Haatch Ventures appoints Investment Associate

Haatch Ventures has appointed Jeremy Luzinda as Investment Associate. Haatch has successfully worked for two start- up companies, the first as COO, and the second as Managing Director. He then worked with early-stage investment company Playfair Capital. “Jeremy joins us at a fascinating time”, says Haatch Partner Simon Penson. “We are at an exciting growth […]

Hermance Capital Partners launches Hermance Capital Connect digital investment platform

Hermance Capital Partners, a specialist in unlisted investments, is going digital by opening an online platform facilitating access, analysis and execution of transactions in private markets. Hermance Capital Connect’s objective is to democratise access to private equity, private real estate and private debt funds, previously reserved for a certain elite, by offering far below average […]

Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Club Announces Virtual 25th Annual Conference

Private equity and venture capital professionals, academics and students to congregate April 8 and 9 for virtual event The Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference, a student-organized event at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, will hold its 25th annual Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference on Thursday, April 8 and Friday, […]

FundRock secures regulatory approval for French private equity and real estate AIFM

FundRock has secured regulatory approval from the Autorité des Marchés Financiers (AMF), the French financial markets regulator, for FundRock FFAM, its new AIFM service in France. The new service, which will assist international and domestic professional investors in accessing alternative asset classes including private equity and real estate, strengthens FundRock’s presence in the alternative investment […]

Alderwood Capital makes two senior hires

Alderwood Capital (Alderwood), a London-based fund manager, has made two further senior hires – Ryan Sinnott as Partner and member of the Investment Committee, while Jonathan Crawford has been appointed Partner, General Counsel and Chief Compliance Officer. With over twenty years’ experience, both in the UK and Australia, Sinnott has a long and successful track […]

Manulife Investment Management appoints co-heads of junior credit for private markets

Manulife Investment Management appointed Joshua Liebow and Mateusz (Matt) Szwarchave as co-heads of junior credit for private markets based out of Boston. As co-heads of junior credit, Liebow and Szwarchave will be contributing to the development of specialised funds, separately managed accounts and other investment products for Manulife Investment Management’s global institutional client base. Manulife […]

Quva launches platform for private equity sector

A North-East based fintech firm has been launched with the aim of digitally transforming the way private equity firms, venture capital funds and angel investment networks currently manage the end-to-end investment process. Quva’s software platform streamlines the way alternative investment managers originate, transact and monitor their investment portfolios. The software as a service (SaaS) business […]

Bitcoin miner Cipher to go public via $2 billion SPAC merger

Cipher Mining Inc said it had agreed to go public through a merger with blank-check firm Good Works Acquisition Corp in a deal valuing it at $2 billion, underscoring the rising interest in the bitcoin space. Coinbase, the biggest U.S. cryptocurrency exchange, moved a step closer to listing its shares on the Nasdaq last month, […]

Hippo to go public in $5 billion merger with Mark Pincus, Reid Hoffman-backed SPAC

Hippo Enterprises will go public through a $5 billion merger with a blank-check firm backed by Silicon Valley heavyweights Reid Hoffman and Mark Pincus, in a sign of rising interest in the fast-growing “insurtech” sector. Founded in 2015, Palo Alto-based Hippo sells homeowners insurance online and the merger with special purpose acquisition company (SPAC) Reinvent […]