Dealing with distress – Investing and operating in a turbulent environment
The Covid-19 pandemic has shaken the global education market to its core. In the K12 sector, specifically, across the world school groups and their investors face myriad operational challenges and mounting financial pressures.
Many pre-coronavirus trends – rising operational costs, growing competition, dwindling financial reserves and weakening commercial positions – have only been accelerated by the ongoing crisis. Some schools were unable to survive the first wave of the pandemic; those that remain now face a ‘second spike’ – and with it a raft of new complexities. What does all of this mean for K12 operators and the range of investors behind them?
EducationInvestor Global‘s editor, Josh O’Neill, hosts this webinar in partnership with Clyde & Co exploring various approaches to a distressed marketplace that is rife with opportunities and pitfalls in equal measure.
Key points of discussion:
Perspectives on cost management and internal restructuring
Distressed M&A and deal-making
Valuing distressed assets and pricing more generally
Strategies for non-performing assets
Private equity plays
Stock take on state of the global market
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Venture capital deal flow in foodtech
NutritionInvestor’s webinar series returns with editor Murielle Gonzalez joined by a panel of experts in investing and funding foodtech companies to explore the emerging segments with the most investment potential, the disruptive technologies to produce the food of the future, and the outlook for the categories that have been attracting venture capital this year.
About the panel:
Nadav Berger of PeakBridge is a foodtech VC pioneer. PeakBridge is a fund management company currently managing Newtrition, a Series A-plus foodtech fund.
Benoît Buntinx, director of business creation at EIT Food, oversees initiatives that promote innovation and connect start-ups with food corporations
Brian Frank of FTW Ventures has been an angel investor in the foodtech space since 2016. FTW Ventures has invested in several alternative protein start-ups, including duckweed innovator Plantible.
Alex Frederick, emerging technology analyst at PitchBook, has been tracking deal flow in the foodtech space for the past two years.
View the recorded webinar here
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