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DOWNLOAD: The state of VC in six charts

Frenzied fundraising, growing deal size and longer holds: in this six-slide interactive presentation we examine some key indicators of the state of venture capital.

Aussie superfunds back local VC

Institutional investment into Australian innovation is rising, spurred by the increasingly global nature of these businesses.

Spotify listing may prompt European VC renaissance

The sector may be entering a new phase, while secondaries buyers are keeping a close eye on the market.

Future Fund: ‘PE plays an important role in portfolio’

The Australian sovereign wealth fund has been shifting its private equity strategy to invest in Australia’s growing start-up sector.

Oddo plots fundraising ‘tour’ following PE acquisition

The newly-rebranded Oddo BHF Private Equity will seek €300m for a new secondaries vehicle from predominantly European and Middle Eastern institutional LPs.

Why European VC returns are better than you think

Removing sampling biases reveals greater parity between US and European venture capital performance than is often expected, according to a report from eFront.

Ex-Robeco chief plots June close for debut impact fund

Future Planet is seeking at least $500m for a vehicle targeting university spin-outs, executive chairman Douglas Hansen-Luke told PEI.

Cyprus Capital plots December first close for debut fund – exclusive

The firm, which focuses on growth, venture and expansion capital in the eastern Mediterranean, is seeking at least €100m.

Hurdle rates in emerging markets should end in tiers

The industry standard creates misalignment problems and needs rethinking for growth investors, says fund investor Dave Richards.

Tech specialists VT Partners and Paladin to join forces

Growth capital firm VT partners, which was co-founded earlier this year by a 12-year Carlyle veteran, will look to pool its resources and network with the US-based cyber-security focused VC firm.
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