The first quarter of 2019 broke the all-time record for investment in Europe, with EUR7.3 billion invested (EUR8.3 billion including Israel), and according to a new study by e-front, the global venture capital industry hit an all-time high last year.
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The concerns over a slowing global economic environment hit by and US-China trade tensions, weak eurozone growth and prolonged Brexit uncertainty, knocked flotations and equity raising on the London Stock Exchange last year.
Hedge fund and private equity investors to focus 2020 due diligence efforts on alternative data compliance, says Corgentum survey
Hedge fund and private equity investors to focus 2020 due diligence efforts on alternative data compliance, says Corgentum survey.
Two-thirds (66 per cent) of alternative investment professionals have a good understanding of the benefits of fund finance but cite negative perceptions among LPs as the biggest challenge to its wider adoption, according to a new survey commissioned by Intertrust, a specialist in providing tech-enabled fund and corporate solutions.
According to a joint study by the search firm Jeff Christian Partners and PE firm Talent Equity Capital, CEO compensation of private equity and venture capital firms will rise over 20 per cent in 2020 compared to 2019.
Europe is the only region worldwide to have recorded positive M&A performance in 2019, with European dealmakers marginally outperforming their regional index by +0.6pp (percentage points) over the last 12 months, according to the latest results from Willis Towers Watson’s Quarterly Deal Performance Monitor (QDPM), run in partnership with Cass Business School.
Europe’s private equity industry has shifted into buying mode, deploying large pools of capital while delaying exits, according to provisional full-year data from the CMBOR at Imperial College Business School, sponsored by Equistone Partners Europe and Investec Corporate and Investment Banking.
Over two-thirds (69 per cent) of chief financial officers (CFOs) and chief operating officers (COOs) at UK-based private equity and venture capital firms expect levels of dry powder – money raised but not yet invested – to increase in 2020.
The 2020 outlook for the global asset management sector is stable, reflecting high profit margins, manageable debt burdens, and sustained risk appetite among investors, Moody’s Investors Service says in its annual outlook.
In partnership with Private Equity Wire (PEW), SS&C Intralinks has published the 2020 LP Survey. This is the third year that SS&C Intralinks have partnered with PEW to poll, interview and analyse data from global limited partners (LPs), which this year totalled 182.