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Private Equity backed SME Property Developer honey to Focus on Initiative Across Yorkshire with Funding from OakNorth Bank

OakNorth, the digital bank for entrepreneurs, by entrepreneurs, has provided a further £12.2m loan to returning customer and SME housebuilder, honey, to part fund the acquisition and development of two of its latest major residential schemes. Founded in October 2022 by former Avant Homes CEO,… Read More

France VC Deal Value Dropped Sequentially from Q3 to Q4, Private Equity Fundraising Saw Mixed Signals – Report

Q4 macroeconomic data points in France’s markets are marginally better than in Q3, according to an update from Pitchbook. Q4 GDP growth was reported as flat by Pitchbook, while inflation has been “coming down from the elevated levels seen earlier in the year.” Meanwhile, the… Read More

Private Equity Fundraising Declined Globally to $554B in Past Year – Report

Private equity fundraising declined by around 1.2% globally to $554 billion last year, according to data shared by PitchBook. And the number of funds declined by around 46% to 647 from 1,192. Funds of $5 billion or more reportedly accounted for almost 50% of 2023’s… Read More

Private Equity Investor LDC Invests in Insurtech Uinsure

Private equity investor LDC has invested in the Insurtech business Uinsure. Founded in 2007, Uinsure is a cloud-based tech platform “that connects financial intermediaries and lenders with a panel of the UK’s insurers, enabling its customers to arrange cover through a frictionless platform that has… Read More

New EU Regulations to Empower Retail Investors. Moonfare to Provide Access to Private Equity Managers

Germany-based Moonfare says it will soon provide access to retail investors to “top tier” private equity managers following the introduction of new EU regulations last month. Additionally, limited secondary trading is available on the platform. The new rules came into effect on January 10, 2024…. Read More

UK Private Equity Investment Declines as Challenging Macroeconmic Conditions Persist – Report

Mid-market private equity investment activity in the UK declined by 10% in 2023, as challenging macroeconomic conditions presented few glimmers of hope for recovery, according to KPMG UK’s Mid-Market Private Equity report. The firm’s most recent M&A study “has revealed that 675 mid-market transactions were… Read More

Private Equity Firm WCAS to Acquire Majority Stake in EquiLend

EquiLend, a global data and analytics company for securities, has announced that private equity firm Welsh, Carson, Anderson & Stowe (WCAS) has agreed to acquire a majority stake in the company. The acquisition is set to close in Q2 2024, “subject to regulatory approvals.” In… Read More

Accenture Expands Services for Private Equity Clients with Impendi Acquisition

Accenture (NYSE: ACN) has acquired Impendi, a sourcing and procurement services provider with a focus on private equity clients, expanding a critical capability to Accenture’s growing offerings for this industry. Impendi helps private equity companies “make sourcing and procurement decisions that increase their profitability and… Read More

Gloomy: Global Private Equity, VC Cratered in 2023

  CI has reported on the moribund activity for venture capital and private equity for some time now. Again and again, we receive reports that VC and PE cratered in 2023. Today, once again, S&P Global Market Intelligence has shared another gloomy report stating that… Read More

Parked Money Waiting to Invest: S&P Says Dry Powder at a Record High

Rising interest rates, banking trauma, government spending, and geopolitical strife have caused private money to hit the pause button when it comes to investing. CI has reported repeatedly that private equity and venture capital have cratered in the last year. And it makes sense. Why… Read More

Year Over Year Global Venture Capital, Private Equity Down Over 8% in November, Number of Deals Drop from October

A choppy venture capital and private equity market continues during November, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. The number of deals globally numbered 848 in November, down from October when 992 deals were reported.  Last year’s November saw 1,192 deals completed. In a slightly positive… Read More

Sagard, an Alternative Asset Management Firm, to Acquire a Stake in Performance Equity Management

Sagard, a global multi-strategy alternative asset management firm with over US$15B in assets under management, signed a definitive agreement to acquire a strategic stake in Performance Equity Management (PEM), a private equity firm “with over $8.9B in assets under management and two decades of demonstrated… Read More

Preqin, a Data and Insights Firm Focused on Alternatives, Releases Fundraising for First-Time Managers Report

Preqin, the global firm empowering the alternatives community with essential data and insight, published its Fundraising for first-time managers: A guide to raising capital report. There are 3,421 private capital first-time funds in the market globally “as of the end of Q3 2023, representing almost… Read More

Global Deal Activity Declines by Over 24% YoY During Q1-Q3 2023 – Report

A total of 40,374 deals (comprising mergers & acquisitions (M&A), private equity, and venture financing deals) were announced globally during the first three quarters (Q1-Q3) of 2023. This represents a year-on-year (YoY) “decline of 24.3% in volume over 53,369 deals announced during the same period… Read More

LatAm Fintech Clara Appoints New Head of Startups, Venture Capital and Private Equity

Clara, the Latin American solution for businesses to make and manage all their payments, has announced the appointment of Cristian Raygoza as its new Head of Startups, Venture Capital & Private Equity. This strategic move reinforces Clara‘s commitment “to fostering innovation and expanding its reach… Read More

Private Equity Deal Value in France Came in Above Q2 2022 Levels and Increased QoQ in Q2 – Report Reveals

Pitchbook introduces their research series: Country Snapshots in which they provide an overview of macroeconomic and microeconomic trends in various regions spanning both private and public markets. Here is what Pitchbook highlighted for Q2 in France: Contrary to VC, PE deal value in France “came… Read More

UK Private Equity Deal Value Increased Substantially QoQ in Q2 2023, Deal Count Increased for 4th Straight Quarter – Report

In Q2 2023, UK private equity (PE) deal value “increased 13.2% quarter-over-quarter (QoQ) while the estimated deal count increased for the fourth straight quarter, signalling the start of a potential recovery in UK dealmaking,” according to an update from Pitchbook. Pitchbook noted that “in light… Read More

Institutional Investors Are Mobilizing Capital Towards Investments that Will Deliver Positive Impact, BNP Paribas Report Claims

A BNP Paribas survey of 420 asset owners and managers, hedge funds and private equity firms shows that institutional investors are mobilizing capital towards investments that will deliver measurable positive impacts alongside financial returns. Despite data constraints posing the biggest barrier to ESG integration, “especially… Read More

Private Equity Deals Sink by 36% Year over Year: Report

Private equity deals have declined by 36% during the month of July when compared to the same month last year. This is according to S&P Global Market Intelligence which reports 828 private equity deals in July 2023 versus 1290 deals July 2022. The global economy… Read More

Baltics Get Largest Percentage of Private Equity, Venture Capital in Europe: Report

The Baltic states have gained the largest percentage of private equity and venture capital out of the European Union and the UK, according to a recent report. S&P Global Market Intelligence says Latvia, Lithuania, and Estonia had the highest percentages in their respective private business… Read More

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