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Private Equity Shops are Going on a Startup Spending Spree, Says Pitchbook

A new Pitchbook report shows that private equity shops are snapping up an interesting alternative investment. Flush with dry powder, PE shops have been snapping up VC-backed startups, according to a report from Pitchbook. 

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Alternative Investments: Pensions Could be Holding $61 Trillion of Assets Globally By 2025
January 27, 2020

Pensions Could be Holding $61 Trillion of Assets Globally By 2025. A report from the Association of the Luxembourg Fund Industry said that pension funds are “facing a crisis of…

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Hedge Funds: Coffey’s Kirkoswald Asset Management To Stop Accepting New Cash
January 27, 2020

Effective end-March, global macro hedge fund manager Greg Coffey will not accept new money into his two-year-old portfolio. Greg Coffey’s Kirkoswald Asset Management, which last year earned 28%, and trades…

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Digital Assets: Tether Gold is a New Gold-backed Crypto-Asset
January 27, 2020

Tether announced the launch of the Tether Gold (XAU₮), a digital token that is backed by collateral of physical gold (XAU). These tokens can be held in a Tether wallet…

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Melvin: Observations From the Bank Director Magazine Acquire or Be Acquired Conference
January 27, 2020

Tim Melvin is attending the Bank Director Magazine Acquire or Be Acquired Conference in Phoenix, AZ this week. Over 1,000 bankers have gathered to talk about M&A and growth strategies…

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Venture Capital: SoftBank Leads a $125 Million Series in Mexican Fintech AlphaCredit
January 27, 2020

SoftBank Leads a $125 Million Series in Mexican Fintech AlphaCredit. The fintech provides loans and financial solutions to individuals and SMEs in Mexico and Colombia. Unfazed by problems in the…

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Digital Assets: Ray Dalio – Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are Good; Gold is Best
January 24, 2020

Ray Dalio, a long time bitcoin sceptic, again panned the cryptocurrency at Davos. Cash is trash; BTC is Untouchable; Libra Maybe; Stocks are good; Gold is Best, he said.

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Private Equity: BGH Capital Makes Better Offer For Village Roadshow
January 24, 2020

Private equity firm BGH Capital has thrown its hat into the ring to acquire Village Roadshow. On Friday, BGH made an unsolicited counter-offer of $4 per share for Village. A…

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Digital Assets: Square Granted US Patent For New Currency Exchange Network Including Cryptos
January 24, 2020

Payments processor Square won the US patent number 10,540,639 titled “cryptocurrency payment network” for a new network that could seamlessly process crypto-to-fiat transactions and the reverse. The transactions would occur…

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Hedge Funds: With a 120% Gain, Bill Miller’s Value Partners 1 Fund Absolutely Crushed It in 2019
January 24, 2020

With a 120% Gain, Bill Miller’s Value Partners 1 Fund Absolutely Crushed It in 2019. Best of all, legendary investor Bill Miller scored that humongous return doing absolutely nothing in…

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ESG: Mining Becomes More Responsible, But Needs To Do A Lot More: EgonZehnder
January 24, 2020

Miners have accepted that Environmental-Social-Governance (ESG) criteria will measure their commitment to sustainability and the impact of their operations on society. Going a step further, mining companies have also come…

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