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1 July 2015

PE, VC activity in software, information, business services remains flat $

code-820275_1280 Private equity and venture capital dealmaking activity in the software, information and business services sectors remained flat in the first half of 2015 according to new research.

25 June 2015

Dry powder rising in South Africa as PE industry holds steady $

barrels Dry powder is building up in the South African private equity industry after a slight increase in funds under management last year, new research suggests.

24 June 2015

UK PE returns almost double that of pension funds, FTSE All-Share $

telephone-booth-768610_1280 The UK private equity and venture capital industry has massively outperformed the returns recorded by pension funds and the FTSE All-Share index over the past decade, new research shows.

19 June 2015

LPs still bullish on African PE despite flight to developed market safety $

africa Limited partners remain committed to private equity in Africa despite a global market which has seen many investors take refuge in more developed markets in the US and Europe, research from professional services firm EY suggests.

10 June 2015

Big Apollo, Graham Partners deals helped boost cleantech PE, VC investment figures in May $

windmill A pair of sizeable cleantech deals saw a sharp uptick in the value of private equity and venture capital investments in the sector in May, new data shows.

9 June 2015

Weak US investment drags down global PE, VC biotech figures $

lab glass Weaker transcation volume held back the overall value of private equity and venture capital investments in the biotech sector last month, new research suggests.

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.

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