Private Equity, in finance, is an asset class consisting of equity securities in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange.
A Private Equity investment will generally be made by a private equity firm, a venture capital firm or an angel investor. Each of these categories of investors has its own set of goals, preferences and investment strategies, each, however, providing working capital to a target company to nuture expansion, new product development, or restructuring of the company’s operations, management or ownership.
Among the most common investment strategies in private equity are: Leveraged buyouts, venture capital, growth capital, distressed investments and mezzanine capital. In a typical leveraged buyout transaction, a private euity firm buys majority control of an existing or mature firm. This is distinct from a venture capital or growth capital investment, in which the investors (typically venture capital firms or angel investors) invest in young or emerging companies, and realy obtain majority control.
Our Private Equity relationships extend throughout the United States, Europe, Middle East and Asia.
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