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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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Alternative Investments: Sen. Ron Wyden Dismisses Ethos’ Response to .org Domain Sale
January 10, 2020

The protest over the sudden and non-transparent sale of the .org domain to an obscure private equity firm for $1.35 billion has three Democratic Senators embroiled in it. Last month,…
Alternative Investments: CalPERS May Foray Into Private Debt
January 10, 2020

CalPERS, the largest pension fund in the country, may invest in private debt to boost returns. The fund may also change its investment policy on private debt on the initiative…
Alternative Investments: Venture Capital Joins PE in Solar Development – Mercom Capital Group Report
January 10, 2020

Mercom Capital Group reported that corporate funding for solar development topped $11.7 billion in 2019. That figure represented a sharp increase of more than 20% from the previous year. The…
Artificial Intelligence: Facebook Bans Deepfake Videos… Advocates Worry
January 9, 2020

Social media firm Facebook announced that it has banned “deepfake” videos from their platform. These altered videos – typically incorporating AI – appear that people are doing or saying something…
Alternative Investments: Citigroup Will Try to Mainstream “Hedge Fund Like” Investments
January 9, 2020

Citigroup wants to bring hedge-fund-like credit investments to accredited investors. The firm is teaming up with online platform YieldStreet to bring $2 billion in assets to mass affluent investors, according…
JPMorgan: Beware the “Progressive Overhaul” of the Economy
January 8, 2020

JPMorgan manages $2.2 trillion for wealthy clients across the country. Its institutional alternative investment arm (JPMAAM) continues to grow and specialize for high-net-worth individuals. So, it’s always intriguing to hear…
Alternative Investments: Tesla’s China Strategy Drawn From Ancient Chinese War Treatise, Says Paul Holland
January 8, 2020

Elon Musk’s bold bet to make electric vehicles in China out of Tesla’s Gigagactory 3 may be a classic military strategy according to venture capitalist Paul Holland. And it draws…
Mercer Outlook 2020: Europe Could Face Problems
January 7, 2020

The Mercer 2020 outlook came out in January. The firm expects growth to pick up somewhat in 2020, both in the United States and the rest of the world.
Alternative Investments: Battered Marijuana Stocks May Bottom Out in 2020
January 7, 2020

The brutal sell-off in marijuana stocks in 2019 has been likened to “2008 for the cannabis industry.” Others compared it to the blowout in tech stocks in 2000. Apart from…
ESG and Sustainability: HSBC Bandwagons ESG, To Launch Eight ETFs
January 7, 2020

HSBC Gam plans to launch eight new environmental, social, and governance (ESG) ETF’s in the first half of 2020. Also planned are a fixed-income ETF platform and a passive platform…

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