Tag Archives: private equity

Demystifying the Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry for Entrepreneurs

There is no doubt that the private equity and venture capital industry has carved out a leading role at the heart of fostering economic development, job growth, and innovation.  Both private equity and venture capital are the lubricant of business formation and absolutely essential to any capitalist economic system. The …

How Social Media is an Accelerator for Private Equity and Venture Capital Firms

A common consensus among some financial services (private equity and venture capital companies) professionals is that it is not necessary for their firms to become involved in social media. Maybe this was the case a few years ago; however, more and more Venture Capital and Private Equity companies are hopping …

Is Investing in a Private Equity Firm the Best Option for Best Buy?

The question currently challenging Best Buy is whether or not staying public or going private would be in the company’s best interest. Richard Schulze, the founder of Best Buy, is the largest shareholder even though he recently resigned from the company’s board of directors. The Wall Street Journal recognizes Best …

Ready to Take On the Role of Sherlock Holmes? Pledge projects, not scams.

As discussed in our previous blog, one of the main fears that has surface from the latest provisions of the JOBs Act is potential fraud issues. We wanted to let you know that a few investor scams have already been discovered, such as Little Monster Productions’ Mythic: The Story of …

Ways to Improve Deal Sourcing

David Teten, CEO of Navon Partners, released a study of how private equity and venture capital funds originate new investments. The study was published in the Winter 2010 issue of the Journal of Private Equity. Teten’s findings offer suggestions of how private equity and venture capital firms can find and …

Deal Sourcing: Stay One Touch Ahead With CRMs

A recent report by the Private Equity Growth Capital Council stated that private equity firms in Massachusetts invested more than $6 billion in Mass-based companies in 2010, ranking number six in terms of deal value1. That money was invested in 57 companies – an average of $105+ million to each …

Raising the Bar for Business CRM Solutions: Simple Customization

If you own or run a business, you know how important it is to manage the relationships you have with your business’s different stakeholder-groups (internal, external, etc.), and to ensure that no relationships turn sour because you failed to maintain them well. So, how exactly does one manage their business …

Touch Ahead Software Releases EquityTouch 2.6

Touch Ahead Software is at it again with its latest release of EquityTouch 2.6. This new and improved deal sourcing collaboration CRM has been updated to deliver the best results for managing your complex business relationships. Every day, people are interacting with one another in order to make sound business …

Deal Forecasting: Predicting Deal Sourcing Trends Using CRM

A few days ago, I was introduced to the idea of sales forecasting. It got me thinking about deals, and whether or not the same or similar concepts of sales forecasting would apply to deal sourcing and predicting future trends of deals – deal forecasting, so to speak. The article …