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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[...]

22 January 2015

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

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 years $

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 2008 $

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 deals $

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.

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