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LBO: Break Up Fees

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Facing overpayment risk due to excessive competition among potential financial partners, the LBO funds have adopted a variety of strategies to counteract this problem, including searching outside the borders of the United States for opportunities.

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LBO: Antidilution Protection For Investors

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In the "modern era" of venture capital (1970 and beyond) the so–called anti–dilution provisions have become increasingly important. Like so many words in the glossary of venture capital, "dilution" has multiple meanings.

LBO: Prepackaged Bankruptcies

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The emergence of Southland Corporation from Chapter 11 after six months in the bankruptcy court brings to the fore an old, but until the late 1980s little used, strategy of bankruptcy practice: the so-called "prepackaged plan."

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LBO: Note on No Shop/No Solicit

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

The surge of capital into funds styling themselves as venture funds, and the fact that a number of erstwhile venture funds now are closer, in their appetites for deals, to buyout funds means that the VCs are seeking ways to mimic the buyout/M&A protective provisions: "no shop, no solicitation" clauses with teeth in them

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LBO Primer: Recapitalizations

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Recapitalizations accomplish several of the purposes of a leveraged buyout except for an entire change in ownership. Thus, existing shareholders retain a share of the value inherent in the leveraging process the upside potential when, as and if acquisition debt is paid down from post-closing cash flows and asset sales

Why I Did Not Join Bain Capital

Thinking About Thinking

My friend politely informed me that Bain Capital was not a venture capital firm (at that time), rather they were a leveraged buyout (LBO) firm. I started to learn about what LBO firms do. These traits would be true more generically of any LBO firm relative to any VC firm. It’s where the best of the best went.

LBO: Attempts to Step Up Basis and Avoid Double Taxation

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

One obvious gambit to eliminate tax at the corporate level is, in the appropriate instance, for the Target to be or convert from a taxpaying C Corporation to, an S Corporation, a so-called, pass-through entity in that tax is not imposed on income at the entity (in this case the corporate) level.

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LBO: Taxable Stock Purchase

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

LBOs and other restructurings generally involve taxable exchanges-cash or cash and notes to the sellers in exchange for their shares or to the Target in exchange for its assets

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LBO: Fiduciary Duties of Controlling Persons

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

According to a celebrated authority, "fiduciary duty" means a duty, implied in law, of "the finest loyalty" to another party in certain business relationships. Judge Cardozo's opinion in the landmark case, Meinhard v.

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A Venture Capital History Perspective From Jack Tankersley

Feld Thoughts

Also in the 80’s, the megafunds were created (at the time defined as $100 million plus); the LBO sector outperformed venture through financial engineering; asset gatherers, such as Blackstone, were created. While I don’t know Jerry very well, I like him and thought his post was extremely detailed and thoughtful. Total. 1,250,000. Total.

The Money Behind The Money

Thinking About Thinking

Growth Equity Venture Capital foundations LBO pensions private equityWhere does the money come from that private equity (venture capital, growth equity and buyout) firms invest? It might indirectly come from you. Key constituents include the likes of government employees, employees of large corporations, trade organizations (e.g. Endowments.

What Is Really Happening to the Venture Capital Industry?

abovethecrowd.com

Internet Uncategorized Venture Capital Web/Tech asset allocation asset management LBO VC Venture[Follow Me on Twitter] Many are speculating that the year two thousand and nine represents a fundamental turning point for the venture capital industry. Some are arguing that the industry is in dire straits after years of poor performance.

When Does Zynga Become a Value Stock?

Agile VC

Draw something… other than this painful chart. Zynga’s faced a lot of pressure in the public markets recently. That much we all know.

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Sources of Capital - Buyout Funds

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

A leveraged buyout (LBO) is an acquisition of a company or division of another company financed with a substantial portion of borrowed funds. In the 1980s, LBO firms and their professionals were the focus of considerable attention, not all of it favorable. BUYOUT FUNDS. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section

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Caveat Vendor - Mitigating Fraudulent Conveyance Risk

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

Many highly leveraged capital structures associated with pre-recession LBOs proved unsustainable in the down-cycle and the ensuing restructurings and bankruptcies led creditors and debtors in possession to seek to recover payments made to selling shareholders as part of the LBO ? in many cases years after the transaction closed.

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Sources of Capital - Private Equity

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

This category of firms is a superset that includes venture capital, buyout-also called leveraged buyout (LBO)-mezzanine, and growth equity or expansion funds. PRIVATE EQUITY. Private equity is a term used to broadly group funds and investment companies that provide capital on a negotiated basis generally to private businesses.

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Why Growth Equity Is The Best Risk/Reward in Private Equity

Thinking About Thinking

The lure is that LBO firms are buying highly profitable companies with consistent cash flows, levering up the balance sheet, and ultimately trading the business while covering the debt for multiples on its equity. The challenge with the model is that the equity of the LBO firm is not the senior security on the cap table.

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EBAY Q3 2008 Earnings: MarketPlace Rev$ Flat (note to mgmt: spin.

500 Hats

Posted by: dave mcclure | Wednesday, October 15, 2008 at 07:39 PM Dave, The private equity guys can't borrow money to do an LBO cause the credit crisis has dried up all sources of credit. Master of 500 Hats A blog about Geeks, Entrepreneurs, & Startups in Silicon Valley, by Dave McClure. The Internet Revolution, Act III. Part II!

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Will Your Grandchildren See Dow 2,000,000?

Will Price

He argues that transactions (ie motion), transaction fees, and transaction agents (bankers, LBO funds, consultants) are transferring wealth from shareholders to service providers and threatening the future value of shareholder holdings. Warren Buffet's recent letter to shareholder contains a few gems. If we extrapolate the 5.3%

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Thoughts on Venture 2.0

Will Price

Peter Rip posted an interesting analysis of an emerging alternative asset model – the platform strategy, whereby a single firm offers LPs exposure to a full range of public and private equity asset classes – early, mid, late, PIPE, LBO, public, etc. 1) conglomerates are a discredited concept a. Some strategies scale more than others b.

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Why Commercial RE May Not Crash

PureVC

In the LBO world, PIK notes are very favorable for the debtor because it allows the debtor to essentially change the terms of his loan if his cash flow is thin. Many market commentators have been predicting that commercial real estate is the next shoe to drop in the credit crisis. At least not yet. And there actually may not be.

Test-Driving a Hybrid Go-Shop

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

By now dealmakers are no doubt familiar with the "go-shop" which gained popularity during the 2006-2008 LBO boom as an alternative formulation to the traditional "no-shop" in sale agreements for public company targets. By Daniel E. Wolf and David Fox of Kirkland & Ellis LLP Introduction. Sound off on this buzz in the Comments Section.

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Harvard Business School Is Taking Over Boston VCs – For Better Or Worse?

Thinking About Thinking

These days – it’s hedge funds and private equity (VC & LBO). Take a look at the middle tier of most Boston VCs – and what will you find in abundance? Harvard Business School (HBS) grads. Here’s a smattering of folks you can find with HBS degrees, including two of our own: Rob Go, Spark Capital. Jon Lim, Polaris Venture Partners.

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The High Cost of Optimism

Will Price

Think about the LBO business. The Standish Group , which analyzes IT projects, reported that in 2004 only 29% of IT projects succeeded, down from 34% in 2002. Cost over-runs from original budgets averaged 56%, and projects on average took 84% more time than originally anticipated. These numbers illustrate why that is the case.

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Planning for a Harvest - Startups and angels: Along the way to success

Tim Keane

Whether this sale is going to be an LBO or a Private Equity transaction, or a sale to a strategic buyer, the process of selling to the buyer is critical, and overlooked. Whether this sale is going to be an LBO or a Private Equity transaction, or a sale to a strategic buyer, the process of selling to the buyer is critical, and overlooked.

Florida Venture Capital Conference Recap and Best of Show

Florida Venture Blog

It's been a couple weeks since my last post and I feel really bad about it. Congrats Kelly!

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The Cost of Optimism

Will Price

Think about the LBO business. The Economist recently ran a wonderful piece on the sorry state of project management. The Standish Group, which analyzes IT projects, reported that in 2004 only 29% of IT projects succeeded, down from 34% in 2002. passenger or car traffic) were overly aggressive by an average of 106%.

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VC Pre-MBA Hiring.

Adventurista

While the LBO recruiter might drool over a candidate’s investment banking background, we tend to get more excited by leadership experience such as starting a new successful club at your school or being the captain of your sports team. A couple of months ago, I posted on my blog that Bessemer was looking to hire a new pre-MBA Analyst.

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