GUEST ARTICLE

Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of

Healthcare drivers that private equity should be aware of

By Chris Gauld, director, Equator – A positive repercussion of Covid-19 has been the massive uptick in the interest in healthy activities and healthy living. Exercise equipment sales in the UK have spiked 5,800 percent during the pandemic, while corporate wellbeing investments, ranging from free gym memberships through to mental health and general wellness services, are on the rise too. 

WEBINAR

Decoding the European Fund Environment

Decoding the European Fund Environment

The European fund environment is increasingly attracting US private funds looking to invest in alternative assets and deploy capital. In partnership with Intertrust, Private Equity Wire is hosting a webinar to discuss some of the key themes that fund managers should consider when thinking about Europe from an investor perspective.

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.

GUEST ARTICLE

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.

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.