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What lies ahead for private equity and emerging markets?

PE investment in emerging markets is on pace to match last year’s tallies, according to PitchBook, prompting the question: As quality opportunities in developed markets rise in price, will PE firms increasingly target riskier yet comparatively cheaper deals in emerging economies? The sustained activity in emerging economies reflects an intensification of typical PE deal-making strategies;…

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VC Q&A: Cooley’s Bartus and Yaghmaie Discuss Burn Rates, Valuations and Exits

As part of our 4Q U.S. Venture Industry Report, we got in touch with Babak Yaghmaie and Matt Bartus, two partners at Cooley. Mr. Yaghmaie heads the firm’s New York Business & Finance Group and Mr. Bartus is a partner in the Cooley Business department, with offices in Palo Alto and San Francisco. The Q&A touches on burn rates, valuations and exit opportunities, as well as expectations for 2015.

U.S. PE on track to set capital exited record in 2014

Lucrative exit multiples, bolstered by M&A-hungry strategics, may generate a new record tally for U.S. private equity capital exited in 2014. Concurrently, those valuations boosted middle-market activity, with a historically high amount of deals and capital invested in the $100 million to $1 billion range. Those are just two takeaways from PitchBook’s 4Q 2014 U.S. PE Breakdown; to digest even more highlights, watch our video recap of the report and see our top 5 takeaways.