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Venture Capital: PE and VC Firms Turn to Asia for Deals

Carlyle Group (NYSE: CG) announced this week that they had raised 2.3 billion for its fourth Japanese buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners IV. The fund will invest in upper mid-market investment opportunities in Japan across Consumer, Retail, and Healthcare, General Industries and Technology, Media, and Telecom. They will also look to make equity investments in larger companies on an opportunistic basis, according to the Carlyle press release announcing the deal.

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Venture Capital: PE and VC Firms Turn to Asia for Deals
March 27, 2020

Carlyle Group (NYSE: CG) announced this week that they had raised 2.3 billion for its fourth Japanese buyout fund, Carlyle Japan Partners IV. The fund will invest in upper mid-market…

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Private Credit: Coronavirus to Shift Market in Profound Ways
March 27, 2020

Private credit has been one of the fastest-growing areas of the credit market since the great credit crisis ended a decade ago. As banks stepped back from small and mid-market…

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Private Equity: Goldman Sachs Says PE Ready to Deploy Dry Powder
March 27, 2020

Goldman Sachs (NYSE: GS) is said to have released a report advising companies to ignore the advances of private equity firms right now. With valuations compressed dramatically in a very…

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FinTech: Grandmother-inspired Quick Checkout Startup Fast Adds $20M In Series A
March 27, 2020

Fast announced Thursday its Series A funding round worth $ 20 million. The round was led by Stripe though existing investors Index Ventures and Susa Ventures also chipped in. Fast…

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Artificial Intelligence: Using AI to Unearth Unexploded Bombs in Cambodia
March 27, 2020

The demining of the Vietnam war era bombs in Cambodia has so far been ineffective. Machine learning and AI may help. Researchers have now combined artificial intelligence, satellite images, and…

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Venture Capital: HighByte, Which Makes Sense of Industrial Data, Raises $875K
March 27, 2020

HighByte, an industrial software company based in Portland, Maine, closed on its pre-seed round funded by angel investors and early-stage venture capitalists. Investors included Maine Venture Fund and Momenta Ventures….

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Digital Assets: Traditional Trading Firms May Adopt Digital Assets in a Big Way – Acuiti
March 27, 2020

Acuiti Management Intelligence, in association with Bitstamp and the CME Group (NASDAQ: CME), conducted a study on institutional adoption of digital assets’ trading. The key question: What’s holding back institutions?

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Hedge Funds: Paul Tudor Jones Expects Stocks to Retest March Lows
March 26, 2020

Paul Tudor Jones said Wednesday that he expects that the market will push higher by June. However, he expects there to be a very volatile market come April.  In an…

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Hedge Funds: Bodenholm Capital to Shutter Its Doors
March 26, 2020

Bodenholm Capital, a large Swedish hedge fund with $511.2 million in AUM, is shutting its doors and returning money to its investors. A report indicates that the multi-strategy fund has…

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Sovereign Wealth: Norway Taps New Manager After $124 Billion Loss
March 26, 2020

The Norway sovereign wealth fund has tapped a new manager at the height of the coronavirus panic. The world’s fifth-largest sovereign fund has hired Norwegian-born Nicolai Tange to take control…

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