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.
Strategic Partners, Blackstone’s secondary and fund solutions business, has held the final close on USD3.75 billion for Strategic Partners Infrastructure III and its related committed program vehicles (SP Infrastructure III).
Titanbay, a new online platform, has launched enabling small and medium-sized institutional and professional private investors to easily access and strategically invest in a curated selection of top-tier private equity funds.
While the US healthcare industry has historically been stable throughout economic cycles, it has a large consumer retail component to it, and “foot traffic” has been meaningfully reduced as a result of the coronavirus.
By Clare Flynn Levy, CEO & Founder of Essentia Analytics – There is nothing familiar about the situation we’re in today. So it’s easy – almost automatic, in fact – for us to assume that our familiar modes of behaviour no longer apply. But as investors, we know that uncertain and turbulent times are precisely when it’s most important to observe – and adhere to – our established investment process.
By Mini vandePol, Asia Pacific Head of the Compliance and Investigations Practice, Anna Lamut, Registered Foreign Lawyer (New York, USA), and Claire Chen, Associate, Baker McKenzie – India is forecast to be the fastest growing economy among the G20 countries in 2020 despite the Covid-19 pandemic. Foreign companies and private equity funds, particularly those that hold a long-term view, will still find ample opportunities when this pandemic recedes, particularly in sectors such as health care, FMCG and financial services that are likely to withstand economic and social uncertainties over the long term.
Maven Capital Partners has led a funding round in Chester-based Intilery.com, a customer data platform and real-time decision engine that powers multi-channel campaigns.
When it comes to investing in Latin America’s private markets, Brazil leads the way, accounting for 58 per cent of all Private Equity and Venture Capital investment in 2019, according to the Association for Private Capital Investment in Latin America (LAVCA).
In the following Q&A, Alex Lesch, Partner and member of the Investment Strategy and Risk Management team at Adams Street Partners, explains the importance of operational due diligence and why ongoing collaboration with GPs helps solidify investment confidence.
The Luxembourg-based special fund FP Lux Investments is expanding the portfolio of its Wind Infrastructure I sub-fund for institutional investors.