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The rising tide is good news for buyout and VC fund managers

Things are looking great for private equity fundraising. Firms are now amassing more capital than prior to the pandemic. All told, $188bn was raised across 452 funds in Q1, surpassing the $163bn collected by 431 funds in the same quarter of 2020, Preqin data show.

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Stars Align for a Stellar Year in Secondaries

The market for private equity secondaries was something of a damp squib in 2020. GP-leds performed well owing to the relative ease of valuing funds with only one or two holdings to their name, but PE fund secondary deals were few and far between. All told, this core of the market halved in value to $24.9bn in fiscal year 2020.

The challenge of...

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Podcast Feature: Good Growth Capital founders on complex tech & diversity‬ 

Today’s newsletter highlights a fantastic podcast with Maureen Stancik Boyce and Amy Salzhauer - both Managing Partners and co-founders of Good Growth Capital, one of the premier early-stage VC funds.They share insights on what makes them so uniquely successful when to comes to finding, cultivating, and assessing complex science and technology...

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SPACs are here to stay but they won't replace PE funds

The rise of the Special Purpose Acquisition Vehicle, or SPAC, is a bona fide phenomenon. While they are by no means new, in 2020 at least 206 of these blank-cheque vehicles raised a record $70bn in proceeds in the US alone, a five-fold annual increase. This meteoric ascent, with PE firms such as Apollo Global getting in on the action, begs the...

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