Private tech growth companies significantly outperform key equity benchmarks in Q4 2018

Thu, 18/04/2019 - 09:39

Late-stage, venture-backed tech companies significantly outperformed the S&P 500 and Dow Jones Technology Index in the fourth quarter of 2018, according to the SharesPost US Private Growth Index.  »

Private Equity Industry to focus on investor relations amid fundraising concerns

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 18:15

As political uncertainty continues, fears that fundraising opportunities will worsen in the Private Equity industry have increased, according to the latest annual industry report from IQ-EQ, a global investor services provider. »

2018 was a ‘golden year’ for private equity funds, says eFront

Fri, 12/04/2019 - 09:28

Private equity funds globally have continued their strong showing of recent years, with performance stabilising at levels close to the record set in 2017, according to eFront’s latest Quarterly Private Equity Performance report. »

VCT fundraising at highest level since 2005/06

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 12:34

The amount of money raised by Venture Capital Trusts (VCTs) in the 2018/19 tax year for investment in small businesses reached GBP731 million, the highest amount ever raised at the current level of 30 per cent up-front tax relief and the second highest amount since VCTs’ inception.  »

Cecile Meyer-Levi, France Invest

Private debt fund activity in France shows strong growth in 2018

Tue, 09/04/2019 - 09:57

There was a sharp increase recorded in private debt fund activity in France in 2018 confirming the growing importance of private debt in financing methods, by offering companies and equity investors an alternative and complementary financing solution to bank debt. »

USD185bn raised across 12,500 VC transactions in 2018

Thu, 04/04/2019 - 10:43

2018 marked another record year for global venture capital financing, with a total disclosed value of USD185 billion (EUR165 billion) raised across more than 12,500 transactions, according to new analysis carried out by Hampleton Partners. »

Private equity continues to invest in UK despite Brexit

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 09:05

Private equity firms are continuing to invest in the UK, despite the uncertainty created by the Brexit process, according to a new report from eFront, a financial software and solutions provider dedicated to Alternative Investments. »

2019 to be another active year for M&A deals, says Seyfarth Shaw survey

Fri, 29/03/2019 - 09:00

General market sentiment indicates that 2019 will be another very active year for M&A deals, according to the 6th edition of law firm Seyfarth Shaw’s Middle-Market M&A SurveyBook of Key M&A Deal Terms. »

Private equity success is about people as well as numbers, says AlixPartners survey

Thu, 28/03/2019 - 09:45

Managing the relationship with a private equity portfolio company’s (portco) CEO and CFO is among the most critical priorities for PE firms, according to a new survey of leaders at PE firms and portcos by global consulting firm AlixPartners, and Vardis, global private equity search firm. »

Andy Sloan, Guernsey Finance

Half of managers would split global and EU distribution to improve service

Mon, 25/03/2019 - 10:36

The results of a Guernsey Finance funds survey, carried out among asset managers and intermediaries at the SuperReturn International, show that more than half of managers would consider splitting global and EU distribution if it led to improved levels of service. »


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