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26 Feb. 2021 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 8: PE/VC VC fund investors not raising alarms over SPAC trend, Asian private equity investors focus on business transformation [more]

VC fund investors not raising alarms over SPAC trend From Axios: Venture capital firms, formed to invest in startups, are increasingly becoming sponsors of SPACs, blank-check companies that bring later-stage businesses into the public markets. It's significant strategy creep, but so far there hasn't been much opposition from venture capital fund investors,...

19 Feb. 2021 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 7: Investing Tribune Publishing agrees to $430m takeover by hedge fund, Jana Partners builds new stake in Labcorp, Tiger Global's Coleman doubled down on stake in Uber, added bets in Airbnb and DoorDash, Baupost Group takes a large stake in Intel [more]

Tribune Publishing agrees to $430m takeover by hedge fund From Boston Globe: Tribune Publishing Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, agreed to be acquired by Alden Global Capital LLC for about $430 million, putting a hedge fund known for firing journalists atop one of the nation's largest newspaper companies. Alden, which al...

12 Feb. 2021 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 6: New Launches Macquarie closes latest renewable energy fund at $1.9bn, Principal closes private debt fund with nearly $600m in commitments, Big data VC OpenOcean hits $111.5m for third fund, Royal London boosts sustainable arm with credit fund, University of Cambridge launches its eighth Enterprise Fund [more]

Macquarie closes latest renewable energy fund at $1.9bn Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) has raised more than €1.6 billion for investment in renewable energy with the final close of Macquarie Green Investment Group Renewable Energy Fund 2 (MGREF2) - exceeding its initial minimum fundraising target of €1 billion. MGREF2 is a...

05 Feb. 2021 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 5: Tech Amazon, Alphabet and Salesforce are all investing in a $28bn company that crunches big data [more]

Databricks, a start-up whose software helps companies quickly process large sets of data and get it ready for analysis, said Monday it has raised $1 billion in fresh cash, including from a few prominent corporate investors. Amazon Web Services, Alphabet's CapitalG venture arm and Salesforce Ventures all joined in, according to a statement. Microsoft, which invested in Databricks ear...

29 Jan. 2021 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 4: PE/VC Venture capital takes off How the lines between VC and PE are blurring, Global venture capital clusters in fewer firms, Bumper year for UK private equity as deals soar 257% [more]

Venture capital takes off: How the lines between VC and PE are blurring From PE News: As 2020 came to an end, Ian Connatty, managing director of British Patient Capital (BPC), had good reason to feel satisfied with the progress of the organisation that he helped set up in 2018. In the two and a half years since it was launched by the state-owned British Bu...

22 Jan. 2021 Opalesque most forwarded article - week 3: New Launches Lesser-known Tiger Seed launches long-only fund, Bill Gates-led fund raises another $1bn to invest in clean tech, Claret Capital strikes initial close for first fund since spinout from Harbert [more]

Lesser-known Tiger Seed launches long-only fund From Institutional Investor: A hedge fund whose largest investor is Julian Robinson Jr.'s Tiger Management has launched a long-only fund as part of a larger reshuffling of its investment vehicles. Tiger Legatus Capital Management, a so-called Tiger Seed headed by Jesse Ro that has remained under the radar, earlier...

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  1. Investing: Tribune Publishing agrees to $430m takeover by hedge fund, Jana Partners builds new stake in Labcorp, Tiger Global's Coleman doubled down on stake in Uber, added bets in Airbnb and DoorDash, Baupost Group takes a large stake in Intel[more]

    Tribune Publishing agrees to $430m takeover by hedge fund From Boston Globe: Tribune Publishing Co., the owner of the Chicago Tribune and New York Daily News, agreed to be acquired by Alden Global Capital LLC for about $430 million, putting a hedge fund known for firing journalists at

  2. PE/VC: Private capital funds to spend billions on tech & outsourcing, Why family offices are drawn toward venture capital, Megafunds continue to reign in VC[more]

    Private capital funds to spend billions on tech & outsourcing From Funds Europe: Private capital fund managers will spend several billion dollars so they can provide daily performance reporting and meet other transparency demands in the next five years, research suggests. Transparency

  3. PE/VC: VC fund investors not raising alarms over SPAC trend, Asian private equity investors focus on business transformation[more]

    VC fund investors not raising alarms over SPAC trend From Axios: Venture capital firms, formed to invest in startups, are increasingly becoming sponsors of SPACs, blank-check companies that bring later-stage businesses into the public markets. It's significant strategy creep, but so fa

  4. PE/VC: Private equity may face return of attention-getting SEC fines under Gensler, VC firms are launching SPACs, Blackstone's Perry says private equity must do more on diversity[more]

    Private equity may face return of attention-getting SEC fines under Gensler From WSJ: The largest U.S. financial regulator has turned its focus away from private equity in recent years, but new agency leadership could mean tougher enforcement and heavier fines for buyout firms, attorneys

  5. Opalesque Exclusive: London manager to launch absolute return options fund[more]

    B. G., Opalesque Geneva for New Managers: Carmika Partners LLP is a discretionary investment manager that specializes in quantitative volatility trading. Th