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What VC Can Learn From Private Equity

A VC : Venture Capital and Technology

I spent a week in Europe a few weeks ago with our friend Eric who is a managing partner in a private equity firm. I’ve also had the pleasure of working on a board of one of our portfolio companies with a private equity investor who is making a few minority investments. Venture Capital and Private Equity are very different investment disciplines. 2/ Private equity can’t afford to lose money on an investment.

6 Ways to Get Noticed By One of the World's Largest Private Equity Firms

Inc Startups

Mizzen+Main announced an investment from the Growth Fund of L Catterton, the largest consumer-focused private equity firm in the world. Startup – Making Private Equity A Big Deal


Online platforms that connect startups and entrepreneurs are common, but one that connects private equity professionals? But DealMarket ( ), launched in March this year, looks set to be the way that private equity and investment types will work in the future.

Private Equity: Threat or Menace?

Inc Startups

Private equity is under attack in Presidential politics. If you let that affect your decision to accept private equity capital, you're out of your mind. What is surprising, though, is that the target of one of the attack ads is private equity.

What Private Equity Investors Want: 5 Metrics

Inc Startups

Private equity funds are numbers-driven. Private equity managers view this “professionalization” of a company’s systems as something that will help it sell your company to the next larger, more sophisticated financial buyer.

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. As well as this, their private equity investments have surpassed the likes of Russia and Turkey – meaning that the nation is slowly but surely becoming a real force.

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. Once in a while, the idea has merit. But most times it doesn't. The other day Steve told me his latest idea. I could barely mutter two words in reply when he cut me off. "I

What Private Equity Sharks Can Teach You

Inc Startups

On September 13, I attended The Capital Roundtable , the redoubtable private equity community conference headed by the august and avuncular Burt Alimansky. So what does successful private equity thinking offer us entrepreneurs?

Lessons On Private Equity With Shri Iyer

Startup Houston

When it comes to private equity, you want advice from someone well respected in the industry; someone with strategic insight and the experience to back it. a New York-based private equity firm, Iyer understands the startup world and the importance of value creation for investors.

Is Selling to Private Equity a Victory or a Defeat?

Inc Startups

Entrepreneurs regularly ask whether or not they should sell their company to a private-equity firm and is it a victory or a defeat when they do.

6 Reasons to Choose a Strategic Buyer Over Private Equity

Inc Startups

Then, I signed a letter of intent to sell 85 percent of Beryl to a Chicago private equity firm. I found private equity firms to be focused much more on a short-term financial return, which could force decisions that are not in the best long-term interest of a business.

SEC Enforcement Action Shows Regulatory Focus on Private Equity Managers

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

On August 29, 2011, the Securities and Exchange Commission took action against a principal partner (the "Partner") of a registered investment adviser to several private equity funds. [1]

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. Israeli private equity funds accounted for 40 percent of Q3/2011's activity, mostly reflecting Israel Infrastructure Fund's buyout of Derech Eretz Highways for $208 million

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. The Survey reviews Israeli private equity deals involving Israeli and foreign PE funds and other investors - both Israeli and foreign.

Is Private Equity on Your Side?

Inc Startups

But for small business, private equity can work much differently than it does for big public companies. Get ready to hear a lot more about the world of private equity. Then, “We need an equity partner.”

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 "). Large traders must identify themselves in future transactions to broker-dealers through which they trade, using their 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 Under the terms of the deal, SolarWinds stockholders will receive $60.10 per share, worth a total buyout of about $4.5 billion in cash. That price is about 43.5

For Equity Investors, A Startup Has To End To Win

Startup Professionals Musings

Yet one of the first things a potential equity investor asks about is your exit strategy. Equity investments are not loans, so there is no loan payback period or interest payments. Find a private equity firm or friendly individual.

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. Glickman, Resilience Capital Partners LLC Luke Johnson, Platinum Equity LLC Robert B. Zubin Avari, Charter Oak Equity LP Christopher A.

Template Startup Financial Model

David Teten

Here you will see listed assets, liabilities, and equity. A key point here is that future capital raises will dilute current shareholders, so this model will allow you to see what a final equity share percentage will be after your desired funding stages. Private Equity Public Markets

Private Equity Bankrupted My Company

Inc Startups

Now, a decade after Oreck, then an 80-year-old entrepreneur, and his family sold the business to a private equity company, Oreck the company has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy. "We Oreck used to be one of the biggest names in the vacuum cleaner business.

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

Inc Startups

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

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

Successful private companies such as Facebook and Zynga now have active secondary markets in their stock, blurring the meaning of their ‘private’ status. Over the last decade, Dan has served on more than a dozen public and private company boards.

3 Tips to Avoid Selling Your Soul to Private Equity

Inc Startups

Shazi Visram, CEO and founder of Happy Family, explains how to get through the growth phase--without resorting to private equity. What about private equity? Here are her tips on getting through the growth phase--without selling your soul to private equity.

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. Anil Khatod, Managing Director of Argonaut Private Equity adds: “Data explosion, driven by growth of smart phones and tablets, necessitates need for cost-effective and reliable carriage of data.

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. GKH), a leading Israeli corporate law firm specializing in M&A, joint ventures, venture capital, equity and debt financing. Israeli private equity deals by type. Israeli private equity funds.

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. GKH) , a leading Israeli corporate law firm specializing in M&A, joint ventures, venture capital and equity and debt financing.

A Democrat's Defense of Romney & Private Equity

Inc Startups

But he praises Mitt Romney's work at Bain Capital and the private equity industry as a whole. 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.

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

What You Need to Know About Private Equity

Inc Startups

If you're a growing company looking for funding from angel, venture, or other private equity investors, understanding their objectives will help you find the right match. Why is everybody "owned" by private equity these days? for private equity-funded buyouts.

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. One of the proposals would create a new exemption for advisers to "private equity funds" from the requirement to register with the SEC by 21 July 2011.

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. Since then, the Principles have received the endorsement of more than 100 of the largest and most influential institutional private equity investors. By Attorneys at Drinker Biddle & Reath LLP Joshua B. Deringer, John J. Emslie, Neil K.

More Cash for Entrepreneurs, Crowdfunding, and Indiegogo

David Teten

As Steve Case has said, it’s ridiculous that anyone can gamble and be guaranteed to lose money, but there are strict regulations around who can invest in early-stage private companies and earn (in some cases) a 27% IRR on their capital. *.

How to Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies

David Teten

I’m delivering a webinar next Tuesday for Harvard Business School Career Services on “How to Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Portfolio Companies” Among the topics I’m covering: - Raise capital from a venture capital fund to found a company.

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

VC Cafe

May 31, 2010 - SimilarGroup (formerly known as SimilarWeb ) announced that it has raised $1 million in its series A round of funding from Naftali Investments, Docor International, Yossi Vardi, Omer Kaplan, Liron Rose, and private investors. Viola Private Equity Buyer Funds: 28.

Build a Winning Private Equity Partnership

Inc Startups

If you're thinking about private equity as a source of funding for your growing business, it's important to find private equity partnership that will help, not hinder, your growth. Have you built a successful relationship with your private equity investor?

Startup compensation: flat salaries and equity/options work best

The Equity Kicker

With those caveats the best structures are flat salaries and a share of the equity. The share of equity only pays out a small percentage of the time and is far in the future which makes it imperfect as an incentive, but it is great for aligning everyone around building value and for creating a shared sense of ownership. Hat tip to Gail McManus of PER , a recruitment firm for private equity professionals.

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


Though you’ve likely heard of other businesses who’ve grown with the help of private investors, the trick is often identifying who are these people are — and what they consider worthy of their capital investment. by Kristen Gramigna, Chief Marketing Officer for BluePay.

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. Membership in the Meetup is open exclusively to: Institutional investors in private markets (VC, growth, buyout, distressed, etc.)