Private equity notes and comments

SharesPost vs SecondMarket

October 18, 2011 | By

SecondMarket and SharesPost serve to facilitate the purchase and sale of illiquid assets and are the largest such exchanges in the rapidly emerging secondary marketplace field (other exchanges include DebtMarket, a specialist in loans and Liquidnet, a recent entrant into the trading of private company shares).  While both SecondMarket and SharesPost deal with the private sale of [...]

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Top 10 Business Traits Private Equity Firms Salivate Over

October 10, 2011 | By

When private equity firms hunt for acquisitions, they look for business characteristics that minimize risk as they build value and position for a potential exit.  All investment firms break down the key traits that interest them the most.  The challenge of course is finding what they want at a reasonable multiple.   So what business [...]

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Top Free Private Equity Resources from Across the Web

October 4, 2011 | By

By Zack Miller There’s a windfall of information about the private equity industry online.  Here’s a list of some of the best resources online about the field. Research Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship: Part of the Big Green’s Tuck School of Business, the Center is an awesome showcase of leading research on the private [...]

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