Agio On Hedge Fund Cybersecurity And The Difficulty Of Securing Private Equity Firms

YoungUpstarts

When thinking about how to start a private equity firm or a hedge fund, security should be on the list of priorities. Both financial service institutions have to handle a lot of sensitive data as well as monetary assets, which means that hedge fund cybersecurity or private equity cybersecurity is an area that needs a lot of attention. On the other hand, private equities rely on unstructured documents such as PDFs, or files created with the Microsoft suite.

5 Things To Consider Before Selling To A Private Equity Firm

YoungUpstarts

by Adam Coffey, author of “ The Private Equity Playbook ” . You speak to trusted friends and personal advisors about how you should go about doing this (perhaps your lawyer or accountant), and before you know it, you stumble upon an important player in the private equity game: the investment banker. In this article, we’ll look at five things to consider before selling to a private equity firm.

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Reasons For Surge In Mexico’s Private Equity Industry

YoungUpstarts

For years Mexico lagged behind a lot of other Latin America countries when it came to private equity. While the likes of Javier García Teruel Avila has been a prominent figure in private equity in his homeland for years, the market means there are even more opportunities for successful private equity investors such as him to take advantage of. Now, the Mexican government permits people to invest as much as 10% of their assets in private equity.

Launching a Portfolio Acceleration Platform at a Venture Capital or Private Equity Fund

David Teten

I’ve recently advised a number of emerging private equity and VC funds who are wrestling with the question: What are the highest impact steps they can take to support their portfolio companies? . Portfolio Acceleration Private Equity Venture Capital

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. “ DealMarket has been designed by private equity professionals for private equity professionals,&# says DealMarket co-founder and CEO Celine Fillistorf, who hails from Zurich, Switzerland.

15 Steps to Fundraising for Your New Venture Capital or Private Equity Fund

David Teten

For ideas, see How Executives Can Work from Home with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds. Microcredentials for the Effective Venture Capital or Private Equity Investor. Fundraising hacks for VC and private equity funds.

New video: Private equity origination best practices

David Teten

Best Practices of Private Equity Funds in Origination ” at the Wells Fargo SBIC Symposium, an event for their portfolio funds. The post New video: Private equity origination best practices appeared first on David Teten.

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.

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 ($826 million). Clean tech is no longer the king of private equity in Israel, making room for industrials and infrastructure deals. Figure 1: Private Equity Deal Value by Quarter ($M).

Reading list for analysts and associates in private equity/venture capital

David Teten

Microcredentials for the Effective Venture Capital or Private Equity Investor. VCs eating their own dog food: Using technology and analytics to make better investments in private companies. Whenever we hire someone new to join Versatile VC , I tell them: Welcome!

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.

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

David Teten

Sophisticated VC and private equity funds have a wide array of options for leveraging outside operating executives. This is a model used in at least one case by China’s third-largest private equity firm, China Science & Merchants Investment Management Group ($12 billion+ AUM), which funded in 2015 CSC Upshot, a $400m seed fund through AngelList. Typically they get cofounder common equity, in addition to the preferred stock that a conventional VC gets.

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). The conference provides attendees with a valuable opportunity to listen to and to engage with key private equity industry participants. The event is themed “Turning the Corner – Delivering Value over the Next Decade”.This

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

Negotiating a Job Offer from a Private Equity/VC Portfolio Company

David Teten

Negotiating Employment with a Private Equity Firm – 7 Surprises to Expect. Negotiate Your Equity And Salary With Stock Option Counsel Tips. Here’s How Startup Founders Should Offer Employee Equity. Private company stock option grants: a founder’s guide to who gets what, when. Any survey data on stock grants in private companies? How does a private company decide on the size of a stock grant? Career Private Equity Recruiting 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.

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 CapitalKeynote Speakers are Andrea Bonomi (Chairman of Investindustrial), Mark Dzialga (Managing Director and Chairman of the Investment Committee at General Atlantic) & me.

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. I’ve spent a lot of time talking to colleagues at other private equity/VC firms about their tech solutions, processes, and tools used, and I am very excited about the trend of firms putting more focus into tech solutions to enhance every stage of their private market investing.

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. As a result of this round, Harel Beit-On, Founder and General Partner at Viola Private Equity will be joining Zend’s board of directors.

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. Private Equity Fund Investment Due Diligence. Manager Due Diligence: Searching for Alpha in Private Equity. Key Due Diligence Considerations for Private Equity Investors.

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. Private Equity Fund Investment Due Diligence. Manager Due Diligence: Searching for Alpha in Private Equity. Key Due Diligence Considerations for Private Equity Investors.

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

Gust

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.

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.

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.

Private Equity Firms to Acquire Solar Winds for $4.5 Billion

SiliconHills

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

Webinar: New Techniques for Measuring and Boosting Private Equity Deal Flow, 6/27 11am ET

David Teten

Most private equity professionals fail to see even a majority of the potential deals flowing through their target markets, according to the latest research. Moderator: David Toll, publisher, Private Equity Career Week. The post Webinar: New Techniques for Measuring and Boosting Private Equity Deal Flow, 6/27 11am ET appeared first on David Teten.

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

6/26 NYC dinner: How Private Equity Investors Accelerate Portfolio Value Creation

David Teten

LPs now expect private equity funds to have a systematic approach to portfolio value creation. This complimentary dinner is geared to Partners at private equity/VC funds. The post 6/26 NYC dinner: How Private Equity Investors Accelerate Portfolio Value Creation appeared first on David Teten. I’m hosting a Voray dinner discussion on 6/26 evening in NYC on Portfolio Acceleration.

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. Private equity firms are typically cash-flow oriented, later-stage investors, looking to invest in companies in excess of $10 million in revenues and $3 million in EBITDA (A company’s earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation, and amortization) in size.

IVC PE Survey: Private Equity Deals Booming in Israel

VC Cafe

I sraeli Private Equity is experiencing some serious growth, according to the IVC- GKH Quarterly Private Equity (PE) Survey conducted by IVC Research Center. Private Equity is relatively less developed than VC in Israel but with deep pockets. There are 27 active private equity funds operate in Israel, with total managed capital standing at $6 billion in 2010. 4)turnaround/ distressed equity- no deals reported for this quarter. (5)

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.

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. Hundreds of hedge fund and private equity professionals, executives, and investors will be gathering in Chelsea to meet, mingle, and brew the future over the finest whiskey bar southside.

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. The concept of outliers and how they apply to early stage private equity investment was best described by the Lebanese thinker and writer Nicolas Taleb, in his best-selling books "Fooled by Randomness" and "The Black Swan." So does this mean that early stage private equity investing is for the birds?

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. The post How Entrepreneurs and Executives Can Work with Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds appeared first on David Teten.

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. 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.

How Betancourt Lopez Used Viral, Influencer Marketing to Grow Hawkers Brand

The Startup Magazine

He works closely with European banks and institutional investors and is O’Hara’s largest shareholder for private equity investments, principally held in banking, internet and oil and gas companies.

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Entrepreneur Finance Advice: Top 5 Monthly Dividend Stocks

The Startup Magazine

Main Street Capital is a publicly traded private equity firm that offers equity and debt financing to lower middle-market companies with a revenue between $10 million and $150 million.

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 I forgot who I was talking too," he blurted out, "you don't like any of my ideas." Interestingly, when he said that, I felt like a venture capitalist.

How Betancourt Lopez Used Viral, Influencer Marketing to Grow Hawkers Brand

The Startup Magazine

He works closely with European banks and institutional investors and is O’Hara’s largest shareholder for private equity investments, principally held in banking, internet and oil and gas companies.

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Dan Lok Explains Venture Capital Funding and How to Secure It

The Startup Magazine

Venture capital is a type of private equity. The downside to venture capital is that the company or individual doing investing generally get equity in the company. Regular private equity investors fund larger and more established companies.

Export Online Without Frontiers: A Global Map of B2B Marketplaces

The Startup Magazine

Global Sources, once listed in Bermuda and now owned by the private equity giant Blackstone, has been active in Hong Kong since the 1970s and focuses on trade in and out of the former British colony. Online B2B marketplaces are websites where buyers and sellers meet to trade.

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

I hope that you can join us Monday night, April 4, midtown NYC, at a panel on “Innovation in Private Company Liquidity-Online Merger Markets, Social Media, Secondary Markets, Non-US Markets, Private Equity, and the Disappearing IPO” The program is sponsored by the HBS Club of New York and the HBS Angels of NY. Peter Lehrman, CEO, AxialMarkets Peter is Founder and CEO of AxialMarket, an online M&A marketplace connecting qualified privately held companies.