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Goldman’s Private Equity Clients All Fear a Recession

Goldman Sachs clients are hunkering down for a recession, but are still looking for multi-billion dollar investment opportunities. Speaking on a Bloomberg interview, Alison Mass, Goldman Sachs Group Inc.’s chairman of investment banking, said: “Our clients are looking to put large amounts of capital to work.” She added that 30 billion dollar deals were doable – even as high as $80 billion if a strategic partner came in alongside the PE firm. But what about the risk of a recession?

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Medtronic Launches the First Ever Artificial Intelligence-Based System for Colonoscopy
October 18, 2019

Medtronic’s GI Genius Intelligent Endoscopy Module uses artificial intelligence to detect colorectal polyps. Medtronic has taken a major step forward in the fight against colorectal cancer through intelligent endoscopy. Colorectal…

Nearly 770,000 Indexes Scrapped In 2019, Most from Equities
October 18, 2019

A survey of the global index universe by the Index Industry Association (IIA) shows the count of indexes declined by 20% in 2019 from 2018. The total number of indexes…

Columbia Property Trust Will Buy Normandy Real Estate Management
October 17, 2019

Columbia Property Trust announced a deal to buy acquire Normandy Real Estate Management. The target company manages office- and mixed-use assets in New York, Boston, and Washington, D.C. The deal will…

Alts Fund Highland Capital Management Entity Files for Chapter 11
October 17, 2019

Highland Capital Management announced that one of its investment adviser entities has filed for Chapter 11. The news comes after a long-winded battle with investors, according to court filings.

Former Hedge Fund Manager Tom Steyer Would Like to Be President
October 17, 2019

Tom Steyer, the energy-investing billionaire turned environmentalist “anti-billionaire,” hit the debate stage for the first time this week. The 62-year-old hedge fund manager turned activist has called for Donald Trump’s…

Bank of Canada Mulling a Digital Currency That Would Be Police-, and Tax-Friendly
October 17, 2019

According to The Logic, the Bank of Canada may be toying with the idea of issuing its own digital currency. One key, but a rather ominous advantage of a national…

Latin American Payments Processor EBANX Achieves Unicorn Status
October 17, 2019

Brazil-based fintech and payment processor EBANX is a newly-minted unicorn. EBANX, which enables transactions between global companies and Latin American commerce, received a “significant” investment from FTV Capital.

AI In Toyota’s New LQ Concept Will Deliver a Personalized Mobility Experience
October 17, 2019

Toyota’s automated driving technology in its new “LQ” concept vehicle will build an emotional bond between car and driver. The LQ concept car from Toyota will have automated driving capabilities…

Big Reveal by Dallas Fed President: Fed “Actively Looking at and Debating” a Digital Currency
October 17, 2019

In a significant disclosure, Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas President Rob Kaplan said the Fed is “actively looking at and debating” issuance of a US digital currency. The Fed could…

US VC Funding and Fintech Deals Dip In Q3
October 17, 2019

US venture capital and fintech funding both declined in Q3 of 2019 compared to the previous quarter. According to a CB Insights MoneyTree report US VC capital funding declined 15%…