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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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Digital Assets: James Altucher’s 2020 Bitcoin Prediction Will Miss by More Than $992,000
December 31, 2019

James Altucher is best known for his hedge fund, his Choose Yourself messaging, his iconic hair, and an ultra-bullish stance on Bitcoin. The former hedge fund manager’s crypto-newsletter advertisements also…

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Digital Assets: Crypto Hedge Funds Shuttered in 2019 At a Stunning Pace
December 31, 2019

Crypto hedge funds shuttered at a rather alarming click in 2019. According to Crypto Fund Research, 70 such funds had closed by early December. That means there was still time…

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Alternative Investments: Decline in IPOs Worldwide as Investors Prefer Private Markets
December 30, 2019

There is a striking decline in the number and value of Initial Public Offerings (IPOs) to raise capital across the globe. Macro-economic and political factors such as trade wars, Brexit,…

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Liquid Alternatives: Franklin Templeton Launches FLSP, its First Alternative ETF
December 30, 2019

Franklin Templeton added a new active fund to its ETF range. The Franklin Liberty Systematic Style Premia ETF (FLSP) is an alternative ETF that is actively risk-managed, seeking a target…

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Hedge Funds: Investors Looking to Bail? The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator is at a 12-Month High
December 30, 2019

The SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator for December is up marginally from last month. Simply put, the SS&C GlobeOp Forward Redemption Indicator shows how much investors are looking to bail…

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Digital Assets: Singapore’s MXC Exchange to Launch Leveraged Crypto ETFs
December 30, 2019

Singapore’s MXC Exchange to Launch Leveraged Crypto ETFs. It announced December 28 the launch of its range of leveraged ETFs based on cryptocurrencies BTC, ETH and EOS. These ETFs are…

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Venture Capital: Octopus Sells Stake in Zynstra for £100 Million
December 30, 2019

Octopus Ventures, a VC firm based in London, has sold its stake in virtualization tech firm Zynstra. Reports state that the deal was worth £100 million and the buyer is…

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Venture Capital: WeWork Golden Parachutes Are Very, Very Golden for Executives
December 30, 2019

The WeWork golden parachutes emerged from company documents over the weekend. Earlier this fall, the real estate firm received a bailout from SoftBank. The Financial Times recently gained access to…

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Hedge Funds: Josh Samuelson to Retire from PointState Capital
December 30, 2019

Josh Samuelson is departing PointState Capital, the firm he co-founded. According to a letter from co-founder Zach Schrieber, Samuelson “has decided to retire from investment management.” The manager plans to…

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Venture Capital: Who Will Dare to IPO After 2019’s List of Stumbles
December 30, 2019

2020 IPOs will generate a lot of buzz in the coming months. With the S&P 500 ripping to record highs after a more than 26% return, how will venture-backed firms…

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