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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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Private Equity: Nuveen Combines Two Owned Entities to Form a $21B Private Capital Platform
January 10, 2020

Nuveen has created a unique direct access private capital platform by bringing together its private equity and junior capital group with Churchill Asset Management, its middle-market senior loan and unitranche…

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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…

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The DailyAlts Playbook – “Clown Airplanes”, Russian and Chinese-focused funds, AQR staff cuts, and Brexit Beginnings – January 10, 2020
January 10, 2020

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks “Clown Airplanes”, Russian and Chinese-focused funds, AQR staff cuts, Brexit Beginnings, and an offer for our new readers.

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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…

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CrunchBase: VC Deal Volume in 2019 Doesn’t Quite Match 2018
January 10, 2020

CrunchBase says that between 2010 and 2019, roughly $1.5 trillion spilled into VC deals. The bulk of that figure came from an acceleration of deal-making over the last few years, the…

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Artificial Intelligence: AI Can Detect Brain Cancer In Minutes With Patient Lying on The Operating Table
January 9, 2020

A new optical imaging technique used together with an artificial intelligence (or AI) algorithm accurately diagnoses the presence, or otherwise, of a brain tumor in under two minutes. New research…

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Private Equity: Manulife Investment Management Closes $1.5 Billion PE Fund
January 9, 2020

Manulife Investment Management has closed $1.5 billion in commitments for a new fund, Manulife Private Equity Partners (MPEP). MPEP is the company’s first fund-of-funds product. It is part of the…

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ESG: Corporate Borrowers Beware; Banks Screening for ESG, Says Fitch
January 9, 2020

ESG bites into banks’ lending to corporates, says a report by Fitch Ratings. Fitch Ratings fielded a survey in the third quarter of 2019 and received 182 responses from banks….

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Fintech: Bond Bot Creator Katana Labs, Incubated at ING, is Spun Off
January 9, 2020

ING announced Tuesday the spin-off of Katana Labs – an in-house start-up nurtured at its ING Lab incubator. ING Ventures, the venture capital arm of ING, will invest £ 1.5…

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Private Equity: Insight Partners To Buy Cloud Giant Veeam in $5 Billion Deal
January 9, 2020

Insight Partners announced plans to purchase Swiss data management firm Veeam Software. The private equity shop plans to purchase the company for $5 billion. Insight will make the purchase about…

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