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European VC dealmaking remains strong despite slump from record 2021: PitchBook

European venture capital investment slumped from 2021's record highs last year as a combination of high inflation, rising interest rates, weak economic growth, and renewed geopolitical tension weighed heavily on the industry, new research from

7 key decisions to make on your way to a successful portfolio acquisition

Amid ongoing inflation issues, recession fears and continued volatility in global markets, making the right calls on acquisitions is of huge importance. ECI Partners‘ origination manager Skyler ver Bruggen highlights seven common decisions which need

Private equity dealmaking decimated by market volatility, firms prep for long winter: Dechert

Private equity deal value has almost halved from $1.2tn to $685bn between Q1 and Q3 this year as the industry continues to adjust to an increasingly tough climate for transactions, new research shows. The post

European VC values holding up despite bearish macro conditions

European venture capital valuations have held up well in the last quarter amid the overwhelming bearish market conditions prevalant since the beginning of the year, new research shows. The post European VC values holding up

Brookfield blasts past $23bn for first closes of flagship infra fund, new infra debt vehicle

Brookfield Asset Management has raised more than $23bn across its latest flagship infrastructure fund and its third infra debt vehicle. The post Brookfield blasts past $23bn for first closes of flagship infra fund, new infra

Gender diversity in alternative assets has soared – but racial and ethnic representation is lagging

Major hiring initiatives have helped boost the ratio of men to women working in alternative assets - but progress for racial and ethnic diversity is failing to keep pace, new research shows. The post Gender

Surging inflation having ‘little to no effect’ on VC investing

The rampant inflation currently tearing through world economies has had little to no effect on venture capital investing according to a new survey from PitchBook. The post Surging inflation having ‘little to no effect’ on

Record high for US VC fundraising despite ‘distressed’ dealmaking environment

Concerns LP would seek to drop their exposure to venture capital amid the current public market turbulence appear completely unfounded, with US VC fundraising reaching a new annual high of $150.9bn with a quarter of

Vast majority of UK private equity community negative on country’s economic outlook

Huge negativity abounds in the UK private equity community over the country's economic outlook over the next two years, new research shows. The post Vast majority of UK private equity community negative on country’s economic

Nordic Capital set for imminent €9bn close for Europe’s biggest PE fund this year – report

Nordic Capital is within a couple of weeks of hitting a €9bn final close for its latest flagship fund, conference delegates have been told. The post Nordic Capital set for imminent €9bn close for Europe’s

Africa records one of its strongest-ever halves for private capital investment

Africa has scored one of its strongest six months of private equity and venture capital investment ever, with $4.7bn of new capital flowing into companies in the continent. The post Africa records one of its

Private capital AUM set to double to over $18tn in next five years

Global private capital assets under management is expected to almost double to $18.3tn by the end of 2027 as investors continue to seek alternative sources of returns in an uncertain economic environment. The post Private

LPs and GPs draw battle lines over expenses, transparency as market turmoil impacts sector

Public markets investors have been slamming on the brakes for the past 12 months as macro factors continue to weigh heavy on the global dealmaking and trading environment. But is a different picture appearing in

PE, VC execs banking on African tech boom over next three years

Private equity and venture capital execs are banking on an African tech boom over the next few years amid the rapid expansion of the continent's startup ecosystem, new research shows. The post PE, VC execs

TA creates “unique product in market” with new $1.1bn debt fund close

TA Associates has followed last year's $12.5bn hard cap flagship fund close with a new $1.1bn vehicle targeting debt deals. The post TA creates “unique product in market” with new $1.1bn debt fund close first

Clearlake keeps adding capital after $14bn Fund VII close, raises new Opportunity Fund

Clearlake Capital has kept its foot on the fundraising gas in the wake of its $14.1bn flagship fund close in May, having just raised more than $2.5bn for its third Opportunity Partners fund. The post

Blackstone sells famed UK holiday resort Butlin’s back to former owners after 20 month hold

Blackstone‘s 20-month ownership of venerable UK holiday resort chain Butlin’s has already come to an end through a buy-back deal from the family behind the company’s former owners. The post Blackstone sells famed UK holiday resort

How demographic change is impacting asset allocations

Demographic changes around the globe are forcing asset allocators to question and update their strategies - with the surge in new technologies top of the list for shaping new opportunities. The post How demographic change

Investors are upping exposure to GP-led secondaries – here’s why

Almost two-thirds of global investors are upping their dollar allocations to GP-led secondary recap transactions as firms look to navigate the increasingly muddy waters of inflation, recession and market turmoil. The post Investors are upping

CalPERS commits another $7.4bn to alts, picks Advent, Thoma Bravo, Silver Lake among big PE investments

Pension giant CalPERS has revealed an enormous $7.4bn of new commitments to alternative investment funds. The post CalPERS commits another $7.4bn to alts, picks Advent, Thoma Bravo, Silver Lake among big PE investments first appeared

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