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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.

20 July 2015

Strong Canadian performance helps boost global PE, VC biotech investment $

flasks-606612_1280 Strong investment in North American biotech companies saw global private equity and venture capital backing within the sector almost double in June compared to the same time last year.

9 July 2015

Canada, Singapore, Japan all score highly in PE/VC attractiveness survey $

posts-497509_1280 Canada, Singapore and Japan all ranked highly on the latest IESE VC/PE Country Attractiveness Index, behind perennial heavyweights the US and UK.

7 July 2015

Israeli high-tech exits hit 76% of 2014 value in just six months $

sphere-163623_1280 Exit activity in the high-tech sector of Israel has accelerated in the first six months of the year, already hitting more than 75 per cent of the value from the entirety of 2014.

6 July 2015

US venture capital fundraising outstrips US buyout for first time since Q1 2012

business-163501_1280 US venture capital fundraising outstripped commitments made to US buyout funds for the first time since the start of 2012, new research suggests.

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.

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