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First US VC fund exclusively targeting Ukrainian founders and startups launched

Early stage investor ff Venture Capital has launched the first US venture capital fund exclusively for Ukrainian founders and startups. The post First US VC fund exclusively targeting Ukrainian founders and startups launched first appeared

Bain Capital on why Asia is where it’s at for distressed opportunities

As global markets tank under the pressure of high inflation and the fallout from Russia's Ukraine invasion, so investment eyes turn to distressed assets in the hunt for powerful returns. Among the slew of big-name

Silver Lake-backed AI firm G42 launches $10bn late-stage tech investment fund

UAE-based AI and cloud computing company G42 has launched a $10bn private equity fund in partnership with the state-backed Abu Dhabi Growth Fund. The post Silver Lake-backed AI firm G42 launches $10bn late-stage tech investment

Global M&A Industry Trends: 2022 Mid-Year Update

Posted by Malcolm Lloyd, Colin Wittmer, and John Potter, PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, on Monday, July 25, 2022 Editor's Note: Malcolm Lloyd is Deals Leader, PwC Global and EMEA; Colin Wittmer is Deals Leader, PwC US; and

World Fund leads EUR 128m raise for quantum computing group IQM

IQM Quantum Computers, a Finnish superconducting quantum computer developer, has raised EUR 128m in a Series-A2 round led by World Fund, a European-focused climate venture capital fund.

Multiples Heatmap: PE activity holds up amid war, inflation woes

Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, surging energy prices and supply chain disruption combined to create an exceptionally challenging environment for dealmakers in Q1 2022, the latest Clearwater Multiples Heatmap shows.

MidEuropa partner Knorr on the Russian/Ukrainian war’s impact on the wider CEE region

The Russian invasion of Ukraine has lasted longer than some might have expected, and ongoing fallout from the war has inevitably afflicted investments. But despite all the factors shadowing the markets – rising commodity prices,

How Roman Abramovich Used Shell Companies and Wall Street Ties to Invest in the U.S.

Using a network of banks, law firms and advisers in multiple countries, Roman Abramovich invested billions in American hedge funds.

Pamplona Capital announces process to redeem LetterOne investments

UK sponsor Pamplona Capital announced it has begun a process of redeeming the limited partnership interests of LetterOne after EU sanctions were placed on the LP’s Russian backers.

Private or Public Equity? The Evolving Entrepreneurial Finance Landscape

Posted by Michael Ewens (Caltech) and Joan Farre-Mensa (University of Illinois at Chicago), on Thursday, March 3, 2022 Editor's Note: Michael Ewens is Professor of Finance and Entrepreneurship at the California Institute of Technology, and Joan

Silverfleet's Prefere Resins final bids in view as shadow of Russian exposure lurks

As Silverfleet's sale of Prefere Resins is well into the second round, potential bidders are intensifying due diligence on the German resins specialist. With key raw materials and clients coming from Russia, prospective buyers continue

August Equity mandates Rothschild for Amtivo exit

August Equity has hired Rothschild to explore a sale of UK-based ISO certification provider Amtivo, two sources familiar with the situation said.

New €100m quantum computing fund aims to boost fledgling sector in Europe

CM-Equity and Quantum Business Network have launched a €100m fund targeting pre-seed to Series A investments in quantum technologies. The post New €100m quantum computing fund aims to boost fledgling sector in Europe first appeared on

IK buys Conet from HIG

IK Partners is to acquire Germany-based IT service and software development firm Conet Technologies from HIG Capital.

Private Equity Carve-Outs Ride Post-COVID Wave

Posted by Germaine Gurr and Arlene Arin Hahn, White & Case LLP, on Wednesday, September 1, 2021 Editor's Note: Germaine Gurr and Arlene Arin Hahn are partners at White & Case LLP. This post is

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