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Recently, we’ve pored over materials covering inflation, central bank policy, geopolitics, and what they mean for our outlook and portfolio positioning.

Carbon Regulations May Have Far-Reaching Effects

The social cost of carbon (SCC) is a theoretical price tag that represents the damage of emitting one additional ton of CO2 or analogous greenhouse gases.

Endgame Raises $30M in Series B Round

Venice-based software company Endgame Labs Inc. has raised $30 million in Series B financing, the company announced Feb. 8.

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Beatbread Raises $34 Million in Seed Round Funding

BeatBread Limited completed its first seed round Feb. 9, bringing the total raised for the music funding platform to more than $34 million.

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Investment Bank Sage Group Partners With London Finance Firm

The Sage Group, a West Los Angeles-based independent investment bank, announced on Feb. 9 that it has formed a partnership with the London-based corporate finance firm Spayne Lindsay & Co.

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Butterfly Equity Sells Majority Stake in Orgain to Nestle Health Science

Beverly Hills-based private equity firm Butterfly Equity has agreed to sell its majority stake in Orgain, a leading plant-based nutritional platform.

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Corridor Capital Sells Majority Stake in Nationwide Appraisal Company

Sawtelle-based Corridor Capital has sold Nationwide Property & Appraisal Services, a portfolio company, to Bahrain-based Arcapita Group Holdings for an undisclosed sum.

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Oaktree Capital Management Closes $3 Billion Fund

Downtown-based Oaktree Capital Management has closed its third global real estate fund and related vehicles, with commitments of roughly $3 billion.

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Financial Institutions: The Digital Age

The 2022 Money Issue

Although there are some pandemic trends bankers can’t wait to say goodbye to, the digital transformation of the industry is here to stay.

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The 2022 Money Issue Financial Institutions Directory

See a comprehensive directory of Los Angeles financial institutions and the contact information for their top local executives in the 2022 Money Issue.

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Investment Banks: Buying In

The 2022 Money Issue

Some investment firms might still be skeptical of nonfungible tokens, but Hollywood is chock-full of true believers.

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The 2022 Money Issue Investment Banks Directory

See a comprehensive directory of Los Angeles investment bank, banking executives and their contact information in the 2022 Money Issue.

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SBA Lenders: Survive to Thrive

The 2022 Money Issue

Despite the pandemic setbacks, businesses are brimming with optimism and opportunity, and the focus is now shifting from “survive” to “thrive.”

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The 2022 Money Issue SBA Lenders Directory

See a comprehensive directory of Los Angeles SBA lenders and their contact information in the 2022 Money Issue.

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Money Managers: Hard to Top

The 2022 Money Issue

This year might end up being a step back for money management firms and their super-rich clients, if for no other reason than the fact that 2021 will prove hard to top.

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