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27 February 2015

Rise of new funds helped Latin American PE, VC fundraising to record $10.39bn in 2014p

chili hot south america latin pepper spice Latin American private equity funds pulled in a record $10.39bn last year amid a continuing expansion of the asset classes in the region.

19 February 2015

Australian PE, VC massively outperforming listed equityp

australia flag Australian private equity and venture capital outperformed the listed market by more than 20 per cent in the 12 months to the end of last September, new research shows.

11 February 2015

Cleantech PE, VC investment soars to highest value since July 2014p

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 There was a more than ten-fold increase in the value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting the global cleantech sector in January compared to the previous month, new research suggests.

10 February 2015

Weak start to the year for global biotech investment valuep

biotech virus lab The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment in the global biotechnology sector decreased in January compared to the previous month despite a rise in volume. A total of $455m was invested in biotech companies over the four weeks, down 82 per cent from a high base of $2.58bn in December according to[...]

22 January 2015

Israeli high tech companies hit record $3.4bn fundraising in 2014p

israel High tech capital raising in Israel hit an all-time high in 2014 after $3.4bn was invested in 688 companies.

15 January 2015

PE, VC dollar investment in cleantech rises despite lowest deal volume in six yearsp

green_grass_clover_ireland_170 The value of private equity, development capital and venture capital investment in global cleantech companies in 2014 increased 26 per cent year-on-year to $10.8bn despite volume falling for the fourth consecutive year.

14 January 2015

Israel records best venture capital fundraising year since 2008p

gold medal best Israeli venture capital funds pulled in their biggest total from LPs for six years in 2014 by bagging $914m of new capital.

12 January 2015

Venture capital investment soared in 2014 despite fewer dealsp

stock graph rise Global venture capital financing jumped by 58 per cent last year compared to 2013 despite fewer deals taking place, new research shows.

3 December 2014

Venture capital industry turns around decade-long below-par performancep

news_uturn_lrg The venture capital industry has turned around more than ten years of substandard returns by outperforming every other private equity strategy in a recent study.

25 November 2014

Israeli PE continues 2014 dealmaking downturn in third quarterp

graph_down_170sq Israeli private equity dealmaking has slumped in value by more than a quarter across the first nine months of the year according to a new report from the IVC Research Center.

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