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3 February 2016

New players, strong funds make 2015 a stellar year for Israel VC fundraising $

tech-1137487_1920 Israeli venture capital fundraising activity was prolific in 2015, with 18 new venture capital funds raising more than $1bn in the year.

21 January 2016

Corporate venture investment in early stage VC rising $

architecture-22231_1920 Corporate venture capital dollars accounted for more than one fifth of all venture capital deals done in the US last year, new research shows.

20 January 2016

Biotech records strongest year for PE, VC deal volume since 2010, total value dips $

science-1029385_1920 Private equity and venture capital investment in the biotech industry slumped in value in 2015 compared to 2014's highs, but still remained the second-strongest year since 2010.

19 January 2016

Annual cleantech investment from private equity, venture capital hits six-year high $

windmill-62257_1920 The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in cleantech companies hit a six-year investment high last year despite volume falling to its lowest level in the same period.

13 January 2016

US VC fundraising stays slow in Q4 2015 despite impressive full-year figures $

money-163502_1280 (1) US venture capital fundraising suffered a second slow quarter in a row at the end of 2015 with an overall capital raise of just under $5bn.

11 January 2016

Venture capital-backed US IPOs see capital slump across 2015 $

fall-163496_1280 (1) Total dollars raised through US venture capital-backed IPOs slumped by 40 per cent across 2015 compared to the previous year, new research reveals.

7 January 2016

US venture capital fundraising soared to second-highest total for a decade in 2015 $

dollar-bill-1088855_1920 US venture capital fundraising saw a resurgence in 2015 after several years of lacklustre performance, producing the second-highest total for a decade 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.

22 October 2015

US venture fundraising balloon could be about to sag $

balloon-114115_1920 Strong annual results for US venture fundraising are masking a slide over the past few quarters, the latest research from Pitchbook shows.

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