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  • Dow Jones: 20 Companies Raised $1.4B In Q1 2012 IPOs; M&A Deals Decline

    Dow Jones: 20 Companies Raised $1.4B In Q1 2012 IPOs; M&A Deals Decline

    It looks like IPOs were up significantly in the first quarter of this year, while M&A dipped for venture-backed companies. Dow Jones VentureSource is releasing a new report this morning indicating that Q1 2012 was the most active quarter for IPOs since the fourth quarter of 2007 and the most active first quarter since 2000. Twenty companies went public in the first quarter, including… Read More

  • Report: 522 Exits Of Venture-Backed US Companies Netted $53.2 Billion In 2011

    Report: 522 Exits Of Venture-Backed US Companies Netted $53.2 Billion In 2011

    According to a Dow Jones VentureSource report released this morning, fewer US-based venture-backed companies exited in 2011 than the year before, but the deals netted more capital as the median price for M&A and buyouts, as well the median amount raised in initial public offerings, spiked. Dow Jones VentureSource says there were 522 exits of venture-backed companies in the US throughout… Read More

  • European Venture Capital Activity Down 28% In The First Half Of 2011

    European Venture Capital Activity Down 28% In The First Half Of 2011

    If you needed more proof that the venture capital industry here in Europe is struggling to keep up, here are some new facts and figures from Dow Jones VentureSource to prove there’s most certainly no bubble in these parts. According to DJV, European venture-backed companies have raised 2.2 billion euros through 447 deals in the first half of this year, a 28 percent decline in deal… Read More

  • More Funding, Fewer Deals For Cleantech In Q1 2011, Solar Dominates And Storage Rises

    According to a report out today from Ernst & Young and Dow Jones VentureSource, American venture capitalists invested 54 percent more, by dollar amount, in cleantech companies for the first quarter in 2011 versus the same period last year. The sector attracted $1.14 billion for the quarter up from $743.3 million in Q1 2010. The number of deals attracting venture capital in the sector… Read More

  • Venture Funds Raised 14 Percent Less In 2010

    Venture Funds Raised 14 Percent Less In 2010

    As we all know, the U.S. venture capital industry is contracting. New data out this morning from Dow Jones LP Source confirms the trend. In 2010, U.S. venture capital funds raised $11.6 billion, down 14 percent from 2009 (and down 70 percent from the $40 billion raised in 2007). The amount marks a seven-year low for the venture capital industry, as limited partners look elsewhere for… Read More

  • Exits Lag in the Fourth Quarter, but IPO Hype Boils for 2011

    Exits Lag in the Fourth Quarter, but IPO Hype Boils for 2011

    There is a lot of hype swirling that 2011 is going to be the big comeback year for the venture-backed IPO. And we’re talking about big, gaudy IPOs, not small ones that essentially function as another funding round. And interestingly, pundits and investors expect some new $1 billion companies to debut in both cleantech and Internet sectors. So maybe the fourth quarter was just the calm… Read More

  • Cleantech Investment On The Rise Again In The US – $1.5 Billion In Q2 2010

    Cleantech Investment On The Rise Again In The US – $1.5 Billion In Q2 2010

    According to an Ernst & Young analysis based on data from Dow Jones VentureSource, venture capital investment in US-based cleantech companies hit $1.5 billion for the second quarter, in 68 financing rounds. That translates to an increase of 63.8 percent in capital and a 4.6 percent increase in deals compared to the same period last year. The $1.5 billion mark also means the highest level… Read More

  • Venture-Backed Exit Activity Is Picking Up Again

    Venture-Backed Exit Activity Is Picking Up Again

    Two separate reports were released this morning, both bringing upbeat news of increased exit activity (M&A, IPOs) for venture-backed companies in the first quarter of 2010. We take a look at the most important findings for both the Exit Poll report by Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, and Dow Jones VentureSource’s assessment of IPO and M&A activity in… Read More

  • Dow Jones VentureSource: Bad Year For VC Deals Ended With A Decent Q4

    Dow Jones VentureSource: Bad Year For VC Deals Ended With A Decent Q4

    According to statistics released today by Dow Jones VentureSource, the fourth quarter of 2009 was a strong one in light of an overall bad year for venture deal activity in the United States. In Q4 2009, investors put $6.3 billion to work in 743 deals, up slightly from the $6.1 billion invested in 619 deals during the same period in 2008. In total, last year saw 2,489 deals completed and… Read More