MANAGER INSIGHTS

Inside the unicorn factory

Inside the unicorn factory

An in-depth look at how Cambridge Innovation Capital is leveraging its position within the University of Cambridge’s ecosystem to seek out disruptive innovators in technology and life science.

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Can private equity firms seize a leadership role in the rising movement toward stakeholder capitalism?

Can private equity firms seize a leadership role in the rising movement toward stakeholder capitalism?

By Kyle Burrell, US FSO Assurance Partner, Ernst & Young LLP – Over the years, private equity fund managers have bolstered their firms’ reputations as the asset class of choice for investors, building strong value for their portfolio companies and fuelling job growth across a wide swath of industries.

NEWS

EQT Ventures backs Vev

EQT Ventures backs Vev

EQT Ventures has led a EUR5 million seed funding round into Vev — a visual editor for content creators to build and launch interactive websites.

AWARDS

Private Equity Wire US Awards 2021: Call for GP manager data submission to Bloomberg

Private Equity Wire US Awards 2021: Call for GP manager data submission to Bloomberg

Private Equity Wire, in partnership with Bloomberg, is starting the analysis of US private equity fund performance and fundraising ahead of the annual Private Equity Wire US Awards. Private equity managers who wish to be considered for the awards must have a fund profile on Bloomberg’s Private Equity Database by 15 June.

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Coming out of the storm: Increasing PE optimism in later 2021

Coming out of the storm: Increasing PE optimism in later 2021

By Melanie Pittas, partner and co-head of financial services & Karen Allan, director, haysmacintyre – The private equity industry faced a number of challenges during the pandemic, with the majority of these arising from one underlying issue: uncertainty. These challenges included valuations, investor pessimism and a downturn in investment activity.