Global private equity funds raise record $453 billion in 2017

The private equity funds industry globally raised a record $453 billion from investors in 2017, leaving it with more than $1 trillion to pour into companies and new business ventures, data from industry tracker Preqin. The figures underscore the extent to which large institutional investors, as well as family offices, are placing a growing portion […]

Venture Capital Funds in 2017

Venture Capital Funds in the United States, raised a whopping $40.6 billion in 2016. It was the largest year for VC fundraising since 2000 when the venture industry raked in a jaw dropping $101.4 billion. Less money overall will be raised by venture funds this year than in 2016 Ok, I admit this one is […]

Venture Builders – Changing the Start Up Model

Venture Builders are changing the Start Up Model. If you haven’t yet heard of venture-builders — also called tech studios, startup factories, or venture production studios — let me introduce them to you: They’re organizations that build companies using their own ideas and resources. Unlike incubators and accelerators, venture builders don’t take any applications, nor […]

PE Fundraising in 2016 – Strong

PE Fundraising, for the first quarter of 2016 has shown early signs of a strong fundraising year for the private equity industry. At $100.91 billion collected from the close of 150 vehicles, total capital gathered in Q1 2016 is $680 million more than in the first quarter of the previous year, and a further $38.19 […]

Private Equity Fundraising in 2015

Fundraising efforts picked up in the third quarter of year 2015, with over $48 billion of capital raising across 76 funds. Thus far through the year, the majority of capital raised has found itself in mega funds. Around $65 billion, or 46% of all capital raised, is in vehicles sized between $1 billion and $5 […]

Manager Selection Process of LP’s Focuses on 5 areas

The Manager selection process by LP Institutional Investors usually focuses on 5 areas – Track Record, Team, Strategy, Structure, and Terms. Below is a combination of different variables that LP Investors focus on in more detail in order to select a Fund Manager for their portfolio. Portfolio Managers do not solely focus on Track Record. […]

Raising Capital Through A Placement Agent

Few entrepreneurs seeking equity investments have enough personal contacts with people that can offer adequate and available money. For those who don’t, one option is to engage an intermediary or “placement agent” to assist them in the process of finding potential investors. A placement agent usually refers to a person or firm that is a […]