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Deals: horizontal consolidatoins, and PEs on the sideline

Deals: horizontal consolidatoins, and PEs on the sideline

The Daily Stack
April 29, 2020

The sharp drop in deal data uncannily lined up with the day SF's shelter-in-place order went into effect. 

While the sharp dropoff in deal count is symptomatic of the Covid-19 disruption, some other trends are long in the making. 

Horizontal consolidations have been trending up and PEs have been on the sideline since 2019 with a historical amount of dry powder. Read more.

The Airbnb coronavirus loss is not only felt by the company itself, but also millions of its hosts and super-hosts. Tantalizing Youtube and Facebook content on getting rich quick with short term rentals now left millions on the hook for mortgage payments. Could it be a real estate glut after all? 

What does a reopening look like? Waffle House might just be the litmus test. Famed for its resilience, the franchise now is testing the water for the entire nation. Check out Waffle House's profile. Read more


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Funding & Deal Highlights:

Brain Corp nabs $36m Series D
ForwardX Robotics Raises $15 Million in New Funding Round
Erasca Raises $200 Million Series B Financing
Medici raises $24 million as telehealth demand surges
GV joins $50 million round in Rome Therapeutics to research cancer cures
Compass Pathways Closes $80M Series B Funding
Altair Acquisitions Acquires Wildtree, Healthy Alternative Meal Solution Company
Genalyte Expands Laboratory Services Offering with Acquisition of BaseHealth
The Closing Exchange Raises Funding from Decathlon Capital Partners
Flueid Software Corp. Secures Strategic Investment Led by Aquiline Technology Growth
JCR Pharmaceuticals announces Completion of Acquisition of ArmaGen, Inc.

Startup Q2 funding trends so far
Funding flew into later-stage companies.  [Read More]
M&A deal trends: PE on the sideline
More horizontal deals, PEs sitting on the sideline. [Read More]
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