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Realio partners with USD250m-plus Valentus Fund to tokenise institutional-grade investment opportunities

Realio partners with USD250m-plus Valentus Fund to tokenise institutional-grade investment opportunities

Realio, a technology ecosystem for institutional-grade digital assets, has announced a partnership with Valentus Capital Management, which will enable the digitisation of an array of private equity opportunities, as well as the issuance of a Valentus Digital platform token. 

LEGAL & REGULATION

Ninety eight per cent of US private equity groups expect external legal spend to fall in 2020

Ninety eight per cent of US private equity groups expect external legal spend to fall in 2020

US private equity groups spent an average USD353,000 on external legal counsel per acquisition when prosecuting deals in 2019, according to research released by Apperio, a London-based specialist legal spend management platform. In the UK, the figure was slightly lower at USD253,000. 

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Private equity employment totalled 10.5 million people in 2018, adding jobs five times faster than European average

Private equity employment totalled 10.5 million people in 2018, adding jobs five times faster than European average

A total of 10.5 million people were employed at 22,659 private equity backed businesses in Europe at the end of 2018 – according to the first Private Equity at Work report from Invest Europe, an association representing Europe’s private equity, venture capital and infrastructure sectors, as well as their investors.

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Truths and misconceptions surrounding private equity, dry powder and recovery

Truths and misconceptions surrounding private equity, dry powder and recovery

By Michael Gull, Executive Director, Business Development, MUFG Investor Services – As the Coronavirus pandemic continues to cut through our lives, the urgency of robust public assistance for businesses remains a matter of vital economic importance. And yet, since the earliest days of the crisis, certain critics have taken exception to the role of private equity in the recovery. 

RENEWABLES

Finding value in EMEA

Finding value in EMEA

When it comes to finding value in Europe, private fund funds have a large mosaic of investment opportunities to consider, given the jurisdictional, regulatory and market differences across the 27 EU member states (which now does not include the UK).