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January 19, 2018 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Cryptocurrencies – Intrinsic Value & Practical Points

Bitcoin and other cryptocurrencies have an opportunity to completely transform the global monetary system, advancing the concept of money to new levels of innovation and transactional efficiency (along with other applications).

Below, I make the case that virtual currencies can have legitimate, inherent value precisely because enough people say they do. I also discuss a few practical limitations of virtual currencies, as they stand today (in early 2018). Specifically: volatility, mining and tax treatment.

Imbuing Value to Virtual Currencies

People frequently describe cryptocurrencies as “not real” and lacking intrinsic value. In other words, people feel the value is “just made up”. This, of course, is true. But it’s also true of all global currencies, including the U.S. dollar.

January 11, 2018 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Saving Searches & Creating Alerts

Save your searches on to stay abreast of changes in the marketplace and to find new entrants into sectors you are tracking. This is especially useful if you are just starting the marketing phase of your deal. Watch the quick video below to see how this works.


Any new results added to the database that match your search filter will be flagged for you. If you turn on the Alerts feature, we’ll send you an email notification (on Friday) to alert you of new search results. If there’s nothing new, no email is sent.

December 14, 2017 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Public Companies – by Sector

Private equity firms currently hold ~700 positions in publicly-traded companies. Nearly three-fourths of these positions are in the healthcare, consumer services, technology, finance and energy sectors. Private equity investments in healthcare companies is the largest sector focus (32% of investments).

Private Equity Investments in Public Companies by Sector

Update: Read our follow-on study showing Private Equity Investments in Public Healthcare Companies