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20 Reasons to invest in Private Equity

Investing in private equity, while not without risks, can be an attractive investment option for a variety of reasons. This form of investment involves taking stakes in privately held companies or assets, and it offers unique advantages that can potentially yield substantial returns. Below is a comprehensive explanation of why investing in private equity is[…]

Scrambling For An Egg Replacement? Plant-Based Eggs Haven’t Yet Cracked The Market   “Sorry! There’s an egg shortage and we are not immune,” said a sign in my local Trader Joe’s. It was placed inside the refrigerator that once held organic eggs, large eggs, duck eggs and quail eggs. It was empty. An outbreak of avian influenza (or “bird flu,” as you might have heard it be[…]

Stripe Trims Internal Valuation Again As Unicorn Share Prices Plummet Payments unicorn Stripe has cut its internal valuation by 11% to $63 billion, The Information reported, citing a source familiar with the matter. Even at that valuation, the San Francisco-based company remains one of the most highly valued private companies in the world. But its latest cut is indicative of the falling valuations for unicorn startups over the[…]

Europe’s ‘soonicorns’: Who will be next to reach a €1B valuation?   In 2022, Europe registered its second-biggest year for newly minted unicorns, but the continuing downturn could put on damper on further creation. A total of 46 European and Israeli companies crossed the €1 billion threshold last year, according to PitchBook data. Companies including payment network provider Satispay and edtech specialist Multiverse were among those to join the[…]

Data analytics firm Starburst valued at $3.35 bln after Alkeon-led funding

From Reuters: Feb 9 (Reuters) – Data analytics firm Starburst said on Wednesday it had more than doubled its valuation to $3.35 billion after a funding round led by venture capital firm Alkeon Capital. Other investors in the $250 million Series D round included Andreessen Horowitz and Coatue Management. Starburst intends to use the fresh[…]

Q&A: Jefferies veteran dealmaker examines PE secondary market trends

From Pitchbook: Falling valuations in public and private markets have put added pressure on the pace of private equity exits, which slowed in Q2 2022 for the second consecutive quarter. PE firms chose to hold on to portfolio companies longer, instead of selling their investments at unattractive prices. During Q2, sponsors exited $94.5 billion in[…]

Relativity Space takes a high tech approach to space manufacturing — 4/9/2022 – Charlotte, NC — In case you haven’t heard of Relativity Space, it’s a company that 3d prints rockets.  You heard that right, they print cones and rocket parts from a factory, run by robots and computers.  To get an idea of how this actually works, you can watch this short 2[…]

Private Equity Firms Seize on IPO Boom With Consumer Assets

From Bloomberg: Private equity firms are refusing to be left out of the initial public offering boom. With technology IPOs sometimes doubling on day one, buyout shops are hoping to capture some of the buzz for their less sexy, slower growth and higher leverage assets. Two private equity-backed companies went public on U.S. exchanges this[…]