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Sector spotlight: Global surgical robot market to grow to $24bn by 2025

News of Europe’s largest private financing in the medical technology sector to date puts the surgical robot industry in the spotlight as a growing number of firms in the sector look to raise more capital to continue research and development, manufacturing and expansion in domestic and international markets. CMR has raised approximately $384.8m to...

Are Spanish renewables losing out on asset valuations?

Augusta, which has managed transactions to an aggregate value of over €10bn throughout Europe, highlights in its report the limitations of an insular approach, whereby Spanish asset owners selling on projects are choosing to engage in bilateral discussions with familiar investors, rather than seeking to broaden the pool of prospective buyers – both domestic and international – via a Structured Sales Process.

Gojek attracts AIA investment to launch into life and health insurance sector; Amazon and Gojek in preliminary talks

AIA Financial and Gojek will work together to "provide life and health insurance services and wellness propositions to its users, drivers, and merchants across Indonesia.” Other series F round investors include Visa. The two companies will work together to provide greater options on cashless payments and more seamless experiences for consumers across Indonesia and Southeast Asia...

Blackstone founder bestows life lessons in self-help memoir

From educating German Chancellor Angela Merkel on the benefits of private equity-backed businesses to overturning single-gender education at his alma mater Yale, the book has been described as a memoir filled with life lessons. https://www.cnbc.com/video/2019/09/17/blackstone-co-founder-stephen-schwarzman-autobiography-squawk-box.html

AlbionVC bags 10X return on PSE sale to Siemens

AlbionVC, the technology investment arm of Albion Capital Group, has reported today that Siemens plans to acquire portfolio company, Process Systems Enterprise (PSE), a UK-based Advanced Process Modelling (APM) software and services business. The exit represents a return of c.10x for the Albion VCTs. According to Crunchbase, PSE has raised just over $3m from...

Where’s the beef?

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Meat alternative brand, Beyond Meat, has seen stellar investment popularity since it floated in May. The market for alternative meat could hit $140bn over the next decade, according to Barclays analysts. The growth trajectory indicates that the "animal-free" segment could capture about 10% of the $1.4 trillion traditional global meat industry. 

Zoom: is now the right time to invest in this ‘happy’ stock?

Zoom CEO Eric Yuan's mission of keeping customers happy with easy-to-use tech on multiple devices is helping the business reach a wide range of customers The stock has had a bumpy ride over the summer, but the growth trajectory and financials show a long-term growth plan that's achievable. Why? Its easy-to-use interface attracts...

Can only private investors make it big in renewables in 2019?

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Mark Lewis, global head of sustainability research at BNP Paribas, says in this CNBC interview that the capital costs in renewable energy are "plummeting." That is good for all parties involved in the asset class. But CNBC's Geoff Cutmore questions if anyone is really making money in renewables on the public markets....

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