News

Each day, DailyAlts tracks major developments across the alternative investment world. Our content is procured from primary contacts in the industry and secondary sources across the web. Our goal is to give readers the most up-to-date news and engaging experience to open new doors and areas of knowledge. Our stories cover nine separate verticals of the alternative investment industry.

Top Story

Fintech: M&A In the Fintech Space Will Heat Up

One of the clear winners, if there is such a thing of the current economic situation, will be fintech companies. And we can expect to see a wave of fintech M&A as a result. There was already a trend towards digital platforms in the financial services industry. Now it’s just accelerating. Even those who prefer a hands-on face-to-face meeting on financial matters are turning to online platforms. They have to do so. Many banks are only offering drive-through services. This means more complex transactions are moving online. Why Fintech M&A Will Heat Up The shift to increased digital use in financial services will also accelerate the fight between incumbent banks, brokerages, and insurance companies to capture market share in a new digital marketplace. Underfunded startups will struggle. They lack the ability to spend billions of dollars a year like their larger financial counterparts. The smaller firms will also need to find funding sources to survive until economic activity begins to normalize. Fintech companies also have to be very careful about execution risk right now. Consider Robinhood, the online brokerage firm. Their system failed as markets became disrupted by the spread of the coronavirus virus in the United States. The future…

Read more

Get Daily Updates

Subscribe to DailyAlts Today to get Alternative Investment news, insight, and commentary delivered straight to your inbox every day.

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/57e8d14b4d50ac14f1dc8460c62c3e761c3dd6f85254794c7c2b78d4944a_640.jpg
Fintech: M&A In the Fintech Space Will Heat Up
April 3, 2020

One of the clear winners, if there is such a thing of the current economic situation, will be fintech companies. And we can expect to see a wave of fintech…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/57e6d64a435bac14f1dc8460c62c3e761c3dd6f85254794c7c2b79d0904b_640.jpg
REITS: Industrial Properties Look Promising On These Trends
April 3, 2020

Like most Real Estate Investment Trusts, the prices of industrial REITs have declined sharply in the coronavirus driven selloff in the equity markets. While there may be real concerns for…

Private Equity: Is Dave and Busters a PIPE Dream?
April 3, 2020

Dave and Busters (NASDAQ:PLAY) have been hard hit by the economic downturn. The restaurant and arcade company closed its stores across the United States. It furloughed at least 15,000 hourly…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/57e8dc40435aa914f1dc8460c62c3e761c3dd6f85254794c7c2b7ad7914e_640.jpg
Real Estate: Blackstone Group Pulls Out of Oakland Deal for Upton Station Building
April 3, 2020

Blackstone Group (NYSE: BX) is pulling out of a deal to buy an office property in Oakland, California, for $400 million. Blackstone had planned to use funds from its non-traded…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/screenshot-stockcharts.com-2020.04.03-21_31_50-ITB.png
Liquid Alternatives: ITB, The Home Construction ETF May Have Bottomed
April 3, 2020

ITB is the largest ETF in the home construction space. It provides exposure to U.S. companies that manufacture residential homes by tracking the Dow Jones U.S. Select Home Construction Index….

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/bar-1869656_640-kabbage-sba.jpg
FinTech: Small Businesses Left High and Dry as Lending Platform Kabbage Switches off Loans
April 3, 2020

Some small business customers of Kabbage received an unpleasant surprise this past week when they found their credit line had been abruptly cut to zero. “This is very bad business…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/laboratory-385349_640-vc-hauls-biotech.jpg
Venture Capital: Biotech the Flavor of the Season; Two VCs Raise $1B+ Funds Each
April 3, 2020

Flagship Pioneering Raises $1.1B; Arch Venture Partners Gets $1.46B. While Flagship Pioneering will use the money for sustainability and biotech, Arch Venture will invest in early-stage biotech companies.

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/52e0d1454353af14ea898579ce203e7c1d22dfe055567749772d7ad5_640.jpg
DailyAlts Playbook: Mark Yusko, Bill Ackman, Tiger King, and “Bringing Back Paper Bags…”
April 3, 2020

THE DAILYALTS PLAYBOOK April 3, 2020 Today, the DailyAlts Playbook Talks About Mark Yusko, Bill Ackman, Tiger King, and “Bringing Back Paper Bags…” PRIME OVERVIEW Good morning: Markets are still…

https://dailyalts.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/04/6938245490_f963d31a7b_o-AI-Image-Proc.jpg
Artificial Intelligence: AI to Help Analyze Large Images from Aerial Sources
April 3, 2020

L3Harris Technologies Inc (NYSE: LHX), a global aerospace and defense technology company, is building a new platform that will apply AI to help make sense of aerial data for the…

Alternative Investments: Activists Will Get Busy Soon, Says Tim Melvin
April 2, 2020

As companies become more undervalued as the economy slows because of shutdown orders across the United States, I expect that the pace of activist activity to increase. We should see…

Scroll to Top