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18 March 2016

Global PE, VC fundraising stable in 2015 despite closed capital drops in key areas $

dollars-426026_640 Global private equity and venture capital fundraising remained steady last year in total dollars collected despite sharp drops in capital closed for several key asset classes, new research suggests.

3 December 2015

PE returns increasing, biggest firms solidifying IRR outperformance $

business-861325_1920 Private equity return multiples are continuing to increase thanks to a push to exit portfolio companies ahead of a potential softening of the market, new research suggests.

18 August 2015

PE deals grow slightly amid wider secondaries transaction squeeze $

credit-squeeze-522549_1280 The booming global secondaries market stuttered in the first half of 2015, with completed transactions dropping more than five per cent year on year, Setter Capital research suggests.

12 February 2015

Increased liquidity in private equity industry still falling short $

running water A sizeable share of private equity investors believe that despite increased liquidity in the asset class the advances are still falling short of current needs.

22 January 2015

Secondaries deal surge sees $49.3bn of deals done in 2014 $

handshake deal The burgeoning private equity secondaries market had its busiest year in 2014 after dealmakers completed about $49.3bn of transactions, new research from Setter Capital suggests.

19 September 2014

Strong secondaries market leads to good pricing for fund assets $

graph bar chart Private equity secondary dealmaking continues its rude health. Intermediary and advisor Elm Capital analyses the situation.

7 August 2014

Global secondaries volume hit record $22bn in first six months of 2014 $

measuring jug volume The global private equity secondaries market hit $22bn in the first half of 2014 amid the busiest period in the asset class’s history to date, new research suggests.

16 July 2014

Annual secondaries deal volume on course to beat $30bn for first time in history $

news_sale3_lrg Global secondary market transaction volume hit the $16bn mark for the first half of 2014, setting a record pace for the full year according to new data.

30 June 2014

Buyout-backed European IPOs hit highest level ever in H1 2014 $

stock market graph Private equity-backed European IPOs hit their highest-ever level in the first six months of 2014 after 31 businesses contributing €33.4bn of value through public listings, new research shows.

1 August 2013

Secondary pricing for buyout funds rises despite fall in volume $

During the first half of 2013, secondary pricing for buyout funds increased substantially when compared to the second half of 2012, as the average high first round bid for buyout funds was nearly 90 per cent of NAV - compared to 84 per cent in the second half of 2012.

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