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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

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

Major disparity between LPs and GPs around GP-led secondary transactions

There has been a significant increase in the number of GP-led transactions reviewed by LPs over the past 12 months, according to a study by Capstone Partners focused on GP-led Secondaries. The post Major disparity

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

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

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

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

VC dealmaking is defying macroeconomic concerns in UK & Ireland – but PE is struggling

As global inflation woes and a rising energy crisis continue to grow, the winners and losers of the current macroneconomic conditions are slowly beginning to emerge. The post VC dealmaking is defying macroeconomic concerns in

About 80% of investors believe venture capital is overvalued as market headwinds continue

Venture capital firms are always quick to blow their trumpet announcing the latest impressive valuations of their portfolio businesses - but such largesse in investments rounds could be about to come back and bite them.

Vast majority of institutional investors braced for prolonged recession amid lack of faith in govt inflation fight

More than 90% of instutional investors are bracing themselves for a prolonged recession amid sinking optimism the US government's ability to successfully fight inflation without hamstringing the economy, new research shows. The post Vast majority

PE’s Covid comeback stutters, LPs ‘overwhelmed’ at fundraising pace

Private equity's record-breaking comeback from the coronavirus pandemic last year has stuttered in 2022 as geopolitical tensions and inflationary pressures continue to take their toll on markets, new research shows. The post PE’s Covid comeback

Here’s how GPs can overcome exit woes due to the ongoing global economic uncertainty

Huge and ongoing uncertainty in the global economic outlook is forcing GPs to get creative with their exit options. Ed Ford and Katie McMenamin, partners at law firm Travers Smith, explain how alternative secondary solutions

Fundraising failing to keep up with booming ASEAN dealmaking environment

Private equity and venture capital fundraising in southeast Asia is failing to keep up with huge investment activity from alternative asset investors in the region, new research shows. The post Fundraising failing to keep up

LPs upping PE allocations, crypto industry fund investments on the rise: Coller Capital Barometer

More than half of institutional LPs have increased their commitments to private equity over the past two years in the hunt for outsized returns, the latest Coller Barometer report shows. The post LPs upping PE

Fund of funds continue ‘phenomenal run’ outperforming private capital markets with 14-quarter winning streak

Private capital funds of funds have continued their "phenomenal run" with a 14-quarter streak of outperforming the rest of the private capital universe, new data from PitchBook shows. The post Fund of funds continue ‘phenomenal

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