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MENLO — The 124th Pacific County Fair was all but canceled due to the covid-19 pandemic and the county’s concerns for citizen safety. In theor…

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SEATTLE, Dec. 15, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, today released its 2021 US Private Equity Outlook, which details predictions for private equity (PE) activity and performance in 2021. This past year defied expectations for most investors and PE managers were no exception. Dealmaking nearly ground to a halt in March but has since recovered rather quickly. Fundraising is on track for another strong year, although emerging managers have had a difficult time in a virtual environment. Exits have also slowed, but there are potential bright spots in the IPO market. Despite the widespread business disruption caused by the pandemic, private market transactions multiples have remained stubbornly high. Heading into 2021, there is ongoing uncertainty from the coronavirus pandemic as lockdowns persist in parts of the world and widespread vaccine distribution will take time. Nevertheless, PitchBook analysts predict fundraising will surpass the $316.9 billion high-water mark set in 2019 as institutional investors allocate more to PE.

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SEATTLE, Dec. 14, 2020 /PRNewswire/ -- PitchBook, the premier data provider for the private and public equity markets, today released its 2021 US Venture Capital Outlook report, which details predictions for venture capital (VC) activity and performance in 2021. Following a tumultuous year and several macro headwinds, the VC industry is undergoing a period of transformation and innovation, which has only been accelerated by the coronavirus pandemic. There has been a concerted effort to look beyond traditional VC hubs and develop new ways to capitalize startups. Additionally, the types of securities and investment vehicles are changing as the popularity of non-dilutive financing options surged amid the pandemic. The continued tendency of companies to stay private longer has led established VCs to not only fund massive private rounds but also adapt strategies as they transition to public markets via special purpose acquisition companies (SPACs). Nontraditional investors have also evolved their strategies in the VC space and now represent a main driver in the market. These are broadly encouraging changes for the VC industry and necessary to foster continued expansion in 2021.

LONG BEACH — Longtime Peninsula resident Mardell (Booi) Bullis, 65, passed away peacefully in her sleep at her home in Long Beach, surrounded …

A La Nina weather pattern is likely to cause a cold, wet winter, a forecaster says.