Capital Markets are Evolving


The Private Capital Shift
While the structural opportunities appear largely the same, the underlying dynamics of the global capital market are evolving. We see this manifested in the global decrease in mid to small cap securities offerings and the growth of the $1bill+ megadeals. From peak to trough, the current US market has seen a dramatic reduction (81%) in the number of IPO’s per year when compared to the mid 1990’s. Read More…

Smart Contracts & Blockchain


Distributed ledger or blockchain’s great innovation is the ability to create distinct digital objects without the need for a central organizing authority. To do this, all participants in a network of unrelated parties manage equally-valid and continuously updated copies of a record of all transactions on the blockchain, making changes only possible with community consensus.

There are several well-adopted blockchain protocols, each with their own particular strengths and weaknesses. These include names such as Etherium, Stellar, Bitcoin, Ripple, Hyperledger, and others. Each of these has their own native coin and many allow for the creation of tokens within their blockchain Read More…