Tagged: private equity

True Wind Capital Closes $817M Fintech Focused Fund

San Francisco-based private equity firm True Wind Capital this week announced the successful close of its second fund, True Wind Capital II. At $817 million in equity commitments, the fund’s targets were exceeded. True Wind Capital was launched in 2015 by Adam Clammer and James… Read More

Private Debt Fundraising Remains Steady in H1 2021, Private Capital Market in Europe Growing: Report

The researchers and analysts at Pitchbook have released updated reports this month covering the global private debt market and the European private capital market. Following a “resilient” 2020, private debt fundraising has remained on a “steady course” during H1 2021, the update from PitchBook reveals… Read More

USA Still Tops for VC, PE Investment: Report

Some old favorites top the list of the most attractive countries to invest in post-COVID-19, the 2021 Venture Capital and Private Equity Country Attractiveness Index reveal.  The USA takes the top spot, with the United Kingdom, Japan, Germany, and Canada rounding out the top five…. Read More

Fintech Assets Experiencing Increased Demand as Big Data, AI, Data Analytics, Automation “Aggressively Disrupt” Sector: Report

As the world economy continued to rebound during the first quarter of 2021 (after the COVID-19 induced lockdowns across the globe), so too did international mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity, according to a new report released by Pitchbook. Wylie Fernyhough, Senior Analyst, PE Lead, Pitchbook,… Read More

UK Fintech Quva Unveils Alternative Investment Platform

Quva, a UK-based fintech that specializes in alternative investments, announced on Monday it has launched its platform with a mission to digitally transfer the way private equity firms, venture capital funds, and angel investment networks currently manage the end-to-end investment process. Founded in 2020, Quva… Read More

LendingPoint Secures $125 Million Growth Investment From Global Private Equity Firm Warburg Pincus

LendingPoint, a data and technology platform dedicated to democratizing credit and accelerating commerce, announced on Thursday it secured a $125 million growth investment from global private equity firm, Warburg Pincus. Founded in 2014, LendingPoint explained that it is committed to redefining who is able to… Read More

Fintech Funding in Ireland Surged in H1 2020 as VCs, PE, M&A Deals Secured Over $300 Million in Capital: Report

While many business sectors in Ireland have seen a substantial decline in activity or revenue due to the COVID-19 crisis, that nation’s Fintech industry attracted significant investments of around $328.6 million during H1 2020. This, according to KPMG’s latest report on Fintech deals during the… Read More

US Department of Labor Allows Private Equity Investments in 401Ks, the SEC Applauds Move

  Yesterday, the U.S. Department of Labor (DLO) issued an Information Letter under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) pertaining to private equity investments as a component of a professionally managed funds offered as an investment option for participants in defined contribution plans. Effectively,… Read More

Private Equity Has Better Returns & Lower Volatility than Public Markets: Will the SEC Make it Easier for Retail Investors to Gain Access to this Asset Class?

Earlier this week there was a meeting of the Securities and Exchange Commission’s (SEC) Small Business Capital Formation Advisory Committee. During the meeting, the Committee discussed the SEC’s Concept Release on regulatory harmonization and several topics specifically. First, was the subject of access to capital… Read More

Early Stage Investing vs. Real Estate Investing: Similarities and Differences

Both venture capital (VC) investing and real estate investing involve some level of risk assessment, they both have the potential for big returns, and investors have the opportunity to help someone else reach a desired goal. Despite this common ground, there are some distinct differences…. Read More

Is Crowdfunding to Blame for the Decline of IPOs?

    In a recent article published in the Hastings Law Journal (embedded below), Duke University School of Law Associate Professor Elisabeth de Fontenay discusses the relationship between the recent decline of IPOs and the deregulation of private capital. Professor Fontenay also spoke at the… Read More

Warburg Pincus Acquires 35% Stake in Avaloq

Global private equity firm Warburg Pincus has acquired a 35% ownership stake in Avaloq, a Switzerland-based Fintech firm that provides banking software. Avaloq has been in existence since 1985 and today the company has more than 2000 employees from around the world. An affiliate of… Read More

Maven Capital Partners Launches New VCT Fundraising

Maven Capital Partners,  a UK-based venture capital trusts (VCT) and private equity firm, announced on Friday the Maven Income and Growth VCT 6 has launched a new VCT Offer, which is limited to £6m in new subscriptions.  Maven VCTs have reportedly launched a series of successful VCT fundraisings in… Read More

Pensco’s 2016 Predictions: Private Equity Targets Everyday Citizens and More…

Pensco, an alternative asset custodian for self-directed IRA investors, announced on Thursday that CEO Kelly Rodriques revealed some predictions for the upcoming year.   Rodriques declared that the company believes the following is set to accurate in 2016: Democratization of Private Equity Market: “For the first time… Read More

SAIF Partners, Asian Private Equity Firm, Increases Presence in India and Expects Investments of $70-100M in Mobile, e-Commerce, Finance

SAIF Partners in China and in India, a leading Asian private equity firm managing over US$3.5 billion, is expecting to invest a minimum of $70-$100 million in 10-15 companies this year, across the mobile, e-commerce and financial services sectors, according to a story on Live Mint. In the… Read More

Interview: Marcus New, Founder and Chief Entrepreneur of InvestX Seeks to Own the Private Equity Asset

Marcus New, the Founder and Chief Entrepreneur of InvestX, is an experienced entrepreneur; he founded and served as chairman (and previously the CEO) of Stockhouse, Canada’s leading financial community and a global hub for affluent investors, with up to 1 million unique monthly visitors. Prior to… Read More

Brief: Most Active Regions for Private Equity Investments

As should come as no surprise California leads the charge in private equity deals over 2013 according to a report in PitchBook.  California saw 272 PE deals through 2013 and has in fact led over the past 6 of the 7 years.  The state of… Read More

Lending & Debt Dominates PE Investment In Crowdfunding Space

Alex Feldman at Crowdsunite took to Crunchbase to seek out venture capitalists and angel investors that had invested in crowdfunding companies. The main takeaway: P2P lending and debt-based crowdfunding plays have been dominant in terms of garnering investment from private equity firms, venture capitalists and… Read More

Oculus VR Raises $16 Million Series A

Oculus VR has raised $16 million in a round with contributions from Spark Capital, Matrix Partners, Founders Fund and Formation 8. Spark Capital and Matrix Partners led the round. Spark founder Santo Politi and Matrix partner Antonio Rodriguez both acquire seats on Oculus’s Board of… Read More

SeedInvest Launches, Tackles Equity Crowdfunding with a Social Focus

SeedInvest co-founders Ryan Feit and James Han always knew they wanted to start a business, even as they both found themselves working in New York private equity firms. That entrepreneurial drive took them back to Wharton to pursue their MBAs. While at Wharton, Feit read… Read More

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