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M&A deal volume set to break records in 2018

The M&A market could end 2018 on a new high. According to Thomson Reuters data and an analysis by Intralinks.

Private equity performance analysis shows UK gives best risk-returns in Europe

Countries and regions that have higher productivity growth offer the best private equity returns, according to research from eFront.

Private equity fundraising hits 10-year low

Although the private equity industry is seeing an unprecedented period of fundraising with first-time funds accounting for a quarter of vehicles closed in 2017 they secured just 6 per cent of total capital raised. This was a 10-year low.

NY deal makers losing faith in Trump bump

Many middle-market deal making professionals in New York have lowered their expectations of the Trump administration having a positive effect on the private equity market.
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Hedge funds and private equity offered insurance cover

Iron Cove Partners, a US insurance brokerage specialising in the needs of the alternative asset management community, has launched a policy for hedge funds.

Record deal flow in Q2 for Asian venture capital

Asian venture capital markets reported a record second quarter aggregate deal value rise to $47bn, according to Preqin data.

Brexit uncertainty slows UK PERE while Europe surges ahead with deals

Brexit is causing consternation in the UK private equity real estate market. In the 12 months following the referendum, the volume of PERE deals in the UK has dropped by a third.

Secondary alternative asset market hits dealing volume high in first half of 2017

The secondary market for alternative assets hit a record deal volume of $22bn in the first half of the year. This is nearly double the $12bn in volume recorded in the same period last year.