Hampleton Partners’ analysis of growth capital reveals that 2018 marked another record year for global venture capital financing, with a total disclosed value of $185 bn (€165 billion) raised across more than 12,500 transactions.
The international technology M&A and growth finance advisors reveal that total transaction volume grew five per cent per year from 2014 to 2018 across the globe, while total value raised grew by 13 per cent, suggesting that funding rounds are becoming larger.
The Asia-Pacific region registered the largest number of deals in 2018 at 6,676, followed by North America with 5,640 and Europe with 2,601.
Asia-Pacific also charted the highest growth in absolute value, propelled by the increasing prevalence of massive investment funds such as Softbank’s $100 billion Vision Fund and Tiger Global’s new $3.75 billion tech fund, both having contributed to some of the record 21 new Asian unicorns born in 2018.
Over a four-year period, Europe walked away with the highest relative growth, witnessing a 24% CAGR over three years, with the number of deals having doubled since 2016. The proliferation in Europe of early stage funding rounds and the higher value they generate are the result of favourable government programmes, thriving tech hubs from Stockholm to Berlin, and a highly active and maturing investor environment.
Supergiants and Unicorns
“Supergiant” funding rounds – venture capital rounds generating funds in excess of $100 million – are becoming commonplace. 2018 saw 515 supergiant rounds, more than 2017 and 2016 combined. Although they accounted for only two per cent of all rounds worldwide, they secured a massive 56 per cent of the total $185bn value raised.
There was also an all-time high of 106 unicorn births during 2018, dwarfing the combined 2016 and 2017 total of 73.
Miro Parizek, founder and principal partner, Hampleton Partners, said:
“We’ve witnessed the highest level of venture capital investment on record, both in volume and value terms. This has included an unprecedented increase in the number of supergiant rounds and new unicorn births, in addition to growth in all median sizes of funding rounds. The total value of all unicorns has also inched above $1 trillion.
“This seemingly boomish growth is driven by the new wave of start-ups causing extreme disruption in traditional industries such as automotive, retail, security, and healthcare in addition to the larger start-ups continuing to fundraise from favorable private markets. While lights are bright green for the VC markets, this high growth in all metrics may also be a signal of overheating markets of increasingly cash-rich funds making increasingly risky investments.
Most active investors
Hampleton’s report identifies the most active investors in the EU and US. In the US, 500startups racked up 398 investments, followed by Y Combinator (374), Sequoia (305), Techstars (221), Plug and Play Ventures (188), Matrix (168) and Accel (163).
In Europe, Index Ventures tops the chart with 92 investments, followed by Partech (90) and High-Tech Gründerfonds (74), Kima Ventures (63), Balderton Capital (43), Octopus Investments (38) and EQT (38).
The most valuable company on 2018’s unicorn list is Bytedance, a Chinese machine learning content platform. Bytedance was valued at $75bn in its October fundraise in a round led by Softbank and joined by KKR and General Atlantic.
Fintech proved to be the most popular sector for investors, as consumer solutions aiming to revolutionise the banking and payments industry gained traction. Among the new unicorns born out of the rounds completed by Ant Financial or JD Finance in the second half of 2018 were N26, Plaid Technologies, Viva Republic and Monzo.
Autotech investment took second place with the highest number of VC investments in car-related businesses on record, totalling 355 vs. 325 in 2017, though total equity value raised was down to $13.5bn (€12bn) from a $25bn (€22bn) high in 2017, which was achieved after several mega-transactions by Softbank.
New autotech unicorn births included Aurora, Momenta, Xpeng and pony.ai.
FP Markets Awarded Best Forex Trading Tools 2023 by FXScouts
SYDNEY, Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — FP Markets has again been recognised for its outstanding trading solutions, receiving the Best Forex Trading Tools 2023 award from FXScouts. This accolade complements the company’s growing list of awards received this year, including ‘Best Trade Execution’ and ‘Most Transparent Broker’ at the Ultimate Fintech Awards APAC 2023. These prestigious awards further establish FP Markets as a leading broker dedicated to providing clients with the best possible trading experience. The company’s dedication to innovation is evident in its cutting-edge Trading Tools, which deliver a wide selection of features to assist traders and investors in navigating global financial markets more efficiently.
Founded in 2019, FxScouts.com is a well-known and respected organisation that helps traders discover top-rated Forex brokers. Boasting a global presence renowned for its rigorous and unbiased evaluation process, the company has independently tested and reviewed nearly 200 brokers and published wide-reaching Forex broker reviews.
Clients can access various Trading Tools with FP Markets, including Trading Central and Autochartist. Both are globally recognised powerhouses that deliver automated analytics. Additionally, traders can access a comprehensive Trader Toolbox for MT4 and MT5, a Trading Calculator designed with the trader in mind, and a suite of Trading Platforms, including MT4, MT5 and cTrader.
FP Markets Head of Content and Education, Aaron Hill, expressed his thoughts on the recent award, commenting: ‘This award recognises and highlights that the trader and investor’s needs come first at FP Markets, and the team are proud to have been acknowledged for their efforts. The ability to select from a wide range of trading tools to analyse and trade financial markets confidently and effectively is crucial for many traders and investors today. Gone are the days of sorting through charts to identify trading opportunities and manually calculating position size, margin and swap, for example. With FP Markets, you can employ easy-to-use Trading Tools to help streamline your trading process’.
Established in 2005, FP Markets is a Multi-Regulated Brand providing clients with over 10,000 tradable instruments across key asset classes and offers aggregate pricing across several top-tier liquidity providers. Additionally, FP Markets deliver Consistently Tight Spreads, Lightning Execution, Unmatched 24/7 Multilingual Customer Support, and various Account Types to suit all trading strategies and styles.
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- FP Markets is a Multi-Regulated Forex and CFDs Broker with over 18 years of industry experience.
- The company offers highly competitive interbank Forex spreads starting from 0.0 pips.
- Traders can choose from the leading powerful online trading platforms, including FP Markets’ Mobile App, MetaTrader 4, MetaTrader 5, WebTrader, cTrader, and Iress.
- The company’s outstanding 24/7 multilingual customer service has been recognised by Investment Trends and awarded ‘The Highest Overall Client Satisfaction Award’ over five consecutive years.
- FP Markets has been awarded the ‘Best Global Forex Value Broker’ for five consecutive years (2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023) at the Global Forex Awards.
- FP Markets has been awarded the ‘Best Forex Broker – Europe‘ and the ‘Best Forex Partners Programme – Asia‘ at the Global Forex Awards 2022 and 2023.
- FP Markets has been awarded ‘Best Trade Execution’ at the Ultimate Fintech Awards 2022.
- FP Markets crowned ‘Best CFD Broker in Africa‘ at FAME Awards 2023.
FP Markets Awarded ‘Best Trade Execution’ and ‘Most Transparent Broker’ at the Ultimate Fintech Awards APAC 2023
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Banco Safra Files Lawsuit to Prevent Americanas and Its Controlling Shareholders from Moving Forward with Deficient Restructuring Plan
SAO PAULO, Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — Banco Safra today filed suit to prevent Americanas (the “Company”) and its controlling shareholders from moving forward with a deficient recovery plan that it believes would be nullified by the Judiciary.
Americanas and its controlling shareholders, Lemann, Telles and Sicupira, have proposed a recovery plan that seeks to prevent creditors from continuing to investigate the true causes of the fraud perpetrated at the Company. Banco Safra believes this clause is an illegal effort by the Company and its controlling shareholders to avoid accountability for the fraud and are challenging the legality of the recovery plan.
In January 2023, Americanas named Sérgio Rial as Chief Executive Officer. Rial was new to Americanas. Less than 10 days into his new role, he uncovered what he and others believed to be a massive fraud multiple times larger than the company’s net equity, resulting in the company filing for insolvency protection. Lemann, Telles and Sicupira claim that they, like the Company’s creditors, are victims of the fraud and have asserted that they were not aware of any wrongdoing at the company. They have made this claim even though they and their children sat on the Board of Directors of Americanas and have been overseeing the company and working with the executives who allegedly perpetrated the fraud for over 20 years.
To substantiate this assertion, the Board of Directors of Americanas handpicked an “Independent Committee” to investigate the alleged fraud. This Committee reports to the very same Board that oversaw the Company when the fraud was committed and has the contradictory mandate of investigating the same individuals who appointed it. This is a blatant conflict of interest and incongruent with basic corporate governance standards.
The Company and the controlling shareholders have now presented a new recovery plan that would result in creditors being repaid a fraction of what they are contractually owed on a commitment not to litigate or investigate against the controlling shareholders and their families and other directors of Americanas.
The controlling shareholders have the financial resources to fully repay creditors for all funds lost. Instead, as part of the recovery plan, they have proposed a capital injection that amounts to less than one third of the total value of the fraud and an insignificant amount in relation to their assets. In a coercive attempt to avoid fulfilling their obligations, creditors must agree to end the investigations into the fraud to benefit from this capital injection.
This illegal clause is just one of multiple deficiencies Banco Safra believes should nullify the entire Americanas recovery plan as set forth in the suit we filed today.
Robert Siegfried / Ross Lovern
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Collagen Gummy Sales Propelled by Convenience, Taste, and Health Benefits to Reach US$378 Million by 2033 | Future Market Insights, Inc.
NEWARK, Del., Dec. 4, 2023 /PRNewswire/ — A study by FMI attributes the flourishing global collagen gummy market to rising consumer awareness of the convenience, palatability, and health benefits of collagen gummies. Key players are actively engaging in mergers and collaborations to develop innovative products and maintain their market dominance, ensuring a dynamic and competitive landscape.
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The global collagen gummy market value is projected to reach US$ 247 million in 2023 and US$ 378 million by 2033. Over the forecast period, global demand for collagen gummies is anticipated to surge at 4.3% CAGR.
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Several factors are expected to stimulate the growth of the collagen gummy market during the forecast period. These include growing awareness about the convenience, palatability, and health benefits of collagen gummies, rising health awareness, and easy availability through online platforms.
People worldwide are becoming aware about the health and cosmetic advantages of collagen supplement intake. As a result, demand for collagen gummies is rising significantly, and the trend is expected to continue through 2033.
Collagen gummies are believed to positively impact skin health, hair growth, joint health, and wound healing. This prompts people to consume these health supplements, bolstering their sales.
Rising health and wellness trends and interest in nutricosmetics will further boost the global collagen gummy industry. Similarly, new product launches and expanding e-commerce are expected to create growth prospects for collagen gummy companies.
Key companies are focusing on using celebrity endorsements to reach a wider audience and boost their sales. This will bode well for the target market.
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- The global collagen gummy market is set to total US$ 378 million in 2033.
- By flavor type, the berry segment is projected to hold a value share of 34% in 2023.
- Based on functionality, promoting skin health segment will likely account for about 25% of market share in 2023.
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- Demand for collagen gummies in India is anticipated to rise at a CAGR of 6.2%.
- The United States holds around 30.8% of the global market share.
- Sales of collagen gummies in the United Kingdom are predicted to increase at 5.6% CAGR through 2033.
- China is poised to exhibit a CAGR of 6.1% from 2023 to 2033.
“The global market for collagen gummies is expected to witness steady growth amid rising awareness about the benefits of collagen. Widespread advertising of processed collagen supplements by the manufacturers can be instrumental in boosting the popularity of collagen gummies in the low-income group countries,” says Nandini Roy Choudhury (Client Partner for Food & Beverages at Future Market Insights, Inc.).
Who is Winning?
The global collagen gummy market is highly consolidated, with most of suppliers concentrated in North America and Europe. However, the unavailability of sufficient sources of collagen in these regions is gradually shifting the business to Asian and African countries. This, in turn, has encouraged several regional collagen processing industries to enter the collagen gummy sector, which could diversify the market gradually.
Key players are adopting a wide variety of strategies to boost their sales and expand their global footprint. These include new product launches, mergers, celebrity endorsements, acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations.
Recent Developments in the Collagen Gummy Industry:
- In June 2020, Novomins Nutrition Inc. introduced its new product line of collagen gummies for its consumers. The company claims that the gummies contain hyaluronic acid, biotin, and vitamin C and are devoid of gluten and GMOs, artificial coloring, or sweeteners.
- In November 2020, a new startup was established as the first cell-based collagen and Gelatin Company named Jellatech. The company was founded by Stephanie Michelsen and Kylie van Deinsen-Hesp, who claim to make gelatin and collagen using cellular agriculture and without animal products.
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