Despite the seemingly endless political trials and tribulations unleashed by the Brexit vote, the UK private equity (PE) sector – like much of the economy – has largely been in a state of ‘phoney war’ since the referendum.
High net worth individuals are showing increasing interest in private equity investments. Sponsors eager to unlock this lucrative source of capital need to take a different approach to fundraising.
Sell-side advisers have been running hard, aggressive processes. It could start costing them fee income rather than growing it.
These are against-the-odds predictions to say the least, but like Robert A. Heinlein’s definition of science fiction, they represent “realistic speculation about possible future events”. To be enjoyed with tongue firmly in cheek.
Technology stocks took a downward turn in the final months of 2018, but that is good news for those with new money to invest.
As of 2017, VR held a 60 per cent global share of the combined AR and VR device market, but that at CAGR 74 per cent AR is growing more quickly.
Gousto, a UK meal kit delivery service, has secured £18m in funding from Instagram health influencer Joe Wicks — and a coterie of existing and more conventional investors.
Last year saw US VC funding reach $99.5bn, reflecting a market in which capital is flocking from early stage investing towards fewer, larger assets.
A survey by First Round Capital has found that 37 per cent of technology start-up founders believe age is the strongest bias against them.
One of the most vaunted tech unicorns in the UK, Blippar, fell into the hands of administrators. But its intellectual property may live on.