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Fasanara Launches Sports Lending Fund, Private Debt Demand, EU Data Privacy, BNPL Boon & More





Fasanara has a front row seat to the evolving asset class of Fintech Lending and investing in the Digital Future. We’re constantly assimilating information, speaking with innovators, and developing our theses. Here’s a selection of important topics Fasanara has been discussing internally.




In this edition:


  • Fasanara Capital partners with Tifosy to launch Sports Lending Fund

  • Allocators want private credit. Here’s where they’re getting it

  • The EU digital strategy: The impact of data privacy on global business

  • Is ‘Buy Now, Pay Later’ entering a new, less controversial, era?

  • Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz invested more in fintech than any other sector in 2022.




 

Fasanara Capital partners with Tifosy to launch Sports Lending Fund.



Fasanara Capital, which oversees $4 billion of assets, will work with boutique Tifosy Capital & Advisory to lend to clubs, targeting a maximum fund size of $500 million. Investors will be paid back from future income streams, such as player transfers or ticket sales.





 



Allocators want private credit. Here’s where they’re getting it.



Institutional investors are increasingly interested in private credit — and managers are taking note.


According to Coalition Greenwich, more than half of institutions have already put money to work in private credit. Approximately 40 percent of those institutions are planning to increase their slate of managers over the next three years.



 



The EU digital strategy: The impact of data privacy on global business.



The data regulations in the European Union (EU) have recently received significant attention specifically due to the advent of the General Data Protection Regulation and the rulings around Schrems II—whereby the Court of Justice of the European Union found that the protection of personal data had limitations due to domestic law in the United States—as well as the access and use by US public authorities of personal data transferred from the EU, and recent developments such as e-privacy.




 


Is ‘buy now, pay later’ entering a new, less controversial, era?



In the near future Klarna, Zilch and other ‘buy now, pay later’ providers will have to abide by new rules set out by the UK government as new competitors also enter the BNPL space. The results will be interesting.




 



Sequoia and Andreessen Horowitz invested more in fintech than any other sector in 2022.



Storied venture firms Sequoia Capital and Andreessen Horowitz (a16z) invested more in fintech than any other category in 2022, according to research from CB Insights. I’m not going to lie — upon learning this, my fintech-loving ears perked up.


Sequoia apparently was fairly active overall last year despite the global downturn, with over 100 investments. And fintech represented nearly a quarter of the firm’s deals.




 




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