The markets have triggered circuit breakers for an unprecedented third time, a global economic depression seems in the offing and the Trump administration is now proposing upwards of $1 trillion in fiscal stimulus on top of the Fed's hundreds of billions of dollars in quantitative easing.
Less than half, or 44%, of global investors expect private equity and venture capital deal activity to outpace 2019 this year, according to a report.
The technology sector still presents opportunities for global private equity firms as tech investors as advised to avoid over-heated sectors and focus on sustainable growth areas where there are strong fundamentals.
Amid shifting global dynamics, the question remains: what's next? In answering this question, it's important to explore past and present VC trends in both countries while looking to emerging trends for a glimpse of what's to come.
As African start ups mature, traditional players such as Goldman Sachs are investing, and large corporate venture arms and sovereign wealth funds are also beginning to circle.
The impact of coronavirus on the global economy is growing and spreading daily. What started as a medical emergency in the Chinese city of Wuhan has led to planes being grounded, cruise ships being quarantined, theme parks being shut, and car plants being mothballed.
The last couple of years count as only the third time in history when private equity-backed acquisition values, measured as a multiple of cash flow, have exceeded valuations in global stock markets, according to Bain & Company.
Asia markets, including China and India, have seen growing interest from global investors and venture capital firms in recent years. Despite the volatility of the macroeconomic and geopolitical environment, the number of VC deals in the continent still booked robust growth in the third quarter.
The multi-trillion dollar global real estate market is getting flipped on its head. Business model innovation, data accessibility, SaaS and other cloud-native software have already given rise to a cohort of tech unicorns that sit amongst the world's most influential real estate companies.
Nearly two-thirds of private equity and venture capital executives in Asia expect to receive salary increases in the next 12 months despite potential "rougher seas" in the industry because of the slowing global economy.