Top 5 Takeaways from SVCA’s New Year Get-Together: Behind Us, Before Us.

January 28, 2021

 

2020 was tough for fundraising particularly cultivating new LP relationships, hence rollout of new investment strategies was held back, but as travel restrictions remain, GPs should persevere and keep calling on the LPs in town.

There was a significant pause in new deal/investment activity in Q2 of 2020 but a visible recovery in H2 is expected to continue through 2021.

Unprecedented volumes of SPACs may actually be an exit avenue and will continue to do so; SPACs likely to keep up the competition for deals.

Consumer tech is the flavour of the times we live in, and will continue to gain traction going forward. Beyond tech, F&B could make a comeback.

While most see flexible working arrangement continuing, GPs also recognise the importance of having boots on the ground for deal sourcing, DD etc.