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October 06, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investment in Cloud Computing

Before the era of personal computers, companies used “Mainframes” for large centralized computing. In the 1970s and ’80s, individual users could access the Mainframe from the terminal on their desk. The rise of the personal computer placed the computing power and storage on our desks. Hence, the term “desktop computer”.

In a sense, cloud computing is a return to the Mainframe style of computing. That is, accessing remote resources (servers, databases, digital storage capacity, software, etc.) over the internet through the terminal of our personal computers.

By sharing large pools of resources, cloud computing offers advantages of reduced cost, increased scalability, massive computing power, and greater reliability.

Cloud computing also enables flexibility with remote work practices, a common theme in 2020. This general transition to cloud computing coupled with the accelerated shift to remote work has created a surge in the already-growing, global cloud computing industry.

While there are many private equity investments in companies that offer cloud-based, SaaS solutions, surprisingly, we do not see many recent private equity investments in the pure cloud computing space.

September 08, 2020 No Comments Author: Andy Jones

Private Equity Investments in Telemedicine, Telehealth & Virtual Healthcare

In recent years, many basic healthcare interactions have been moving to virtual health services – telehealth or remote video health services. The spread of the coronavirus has accelerated the trend.

Private equity firms early to invest in telehealth portfolio companies have benefited from the sudden and significant increased demand for telemedicine and related remote healthcare services.

Which private equity firms capitalized on this shift in momentum with more than one portfolio company in the virtual health space?