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.
Technology & software solutions
Compusoft Group, a leading global visual CPQ provider and portfolio company of TA Associates, has acquired InnovaItalia, the Pesaro, Italy-based distributor of Compusoft’s 3CAD software in Russia and neighbouring countries.
HCAP Partners, a California-based private equity firm and impact investor, has made a follow-on investment in TCS Healthcare Technologies, a provider of managed care software solutions.
Arcesium, a global financial technology and professional services firm, has launched PerformASM, a performance allocations product designed to simplify the investor accounting process and reduce the risks, costs, and manual errors associated with typical spreadsheet-based fund accounting. PerformA is tailored for different client types, including hedge funds, fund administrators, and private equity firms.
Genstar Capital, a private equity firm focused on investments in targeted segments of the financial services, healthcare, industrials, and software industries, has acquired 2020 Technologies Inc (2020) from Golden Gate Capital, a private equity firm. Financial terms of the transaction have not been disclosed.
Drawbridge, a provider of cybersecurity software and solutions to the alternative investment industry, has launched a new module in Drawbridge’s flagship technology platform designed specifically for Private Equity (PE) funds.
An in-depth look at how Cambridge Innovation Capital is leveraging its position within the University of Cambridge’s ecosystem to seek out disruptive innovators in technology and life science.
Utilising distributed ledger technology (DLT) to better streamline and connect the private equity ecosystem and assets, Broadridge Financial Solutions, Inc. (NYSE:BR) has released the latest evolution of its Private Market Hub platform, using Amazon Managed Blockchain from Amazon Web Services, Inc (AWS).
Linklaters has launched MFNiQ, a new tool built by the firm’s investment funds practice, technology and innovation teams in collaboration with iManage to automate the generation of ‘most favoured nation’ side letter matrices, reducing a task that could take several days to, in essence, the push of a button.
EY's 2021 Global Private Equity Divestment Study, which was released last week, found that the pandemic has accelerated changes in attitudes to factors that are now affecting the valuation of businesses – in particular digitalisation and ESG metrics.