The market has seen a sharp adoption of sectors that have been accelerated by COVID-19, such as big data, cloud, cybersecurity, digital healthcare, fintech, education, internet of things, and space. The rapid growth, along with the macroeconomic conditions of low rates and the Fed signaling higher inflation, has led to a rise in private investing across these industries. Additionally, the IPO market has seen its greatest success in 2020 with many new companies entering the public markets with large upside gains.
With that being said, Bull & Bear has a deep network and ties to some of the world’s biggest and brightest private companies. In turn, we provide our clients access to opportunities that are not found in the public markets. Our direct investment funds offer investors a chance to invest in high growth, world renowned, companies before they are traded publicly.
Investing in the secondary market is often one of the best ways to unlock tremendous investment returns, as supply is low and demand is high. Additionally, when liquidity events occur, the majority of the investment gains occur before the public can get shares. With Bull & Bear’s direct investment funds, investors are able to capture that return that would not be attainable once the shares are public.
Bull & Bear’s latest investment was in SpaceX. SpaceX, founded by Tesla CEO Elon Musk, is an aviation and aerospace company that designs, manufactures, and launches advanced rockets and spacecraft. With this investment we see tremendous potential as they continue to revolutionize the aerospace industry and re-imagine space exploration.
Another private equity opportunity that Bull & Bear invested in is AirBnb. AirBnb is a vacation rental online marketplace that operates in over 191 countries and has over 5.6 million listings.
Palantir is a fast growing and stable SaaS (Software as a Service) company that functions in the government and commercial verticals. It offers software for data integration, information management and quantitative analytics.