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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.

9 April 2015

Ex-US developed markets PE suffered first negative return in two years $

usa-dollar-bills-1431130-m Developed markets private equity outside of the US suffered its first negative quarterly return in more than two years in the third quarter of last year, according to the latest research from Cambridge Associates.

12 March 2015

Biotech PE, VC value up on 2015 despite monthly value drop $

lab petri life science clinic The value of private equity, venture capital and development capital investment targeting global biotechnology companies fell by 48 per cent in February compared to the previous month despite a year-on-year gain.

9 March 2015

Biotech VC funding largely targeting new drugs over improving existing treatments $

bio Venture capital funding of biotechnology businesses is heavily focused towards novel drug R&D rather than improving existing treatments, new research suggests.

27 February 2015

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

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 equity $

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 2014 $

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 value $

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[...]

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