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Bronfman Family Backs Israeli Cybersecurity Company

Bronfman Family Backs Israeli Cybersecurity Company

Image Credit: https://www.linkedin.com/company/claridge-israel/ Claridge Israel has committed $30 million in private equity funding to Cyberbit, the cybersecurity unit of Israeli defense electronics company Elbit Systems. Claridge Israel is a partnership between Claridge, t...

Indian Angel Investors Get Tax Relief

Indian Angel Investors Get Tax Relief

India’s Income Tax Department has abolished the so-called “angel tax” for investors in startups who meet certain conditions. The tax has been hotly debated by startups since it impeded getting much needed capital at the seed stage. As per a notification issued on May 24, Indian angel ...

Africapitalism: The Vision of Tony Elumelu, Heirs Holdings Founder

Africapitalism: The Vision of Tony Elumelu, Heirs Holdings Founder

May 28 - June 01. 2018
Nigerian entrepreneur, investor and philanthropist Tony Elumelu coined the phrase Africapitalism. “First, we can’t talk about the digital economy in Africa without fixing critical infrastructure like the digital connectivity issue. It is a major issue and we can’t fix it if we don’t have reliable access to electricity,” he said at the Digital Economy for Africa forum at the World Bank Group’s annual Spring meetings held in Washington D.C. last April.

Private Wealth Funding Nex Gen Waste Management Startups

Private Wealth Funding Nex Gen Waste Management Startups

May 21 - 25. 2018
Startups that address the growing, global need for solid waste management solutions are attracting the attention of private wealth. In 2012 the world’s cities generated 1.3 billion tons of solid waste annually and with rapid population growth and urbanization, this is expected to rise to 2.2 billion tons by 2025, according to World Bank researchers. The global solid waste management market will reach $1.296 trillion in 2022, according to a report by Research and Markets.

Co-investment Challenges for Family Offices: Q&A With Rupert Phelps of Smith & Williamson

Co-investment Challenges for Family Offices: Q&A With Rupert Phelps of Smith & Williamson

May 14 – 18. 2018
As family offices turn to co-investing for more control over capital, transparency and lower transaction costs they face unique challenges in vetting potential deals. In the coming weeks, MarketCurrents will run a Q&A series in which family office execs and experts shed light on the issues that need to be addressed and how to navigate them.

Smyth Family Set to Acquire European Ops of Toys “R” Us

Smyth Family Set to Acquire European Ops of Toys “R” Us

Smyths Toys superstore,Newport Image Credit - Wikimedia The Smyth family, which founded and operates Smyths Toys, has made a €79 million (approximately $93.6 million) offer for the European operations of U.S....

Family offices join institutions in a €3.5 billion renewable energy fund from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

Family offices join institutions in a €3.5 billion renewable energy fund from Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners

May 07 – 11. 2018
It’s evident when a fund closes at half a billion more than its target then it’s a big yes to renewable energy from major investors. Forty-two investors comprising of family offices, pension companies, insurance companies and asset/fund managers closed out Copenhagen Infrastructure Partners’ (CIP) new fund – Copenhagen Infrastructure III (CI III) – in March this year at €3.5 billion, exceeding the €3.0 billion target fund size. The fund held its first close over 12 months ago.

Family offices see potential in Asian fashion

Family offices see potential in Asian fashion

April 30 - May 04. 2018
Fashion defines the street in Asia. You cannot escape the stalls as you wander through Asian markets, top quality wear at prices that people can expect only in post-Christmas sales. Two people have caught the Asian fashion bug in a big way. Ankita Bose and Dhruv Kapoor decided that Asian fashion needs an online platform to reach the global consumer. Enter, Zilingo, which was born in Singapore and has since made in-roads in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia.

South Korean warehousing investments riding e-commerce surge

South Korean warehousing investments riding e-commerce surge

Deutsche Bank’s asset management division DWS completed a $US 57 million deal to purchase a fully completed warehouse from LaSalle in Icheon City, south of Seoul. “Boosted by the growth of e-commerce in the region, a healthy leasing market, l...

Family offices joining push for online education in India

Family offices joining push for online education in India

April 23 - 27. 2018
The Reliance family office is picking up a 72.69% stake, worth about US$180 million, in Embibe, an AI-based education platform that uses personalization and customization tools to tailor learning and testing for students wanting to appear for entrance exams in engineering and medical fields. The investment will strengthen course content and expand into multiple languages and geographies.

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