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FundsPrivate equity

Search funds: a niche within private equity

At the time of disruptive business models, “uberization” of the economy and “everything-on-demand”, similar revolutionary capital raising models are being developed within the financial industry. There is one niche within Private Equity which is developing at a very fast pace while staying under the radar of most generalists.

Private equityIPO

What is a SPAC? The secret of these "blank check companies"

Special purpose acquisition company, synonym of “mountain of cash waiting for a merger”, has become an increasingly popular way for companies to go public. But how do they work, why do we use them, and what are their inherent risks?

16 September 2020
ForexPrivate equity

Fed meeting & Buffett-backed Snowflake IPO

For this day ahead I’ll be focused on potentially the biggest software IPO ever – Snowflake as well as the Federal Reserve rate decision and UK CPI data.

StocksOptionsPrivate equity

6 Reasons Softbank's ‘Nasdaq whale’ trading strategy made $4 billion

This is a deep dive into Japanese conglomerate Softbank’s ‘Nasdaq whale’ strategy, which appears to be one of the principal causes of the summer 2020 melt-up and subsequent drop in tech stocks.

Private equity

Ant Group’s IPO: potentially the biggest in history

If Chinese billionaire Jack Ma already broke the record for the biggest IPO with Alibaba - $25 billion in 2014 – he could very well surpass it yet again with Ant Group’s IPO.

Private equityTechnology

Emerging Tech Series: Secretive Palantir is going public

Secretive big data and analytics start-up Palantir, co-founded by Peter Thiel, said late Monday it has confidentially filed paperwork with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission to go public. Palantir's leaked IPO paperwork gives a look into its secretive business. In this blog post we discuss into more details what could be the biggest tech IPO of the year.

Private equity

Emerging Tech Series: Airbnb has filed confidential IPO paperwork

What a difference a few months makes! Home-rental company Airbnb Inc. announced on Wednesday that it has confidentially filed for an initial public offering. Airbnb had plans to go public earlier this year, but an IPO was put on hold as the pandemic wreaked havoc on its business. Below we discuss Airbnb key facts and what to watch for ahead of the IPO.  

Private equity

Emerging Tech Series: Canoo plans to go public later this year

Joining the wave of companies chasing Tesla’s success, Electric-vehicle startup Canoo announced yesterday that it will go public at an estimated $2.4 billion valuation later this year. Like some other new entrants, Canoo will use an unusual listing method that avoids a traditional IPO.

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