private equity, venture capital, Pitchbook, Deloitte

PE exits jump to decade high

Exit markets remain lukewarm for venture-backed companies, but you’d never know it by looking at last year’s private-equity-backed buyouts. These PE-supported deals, which often focus on software startups, shot to a decade high, a study from Deloitte and PitchBook shows. In doing so, their accumulated value nearly doubled in a year to $8.1 billion across North America and Europe, […]

private equity, venture capital, Pitchbook, Deloitte

PE exits jump to decade high

Exit markets remain lukewarm for venture-backed companies, but you’d never know it by looking at last year’s private-equity-backed buyouts. These PE-supported deals, which often focus on software startups, shot to a decade high, a study from Deloitte and PitchBook shows. In doing so, their accumulated value nearly doubled in a year to $8.1 billion across […]

Fund Performance VC

Venture capital returns show gain in Q3

Venture capital returns improved in the third quarter of 2017, with quarterly performance more than doubling to an IRR of 3.23 percent. Short-term time-horizons improved most, with the last year’s third-quarter performance rising from 1.35 percent in the second quarter, according to Cambridge Associates. The nine-month performance climbed to 8.05 percent from 4.68 percent. Most […]

VC Venture Fund Performance
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Giza, Baring top emerging markets portfolio at CalPERS

Funds from Giza Venture Capital and Baring Private Equity Asia top a portfolio of emerging markets venture funds at the California Public Employees’ Retirement System. The portfolio of 2006 to 2008 vintages favors mid-sized funds and a multi-stage approach to investing. Six of the 10 funds range from $200 million to $500 million, and 60 […]

FTC, First Data Corp, BluePay, merger, M&A, private equity

Silicon Valley VC confidence index rises in Q4

The Silicon Valley Venture Capitalist Confidence Index rose in the fourth quarter of 2017 with an abundance of capital and a healthy M&A environment fueling the rise. The index expanded to 3.66 on a 5 point scale from 3.43 in the third quarter. The index was still below its 14-year average of 3.71. It was […]