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Articles tagged: Private Equity

A Discussion on PE Exits for Employees

Private Equity Exits: What Employees Should Know

The complexities of a PE exit can be scary for employees who are evaluating their job security during a business sale. What should you know?

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Alternative assets go mainstream

Beyond the Fringe: Alternative Asset Classes Go Mainstream

Alternative asset classes are going mainstream thanks to recent legislation and fewer publicly traded companies, but are retail investors ready?

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The First Mover Disadvantage: Why the Early Bird Doesn’t Always Catch the Worm

Pebble was once a promising leader in smartwatches until Apple entered the market. Pebble teaches early investors a lesson in the first mover disadvantage. 

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Fundamentals of Corporate Structures and Their Effects on 4 Types of Equity Offerings

Four types of equity offerings issued by LLCs & corporations have benefits & drawbacks for investors. Learn about stock, LLC units and convertible debt.

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IRA investments for families

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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Cranes fly over a sunset, representing the desire for Limited Partners to find an exit strategy before General Partners are ready to sell up in private equity

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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