Opening Discussion Topic:
It’s a time of great change…
“The 2021 volume of venture capital investments is …an all-time high-and it’s already 92% higher than 2020’s full-year total.”
Bloomberg… continues, “Private equity deal making is ‘smashing records’ in 2021. And venture capital investments are surging. What comes next? … Private equity firms continue to boast increasingly high levels of unspent capital. In addition, we are seeing an abundance of newly launched funds. These trends, taken together, will further propel the private equity cycle and bring more waves of deals in 2022 and beyond.
“Global private equity parties have been involved in $1.7 trillion in M&A, including investments, on both the buy and sell sides in 2021 thus far. This volume is already the highest annually for any year on record. More than half of this year’s volume so far is comprised of deals involving PE acquirers, which in turn includes over $500 billion in venture capital investments and over $350 billion in company buyouts…”
So much aggressive money is shaping much more aggressive management in a time of great change. We’ll have a brief presentation that will provide a bit more depth on the above, including some of the other great change areas.
Then we’ll discuss these changes and their implications as they impact you.
As always, we’ll look to hear and discuss, “What’s Keeping You Up Nights?,” and we’ll also serve as Strategic Advisory Board Members to Miranda Su, as she makes her Featured Member Presentation.
Miranda Su is Co-Founder and EVP of The Joy Factory, which offers innovative tablet mounts, cases, kiosks, rolling carts, and mobility accessories to enhance business workforces’ interaction with mobile devices which helps to increase overall productivity and efficiency. The company’s namesake is derived from the definition of Joy: the emotion of great delight or happiness caused by something exceptionally good or satisfying. This is the driving philosophy behind the company’s commitment to creating an elite class of digital companion products and providing users with a joyful experience through the exquisitely crafted and functional designs of the company’s products.
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