Private Equity Requires Careful Consideration

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Is private equity all that it's made out to be? Money

How to Scale a Venture Capital (or Private Equity) Fund

David Teten

For ideas on scaling, see PEHub: How to Scale a Venture Capital (or Private Equity) Fund. The post How to Scale a Venture Capital (or Private Equity) Fund appeared first on David Teten. Contributed Articles Fund Management Private Equity Venture CapitalVC fund managers typically want to grow their businesses aggressively, just like the founders we back.

Limited Partner Due Diligence on Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds

David Teten

The biggest risk for many VC and private equity funds is team risk. – Specifically if you’re in the process of joining a fund: How to Negotiate a Partner Role at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Firm. DUE DILIGENCE ON PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS.

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.

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. Terrapinn’s Private Equity Latin America & Real Estate Latin America conference takes place on June 17 th -18 th at the Four Seasons, Miami.

This Friday at NYU-Annual Stern Private Equity Conference

David Teten

The Stern Private Equity Club will host its 8 th Annual Stern Private Equity Conference on Friday, March 1 st , 2013. New York Presentations and Conferences Private Equity Venture Capital

Do venture capital firms or private equity funds offer debt financing for startups?

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For venture capital, this is typically ten times the invested capital, and those returns can only be achieved through equity appreciation, not debt service. Invested Interests debt financing private equity funds startup VCs venture capital firms The direct answer to your question is NO, VC and PE funds do not provide debt financing for any companies. Their entire business model is based on investing in companies that can potentially offer very high returns.

Microcredentials for the Effective Venture Capital or Private Equity Investor

David Teten

I’ve also published research here on private equity , venture capital , hedge funds and mutual funds , and angel investing , as well as on fund management : origination , due diligence , investment research , and portfolio acceleration. The post Microcredentials for the Effective Venture Capital or Private Equity Investor appeared first on David Teten. Asset Management Career Fund Management Private Equity Venture Capital

Fundraising Hacks for Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds

David Teten

A few years ago, I presented at an Invesco conference on Emerging GPs, and one of the highlights was a presentation by Laurie Weir summarizing CALPERS’ selection criteria under their Private Equity Emerging Manager Program Review. I’ve written a number of pieces relevant if you are fundraising for a private equity or venture capital fund – I suggest my presentation on raising capital for tech companies and How to Write a Resume that Wins Investors.

The Power of Partnering With a Private Equity Firm

Inc Startups

Private equity firms are often targeted by the press as inherently evil and exclusively driven by profits, often to the detriment of everyone else-- but that is far from accurate.

'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

Decline in Private Equity Deals in Israel for Q1 2011

VC Cafe

IVC Research Center has released the Quarterly Survey of Israeli Private Equity Deals for Q1 2011. Eleven private equity deals in Q1 2011, amounted at $216 million, a 68% decrease from the $668 million in Q1 last year, and a 74% decline from the previous quarter ($826 million).

How Private Equity and Venture Capital Investors Are Eating Their Own Dogfood

David Teten

Private equity and venture capital investors are copying our sisters in the hedge fund and mutual fund world: we’re trying to automate more of our job. High-frequency trading, algorithmic by its nature, is estimated to account for at least 50% of US equity markets trading volume. . Quantitative, technology-enabled investing in private companies makes sense , but is structurally very difficult , and will become a more common strategy at a much slower rate.

How to Negotiate a Partner Role at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Firm

David Teten

It’s hard enough to get a job at a venture capital or private equity firm; it’s even more complex to join as a Partner. Also see Preqin’s Key Due Diligence Considerations for Private Equity Investors. . VC and private equity are very illiquid on both the investing and the personnel side. Summarizing the study, Private Equity International notes that when compensation “bias” is tilted towards founders, staff turnover rises significantly.

Event Invitation: The London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference

VC Cafe

London Business School is proud to present the London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference. and Vincenzo Morelli (Partner – TPG Capital and Chairman of European Private Equity Roundtable).

DealMarket.com – Making Private Equity A Big Deal

YoungUpstarts

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

Why Private Equity Firms Should Exit Their Positions in B2B Distributors

Inc Startups

With Amazon entering B2B distribution, private equity firms should look to exit their positions now. Distributor valuations are headed in one direction: down. Technology

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

How Entrepreneurs and Executives Can Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds

David Teten

I presented a few weeks ago to the American Marketing Association Executive Forum on how their members can work with and earn money from private equity and venture capital funds.

Viola Private Equity Pumps $7 Million into Zend

VC Cafe

V iola Private Equity , an Israeli PE fund with $164 million under management for technology buyouts, has announced a $7 million investment in Zend , the leading provider of open-source and commercial solutions based on PHP web applications.

Best Practices of VCs and Private Equity Funds in Deal Sourcing

David Teten

I have a presentation coming up in August on best practices of VCs and private equity funds in deal origination. Events Fundraising Investing Investment Research New York NextNY Private Equity Venture CapitalYou’ve surely seen lots of talks on how entrepreneurs can raise capital; the question I’m exploring is the reverse, which is how investors can find potential investments. If you have any feedback on my deck, below, please add in the comments.

How Private Equity Funds Are and Should Be Using Social Media

David Teten

Fewer private equity funds are using social media for outreach, but 2xPartners , Healthpoint Capital , and MCM Capital Partners are notable exceptions. Private equity investing is a relationship business. These investors are exploiting the wealth of information about private companies available online, increasingly leaked via social media. Marketing Private Equity Social Media Venture Capital

Private Equity Firms to Acquire Solar Winds for $4.5 Billion

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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

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.

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.

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.

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.

Stars Aligned to Foretell Future of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital

VentureWoods

Dear Colleague, In 2004, the buzz around one mega exit – of Private Equity investor Warburg Pincus from Bharti Airtel – got institutional investors across the world excited about the Indian Private Equity opportunity. About (The Mess in) Private Equity? The Global Co-Head of Private Equity at a MNC Bank (who no one seems to have informed that any portfolio – especially one constructed in India – should have a few lemons)?

Stars Aligned to Foretell Future of Indian Private Equity & Venture Capital

VentureWoods

Dear Colleague, In 2004, the buzz around one mega exit - of Private Equity investor Warburg Pincus from Bharti Airtel - got institutional investors across the world excited about the Indian Private Equity opportunity. About (The Mess in) Private Equity? The Global Co-Head of Private Equity at a MNC Bank (who no one seems to have informed that any portfolio - especially one constructed in India - should have a few lemons)?

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.

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.

Why Private Equity Is Not All Bad

Inc Startups

Mitt Romney's presidential campaign has turned a negative spotlight on private equity. You might want to get some well-earned liquidity yet still retain some equity in the business to stay invested in the future. This common scenario is where private equity can play a vital role.

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.

Find Your Breakaway Strategy: The Massive Value Creation Strategy That Private Equity Ignores

Inc Startups

Before you decide to give up on growing your business, try this instead. It works. Strategy

ILPA's Private Equity Principles

Recent Buzzes - VC Experts, Inc.

In late 2009 the Institutional Limited Partners Association ( ILPA ), a predominantly US-led association of private equity investors, published its Private Equity Principles. ILPA says that these principles aim to enhance partnership governance, strengthen alignment of interest between GPs and LPs, and improve investor reporting and transparency.

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.

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. So, as an early-stage startup, why on earth should you consider reaching out to private equity investors, if you are not making progress with venture capital investors?

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.

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.”

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.