Private equity
In finance, private equity is an asset class consisting of equity securities and debt in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange.A private equity investment will generally...
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Private equity
Feature report on why private equity is such a dominant force today. Blackstone, Cerberus & KKR are the new masters of markets. Report by Niall McGee.
Venture capital
This short video explains what Venture capitalist request (or expect) when they negotiate a Term sheet with entrepreneurs raising capital.
History of private equity and venture capital
The history of private equity and venture capital and the development of these asset classes has occurred through a series of boom and bust cycles since the middle of the 20th century. Within the broa...
Venture capital
Venture capital (VC) is financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, growth startup companies. The venture capital fund earns money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which...
Growth capital
Growth capital (also called expansion capital and growth equity) is a type of private equity investment, most often a minority investment, in relatively mature companies that are looking for capital t...
Mezzanine capital
In finance, mezzanine capital is any subordinated debt or preferred equity instrument that represents a claim on a company's assets which is senior only to that of the common shares. Mezzanine financi...
Leveraged buyout
A leveraged buyout (LBO) is a transaction when a company or single asset (e.g., a real estate property) is purchased with a combination of equity and significant amounts of borrowed money, structured ...
Distressed securities
Distressed securities are securities of companies or government entities that are experiencing financial or operational distress, default, or are under bankruptcy. As far as debt securities, this is c...
Private equity fund
A private equity fund is a collective investment scheme used for making investments in various equity (and to a lesser extent debt) securities according to one of the investment strategies associated ...
Private equity secondary market
In finance, the private equity secondary market (also often called private equity secondaries or secondaries) refers to the buying and selling of pre-existing investor commitments to private equity an...
Largest private equity firms

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Private equity firm
A private equity firm is an investment manager that makes investments in the private equity of operating companies through a variety of loosely affiliated investment strategies including leveraged buy...
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Uber's Self-Driving Cars Will Pick Up Their First Customers This Month
Uber's self-driving taxis will get their first real-world test in Pittsburgh this month, with the semi-autonomous vehicles assigned at random to customers using the company's app. According to a r...
High net worth individuals
A high-net-worth individual (HNWI) is a person with a high net worth. In the western, and primarily American, private banking business, these individuals typically are defined as having investable fi...
Tim ferriss
Timothy "Tim" Ferriss (born July 20, 1977) is an American author, entrepreneur, angel investor, and public speaker. In 2007, he published The 4-Hour Workweek: Escape 9-5, Live Anywhere, and Join the N...
Fund derivative
A fund derivative is a financial structured product related to a fund, normally using the underlying fund to determine the payoff. This may be a private equity fund, mutual fund or hedge fund. Purchas...
Volkert Doeksen
Volkert Doeksen (born January 23, 1963) is a private equity investor and founder of AlpInvest Partners (originally NIB Capital), one of the largest private equity investments managers globally with ov...
Special-purpose acquisition company
A special-purpose acquisition company (SPAC) is a collective investment structure that allows public stock market investors to invest in private equity type transactions, particularly leveraged buyout...