Venture capital is undergoing profound global shifts, including a dramatic rise in investments into Asia. With various alternative-investment leadership roles over the past decade, Vistra’s Caroline Baker has been well-positioned to witness these changes. In this interview, she discusses how Chinese investors are influencing the VC landscape, why Southeast Asia is such a popular investment target, and more.
Vistra’s Pete Doyle has helped companies expand into the UK for nearly three decades. In this interview, he talks about evolving corporate expansion strategies, the top risks of operating in the UK, why complying with VAT requirements has an outsized importance for multinationals, and more.
Leaders from the G7 countries concluded their annual three-day summit yesterday. A storyline involving France, the U.S., digital taxation and wine tariffs illuminates some of the most important economic issues of our time.
Exactly 20 years after they started, representatives from the European Union and Mercosur concluded negotiations on one of the biggest trade deals in history. The EU is the South American bloc’s first major trade partner, and the new agreement is the largest ever for both sides.
Brazil endured a difficult recession a few years ago and continues to experience headwinds. But it remains the eighth-largest economy in the world and an appealing destination market for multinationals. Marcelo Borgheti, Vistra’s Brazil Managing Director, has helped companies expand into and operate in Brazil for more than 30 years. He explains how and why Brazil’s economic landscape is changing and why multinationals still want get in on this huge, emerging market.
To understand what it takes for a private equity firm to successfully build and manage a portfolio of companies in today’s fast-paced, evolving market and regulatory landscape, we interviewed Charlotte Hultman, group commercial director for Vistra's Corporate and Private Clients division for Europe and the Americas.
EU authorities agreed on a framework for screening foreign direct investment. The agreement isn't binding but investors need to understand its basic elements and how it fits into a global trend of tightening FDI restrictions.