Private equity and venture capital firms invest in different companies and for different reasons. In simplest terms, private equity firms invest money into private companies.* Venture capital can be viewed as a segment of private equity, at least from an academic point of view.
Steven M. Davidoff identified the four main kinds of private equity deal structures being used by private equity funds in the wake of the 2008-09 financial crisis. Writing for the New York Times’ DealBook blog in June 2010, Davidoff described these four structures…
The biggest advantage of investing in a private equity fund of funds, in my opinion, is not diversification — after all, when you flatten the risk you also flatten the return somewhat; and even then, the return can be partly consumed by double-layered management fees.
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