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What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

spent a week in Europe a few weeks ago with our friend Eric who is a managing partner in a private equity firm. Venture Capital and Private Equity are very different investment disciplines. Venture Capital is minority investing. 2/ Private equity can’t afford to lose money on an investment.

Private Equity: Threat or Menace?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Private equity is under attack in Presidential politics. So, What is Private Equity, Exactly? That sure sounds bad.

What Private Equity Investors Want: 5 Metrics

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Private equity funds are numbers-driven. Investors use these five measurements to gauge the health of your company.

Can’t attract VC money? Buy a business with private equity

The Next Web

Venture capital investors are looking for different things than private equity investors. Entrepreneur raising money vc funding – Making Private Equity A Big Deal


Online platforms that connect startups and entrepreneurs are common, but one that connects private equity professionals? Not so.

Reasons For Surge In Mexico’s Private Equity Industry


For years Mexico lagged behind a lot of other Latin America countries when it came to private equity. Others Mexico private equity

6 Reasons to Choose a Strategic Buyer Over Private Equity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Then, I signed a letter of intent to sell 85 percent of Beryl to a Chicago private equity firm. Here's why. resisted at first.

Private Equity Investing: Secrets of Doing it Right (Part I)

Growthink Blog

Well, in most forms of angel and early-stage private equity investing, these breakdowns flow from a misunderstanding of the power and nature of outliers. Investing in early stage private companies can be great fun and you can make money beyond your wildest dreams if the stars are aligned right doing it…. And so on and so on.

Is Private Equity on Your Side?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

But for small business, private equity can work much differently than it does for big public companies. Then a pause.

Private Equity And Venture Capital Investors: How to Leverage Their Pessimistic Thinking

Growthink Blog

I speak to my friend Steve about once a month. And every few times we speak, he hits me with his latest new business idea. But most times it doesn't.

Lessons On Private Equity With Shri Iyer

Startup Houston

Someone like Shri Iyer. This week he offered guidance to a room filled with entrepreneurs and aspirations at Platform Houston.

'Evil' Private Equity Firms Pull Off a Twinkie Hail Mary

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Private equity firms can be plenty bad, but why try to slam them when they do good

SEC Enforcement Action Shows Regulatory Focus on Private Equity Managers

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q3 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In the third quarter of 2011, 13 Israeli private equity deals attracted $803 million, 26 percent above $637 million invested in 17 deals in the previous quarter, and 62 percent up from $495 million invested in 16 deals in Q3/2010.

Private Equity Bankrupted My Company

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Oreck used to be one of the biggest names in the vacuum cleaner business. Ten years after he sold his company, David Oreck reflects on what happened.

3 Tips to Avoid Selling Your Soul to Private Equity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Shazi Visram, CEO and founder of Happy Family, explains how to get through the growth phase--without resorting to private equity.

IVC-GKH: Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q1 2012

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Here are the findings of the IVC-GKH Quarterly Private Equity (PE) Survey conducted by IVC Research Center , which for more than 15 years has been at the forefront of private equity, high-tech, start-ups and venture capital research in Israel.

A Democrat's Defense of Romney & Private Equity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you are going to pick on a private equity firm for bad behavior and hubris (of which there is plenty), they are the last ones to select.

May 18: Young Jewish Professionals Private Equity/Hedge Fund Summit

David Teten

On Wednesday May 18th, the YJP, I, and some other colleagues will be hosting our Young Jewish Professionals Private Equity and Hedge Fund Summit.

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Applicability Of Large Trader Rules To Private Equity Advisers

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission (the " SEC ") has adopted Rule 13h-1 (the " Rule ") under the Securities Exchange Act of 1934 with respect to large trader registration. The Rule requires persons that qualify as a "large trader" to file Form 13H with the SEC to receive a large trader identification number (a " LTID ").

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Private Equity Firms to Acquire Solar Winds for $4.5 Billion


SolarWinds announced Wednesday that it has entered into an agreement to be acquired by Silver Lake Partners and Thoma Bravo, private equity firms. percent higher than the […] The post Private Equity Firms to Acquire Solar Winds for $4.5 billion in cash. That price is about 43.5 Austin Solarwinds

What You Need to Know About Private Equity

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

If you're a growing company, or you're partnering with other growing companies, you're likely dealing with private equity investors.

Conference Notes on Sourcing Deal Flow & Developing New Business for Private Equity

David Teten

I enjoyed participating in last week’s Capital Roundtable Private Equity Masterclass on “ Best Practices for Sourcing Quality Deal Flow & Developing New Business ” (May 26 th , 2011). Otherwise, private owners tend to have unrealistic expectations or an arbitrary sale price expectation. Richard J. Robert P.

Template Startup Financial Model

David Teten

Here you will see listed assets, liabilities, and equity. Private Equity Public MarketsMore on this in a later blog post.

April 4-Innovation in Private Company Liquidity-Online Merger Markets, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO

David Teten

Peter Lehrman, CEO, AxialMarkets Peter is Founder and CEO of AxialMarket, an online M&A marketplace connecting qualified privately held companies.

Build a Winning Private Equity Partnership

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Have you built a successful relationship with your private equity investor? That's not as easy as it may sound. Find the right investor.

Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q2 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

IVC Reports: Private equity deals drop 16% in the first half of 2011. Israeli private equity deals by type. Figure 1).

IVC - Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q1 2011

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Summary of Israeli Private Equity Deals - Q1 2011. Private equity deal value at $216 million in Q1 2011. Figure 1).

When Private Equity Is a Bad Deal

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Financial investors, like private equity groups, are in the business of buying and selling companies. Where do you start?

Siklu Raises $19 Million for Cheaper Wireless Bandwidth

VC Cafe

Israeli startup Siklu Wireless Communications has raised a series B round of $19 million led by new investors Amiti Ventures , Qualcomm Ventures and  joined by all existing investors: DFJ- Tamir Fishman Ventures , Evergreen Venture Partners and Argonaut Private Equity. We’re looking forward to working with Siklu.”.

More Cash for Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Indiegogo

David Teten

Currently, these Crowdfunding sites don’t give donors any equity in the companies. We love the added value Indiegogo creates for fundraisers.

Will Private Equity Firms Be Exempted From SEC Registration Rules?

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Moves to amend the US's Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act - the voluminous and wide-ranging response to the financial crisis that passed into law last summer - were widely reported in the press this week, and they caught the attention of the European private equity industry. March 18, 2011. SJ Berwin LLP.

Considering ILPA Private Equity Principles

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Last year the Institutional Limited Partners Association (ILPA), a voluntary organization dedicated to the interests of institutional limited partners in private equity funds, released its Private Equity Principles. By Attorneys at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Joshua B. Deringer, John J. Emslie, Neil K. Haimm and F. Neil K.

How to Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies

David Teten

Partner with a private equity fund to find a company to buy or found. - Get a job at a private equity/venture capital portfolio company.

Is Private Equity Right For Your Business?

Fresh Inc.: The Staff Blog

Private equity's been getting a bad rap recently. The downside: Private equity is expensive. Does her or she listen?

Where Are The Potential Business Investors — And What Do They Want?


Advice For The Young At Heart business financing financing Kristen Gramigna private equity They aren’t exclusive to Silicon Valley types.

Venture Geeks Launches New Startup Accelerator Program in Tel Aviv

VC Cafe

The cost for startups is 10% of their equity. The incubator got $5 million in funding from GKVentures I, a US-based private equity fund. Geekmedia VentureGeek Auto Draft equity funding Genesis Partners incubator Israeli startups private equity fund startup accelerator program y combinator

New Meetup on Building Tech Tools for Private Equity+VC Investors

David Teten

Our meetup is focused on how to use technology to enhance investing in private markets, including VC, growth, buyout, and distressed. Join here.

Private Equity and Social Media

David Teten

I’m giving a talk next month on “ How Private Equity Funds Raise Capital and Source Deals with Social Media” at Terrapinn’s Private Equity Latin America & Real Estate Latin America conference in Miami.  I discuss this topic in more depth in an earlier article I wrote. Sample Uses of Social Media. 1. Raise capital.

Crisis Shmisis: Q2 2010 Closes with 40 deals and more than $400 million raised in Israel (Deal Summary)

VC Cafe

TASE:MAYN) Infinity Private Equity Fund; Suzhou Ventures Group Co., FIE Investment Management LLP;Forum International Equity Fund Ltd. -.