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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.

13 August 2015

PE investment activity halves as summer lull hits $

beach-84533_1280 The value of global private equity deals fell 46 per cent in July to $32.6bn, a huge drop compared to the $60.5bn of deals recorded the previous month, new research suggests.

30 July 2015

Choppy political, economic environment in North Africa fails to dim PE appetite $

globe-599486_1280 A tricky political and economic environment in North Africa has not affected the stability of private equity dealmaking in the region, new research suggests.

28 July 2015

Israel sees record-breaking high-tech investment despite slump in VC backing $

business-163501_1280 (1) Israeli high-tech companies raised a record $1.12bn in the second quarter of this year despite a fall in the proportion of capital coming from venture capital sources.

22 July 2015

Big Apollo cleantech deal fails to mask PE, VC sector investment drop in June $

windrader-659035_1280 Cleantech investment from the private equity and venture capital industries continued to fluctuate in June, with deal value dropping sharply despite a significant rise in volume.

20 July 2015

Strong Canadian performance helps boost global PE, VC biotech investment $

flasks-606612_1280 Strong investment in North American biotech companies saw global private equity and venture capital backing within the sector almost double in June compared to the same time last year.

15 July 2015

Pressure easing on bifurcated fundraising market amid influx of capital $

packs-163497_1280 The bifurcation of the private equity fundraising market appears to be receding according to the latest research from global professional services firm Towers Watson.

9 July 2015

Canada, Singapore, Japan all score highly in PE/VC attractiveness survey $

posts-497509_1280 Canada, Singapore and Japan all ranked highly on the latest IESE VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index, behind perennial heavyweights the US and UK.

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