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How PE can gain from shifts in the payments sector

How PE can gain from shifts in the payments sector

With Covid-19 raising concerns over the risk of infection from physical cash exchanging hands, the payments industry looks set to see a seismic shift in its modus operandi as developed economies navigate through and out of lockdown restrictions. Private Equity Wire caught up with Ravi Sharma, banking and payments lead analyst at data analytics and consulting firm Global Data, to hear about some of the most interesting trends that will affect the payments industry going forward.

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“IT sector will lead the recovery,” says ex BlackRock tech manager

“IT sector will lead the recovery,” says ex BlackRock tech manager

The world of private capital has witnessed a solid number of tech fund closures and tech related deals since the coronavirus crisis began. But despite the sharp rally that started in March and continued through April though, William De Gale, co-portfolio manager of BlueBox Global Technology, is cautioning against thinking that the rest of 2020 will be plain sailing for technology.