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5 October 2015

US venture-backed M&A activity hits strongest quarter this year $

dollar-163473_1280 Venture capital-backed M&A deals in the US hit $5.1bn in the third quarter, a 39 per cent increase on the previous three months and the strongest quarter this year, new research shows.

1 October 2015

Asian confidence in venture capital booming, yearly deal value passes $31bn mark $

city-647400_1280 Venture capital dealflow in Asia has quadrupled in the past two years amid an upsurge in confidence in the asset class, new research suggests.

29 September 2015

Emerging markets join developed in increasingly sticky IPO activity $

snails-382992_1280 Emerging markets IPO activity suffered a sharp slowdown in the third quarter following stellar results in the preceding three-month period, new research suggests.

22 September 2015

Family offices favouring direct PE exposure over funds, co-investments $

mayor-917149_1280 The average family office portfolio now boasts about 22 per cent exposure to private equity, including venture capital and co-investment, new research suggests.

16 September 2015

Non-US developed markets PE slumps, emerging markets more positive $

euro-733951_1280 A weak euro was a contributing factor to private equity in developed markets outside of the US scoring lacklustre returns across 2014 according to new research from Cambridge Associates.

8 September 2015

IPO squeeze sees US venture exit activity slow following record 2014 $

dollars-426023_1280 US venture capital exit activity has slowed this year following a record 2014 amid a falloff in IPO activity, new research shows.

5 August 2015

Silicon Valley venture confidence slips again despite strong exit markets $

silicon-valley-sign Confidence in the Silicon Valley venture capital community has declined again despite expectations of a continued strong exit market, 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.

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