Private equity investment in the UK has risen to its highest level in five years, as investors gained a renewed sense of confidence and vendors brought their assets to market – according to new analysis from KPMG.
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Just one quarter of venture capital went to early stage “true venture” businesses in 2020, says Price Bailey
Just one quarter of venture capital funding went to early stage “true venture” businesses in 2020, according to an analysis undertaken by Price Bailey, a Top 30 firm of accountants.
A new global study has found that 70 per cent of private equity firms plan to invest in LatAm in the next five years – ahead of Asia Pacific – while over nine out of ten North American-based GPs are set to commit capital to the region by 2026.
In a recent snap poll by audit, tax and consulting firm RSM, almost three quarters (74 per cent) of private equity backed middle market businesses said that their investor has had a positive effect on their firm’s future prospects.
We’ve already surpassed the EUR45.1 billion that was invested into European-based startups in 2020 – with only half the year gone VC deal value is currently standing at a whopping EUR47.1 billion, according to Pitchbook’s Q2 VC report, released today (Monday, 26 July).
SEI has announced the results of a survey and report that explores the private markets’ evolution and perspectives on inherent opportunities. “Private Market Liquidity: Illogical or Inspired?” is the result of SEI’s strategic partnership with Preqin and ANZU Research to survey more than 400 managers (general partners or GPs) and investors (limited partners or LPs).
Global Venture Capital (VC) investors continue to deploy record amounts of money into UK scaleups with nearly GBP17 billion raised in the first half of 2021.
Strong equity markets, and increased demand for transformational, disruptive tech businesses, saw valuations and deal volumes, soar in the first half of 2021, says tech-focussed investment bank ICON Corporate Finance.
Although private equity deal activity slowed down a bit in Q2 from the first quarter of 2021, the speed at which PE deals closed continued, leading to a massive uptick in deal value, according to Pitchbook's latest European PE Breakdown report.
According to the first estimates obtained by the Spanish Venture Capital & Private Equity Association (ASCRI), through the European platform EDC, the volume of investment in Spain reached EUR2,056.8 million in the first half of the year in a total of 394 investments, 27 per cent more than in the same period of 2020.