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Better News From Private Equity LPs

Competing against a rising tide of public equities is tough. But private equity LPs aren’t dismayed by the performance they are seeing. The majority feels the performance of investments has met or exceeded expectations.

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Venture Deal Making Rebounds In The Second Quarter

Venture capitalists worldwide put $10.4 billion into young companies in the second quarter, an uptick from the depressed levels of the first quarter both internationally and in the United States. North American deal making accounted for 74% of the global total and rose to $7.7 billion,

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Nearly 100% of LPs Expect Secondary Market Activity to Match or Beat 2012 Levels

If you thought we might see a slowdown in the private equity secondary market in 2013, you probably don’t work for a pension fund, bank or insurance company. According to the private equity data provider Preqin, which just finished interviewing roughly 40 institutional investors worldwide, fully 98 percent of them said they expect to see as much if not more activity on the secondary market than last year.

The New Early Stage Fund Fling

Across the globe, 133 early stage venture funds are on the road seeking $10.7 billion in capital. Some, apparently, are meeting with success. From January to July this year, 40 early stage funds closed on $7.4 billion, Preqin reports.

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