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August 06, 2020

Why The Dietrich Foundation Is Committed To Out-Sized Allocations To Emerging And Frontier Markets | Edward Grefenstette, President, CEO & CIO | Q&A

Edward Grefenstette serves as the President, Chief Executive Officer, and Chief Investment Officer of The Dietrich Foundation. In this interview, Ed takes us back to his early days at the Foundation and how he's helped double total assets under management. He also discusses the organization's significant exposure and commitment toward VC in China since 2006 and why today's digital meetings and interactions are far from ideal from an LP standpoint.
Read by 57% of LPs 1 hour, 10 minutes ago

(ghc), (laur) - For-profit Colleges Are Scrambling Ahead Of The Presidential Election | Benzinga

Two big pieces of news hit the education market recently, both in the for-profit college sector. read more. : On July 29, Strategic Education Inc (NASDAQ: STRA) bought schools and education programs operating in Australia and New Zealand from Laureate Education Inc (NASDAQ: LAUR) for $643 million in cash. The deal will bring a number of brands and an estimated 19,000 students into the Strategic bundle, which already include the for-profit, nearly entirely online colleges Strayer and Capella. With the acquisition, Strategic will have nearly 110,000 students paying, or getting grants and taking loans, to study with them.
Read by 72% of LPs 2 hours, 10 minutes ago

Exclusive: Zestmoney Raises Inr 80 Cr From Primrose Hill Ventures

Bengaluru-headquartered consumer lending startup ZestMoney has raised a fresh equity round of over INR 80 Cr from Singapore-based venture capital...
Read by 43% of LPs 4 hours, 10 minutes ago

Pepsico To Increase Investment In Up From Rs 500 Crore To Rs 800 Crore | Business Standard News

Minister Siddharth Nath Singh said that many US companies have agreed to invest in the state. : PepsiCo India has decided to increase its investment from Rs 500 crore to Rs 800 crore in Uttar Pradesh. This would provide direct and indirect employment to over 1500 people in the state. The UP MSME and export promotion minister Siddharth Nath Singh while giving this information said that earlier PepsiCo was to invest Rs 500 crore in the potato chips plant at Mathura, which has been increased now. He said that many other US companies have agreed to invest in the state.
Read by 45% of LPs 5 hours, 10 minutes ago

Billionaire Businesswomen Tops Ranking Of China's Richest In Healthcare

COVID-19-related business has helped to lift the fortunes of leading China drug entrepreneurs. : Zhong Huijuan, one of the world's wealthiest women, led the way on new list of China's richest people in healthcare published in the latest issue of Forbes China, the Chinese-language edition of Forbes. Zhong, 59, chairs Hansoh Pharmaceutical Group, a Hong Kong-listed supplier of cancer and diabetes treatments. Zhong had an estimated fortune worth $19.8 billion as of July 17, the pricing date for the new list. That compares with her fortune of $14.6 billion on the 2020 Forbes Billionaires List priced on March 18.
Read by 41% of LPs 6 hours, 40 minutes ago

Chinese Ev Maker Xpeng Files For Us Listing After Rival Surges - Cna

Chinese electric vehicle (EV) maker Xpeng Inc, backed by Alibaba and Xiaomi Corp , has filed to list its shares in New York, seeking to ride enthusiasm for EVs even as U.S.-China relations are strained.
Read by 58% of LPs 6 hours, 40 minutes ago

Best Of Bs Opinion: Rollback Time, Shrine For Secularism, And More | Business Standard Special

Here's a selection of Business Standard opinion pieces for the day. : Fervid hopes invested in the quick rollout of a Covid-19 vaccine have been boosted now that the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has provided Pune-based Serum Institute $150 million "at-risk funds" to manufacture the vaccine being developed in collaboration with the University of Oxford, Astra-Zeneca and Novavax, a front-runner in the global Covid-19 vaccine race. That tops up the $200 million of capital that Adar Poonawalla is sinking into this venture. The vaccine is expected to inject recovery into a stalled global economy.
Read by 45% of LPs 6 hours, 40 minutes ago

Coronavirus Spreading Fast Because Billions Don't Have Water To Wash | Business Standard News

The world needs to spend $6.7 trillion on water infrastructure by 2030, according to the UN, not just for the urgent sanitation needs, but to tackle longer term issues from the pandemic.
Read by 65% of LPs 6 hours, 40 minutes ago

Chinese Electric Vehicle Maker Xpeng Motors Files For Us Ipo

EV makers have been enjoying a surge in investor interest after share price gains this year by Tesla and NIO. The post Chinese electric vehicle maker XPeng Motors files for US IPO appeared first on DealStreetAsia.
Read by 44% of LPs 14 hours, 10 minutes ago

Trouble At Calpers: Abrupt Exit Hits $400B State Fund

(Bloomberg) -- The news landed just after 9 p.m. U.S. Pacific time: the investment chief at California's massive state pension fund was abruptly stepping down. Before dawn the next day, Sacramento was abuzz -- and a sense of crisis was descending over the mighty California Public Employees' Retirement System. Wednesday night's shock departure of Ben Meng reverberated through the state capital and then across Wall Street on Thursday, where the $400 billion Calpers is a powerful player in everything from the stock market to private equity. Meng, in an interview, said he'd left to focus on his health and family.
Read by 79% of LPs 14 hours, 40 minutes ago

Netflix And Disney Rent Rolls At Blackstone And Hpp's Hollywood Studio Complex

Blackstone's acquisition of a 49 percent stake in Hudson Pacific Properties and its $1.65 billion Hollywood real estate portfolio is a big bet on the demand for space from content creators like Netflix. The streaming giant also happens to be the largest studio tenant in the HPP portfolio. And now we know how much they're paying. (Related: Inside Hudson Pacific and Blackstone's field of streams ) Like many of Blackstone's recent blockbuster buys, such as ... [more] The post TRD Insights: Here's what Netflix, Disney and CBS pay at HPP-Blackstone Hollywood studios appeared first on The Real Deal Miami.
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