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Articles tagged: Private Equity

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6 Reasons Private Equity Makes a Great IRA Investment Option

A private equity IRA investment has its benefits, from tax advantages to increased diversification. Learn more about this IRA investment option.

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3 Categories of Startup Growth Potential

There are three categories of startup growth: lifestyle, middle market and high-growth. Growth potential is the key for investors seeking high ROI.

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5 Questions Investors Should Ask Before Making a Private Equity Investment

A private equity investment is a major risk for individual investors. Follow this due diligence checklist to evaluate opportunities before you invest.

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Appetite for Divestment at Record High

Divest to Grow The percentage of companies utilizing divestments doubled from 2017 to 2019. Executives and investors are learning that in order to increase value and grow their core business, they must keep up with changing consumer habits, new technologies, new capabilities and pressure from activists and ESG (environment, social and governance) investors. A divestment […]

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The Delayed Private Equity Exit Strategy – What’s a Limited Partner to Do?

Private equity firms are focusing less on exit strategy and more on creating value to satisfy their LPs. Today’s investment horizon is longer than ever.

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Recognizing Special Situations in Private Companies

“Special situations” affecting stock price, (i.e. bankruptcy or a spinoff company) can be more complicated for private companies, which tend to be illiquid.

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Are Investors Still Happy with Private Equity Performance?

Private equity investors say expectations were met throughout the last decade. Going into 2020, is private equity performance still meeting forecasts?

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Heeding the Unicorn’s Call: How to Invest in Private Companies as Public Stocks Shrink

How Does the Average Investor Invest in Private Equity? Historically, private market investments have typically outperformed investments in public stocks. In addition, while private equity has grown from a $30 billion asset class in 1995 to more than $4 trillion today, the number of publicly held companies has dropped nearly 50% since 1996, according to […]

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Why Your RIA Fears Private Equity Investments

RIAs Lack in Alternative Investment Offerings for Their Clients Registered investment advisors (RIAs) have never been the preferred vehicle for finding alternative investment opportunities, especially private equity. Large private equity funds are not easy to access, nor is private equity always easy to understand.  But clients are becoming curious.  In a 2019 RIA Sentiment Survey […]

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Private Equity Fund of Funds: 2020 and Beyond

A private equity fund of funds or FOF gives investors access to otherwise selective funds, but can it compete with the wider PE market in the future?

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