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David M. Freedman

About David M. Freedman

David M. Freedman has worked as a financial and legal journalist since 1978. He has served on the editorial staffs of business, trade and professional journals, most recently as senior editor of The Value Examiner (National Association of Certified Valuators and Analysts). He is coauthor of Equity Crowdfunding for Investors, published in June 2015 by John Wiley & Sons. Freedman has served as moderator and panelist for several Financial Poise webinars on crowdfunding, angel investing and the JOBS Act of 2012. In addition to finance and law, Dave has written extensively about real estate, economics, social media, natural resources and woodworking. He lives in the Chicago area, and is a member of the Alliance for the Great Lakes.

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The Difference between Private Equity and Venture Capital

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.

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Structure of a Private Equity Investment

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…

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Private Equity Funds of Funds

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.


The JOBS Act of 2012

Editor’s Note: This article has been updated. To view the updated version, click here.   The JOBS Act: A primer for the private company c-suite executive SEC is wrong saying few AIs will behave like AIs SEC lifts the ban. Time to re-think your portfolio? Passed by Congress on March 27, 2012, and signed into law […]

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