UK’s Nucleus Financial Obtains Regulatory Approval for Acquisition of Third Financial

Nucleus Financial Platforms, which claims to be one of the UK’s largest adviser platform groups with £89bn of assets under administration (AUA) from 235,000 customers, has received approval from the Financial Conduct Authority (FCA) for the acquisition of Third Financial. Third Financial is an investment… Read More

Regtech: CUBE Announces Acquisition of Global Regulatory Intelligence Unit from Thomson Reuters

CUBE, a global enabler of Automated Regulatory Intelligence (ARI) and Regulatory Change Management (RCM), announces its acquisition of the Thomson Reuters Regulatory Intelligence and Oden products and businesses. The acquisition of these global businesses “represents a major step forward in CUBE’s growth plans. It will… Read More

Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program & Accessing Lower Loan Rates: A Primer

The Small Business Investment Company (SBIC) Program enables private equity fund managers to access government leverage at rates typically lower than traditional lending sources. The SBIC Program aims to grow small businesses by facilitating access to growth capital for lower middle-market companies. The U.S. Small… Read More

Azerbaijan based Banking Services Providers Have Reportedly Forged Financial Links with US Counterparts

A delegation comprising executives from 11 Azerbaijani banks, under the leadership of the Governor of the Central Bank of Azerbaijan, embarked on a mission to the United States. Organized by the U.S.-Azerbaijan Chamber of Commerce (USACC), a Washington, D.C.-based trade association, in partnership with Azerbaijan… Read More

Securitize Announces New Funding Round Led by BlackRock

Securitize, the platform focused on tokenizing real-world assets, announced the successful completion of a $47 million funding round led by BlackRock (Nasdaq: BLK). The strategic investment also includes funding from Hamilton Lane, ParaFi Capital, and Tradeweb Markets. This investment underscores Securitize’s efforts in “digitizing capital… Read More

Tether Acquires Stake in Brain-Computer-Interface Firm Blackrock Neurotech

Tether, which claims to be one of the largest companies in the digital asset industry, announced that it has made a strategic investment of $200 million into Blackrock Neurotech, the enabler of Brain-Computer-Interface (BCI) technology, through its newly formed venture division Tether Evo. With this… Read More

Brian D. Evans from BDE Ventures Shares Insights on Crypto’s Bull Run from a VC Perspective

As the bull market continues, VC Brian D. Evans shares insights on how projects and founders can best approach and take advantage of the current bull run. He also comments on the difference in approach between a bull market in traditional finance vs. the crypto… Read More

Chinese Investments in Australia Decline 36% to AUD 1.34 Billion – Research Report

Chinese investment in Australia fell 36 percent to AU$1.34 billion in 2023, compared to AU$2.1 billion in 2022, with healthcare overtaking mining as the key industry. It was the second lowest year in investment value “since 2006, and the joint-lowest year in number of investment… Read More

Nicholas Brathwaite from Celesta Capital Comments on Current State of Tech Ecosystem in Canada

Canada is becoming an increasingly viable landscape for investment activity thanks to its favorable regulatory environment, a flourishing tech sector, and the country’s continued commitment to fostering entrepreneurship. As Apple (NASDAQ:AAPL) continues to ramp up its generative AI capabilities, the Silicon Valley giant has actively… Read More

Bitcoin Price Returned 3,230% Gains On Average within One Year After Each Halving – Report

On average, Bitcoin price returned 3,230% gains within one year after each halving, the team at CoinGecko noted in an extensive report. However, that is misleading moving forward, “considering Bitcoin’s novelty in its early years, lack of market maturity, and the case of diminishing returns.”… Read More

Fintech Nuvei to Be Taken Private by Advent International Alongside Canadian Shareholders

Nuvei Corporation (Nasdaq: NVEI) announced that it has entered into a definitive arrangement agreement to be taken private by Advent International, which claims to be one of the largest and most experienced global private equity investors, with the support of each of the company’s holders… Read More

Tether Expands AI Strategy and Welcomes New Talent to Accelerate Innovation

Tether Operations Limited, which claims to be the largest company in the cryptocurrency industry, announced a strategic expansion of its AI [artificial intelligence] focus, positioning itself at the forefront of innovation. This move underscores Tether’s dedication “to advancing AI accessibility and efficiency, further solidifying its… Read More

Reg A+ Needs Some Fixes: Issuer Shares Challenges of Raising Money Using the Crowdfunding Exemption

There are three securities exemptions created by the JOBS Act of 2012 that enable firms to raise money online. Reg CF [Regulation Crowdfunding], Reg D 506c (accredited only), and Reg A+ [Regulation A]. If a company uses Reg A+, they may raise up to $75… Read More

Digital Asset Investment Products See Record Weekly Outflows Totalling $942 Million

Digital asset investment products saw record weekly outflows totaling $942 million in the past week, this is according to CoinShares (Nasdaq Stockholm: CS). The report states that the outflows follow a record of seven weeks of inflows totaling $12.3 billion, largely due to the emergence… Read More

“We are seeing a tremendous move of retail capital into private markets” – Hamilton Lane CEO

Hamilton Lane (NASDAQ:HLNE) co-CEO Erik Hirsch visited with CNBC yesterday ostensibly to comment on the forthcoming initial public offering (IPO) of Reddit. The market has widely anticipated the IPO as public offerings have been moribund in recent years, and Reddit is a high-profile tech firm…. Read More

Digital Asset Analysts Share Perspective on Bitcoin and Ethereum Price Movements, Comment on High-Potential Altcoins

As the Bitcoin halving approaches, an event that is expected to reduce the daily BTC minting supply by half, several crypto industry analysts have provided their insights on the current state of the volatile crypto-assets markets. The Bitfinex Alpha Report aims to offer a comprehensive… Read More

Common Stock vs. Preferred Shares in Crowdfunding: Investors Should Understand Common Equity in Crowdfunded Offerings

  Numerous types of private securities are being sold to investors via online investment platforms. Investment crowdfunding has opened up a new market for all investors – including non-accredited investors. While debt is less risky than equity, in general, the returns may be limited if… Read More

Intapp, a Provider of AI-powered Software for Capital Markets Firms, to Acquire Berlin’s delphai

Intapp (NASDAQ: INTA), a global provider of AI-powered software for professionals in advisory, legal, and capital markets firms, announced that it has signed an agreement to acquire delphai, a Berlin-based AI software company specializing in applied AI for firmographic data automation, structuring, and intelligence. The… Read More

The Death Trap: How Startups Risk It All to Go Public

  My father-in-law always used to say, “If you sleep with dogs, you wake up with fleas.” Well, increasingly, it seems many founders – and their early investors – are discovering how painfully true that is, as the promise of an early IPO turns into… Read More

Bitcoin and Crypto Market Movements Align with Pre-Halving Rally, A Trend Observed in Previous BTC Cycles – Analysis

With Bitcoin (BTC), the flagship cryptocurrency, finally surging past the $52,000 mark at the time of writing, a pre-halving rally reminiscent of previous cycles seems to be unfolding. This is according to an update shared by the analysts at Bitfinex. To shed light on this… Read More

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