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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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Brazilian Digital Bank Neon Raises $94 Million To Triple Its Customer Base
November 21, 2019

Neon, a Brazilian digital bank, has raised US$94 million from top investors. The challenger bank has ambitious plans in a high-growth market. It will use the funds to triple the…

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Pensa Systems Raises $10 Million Seed Funding For AI-powered Inventory Drones
November 21, 2019

Pensa Systems raised another $10 million in a seed funding round that brought its total raised tally to $17.2 million. Pensa’s autonomous drones, powered with computer vision and artificial intelligence…

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Bill Gates-backed Startup Announces Clean Energy Breakthrough
November 21, 2019

Heliogen, a startup backed by Bill Gates, announced a breakthrough solar energy technology that could be a boon for heavy industry. Heliogen uses artificial intelligence and mirrors to reflect and…

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Activist Carl Icahn Is Shorting Mall Owners – Should You?
November 20, 2019

Activist Carl Icahn has taken another big bet against a sector. This time, the hedge fund manager is targeting mall operators. Icahn could earn $400 million or more if mall…

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Here’s What’s in the Apollo Management 13-F
November 20, 2019

The Apollo Management 13-F reveals what the private equity and alternative investment firm bought and sold in the third quarter. While we cannot see or benefit from their private holdings,…

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Fidelity Digital Assets Secures New York State License
November 20, 2019

Fidelity Digital Assets received a license from the New York State Department of Financial Services. The state regulator provided permission for the crypto-arm of Fidelity Investments to offer new services….

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Prison For the Man Who Tried to Scam The Mooch
November 20, 2019

Premium Point Investments trader receives 40 months in prison for a mismarking scheme. Anthony Scaramucci has received justice from the firm that caused Skybridge Capital about a $79 million loss….

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HarbourVest Closes Fifth Fund at $3 Billion
November 20, 2019

HarbourVest Partners announced it has closed its latest fund at $3 billion. The private equity shop announced the HarbourVest Partners Co-Investment Fund V at oversubscribed. its original target was $2.5…

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The Blackstone Group 13-F Recap for the Third Quarter
November 20, 2019

The Blackstone Group 13-F for the third quarter emerged this week. While we cannot see the private company holding of Blackstone in these filings, we can see what publicly traded…

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H.I.G. Capital Raises $3 Billion for New Fund in Less Than Four Months
November 20, 2019

H.I.G. Capital, the Miami buyout shop, has raised more than $3 billion for its new LBO fund. In less than four months, the firm completed a raise for its H.I.G. Middle…

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