Ways to Improve Investor Confidence and Obtain Private Equity Investments – Part 1
Many businesses attempt to raise capital to finance their current operations, expand their business, or adjust their debt/capital ratios. In order to do so businesses need to tap either public or private equity markets. While public equity markets provide businesses with the ability to generate significant amounts of capital, there are many costs associated with doing so. Being listed on a public exchange requires registration with the SEC (S-1 filing), regular quarterly (10q) and annual (10k) filings, and significant legal, accounting, and administrative costs associated with doing so. Many businesses determine that it is not cost-effective to become publicly listed and instead choose to remain private.
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A venture capital investment is a way to provide large-scale funding for high-potential, growth companies. In this type of investment, a venture capitalist provides funding for a new business venture in exchange for equity in the company. The venture capitalist will get a return on his investment either by the sale of the company or by selling shares to the public. Venture capital is also made in a company that is already on its feet but need cash for expansion.
Both the investor and the business owner benefit from a venture capital investment. Venture capital investment is attractive for startup companies with limited operating history that are unable to raise operating funds in the public markets and cannot obtain a bank loan... read more
Successful businesses and corporate empires are founded on dreams. An individual with a promising idea, drive and the know-how to implement it can turn his/her dream into a million- or billion-dollar company. However, starting out as a novice entrepreneur with limited resources will be extremely challenging to overcome. In most cases, these people look for additional assistance to get their schemes and ideas off the ground. This is where venture capitalists enter the big picture. A venture capitalist is someone who offers financial support and seed money for firms who require funding to purchase start-up equipment and supplies or rent space for expansion.
How to Become a Successful Venture Capitalist
First, you must understand the duties and responsibilities of being a venture capitalist s... read more
Raising money for Asian private-equity tumbled by nearly a quarter in the first half of 2012, according to Asian Venture Capital Journal (AVCJ). Transactions also fell. Investors were spooked by weak markets and high valuations in IPO offers, the Journal wrote.
The Asian region took in $26.2 billion in funds, which was 23.4 percent less than money raised at the same time last year. This is the lowest number since 2009.
Meanwhile, local currency fund raising in China dominated the region. TPG Capital and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co. continued to dominate this financial market sector and raised substantial money to focus on Asia.
Raising funds in China tumbled by nine percent in the first six months of the year as compared to 2011. The total raised amounted to $17.7 billion... read more
According to an authority blog, CIMB Research has rated Malaysia’s property and real estate sector as ‘overweight’, despite the gloomy forecast by industry players after a local magazine wrote about an impending possibility that a new method of calculating housing loans would be implemented soon.
According to Malaysia property site, HomeGuru, most of the properties in the Klang Valley has risen more than 50% in the last 12 months. Locations that have seen the biggest growth include Mont Kiara, Sentul, Bukit Damansara and residential properties in KL city.
However, CIMB commented that the report is unconfirmed, and that even if it was true, the government’s aim was to stop excessive speculation and nothing more. Hence, the impact is expected to be mild... read more