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Venture Capital: Call for UK Government to Support Startups During the Coronavirus Crisis

The Save Our Startups (SOS) campaign launched in the UK on Sunday. It aims to mobilize financial support for the 30,000 startups and high-growth businesses in the country, many of whom may not be covered by the government’s Coronavirus Business Interruption Loan Scheme (CBILS). (Sifted) The CBILS will provide financial support to small and medium-sized business firms (SMBs) during the pandemic. However, a large number of startups may not qualify as they have not yet reached the stage of profitability. A large number of prominent tech personalities vouched for the campaign.

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Blackstone Continues Real Estate Buying Spree
October 2, 2019

The Blackstone real estate buying spree continues. The private equity firm has continued its rapid deployment of funds into real estate with another purchase. On Tuesday, the firm announced it would…

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RRJ Capital: There’s Gold In Those Eastern Roads
October 2, 2019

RRJ Capital isn’t a household name to most Western investors. But the Asian private equity firm is tapping into an asset class that often goes ignored: Toll roads.

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Why McAfee Expects Bitcoin to Touch $1 Million by 2020
October 2, 2019

John McAfee explains in a Forbes interview why he thinks Bitcoin will climb to $1 million by 2020. McAfee’s bitcoin prediction, famously made in 2017, is still alive and kicking…

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Mapletree Commercial Buys Google’s HQ in Singapore
October 2, 2019

Mapletree Commercial Trust has purchased Google’s Asia Pacific headquarters in Singapore. The acquisition is part of an S$1.55 billion ($1.14 billion) deal for four buildings in Pasir Panjang.

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Natwest Will Use AI To Predict Financial Market Patterns
October 2, 2019

NatWest will collaborate with Microsoft and DreamQuark to harness the power of artificial intelligence (AI) to simulate financial markets. NatWest, Microsoft, and DreamQuark will develop a new platform called Next…

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Can Apollo Get a Win with ADT after Canadian Services Sale
October 2, 2019

ADT announced is selling ADT Security Services Canada to TELUS Corporation. Terms of the deal are CAD 700 million in cash, subject to certain adjustments.

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Liquid Alternatives: Schroders’ GAIA Platform Launches Nuveen’s US Equity Strategies
October 2, 2019

Investors outside the US may now access Nuveen’s US equity long-short and equity market neutral strategies through Schroders. Schroders and Nuveen have tied-up to offer two new funds on the…

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Preqin Releases ESG Indicators
October 2, 2019

Preqin ESG scoring is now an offering for companies. Preqin established a methodology and common benchmark for managers to measure performance and reach financial and ESG targets.

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AssetMark Financial Holdings Buys OBS Financial
October 2, 2019

AssetMark Financial Holdings announced an agreement with Canandaigua National Corporation to buy OBS Financial. OBS is a turnkey asset management platform.

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The DailyAlts PlayBook – October 2, 2019
October 2, 2019

Today, the DailyAlts Playbook talks about Facebook’s brewing battle with Elizabeth Warren, another fresh round of Ponzi Schemes, and Elliott Management’s latest activist pressures. The markets are moving in reverse…

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