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Ways to Improve Investor Confidence and Obtain Private Equity Investments

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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Asian Private Equity, Firms, Funds, News or Industry Information

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...

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