Small-Scale Investors: A Huge Mistake for Private Equity?

In November of 2019, the Wall Street Journal reported that the Security and Exchange Commission (SEC) was considering whether to allow small-scale investors to participate in private equity deals. The news sparked furious debate in the sector, with those on either side of the issue sharply defending their perspective. The issue became even more pressing [...]

By |2020-05-05T18:37:04+00:00May 5th, 2020|Blog|

Private Equity: No Longer Tied to Middlemen?

Private equity has long been an industry reliant on middlemen. Investors source deals through networks of business connections, turning to investment bankers, brokers, attorneys, and business connections for introductions to high-potential companies and founders. This approach works well enough, albeit at cost; given that investors often have to compete at auctions to win a deal, [...]

By |2020-05-05T18:40:30+00:00April 5th, 2020|Blog|

What Can Private Equity Do for Home Healthcare?

In recent years, private equity firms have risen to the forefront of the conversation around healthcare innovation and, in the process, firmly established themselves as drivers for change.    Their growing interest in guiding healthcare into the future speaks clearly through their increasing investments. In 2018, the number of global private equity-backed healthcare deals saw [...]

By |2020-02-24T17:56:17+00:00February 24th, 2020|Blog|

Private Equity Funding Has Reached An All-Time High. What Now?

Private equity fundraising has soared to never-before-seen heights in recent years. According to statistics gathered by the financial research firm Pitchbook Data, PE firms in the United States managed to shatter fundraising records in 2019; as of November, buyout funds had raised over $246 billion for the year. This achievement continues a recent pattern of [...]

By |2019-12-19T18:12:06+00:00December 19th, 2019|Blog|

Private Equity Is on the Brink of a Tech-Powered Transformation

When I started managing money in 1984 Chicago, people made a living out of yelling across the exchange floor. The room was perpetually in a state of frenzy; well-dressed professionals shouted instructions to colleagues poised over landlines and notepads, while runners darted in and out of the trading pits to ferry paper tickets between the [...]

By |2019-07-24T15:53:42+00:00July 24th, 2019|Blog|

Reading the Room: Tips for Identifying High-Potential Private Equity Investments

When it comes to private equity investing, financial success hinges on an investor’s ability to weigh the potential for gains against the odds of failure in every prospective buyout. A well-placed and carefully-timed private equity transaction can produce a considerable return; however, choosing a business to pour trust and resources into is rarely easy. In [...]

By |2019-03-25T18:43:27+00:00March 25th, 2019|Blog|

Long-Term Private Equity Acquisitions — A New Trend?

Private equity firms have long operated like a methodically revolving door: they take in struggling businesses, improve them, and then sell them at a profit a few years later. No company stays in the metaphorical building for very long; given that a private equity firm's intention is always to sell, the walkaround, as it were, [...]

By |2019-03-25T18:37:57+00:00March 18th, 2019|Blog|