Inside the unicorn factory
By James Williams | 08/06/2021 - 2:11pm
An in-depth look at how Cambridge Innovation Capital is leveraging its position within the University of Cambridge’s ecosystem to seek out disruptive innovators in technology and life science.
For anyone curious, the…
NYC has a primary next week (June 22nd) in which parties will pick their nominees for Mayor, City Council races, Borough President races, and Manhattan will pick candidates for Attorney General. Because NYC is overwhelmingly Democratic, the primary is the main event. Most of the time, Democratic candidates prevail in the General Election in November. […]
I remember when a friend of mine told me five or six years ago that he had bought some Dogecoin. I thought “what is he doing?” and dismissed it as something silly and or crazy. Dogecoin was initially introduced in late 2013 and 7 1/2 years later it has amassed a market cap of $43bn […]
Private Equity Startup Guide 2021
Despite any headwinds caused by the pandemic, the private equity industry has remained strong, with investor demand and planned allocations continuing to grow. However, with high levels of dry powder and increasing regulator scrutiny, startup private equity funds have much to contend with.
This report outlines the shifting competitive environment…
Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of
11/06/2021 - 1:51pm
By Chris Gauld, director, Equator – A positive repercussion of Covid-19 has been the massive uptick in the interest in healthy activities and healthy living. Exercise equipment sales in the UK have spiked 5,800…
Isomer Capital announces first close of new EUR100m opportunities fund
16/06/2021 - 12:01am
Isomer Capital has completed the first close of “Isomer Capital Opportunities”. The new co-investment fund is backed by British Business Investments, through its Managed Funds Programme, amongst other global institutions.
The goal of the new opportunities…
Private equity and hedge fund investors increasingly focusing on outcomes as ESG integration deepens
01/06/2021 - 3:41pm
A new report from LGT Capital Partners (LGT CP) shows that alternative investors are increasingly focusing on ESG outcomes in order to address key issues including climate change and diversity & inclusion (D&I).
Can private equity firms seize a leadership role in the rising movement toward stakeholder capitalism?
01/06/2021 - 4:44pm
By Kyle Burrell, US FSO Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP – Over the years, private equity fund managers have bolstered their firms’ reputations as the asset…
What is the expected return on private equity? Not at the deal level, but in terms of the return on the underlyings for which actual market prices are not available? That is a tricky empirical question because, after all since we know that actual market prices are not available! AfterRead More
Clearlake & TA Associates-backed Precisely to acquire Winshuttle
14/06/2021 - 3:40pm
Precisely, a global specialist in data integrity software, backed by Clearlake Capital Group, LP (together with its affiliates, Clearlake) and TA Associates, have agreed to acquire process automation and master data management software provider Winshuttle from…
The rise of food tech
03/06/2021 - 3:14pm
By Mark Lynch, partner at Oghma Partners – The food industry appears to be going through a revolution in its structure which may turn out to be as far reaching as the shift to factory made processed foods which we saw in the 19th and 20th century…
One of the biggest challenges for developers building on Ethereum’s market leading smart contract platform/blockchain are the high fees and slow transactions. These issues arise from the fact that the Ethereum blockchain’s current architecture is not particularly scalable. The Ethereum core developers have been working on these issues for years and there are changes coming […]
We had a situation recently where a rooftop solar project on a building we own became too expensive (because of NYC Fire Department requirements) and it no longer made economic sense to do the installation. And yet we want to avail ourselves of solar energy to benefit from the economics of solar, to reduce our […]
Evolving opportunities in secondary market
02/06/2021 - 3:22pm
Unigestion: Best Secondaries Manager (fund size
“Growth in the secondary market is being largely driven by GP led deals,” notes Christian Böhler (pictured), Head of Secondaries at Unigestion. “These are not coming from…
Data and due diligence to help GPs thrive
02/06/2021 - 3:20pm
IK Investment Partners: Best Fundraising Firm – Mid-Cap Buyout (fund size >USD3 billion) – Compiling disparate forms of data to provide a clear picture of fund performance and offer information of value to those who require…
YFM exits FourNet
10/06/2021 - 12:01am
YFM Equity Partners (YFM) has sold its stake in FourNet, an award-winning digital transformation and customer experience specialists whose clients include 10 Downing Street, the Cabinet Office, HM Treasury and the Bank of England. The secondary buyout deal backed by Palatine Private Equity generates a sixfold…
Kimmeridge publishes white paper on the need for the energy industry to build its own carbon offset exchange
04/06/2021 - 3:41pm
Kimmeridge Energy Management Company, LLC (Kimmeridge), a private equity firm focused on upstream energy, with an investment philosophy underpinned by fundamental research, today published a white paper entitled: "Why the…
BondEvalue raises USD6 million in Series A round led by MassMutual Ventures and Citigroup
09/06/2021 - 8:54am
Singapore-based fintech BondEvalue has raised USD6 million in its Series A round of fund raising, with MassMutual Ventures Southeast Asia and Citigroup among the new investors. Both institutions are expected to be represented on the board.…
In an interview during FIS Digital 2021 Joe Lonsdale, founder and general partner, 8VC talks about his unique approach to venture investment with Todd Ruppert, chair, INSEAD endowment.
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