Here is the January 22nd issue of SecureDocs Virtual Data Room's Market Insights By the Numbers. A weekly review of top industry transactions, security news, insights into the SecureDocs Virtual Data Room, and a weekly wrap up of complementary resources, courtesy of SecureDocs. Enjoy!
Fundraising and Transaction News
RMB ¥10 Trillion
That's the amount that China's online retail market is predicted to grow to by 2020, and this is just one of many sectors predicted to sky rocket over the next few years. So, while the Chinese economy isn't exactly stellar at the moment, all signs point to big things happening in the very near future. [re/code]
That's the number associated with mega deals of at least $100 M in Q4 of 2015, which is down 44% from Q3 of last year, and the lowest level on record since 2013. Looks like big venture is drying up in the tech world, and while fundraising isn't exactly coming to a complete standstill, it's probably safe to say the Unicorn Club isn't going to grow by much this year. [USA Today]
That's the amount corporate venture capitalists invested in US startups last year, the largest year in over a decade. Corporate VCs seem to driving innovation through their commitment to early-stage startup funding across sectors. [THE PE HUB NETWORK]
That's the amount that Norwest Partners recently raised in its third consecutive billion dollar fund. The firm regularly invests in everything from enterprise, consumer internet, healthcare IT, and some medical device companies, and across stages. Bubble? What Bubble... [TechCrunch]
That's the amount in a new London-based venture capital fund launched by Chinese investors from Cocoon Networks. This fund has its eye on the next UK Unicorn companies, and will concentrate on the fintech and biotech sectors. [Financial Times]
SecureDocs Virtual Data Room Insights
That the amount of SecureDocs' client Arcapita's completed transactions for their senior living sector experience. We'd like to congratulate them on their latest $85 M acquisition of a privately-held portfolio of senior living communities in Colorado, United States. [Read More]
Ensysce Biosciences Inc. & Signature Therapeutics Inc. Merger
Congratulations to our client Ensysce Biosciences, Inc. on their recently announced merger with Signature Therapeutics. [Read More]
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