Private Equity

Celebrate Entrepreneurship!

05.20.2012 - Banquet Of Life

Entrepreneurship is alive and well in the Bay Area thanks to Pacific Community Ventures efforts and those of similar organizations serving disadvantaged communities.

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Angel Capital Expo – Presenting Companies

05.19.2012 - Capital Markets

The Keiretsu Forum’s Angel Capital Expo is one of the largest events in the angel capital community and regularly draws over 300 accredited investors and entrepreneurs. The following companies will present at the May 24th program.

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Angel Capital Expo – May 24, 2012

05.14.2012 - Capital Markets

Presented by the Keiretsu Forum, the Angel Capital Expo will feature twelve diverse investment opportunities in technology, healthcare, life sciences, consumer products, real estate and financial services.

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2012 Food & Beverage Investor Fair News

05.01.2012 - Banquet Of Life

Ten food and beverage companies have been selected from more than 30 applicants to make presentations to accredited investors at the third annual Food & Beverage Investor Fair on May 10, 2012 beginning at 3:30 PM at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco.

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Food & Beverage Investment Forum

04.22.2012 - Banquet Of Life

Kicking off the Food & Beverage Investor Fair on May 10, 2012 will be the Food & Beverage Investment Forum arranged by Greyrock Capital Group and Green Tree Capital. Forum participants, which include two* serial food & beverage entrepreneurs, will provide insights and perspectives as to the “best practices” for raising growth capital.

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Third Annual Food & Beverage Investor Fair

03.15.2012 - Banquet Of Life

Bay Area food & beverage entrepreneurs should make a point of participating in the third annual Food & Beverage Investor Fair that will be held at the Hotel Nikko in San Francisco from 3:30 PM to 7:00 PM on May 10, 2012.

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IPO market disarray dims private equity outlook

09.17.2011 - Private Equity

For the first six months of 2011, the IPO market looked to be a bright and shining beacon for private equity firms. Exits via IPO offerings by private equity portfolio companies continued their upward trend. Exits via the M&A market also continued to improve although well below the heady days of 2006 and 2007.

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Private equity’s roller coaster ride

07.30.2011 - Private Equity

Since early in the first quarter of 2011 it has been our view that the spike in activity during the fourth quarter of 2010 was not a return to better days but a result of expectations that the Bush tax cuts would be allowed to expire. The Private Equity Breakdown report issued by PitchBook earlier this month lends credence to our theory as it reflects a marked decline in activity compared to the fourth quarter of 2010.

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Point and counter point, the beat goes on

06.20.2011 - Private Equity

Headlines in the financial press of the last couple of months have reflected the resurgent IPO market for private equity portfolio company exits. Further evidence of this renewed appetite for risk was a research report released on May 24, 2011 by Preqin, a London based independent research firm focusing exclusively on alternative assets. Needless to say, the rebound of the IPO market is putting smiles on the faces of general partners and making limited partners very happy.

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It was the best of times, it was the worst of times

05.28.2011 - Private Equity

It seemed very apropos to borrow Charles Dickens famous quote to describe the current state of the private equity industry.

The excellent report, Private Equity in 2011, recently issued by Rothstein Kass indicates a renewed sense of optimism for 2011 on the part of industry leaders. Several factors are cited including an expectation of an increase in attractive investment opportunities, a more receptive IPO market for portfolio company exits and an improved fund raising environment.

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