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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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Real Estate: Ellington Residential Mortgage Reports Quarterly Earnings
February 11, 2020

Ellington Residential Mortgage REIT (NYSE: EARN) reported financial results for the quarter ended December 31, 2019. Ellington had an impressive quarter. Net income registered at $9.7 million, or $0.78 per…

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Digital Assets: Bitcoin to Beat the Dow to $40K, Says Analyst Tom Lee
February 11, 2020

Bitcoin to Beat the Dow to $40K, Says Analyst Tom Lee. The Fundstrat Global Advisors co-founder said in a CNBC interview on February 10 that he expected Bitcoin to record…

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Private Equity: Harvard Law School Publishes Memo on PE Year in Review, Outlook for 2020
February 11, 2020

The Harvard Law School Forum on Corporate Governance published a memorandum from Andrew Nussbaum, Karessa Cain, and Steve Cohen of the Wachtell Lipton law firm. Wachtell Lipton is a New…

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Venture Capital: VC Funding in Australia in 2019 Bucks Weak Asian Trend
February 11, 2020

VC Funding in Australia in 2019 Bucks Weak Asian Trend. VC funding in Australia in 2019 rose to a record US$1.145 billion from US$1.033 billion in 2018. Australia was a…

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Liquid Alternatives: Simon-Taubman Deal for Malls Sparks Rally in REITs ETF
February 11, 2020

Simon Property Group will buy Taubman Centers in a $3.6 billion deal. The Invesco KBW Premium Yield Equity REIT ETF (NYSEArca: KBWY) shot up 3.6% on Monday on news of…

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Artificial Intelligence: New Magnetic Memory Device Could Punch Through The Physical Barriers To Faster AI
February 11, 2020

Researchers at Northwestern University and the University of Messina in Italy have developed a new magnetic memory device. Built of antiferromagnetic (AFM) materials, it solves the limitations of existing hardware…

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FinTech: ASX-Listed, Buy Now Pay Later Startup Sezzle Notches Up 1M Customers
February 11, 2020

The Sezzle payments platform, which enables credit-starved shoppers to “buy now, pay later,” now boasts of one million customers across the United States and Canada. Launched in 2016, it took…

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Real Estate: Taubman Centers Sells to Simon Property Group
February 10, 2020

Taubman Centers (NYSE: TCO) reported financial results for the quarter and full-year periods ended December 31, 2019. It also provided a big surprise for shareholders. The outlet operator has sold…

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Alternative Investments: Brookfield Asset Management Closes $20 Billion Global Infrastructure Fund
February 10, 2020

Brookfield Asset Management announced the closing of its fourth flagship infrastructure fund. The Brookfield Infrastructure Fund IV has total commitments of $20 billion. That figure surpassed its target goal of $17 billion…

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Hedge Funds: Kyle Bass Won’t Apologize for Twitter Feud on Coronavirus
February 10, 2020

Kyle Bass refuses to apologize for a deleted tweet that said the U.S. should allow coronavirus to “rampage through the ranks” of the Communist Party. Bass, the founder and CIO…

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