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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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JP Morgan Invests in “Research Atomising” Startup Limeglass
November 13, 2019

JP Morgan invested an undisclosed amount in a startup that uses AI and NLP to simplify and focus research documents. Imagine you wanted to find all references to Netflix in…

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European Money Market Funds and the ESG Juggernaut
November 13, 2019

Goldman Sachs Asset Management tweaks a money management fund for ESG, especially diversity. Goldman Sachs is heeding the ESG clarion call from investors. The asset manager has introduced environmental, social,…

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Whoa… Primavera Capital Raises $3.4 Billion China Fund
November 12, 2019

Primavera Capital Group has raised $3.4 billion for its Primavera Capital Fund III. This is the second-largest close ever by a domestic manager with a focus on China. The record…

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Hedge Fund Whitebox Advisors is Making a Big Bet on Gunmaker Remington
November 12, 2019

Whitebox Advisors is replacing a number of banks as a lender to Remington Outdoor Company. While Wall Street turns away from gun producers, the credit-focused hedge fund sees opportunity on…

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Preqin Executive Report: Less than 12% of Senior Roles in Alternatives Are Occupied by Women
November 12, 2019

A new Preqin executive report shows that women hold a small number of executive roles in the alternative investment industry. Preqin data shows that more women are working in the…

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Alipay’s Brute Power on Display on Singles Day
November 12, 2019

Alipay is the 800-pound gorilla in the global fintech room. It processed more than US$38 billion of payments in a single day. Alipay’s global fintech supremacy is without question. On…

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Neuberger’s ESG Investing to Include Small Japanese Companies
November 12, 2019

Neuberger Berman, a US private equity firm, is creating a niche ESG fund focused on small Japanese firms. Neuberger Berman is looking at small (also mid-sized) Japanese companies because they…

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A Profitable Portfolio: Let Casino REITs Boost Your Odds
November 12, 2019

Daniel Adams, an analyst at Nomura Instinet, thinks gaming REITs are likely to be re-rated higher by investors. Valuations in the three-player sector could notch higher based on property sales,…

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Is Private Equity Giant KKR Buying Walgreens Boots Alliance?
November 11, 2019

Is KKR buying Walgreens Boots Alliance? Based on a new buyout proposal, the answer could be “yes.” The private equity giant has put together a $70 billion proposal that would take…

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With Tencent Backing It, a Virtual Blockchain Bank May Launch Sooner Than You Think
November 11, 2019

The Hong Kong Monetary Authority has approved the issue of a banking license for a virtual bank to Tencent. Hong Kong has been quick off the mark to give digital…

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