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April 30, 2019

Denison University's Alts-Heavy Approach Continues To Be A Strength | David Barcus, Director Of Investments | Q&A

David Barcus, director of investments, joined Denison University in 2011. In this interview, he discusses the very successful transition welcoming their CIO, why Denison continues to have a significant allocation to hedge fund strategies, and how they plan to build a small but impactful venture portfolio.
Read by 75% of LPs 27 minutes ago

Tencent-backed Douyu Stumbles After No.1 Chinese Ipo In Us This Year - Nikkei Asian Review

NEW YORK -- Douyu, the gaming-focused streaming platform backed by internet giant Tencent Holdings, began trading Wednesday on the Nasdaq after a $775 million IPO -- the largest by a Chinese company in the U.S. this year. The Wuhan-based company opened at $11.02 per American depositary share. This is 4% lower than the initial public offering price of $11.50, which already fell on the low end of its expected range. Douyu initially filed to raise $500 million but lifted its fundraising target after moving into the black in the first quarter of 2019. The company lost $127 million in 2018 on $532 million in revenue.
Read by 80% of LPs 27 minutes ago

At&t Commits To Moving Its Employees To Microsoft 365

A day after IBM and AT&T unveil a strategic cloud partnership, Microsoft and AT&T announce a new one of their own.
Read by 80% of LPs 27 minutes ago

From Linux To Cloud, Why Red Hat Matters For Every Enterprise

Today, Red Hat dominates enterprise Linux. Tomorrow, it wants to rule the cloud. With IBM beside it, don't bet against it.
Read by 50% of LPs 27 minutes ago

Amazon Touts Record Prime Day 2019 Sales, Device Sales And Provides Boost For E-commerce Overall | Zdnet

Amazon's 48 hour Prime Day sale drove the company's biggest day of new Prime sign-ups. Meanwhile, Adobe Analytics found Prime Day boosted retail sales overall.
Read by 38% of LPs 27 minutes ago

10 Must Reads For Cre Investors On July 17, 2019 | National Real Estate Investor

High-rise developers in Manhattan are struggling due to glut of new supply, new tax laws and declining demand by foreign buyers, reports the Wall Street Journal. The New York Times looks at new office designs in the open workplace. These are among today's must reads from around the commercial real estate industry.
Read by 67% of LPs 37 minutes ago

Hedge Funds Have Never Been This Bullish On Anaplan, Inc. (plan)

Although the masses and most of the financial media blame hedge funds for their exorbitant fee structure and disappointing performance, these investors have proved to have great stock picking abilities over the years (that's why their assets under management continue to swell). We believe hedge fund sentiment should serve as a crucial tool of an individual investor's stock selection process, as it may offer great insights of how the brightest minds of the finance industry feel about specific stocks. After all, these people have access to smartest analysts and expensive data/information sources that individual investors can't match.
Read by 71% of LPs 57 minutes ago

Camber Creek Collects $120M For Third Fund

Camber Creek has raised $120 million for its third fund, according to an SEC filing. The New York City and Rockville, Maryland-based venture firm invest in tech companies focused on the real estate market.
Read by 39% of LPs 57 minutes ago

Blackstone's Strategic Partners Racks Up $11.1B For Eighth Secondary Fund

Strategic Partners, Blackstone's secondary private equity platform, closed its eighth fund on more than $11.1 billion. Strategic Partners VIII L.P.'s investors include pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, fin [...]
Read by 62% of LPs 57 minutes ago

Contract Management Startup Icertis Amasses $115M Series E

Bellevue, Washington-based Icertis, a contract management startup, has raised $115 million in Series E funding. Greycroft and Premji Invest led the round with participation from return backers including B Capital [...]
Read by 69% of LPs 57 minutes ago

Vendasta Lands $40 Mln In Funding, Cbgf Invests $25M

Vendasta, a Saskatoon-based white-label software company, has raised $40 million in its latest financing. Canadian Business Growth Fund (CBGF) led $25 million of the round. It adds to a $15 million investment m [...]
Read by 78% of LPs