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June 22, 2022
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In today's Daily Pitch, you'll find:
  • Severe disruptions have revealed weaknesses in the global supply chain, opening opportunities for PE investment in the sector.

  • Investors are anticipating a bright future for NFT marketplaces despite waning interest in digital collectibles in recent months.

  • A look at 2022's largest PE take-privates in the healthcare sector.
 
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Exploring PE opportunities in supply chain tech
Supply chain tech—which leverages data and analytics, AI and machine learning—is crucial to the transformation of the supply chain. Severe global disruptions in the last couple years revealed critical weaknesses across operations and have highlighted the need to strengthen and transform the industry, placing new urgency on stakeholders to re-evaluate their strategies.

Our latest analyst note explores the growing complexity of the supply chain due to globalization and ecommerce, and how private equity can benefit from investments in this tech sector.

Some key takeaways include:
  • Global supply chains buckled under labor shortages, distortions to demand and constricted capacity of manufacturing and logistics services. Technology is crucial to strengthen their resilience by improving efficiency, flexibility and visibility.

  • Private equity investors can benefit from the fragmented tech-enabled services market to drive scale and value in more established companies through additional capital, add-on acquisitions and expansion in both geography and services.

  • Logistics and transportation are core subsegments of supply chain tech in which technological capabilities can drive significant long-term growth.
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NFT startups bank funds in face of trading drop
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NFT startups have gathered in New York for an annual convention, prompting a new wave of funding announcements headlined by NFT marketplace Magic Eden's $130 million round.

The docket of good news contrasts recent headlines that have cast the NFT experiment—and crypto more broadly—as a passing fad whose latest hype cycle is quickly fading.
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Preferred Return Podcast: It's time for angel investing to evolve
Angel communities have been held back by manual tools and workflows that prevent collaboration on deal flow, slow down investing decisions and, ultimately, prevent broader participation from those that would like to invest in the startup asset class without the typical constraints of investing in a VC fund.

Jason Burke, Founding Partner at TBD Angels, decided it was time to take matters into his own hands by building software to solve the challenges he was experiencing firsthand. Thus, All Stage was established to provide investment ecosystems with a modern technology platform. Tune in to learn more; the future for All Stage and angel investors everywhere appears to be brighter than ever.

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TPG to boost healthcare portfolio with $1B+ Convey take-private
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TPG has agreed to take healthcare technology and services company Convey Health Solutions private for roughly $1.1 billion in the third largest healthcare take-private announced so far this year.

Let's take a look at 2022's largest PE take-privates within the healthcare sector.
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LocalGlobe raises $500M to fund Europe's "New Palo Alto" amid rebrand
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Phoenix Court Group, the investor behind LocalGlobe, has raised an initial $500 million to support startups from seed stage to exit.

The capital, which will be spread across four funds, will be used to focus on growing startups in an area that the firm calls the "New Palo Alto."
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  StashFin lands $270M in equity and debt  
  LeadSquared hits $1B+ valuation  
  Openly brings home $75M Series C  
  LogRocket picks up $25M  
  MyOme raises $23M  
  Rivet secures $20.5M to tackle healthcare billing  
 
 
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VC Deals  
StashFin lands $270M in equity and debt
StashFin has raised a $70 million Series C from investors including Uncorrelated Ventures, Abstract Ventures and Fasanara Capital, TechCrunch reported. The company, which provides a neobanking platform in India, also collected $200 million in debt financing.
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LeadSquared hits $1B+ valuation
LeadSquared has raised a $153 million Series C from WestBridge Capital and existing investors, according to reports. Based in Bengaluru, the company provides sales, marketing and onboarding automation solutions for enterprise customers.
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Openly brings home $75M Series C
Openly has raised $75 million from investors including Advance Venture Partners, Clocktower Ventures and Obvious Ventures. Based in Boston, the company offers homeowners insurance via independent agents.
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LogRocket picks up $25M
LogRocket has raised $25 million in a round co-led by Delta-v Capital and Battery Ventures. Based in Boston, the company provides software monitoring and analytics services.
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MyOme raises $23M
MyOme has raised a $23 million Series B led by Healthcare Venture Partners. Based in Menlo Park, Calif., the company uses its genome analysis platform to provide insights on inherited diseases.
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Rivet secures $20.5M to tackle healthcare billing
Rivet has raised a $20.5 million Series B led by Catalyst Investors. The company offers a healthcare billing platform.
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