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October 19, 2020

Smithsonian’s Investment Office Was 'A Startup Inside A 160-Year-Old Organization,’ Says CIO Amy Chen | Q&A

Amy Chen is the first chief investment officer at the Smithsonian Institution, the world’s largest museum, educational and research complex, since 2006. In this interview, she discussed how the investment office was like a startup inside of a 160-year-old organization, how they addressed their liquidity concern going into the recent market drawdown, and why European venture is an area they're excited about.
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Why A New Pe Platform Is Focusing On Retail Real Estate

AneVista Group founders say family offices and high-net-worth investors are willing to play the long-term game. : While many U.S. bricks-and-mortar retail sub-sectors continue to get pummeled by the impact of the coronavirus pandemic--including shutdowns and social-distancing restrictions--there's still optimism in select corners of retail real estate. That's why commercial real estate industry veterans David Schreiber and Christopher Nolte have launched the private equity platform AneVista Group to focus on innovative investment and operating strategies within the retail real estate sector. Based in Chicago, AneVista will develop and redevelop small-format, necessity-oriented shopping centers.
Read by 56% of LPs 2 hours, 23 minutes ago

Imco Closes Three Private Equity Fund Commitments At $1bn

The Investment Management Corp. of Ontario has closed three private equity fund commitments totalling $1 billion. The three funds are: Kohlberg Investors IX, which aims to make control investments in North American middle-market companies in the business services, consumer, industrial manufacturing, health care and financial services sectors: Nordic Capital X, which aims to make control investments ...
Read by 32% of LPs 2 hours, 23 minutes ago

'i Had Covid But I Was In My Bed Negotiating The Deal' - Private Equity Investors To Discuss M&a Market At Crn Virtual Event | Crn

Private equity panel will form part of CRN's upcoming virtual event Private equity investors are set to open up on the state of the M&A market during a CRN virtual event. August equity partner Mickey Patel and Regent Assay director Pradip Somaia will discuss how the landscape has changed as a result of the coronavirus pandemic. In the above clip from the panel Somaia reveals how he negotiated the sale of a tech company while suffering from COVID-19. You can register to attend the event here.
Read by 64% of LPs 2 hours, 27 minutes ago

VCs Poured Capital Into European Startups In Q3

The global recovery in venture capital activity did not miss Europe. European venture capital activity rose in Q3 2020, putting the continent on pace to set a new yearly record for aggregate VC activity.
Read by 38% of LPs 2 hours, 29 minutes ago

As Venture Capital Rebounds, What's Going On With Venture Debt?

As the pandemic accelerated plans to shift operations online, many startups wound up more popular than expected. Those tailwinds helped the venture capital world get back into its own game in a big way.
Read by 66% of LPs 2 hours, 43 minutes ago

Supersonic Aircraft Startup Hermeus Raises $16M Series A - Techcrunch

Hermeus, a company seeking to build a Mach 5 aircraft that would be capable of making the trip from New York to London in just 90 minutes has raised a $16 million Series A round, led by Canaan Partners and including contributions from existing investors Khosla Ventures, Bling Capital, and the Rise of the Rest [...]
Read by 42% of LPs 2 hours, 53 minutes ago

New York Life Real Estate Investors Closes Fund At $500M

The debt vehicle is expected to originate almost $1 billion in senior bridge financing. : New York Life Real Estate Investors has announced the closing of Madison Square Structured Debt Fund at roughly $500 million of committed capital. The fund is expected to originate some $1 billion in senior bridge financing collateralized by institutional-quality office, multifamily, industrial, retail and other niche sector properties across primary and secondary U.S. markets. According to SEC filings, the fund launched in August last year.
Read by 72% of LPs 2 hours, 53 minutes ago

Lincoln Institute Of Land Policy Launches Center For Geospatial Solutions

CAMBRIDGE, Mass., Oct. 29, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- The Lincoln Institute of Land Policy today launched a new enterprise to expand the use of advanced technology for land and water conservation--The Center for Geospatial Solutions (CGS). The center will give people and organizations the tools...
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Tpg Buys Northeast Nashville Industrial Property

The 133,186-square-foot asset, built between 1982 and 1998, last changed hands in early 2019.: Regional moving supply distributor N&N Moving Supplies has sold a two-building, 133,186-square-foot industrial asset near Nashville, Tenn., to TPG for $7.2 million, according to public records. The buyer acquired the property through its industrial platform, Dogwood Industrial Properties. The seller had acquired the property in Old Hickory, Tenn., for $4.1 million in April 2019, Yardi Matrix data shows. N&N occupies the full property, which includes a 112,610-square-foot and a 20,576-square-foot building on a 7.9-acre parcel at 931 Robinson Road.
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Redpoint And Sequoia Are Backing A Startup To Copy Edit Your Shit Code - Techcrunch

Code is the lifeblood of the modern world, yet the tooling for some programming environments can be remarkably spartan. While developers have long had access to graphical programming environments (IDEs) and performance profilers and debuggers, advanced products to analyze and improve lines of code have been harder to find. These days, the most typical tool [...]
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