Use of W&I insurance in EMEA M&A deals sees sharp rise

Fri, 16/08/2019 - 09:01

New research from insurance broker and risk adviser Marsh has found that warranty and indemnity (W&I) claims notifications across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA) have increased significantly since 2016.  »

Adam Palmer, ACA Compliance

Less than 2 per cent of firms are fully prepared for SM&CR, says survey

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 13:49

A survey conducted on preparation for the FCA’s Senior Managers and Certification Regime, (SM&CR) has revealed that most firms have significant work to do, as they prepare for its extension to all authorised firms on 9 December. »

Jason Scharfman, Corgentum Consulting

Investors shift focus to social media analysis during hedge fund and private equity background investigations, says Corgentum survey

Wed, 14/08/2019 - 10:33

Almost two-thirds (62 per cent) of hedge fund and private equity investors have, within the last year, begun to search social media platforms such as Facebook, LinkedIn, Twitter and Instagram as part of the pre-investment background investigation process.  »

Shift to technology platforms and social commerce transforms digital commerce M&A deal mix, says new report

Tue, 13/08/2019 - 13:12

The growth of M&A activity in the ‘platform economy’ and in social commerce are two of the biggest trends identified in the latest E-Commerce and Digital Marketing M&A Market Reports from Hampleton Partners, the international technology mergers and acquisitions advisor. »

Lumina reports continuing uptick in GCC private M&A activity in H1 2019

Wed, 31/07/2019 - 17:33

Lumina Capital Advisers Limited (LUMINA), a specialist corporate finance advisory firm specialising in private company M&A throughout the GCC, has released its Q2 2019 Lumina Private Company Index (LPCI) – the first private company M&A index covering the GCC.  »

Sean Thompson, CAMRADATA

Private debt unlocks new investment opportunities, says CAMRADATA whitepaper

Tue, 30/07/2019 - 07:49

CAMRADATA has published a new whitepaper entitled ‘Challenges and Opportunities of Private Debt Investing’, which examines the opportunities, challenges and innovation of private debt strategies, sharing insight from investment managers who attended a recent roundtable on private debt. »

Venture capital performance reaches new high

Tue, 23/07/2019 - 11:27

Venture capital funds globally reached their best post-2009 crisis period performance in Q4 2018, surpassing the previous best recorded one year earlier, according to eFront’s latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance report. »

Private equity drives marketing M&A in H1 2019

Fri, 19/07/2019 - 10:48

New research has revealed that M&A activity in the marketing sector in the first half of 2019 was largely driven by private equity (PE) investment, with many of the traditional network acquirers absent from the list of most active buyers. »

Spanish private capital reaches investment volume of over EUR4bn in H1 2019

Thu, 18/07/2019 - 10:48

According to the first estimates obtained by Spanish private capital trade body ASCRI through the European platform EDC, the volume of private capital investment in Spain during the first half of 2019 reached EUR4.06 billion in 328 deals.  »

Hurdle rate remains elusive for VC funds

Mon, 15/07/2019 - 09:11

The latest research from eFront shows that reaching the hurdle rate – traditionally set at 8 per cent – remains a significant challenge for venture capital funds and, to a lesser extent, LBO funds. »

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