Private equity deal-making falters despite year-on-year increase

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Global private equity investment activity in April 2014 failed to sustain significant gains made the previous month but was still higher than a year ago, according to data compiled by Zephyr and Bureau van Dijk.

There were 358 transactions worth a combined $39.01bn during the four weeks under review compared to 395 worth an aggregate $54.99bn in March.

In monetary terms this was a 29 per cent decrease month-on-month and a nine per cent decline in volume. In a 12-month comparison, volume was higher by eight per cent in the period under review while value was up 14 per cent (April 2013: 333 deals worth a collective $34.56bn).

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