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Happy Friday and welcome to another edition of Axial Radar!
It’s been a long year for the startup and VC community. The SPAC bust, crypto winter, and now, investors are ringing the alarm bells about an impending ‘funding freeze.’
Private equity fundraising numbers, however, tell a very different tale. Despite significant macro headwinds, PE fundraising has marched on mostly uninterrupted, on pace to surpass last year’s record number of $340B. In this week’s featured Industry Trends article, we surface a report highlighting PE fundraising activity through H1 2022. The report discusses the factors that have led to this sustained fundraising activity and how GP’s are strategically positioning themselves to have access to capital at any point in any economic cycle.
Our featured buy-side members this week include a boutique investment firm, a language translation solutions company, and a LMM-focused holding company. On the sell-side we’ll introduce you to two middle market M&A advisory firms.
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