TFTF | Apr 30, 2021


The fortnight thus far

Reports & resources we loved in the last 15 days, once every 15 days.


Issue #54


Apr 30, 2021

1

Venture Capital Funding Headline Report Q1 2021

US-based, VC-backed companies are off to a strong start in 2021 after raising over $62B in Q1’21, up 117% YoY from Q1’20. YTD funding is nearly half of total funding in 2020, setting a strong pace for the rest of the year. Uncover the latest trends in venture capital funding & the top 5 US deals of Q1’21.

[ CB Insights > Full report here:

https://www.cbinsights.com/research/report/venture-capital-q1-2021/ ]

2

Working Capital Management Report 2021- India

Businesses in India saw an increase of 6 days in the cash-to-cash cycle and 69% of companies extended their payables to offset the effects of the pandemic on working capital. What are the best strategies businesses can adopt to free up potential cash opportunity of INR5.2 trillion tied up in working capital?

[ EY > Full report here:

https://assets.ey.com/content/dam/ey-sites/ey-com/en_in/topics/strategy-transactions/2021/working-capital-management-report-2021.pdf?download ]

3

Indian Economy Insights

India’s GDP growth is predicted in the range of 7.7-13.7% in FY22. The agriculture sector witnessed growth owing to the increase in tractor & fertilizer sales (with an avg. YoY growth of26.5%). Know more about how Services, Manufacturing, and other sectors are accelerating economic recovery.

[ KPMG > Full report here :

https://home.kpmg/in/en/home/insights/2021/04/indian-economy-insights.html#:~:text=Indian%20Economy%20Insights%20Indian%20Economy,%2C%20indicators%20that%20point... ]

4

Immunity-Boosting Beverages: The New Answer in Asia Pacific

With a pandemic-induced focus on immunity, beverage companies are turning to immune-support beverages. Within APAC, retail sales of not-from-concentrate (NFC) 100% juice is projected to reach US$2.9 billion in 2025. Explore the emerging categories for immune support beverages in APAC.

[ Euromonitor > Full report here:

https://blog.euromonitor.com/immunity-boosting-beverages-the-new-answer-in-asia-pacific/?amp ]

5

Special Purpose Acquisition Companies- Spring 2021

Since January 1, 2020, 89 de-SPAC transactions have been completed, totalling over $145 billion of transaction enterprise value. Asia-Pacific-focused SPACs make up the largest share of geographically focused SPACs. Further, delve into the promising SPAC market statistics in this report.

[ Duff & Phelps > Full report here:

https://www.duffandphelps.com/insights/publications/m-and-a/special-purpose-acquisition-companies-market-report-fall-2020 ]

6

4 Steps to Maintain your Firm’s Competitive Edge

Cloud software ranked as the 2nd most prevalent technology that businesses are budgeting for, behind finance and accounting technology. Maintaining a competitive edge amid challenges like evolving regulations, greater client demands, and a shrinking talent pool is crucial. Here’s how.

[ Thomson Reuters > Full report here:

https://tax.thomsonreuters.com/en/accounting-solutions/c/are-you-maintaining-your-firms-competitive-edge ]

Every article here has had 100s of hours of effort that have gone into making this relevant, insightful and concise. Due credit and thanks to all these professionals and organizations who toiled to put together these insights, of such high quality, for the use of businesses across the world.