Sovereign Wealth Funds Investing in Private Equity

By Erlend Brevik, Fabian Zähringer, and Thor Arne Höfs Sovereign Wealth Funds (SWFs) are state-owned institutional investors that own, invest, and manage a variety of assets – such as stocks, bonds, real estate, or other alternative investments – to achieve national objectives. Overall, objectives of SWFs can be grouped in several different categories: 1. Capital … Continue reading Sovereign Wealth Funds Investing in Private Equity

Equity controls in China

With a market share of 40%, China has positioned itself among the most influential players in Venture Capital worldwide, second only to Silicon Valley’s 44% market share (The Diplomat). Its position as an important global player is emphasized by the fact that by October 2019 China alone had produced around 45% of all the unicorns … Continue reading Equity controls in China

Virtual Coffee Break with Dominique Vidal, former entrepreneur, managing director at Yahoo! Europe, partner at Index Ventures and angel investor.

I had the pleasure to interview Dominique Vidal. He is an engineer by background who graduated from France’s CentraleSupélec in 1988. He began his career at Schlumberger, where he worked for ten years in product marketing and business development roles in the telecom and smart card industries. After that, Vidal became a partner at Banexi … Continue reading Virtual Coffee Break with Dominique Vidal, former entrepreneur, managing director at Yahoo! Europe, partner at Index Ventures and angel investor.