of 2015 according to new research.

30 June 2015

European PE exits booming as continent records record six-monthly results $

exit-387227_1280 European private equity's exit market has hit record half year figures for the first six months of 2015 amid lucrative IPOs and strong trade buyouts.

29 June 2015

Private equity facing rising pressure on fees, costs and transparency to LPs $

calculator-428294_1280 Private equity leaders are predicting mounting pressure on fees, costs and providing more information about their investment to LPs amid rising exposure to the asset class, new research suggests.

26 June 2015

Expected US M&A acquisition surge could drive private equity exit options $

abraham-lincoln-716182_1280 The US is set to remain one of the most attractive markets for dealmaking amid an anticipated surge in M&A acquisition activity, new research suggests.

25 June 2015

Dry powder rising in South Africa as PE industry holds steady $

barrels Dry powder is building up in the South African private equity industry after a slight increase in funds under management last year, new research suggests.

24 June 2015

UK PE returns almost double that of pension funds, FTSE All-Share $

telephone-booth-768610_1280 The UK private equity and venture capital industry has massively outperformed the returns recorded by pension funds and the FTSE All-Share index over the past decade, new research shows.

19 June 2015

LPs still bullish on African PE despite flight to developed market safety $

africa Limited partners remain committed to private equity in Africa despite a global market which has seen many investors take refuge in more developed markets in the US and Europe, research from professional services firm EY suggests.

17 June 2015

Slower pace of mid-market European fundraising may not last long $

euro fundraise Mid-market European private equity funds may not be hitting the heights of the period pre-financial crisis, but that situation may be about to change. Industry data provider Pitchbook explains why in its latest report.

11 June 2015

Private real estate separate accounts have never been more popular $

money pile Capital invested in private real estate separate accounts reached an all-time high of $17.8bn last year amid a rise in mandates, new research suggests.

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