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.

PODCAST

Ex-Slack exec April Underwood on fundraising virtually

Ex-Slack exec April Underwood on fundraising virtually

In this week's podcast, Private Equity Wire chats to former Slack Chief Product Officer April Underwood (pictured), whose 'local retail' ecommerce platform Nearby recently raised USD21 million in a Series A funding round, about the process of raising money in today's virtual environment, her experience of conducting meetings and building relationships virtually, and why she decided to raise money now.

SPECIAL REPORT

SPACs in Focus 2021

This report outlines the market drivers which collided to make Special Acquisitions Company (SPAC) deals attractive and what potential target companies should do in preparation of such a transaction. It also identifies the necessary support SPAC sponsors require in order for their venture to be successful. 
 

GUEST ARTICLE

Why should private equity firms invest in retail?

Why should private equity firms invest in retail?

By Gopi Krishnan, VP & managing partner, Consumer Domain & Consulting Practice at Wipro Ltd and Siddharth Raghuvanshi, manager of strategy, alliances & partnership, Consumer Domain & Consulting Practice at Wipro Ltd – Historically, private equity firms have always shown interest in retail. For instance, in the US itself, private equity firms have invested in over 80 major retailers in the past decade.