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Sovereign wealth funds have boosted their investment in VC deals by more than 19x over the past 10 years.
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The fintech sector has become fertile hunting ground for VC and private equity investors in recent years, and covid-19 is set to unearth new opportunities in this maturing market.
China Q1 PE activity
Early stage VC investments propped up Chinese dealmaking statistics in the first quarter, according to Hao Zhou, head of Bain & Co's Greater China PE practice.
Masayoshi Son SoftBank
The Japanese tech conglomerate has preemptively spent $1.7bn from new vehicles established to hold assets that are expected to be treated as the initial investments of Vision Fund 2.
A recent report from the British Business Bank found that UK venture funds with a vintage year between 2002 and 2006 outperformed US funds from the same period.
Geoffrey Love
How Wellcome Trust's Geoffrey Love learned to thrive in an asset class that has left many LPs bruised and bloodied.
Khailee Ng, 500 Startups
The UN Development Programme in Indonesia has selected 500 Startups to jointly launch an impact investing accelerator.
Melbourne, Australia
PEI caught up with Neil Stanford, head of PE at the A$45bn superannuation fund, to discuss its push into Aussie VC and its aversion to large domestic buyouts.
Singapore office
Vulcan Capital, the multi-billion family office of late Microsoft co-founder Paul Allen, has around 5% of its portfolio invested in the region, CIO Chris Orndorff tells PEI.
Semi-conductors
South Korean tech giant SK has formed a $1bn investor club with China's Legend Holdings to back a semiconductor firm and Legend Capital's funds.
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