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Cannabis drug saves the day for NHS child epilepsy patients; HNWs targeted for cannabis fund market

The European Pharmaceutical Review reported today that Epidyolex, produced by GW Pharma, which contains cannabidiol (CBD) and can now be prescribed by doctors to eligible patients along with clobazam. The drug is indicated for the treatments of Lennox Gastaut Syndrome and Dravet Syndrome. It is intended for use in children from age two to adults, after...

Private equity 2020: Citi’s Bailin expects bumper deal flow and HNW allocations to rise

Citi Private Bank’s Chief Investment Officer, David Bailin, says he is seeing high-net-worth clients allocating 20 per cent of their portfolios into the private market, with half of their private commitments increasingly earmarked for private equity. The CIO expects 2020 to be a very active M&A year for private equity given that the...

Carlyle’s Rubenstein: Warren’s GP debt pension obligation proposal for private equity ‘unlikely’ and has no Congressional support from either side

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Premier League footballer earns average lifetime earnings in 90 days; broadcast rights key to club growth and linked business opportunities

Everton 1-0 Watford An Everton fan shows his delight as he is surrounded by blue and white flags before the match at Goodison Park. Photo Source: Premier League/Getty Images

Asia-Pacific claims largest PV market share for cumulative capacity; North Africa looks to private finance to grow national renewables targets

Anchal Agarwal, Power Analyst at GlobalData, said: “The Asia-Pacific (APAC) is the largest regional market in terms of cumulative capacity with a share of 58.1% of global solar PV capacity in 2018. In terms of net annual additions, APAC alone installed 64.5GW of solar PV, which represents 70.8% of net installations in the same year. APAC is expected to remain the largest...

The $2.5bn Bird pre-money valuation sparks new optimism but hurdles remain in infrastructure and road ‘nuisance’

That valuation sounds like the business has a serious grasp on the market. BuzzVestor did a quick snoop to see where this market is going. And supposedly it has traction, according to a new report.   The Global Electric Scooter and Motorcycle market accounted for $7.5bn in 2018 and is expected to reach $16.5bn by 2027...

Softbank ‘unicorn’ Grab gets stung with $21m fine

With 45 investors supporting the business, including Invesco, Experian Ventures, and Softbank Vision Fund, the proposed fine puts a dent in the company’s reputation following its July US$2bn 5-year Softbank-backed digital infrastructure plan to expand into Indonesia. Following the merger between Grab and Uber in late March 2018, Grab swiftly became the dominant player...

Money on my Mind: Why it’s wise to get the latest on IHT before you KTB

We, mortals, are left to the whims of politicians when it comes to inheritance taxes. It is a morbid thought, a toss-of-the-coin-countdown to when you think you may kick the bucket (KTB). However, Chancellor Javid made some musings over cutting inheritance tax (IHT) at the recent Conservative Party Conference. Or at least he shared...

Private equity’s General Atlantic bearish on China

Private equity firms are divided on the stability and growth trajectory of China-based portfolio company investments. Uncertainty is ruling this space, but General Atlantic CEO Bill Ford remains positive and is looking at China long-term. About 55% of General Atlantic’s portfolio is invested outside the United States, with about 10% in China, reports CNBC.

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