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2011-08-16 08:00:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 16, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Senior private equity and venture capital professionals, more than 100 limited partners, and top legal and banking experts will convene at the 18th annual Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Conference (http://peaconference.dowjones.com), Sept. 27-28 in New York, to discuss key issues affecting the industry and share strategies for operating successfully in today's environment. Through interviews and analytical discussions driven by the editors of...

2011-08-02 03:00:00

LONDON, Aug. 2, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- European venture-backed companies raised euro 2.2 billion through 447 deals in the first half of 2011; a 28% decline in deal activity from a year earlier, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. Capital invested remained flat. Capital raised and the number of European venture-backed initial public offerings (IPOs) were up slightly on last year, reaching their highest six-month level since the first half of 2007. However, the nine flotations which...

2011-08-01 20:00:00

NEW YORK and SHANGHAI, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- In the first half of 2011, China-based companies with venture backing raised $3.2 billion through 145 deals, a 1% decline in deal activity and 2% decline in capital invested over the same period in 2010, according to venture capital industry tracker Dow Jones VentureSource. Initial public offerings (IPOs) of venture-backed companies were similarly in line with the previous year, as 54 IPOs raised $9.2 billion in the first half of 2011...

2011-08-01 13:15:00

NEW YORK, Aug. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As Washington focuses on the debt ceiling, there are signs that the rest of the U.S. economy is running into trouble, according to the Dow Jones Economic Sentiment Indicator. In July, the ESI dropped to 41.5 from a reading of 44 in June. The indicator has now fallen for two consecutive months for a cumulative decline of 5.1, the worst two-month drop since the fall of 2008. "It would be easy to blame the dip in the ESI on the U.S. debt crisis, but...

2011-07-22 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 22, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Investors put $8 billion into 776 deals for U.S.-based venture companies during the second quarter of 2011, a 5% decrease in investment and 2% decrease in deals from the same period last year, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. The median amount raised for a round of financing during the second quarter was $5.2 million, up from the $4.6 million median a year earlier. "Venture investors and entrepreneurs are adjusting to a new reality with more...

2011-07-01 06:00:00

NEW YORK, July 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- As the public markets warm up to venture-backed companies, corporate acquirers are pulling back. In the second quarter of 2011, 109 venture-backed companies achieved liquidity, netting $11.2 billion, according to Dow Jones VentureSource. That represents a 13% decrease in exits and 26% increase in capital raised from the second quarter of 2010. "Deal-making is in a limbo - unstable global markets and sky rocketing IPO valuations are giving both...


Word of the Day
mallemaroking
  • Nautical, the visiting and carousing of sailors in the Greenland ships.
This word is apparently from a confusion of two similar Dutch words: 'mallemerok,' a foolish woman, and 'mallemok,' a name for some persons among the crew of a whaling vessel.