Private Equity 2012 Executive Study

May 2nd, 2012
Venture Capital

The third annual PErspective Private Equity Study examines the opinions of more than 100 senior executives at private equity firms throughout the U.S. and identifies key issues that will impact private equity in the year ahead.

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Angel Investments Up 40%

March 14th, 2012
Venture Capital

Silicon Valley Bank has released a report on angel investor funding in 2011. Highlights from the report include:

• U.S. Southeast in 2nd place for funding (20.1%) behind California (29.8%).
• Median angel round sizes grew by 40% to $700K
• Internet and healthcare sectors accounted for 58% of total investments, with   healthcare start-ups — particularly medical device and equipment companies — accounting for 37.4% of 2011 funding dollars.

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Private Equity Exits Report 2012

February 15th, 2012
Venture Capital

The report includes:

  • PE exits vs. investment since 2002
  • PE’s company inventory since 2004
  • Exit activity by year and by quarter
  • Evolving trends in investment holding periods
  • Median exit value, EBITDA and DPI multiple trends
  • Breakdown of exits by size, region and industry
  • Detailed look at exit strategies

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Lawmakers Propose GA Venture Capital Fund

January 13th, 2012
Venture Capital

Six members of the Georgia House of Representatives have introduced a bill that would create a $200 million venture capital fund. The bill would create a state authority to make investments in Georgia-based start-up, early-stage or growth-stage technology companies, and would use funds from auctioning insurance premium tax credits.

The proposed fund is aimed at improving Georgia’s ability to compete with states and regional VC leaders, such as Virginia and North Carolina, in attracting and retaining technology jobs.

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