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In Pandemic Era, PE-Owned Retail Is As Vulnerable As Ever

Takeovers by financial firms have dropped off, but there are many companies from past buyouts in distress now, as debt and the pandemic take their toll.
Read by 42% of LPs April 29, 2020

Starbucks, Sequoia China Strike Partnership To Make Tech Investments

Starbucks has struck a partnership with venture capital firm Sequoia Capital China to co-invest in technology businesses in the world's second-largest economy. The coffee chain said that along with co-investments, it will look to form "commercial partnerships with next-generation food and retail technology companies."
Read by 46% of LPs November 29, 2019

Warren's Private Equity Bill Receives Pushback

Private equity firms attract big investors and use their money to buy companies, anything from retail stores to nursing homes. Opponents say PE firms are infamous for running these companies into the ground and aren't interested in their long-term well-being.
Read by 66% of LPs December 07, 2017

Can Index Funds Be A Force For Sustainable Capitalism?

The investment industry is changing. Among other things, there is growing demand from both retail and institutional investors to align their capital with better environmental and social outcomes, and more resources going into index fund or quasi-indexing products.
Read by 50% of LPs August 23, 2017

GST - A Bull In China's Shop - Nitin Mangal's Blog

Goods and Service Tax (GST), one the biggest indirect tax reform for which India has waited for more than a decade and most of the Indian corporate as well as global conglomerate, Institutional Inves...
Read by 50% of LPs August 01, 2017

This Hedge Funder Wants Luxury Condos In Saks Fifth Avenue

Part of Saks Fifth Avenue’s Manhattan flagship store could be turned into luxury condominiums if one activist investor has his way. Jonathan Litt, who runs the hedge fund Land and Buildings, wrote a letter to Canadian retail giant Hudson’s Bay Company’s board Monday urging it to consider new directors, taking the public company private and selling off its subsidiary Saks Fifth Avenue, Bloomberg reported. A Saks sale could also allow the company to turn the […]
Read by 33% of LPs July 20, 2017

Aussie Hedge Fund Seeking $300M For Retail IPO

A $1.1 billion Australian hedge fund manager with offices in Sydney and New York is looking to diversify its investor base with the launch of a listed investment company.
Read by 39% of LPs July 17, 2017

The Digital Next Generation Approach Gets A Big Convert

Mercadona, the huge Spanish supermarket group owned by the Roig family, has launched a digital platform and employed a next gen of the family to run it.
Read by 75% of LPs July 14, 2017

BSD Tech Weekly - July 14, 2017 - Black Swan Dexteritas, Inc.

Manufacturers are already experimenting with the Compute Card. LG, for example, has a large display that turns into an all-in-one PC when you drop it in, Seneca is using it to power a digital media p...
Read by 66% of LPs July 11, 2017

Hedge-Fund Danger Alert As Canada Prepares For Retail Investors

Depending on where you stand, hedge funds either expose investors to unnecessarily high risks and costs or they give people the opportunity to diversify and profit from volatility. That’s the basis of a tussle in Canada, where the leading investment-industry watchdog opposes rules that would allow man-in-the-street investors to move into hedge funds and other alternative products such as commodities and derivatives, perhaps as soon as next year. Financial institutions say retail participation is a no-brainer. “A move from a regulatory perspective to allow retail investors access is a good thing and we’re keen to see that happen,” said Paul Taylor,...
Read by 51% of LPs