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27 May 2015

Canada becoming ‘bigger hunting ground’ for venture capital investors $

canada moose Canada is becoming a bigger hunting ground for VC investors according to new research by Pitchbook, which suggests the country hit a record C$1.8bn investment value last year.

12 May 2015

European private equity booming across fundraising, dealmaking and exits $

euro saving Private equity investment in European companies jumped 14 per cent to €41.5bn last year amid strong performance across the industry, according to a comprehensive new report from industry body EVCA.

11 May 2015

Private equity capital targeting Israeli deals drops 55% in Q1 2015 $

graph_down_170sq The amount of capital private equity firms invested in Israeli deals dropped more than 50 per cent quarter-on-quarter in the first three months of 2015, new research shows.

8 May 2015

PE, VC funds targeting ASEAN region hit record average size in 2014 $

news_asia_lrg Private equity funds from the ASEAN region of South East Asia saw the average fund size hit a record $609m last year amid a continuing drop in the number of vehicles.

7 May 2015

PE, VC Biotech investment jumped in April despite year-on-year slump $

biotech Strong US growth helped private equity and venture capital biotech investment numbers jump more than 80 per cent month-on month in April, new research shows.

28 April 2015

Israeli hi-tech investment continues from strong 2014 end $

circuit board technology Israeli hi-tech companies raised their second-highest quarterly amount in a decade in the first three months of 2015.

24 April 2015

Strong 2014 European PE, VC numbers mask waning quarterly momentum $

europe people map Last year was a banner year for Europe across the private equity and venture capital spectrum, with activity and dollars invested maintaining the high-watermark set post-financial crisis in 2013.

15 April 2015

South African private equity bucks volatility of competing investment markets $

tidal wave South African private equity funds are continuing to offer relatively strong performances despite a backdrop of significant volatility across investment markets in the country, new research suggests.

14 April 2015

Mega Singapore cleantech deal fails to hide overall slide of PE, VC backing $

green environment cleantech Global private equity and venture capital investment in cleantech has dipped again after a brief uptick in February, new data shows.

13 April 2015

Biotech sees second month of declining investment from PE, VC firms $

venbio_sq.jpg Private equity and venture capital investment activity targeting the global biotechnology sector declined in March for the second month in a row, new research shows.

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