Private Markets Face Big Challenges in 2016

As the global economy changes and shifts, shockwaves are being felt all through the world’s stock markets and much of that volatility is vibrating down to private markets. That’s not to say that there aren’t some significant opportunities in private equity, but the...

Venture Capital is on Controlled Burn

The stock market may be in the midst of a tumble but venture capital is strong. According to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association, 46 venture capital funds in the United States raised over $5 billion in the last quarter of 2015. That means that...

The Turn in the M&A Tide?

The year isn’t over, but the volume of mergers and acquisitions activity in 2015 has already exceeded its 8-year old record. So far, $4.35 trillion worth of deals have been struck worldwide, with a little more than half in the U.S. Interestingly, while private...

The Short Guide to Private Equity

Are you looking to “divorce” your stock broker? Are you willing to take on higher risk, a longer outlay, and some uncertainty in exchange for a potentially higher investment? If this sounds like you, private equity may be a good choice. Image via Flickr by ota_photos...

Introduction to Private Equity

A Broad Definition Private Equity has been around a long time and is broadly considered as any privately held interest in a company, that is to say that is not publicly traded. Having said that there are now various Private Equity Firms that are publicly traded. These...

Private Equity and The J-Curve

Cash Flow profile of a Private Equity Investment The cash flow of a Private Equity investment and therefore of the the Private Equity fund investing in such securities has a negative return or cash flow during the initial years, usually during the first 3 to 5 years....