In a yet a further sign of continuing maturity in private equity, its secondary market is being driven by GP-led deals, giving rise to a greater proliferation of single asset transactions. And as AlpInvest’s Neal Costello explains, this is presenting wider opportunities for liquidity providers.
By Simon Goldman (pictured), Investment Director, AlbionVC - This month’s Lord Hill review will do little to halt UK biotech companies’ exodus to public markets across the pond. The review seeks to ease the path to a London Stock Exchange listing and thus increase growing businesses’ access to UK capital markets. ‘
By Steve Phillips, CFO, and Somil Goyal (pictured, far left with Philips), Investment Lead, at GovGrant – After the turmoil of 2020, there are signs of growing optimism in markets. Accelerating vaccination programmes are feeding investor hopes of a return to normal life and business activity in 2021.
B Kinson Lo, CEO & founder of Dot Investing – Volatility has been the watchword in public markets since the turn of the year. The bull market on tech stocks continued in January before a slight correction as market dynamics shifted in response to the vaccine roll out in the US and UK.
PGIM's Stephen Oxley asks whether the convergence of liquid and illiquid alternatives really is in the best interests of investors?
I read a prediction in one of those crystal-ball gazing missives that financial firms like to put out at the start of every year. It forecast that there will be continued blurring between hedge funds and private equity. I must admit I baulk at such an idea and find myself asking whether the convergence of liquid and illiquid alternatives is a desirable end and, if so, whose interests might best be served by an erosion of the distinction.
“For too long the best investments have been out of reach, even for the majority of sophisticated investors. Investment technology platforms can democratise access to private investments, helping investors to build more diverse, resilient, and higher performing investment portfolios,” says Kinson Lo, founder of London-based online investment platform Dot Investing. In this op-ed Lo explains how he believes tech can streamline the investment process and why it's particularly important during times like these.
By Purva Aggarwal, Private Equity Wire – The pandemic has accelerated underlying technological changes which were anticipated in supply chains with respect to software and technology adoption, according to Dave Dolan, managing director at corporate finance adviser DC Advisory.
As the second quarter showed the worst quarterly fall in output ever recorded in the UK, investors point to how the recovery of the UK economy as a whole may rely on the prosperity of SMEs, start-ups and high-growth firms.
UK VC reserves of GBP8.4bn could provide crucial funding as country emerges from crisis, says British Patient Capital
British Patient Capital comments on the British Business Bank’s Small Business Equity Tracker which reveals UK VCs currently have a record amount of dry powder ready to deploy.
Stephen Schwarzman, the Chairman, CEO and Co-Founder of Blackstone, believes that companies will respond and diversify their supply chains, with the coronavirus lockdown exposing risks that previously might not have been factored in.