Articles on Leverage buy-out and Venture capital 

Top 3 hedge fund software
Managing large and complex hedge funds could be very intimidating to every manager. To facilitate your work, use a hedge fund software.  Read more
Key Elements of Business Plan Financial Projections
The financial section of the business plan is an area that receives significant scrutiny from capital providers. It is also typically one of the most challenging undertakings for management, especially for an early-stage growth company.  Read more
Business to business finance and Loan agreements
Many small businesses turn to traditional lenders when they are ready to open for business. They gather together their business plan and head to a bank in the hopes that the bank will fund their venture. For many small business owners that means using their personal finances as security and that is a terrifying proposition. The Best Finance Tips for small business are those that help them grown with minimal risk  Read more
5 Sources of Equity Capital for Your Business
If you're thinking about getting outside or equity capital to help fund your business, there are some things you need to do first, that can make your business more attractive to investors. Follow these simple ideas, and you'll be well on your way to raising the money you need. First, always talk to a qualified business attorney (not your family lawyer). There are a lot of laws pertaining to how equity capital can be raised from the public, and the laws change often. You need someone who understands not only these laws, but also how to make sure that any business contracts are written to protect you and your business, especially the fine print.  Read more
7 Tips For Obtaining Angel Investor Funding
If you have a start-up company that is looking for up to $500,000 in financing, your best option is to locate and meet with Angel Investors. Angel Investors are people that invest their own money in start-up companies. Many of them started out the same way, as an entrepreneur with their own start-up company. They like the entrepreneurial spirit and are looking to fund a start-up or two and offer their own business advice and wisdom. Also, their financing terms are less painful that what a venture capital firm would offer and they can usually make a decision in a few weeks on whether or not they will finance your company. Now you know why they are called "Angels".  Read more
How a Business Coach Can Help You and Your Company
In an increasingly competitive and marketing-driven economy all companies, especially start-ups, are continually looking for opportunities to increase their competitive advantage. Business coaches, professionals that specialize in coaching management to improve all aspects of business planning, marketing and execution, may just provide that advantage. In addition, business coaches can focus on the aspirations of the individuals involved, aiding in the realization of their professional goals and achievement of their full potential within the organization.  Read more
The Start-up Checklist That Every Business Needs
Taking a business idea and transforming it into a tangible enterprise is both an exciting and daunting task. The following checklist outlines the critical steps to provide a company with the necessary legal, financial and practical foundations for growth.  Read more
The Importance of Knowing Your Customers
The market analysis and marketing plan sections are two of the most critical elements of a business plan. Private equity investors or loan providers need to be convinced that a real demand exists for the company’s products and services and that management has a viable plan for capturing market share.  Read more
Key Concepts in Negotiating Venture Capital Financing
Identifying the right venture capital partner and securing financing represent major achievements for a growth-stage company. Before the transaction is finalized, however, management faces an additional hurdle: negotiating the terms of the venture capital financing.  Read more
How to manage business cash flow effectively
There's something you can never afford to forget when you are running a business out of your home: cash is king! Whether it is a multi-billion dollar empire, such as Microsoft, or the tiny mom-and-pop convenience store on the street corner, cash is the life blood of the business.  Read more
Top Business Plan Mistakes to Avoid
Even the best business idea and most competent management team will fail to raise capital if the company’s business plan is of poor quality or contains avoidable errors. The following are some of the most important mistakes to avoid.  Read more
How to Deliver a Winning Business Plan Presentation
While a strong business idea and a well written plan may generate the interest of equity providers, investors ultimately commit capital to people and not just plans. The ability to produce and present a compelling presentation of the company’s potential and management’s capability is therefore one of the most critical aspects of actually securing funding.  Read more
Can a Business Plan Consultant Add Value?
To raise capital, a business plan is the most important document that an early-stage company produces. Hiring a consultant to produce all or part of it can be a wise decision. It will help to create a well formatted document that meet the standards expected by a venture capital firm. On an other hand, you should never forget that you will be responsible for the execution of the plan. So choose carefully.  Read more
Critical Selling Components of a Winning Business Plan
In the current economic and investment environment, where capital providers remain cautious, it is more critical than ever that management are able to provide compelling reasons why an investor should risk capital and why now is the best time to invest in their business.  Read more
Venture Capital Investing by Business Stage
Venture capital firms are differentiated based on the focus of their investments. Typical criteria include industry and geographic preferences, deal size and stage of business development. Venture capital firms typically define stage of business development by the intended use of the funds provided  Read more
How to Really Raise Venture Capital Money
So you have a compelling business proposition, a convincing business plan and an outstanding management team, but still lack the practical knowledge to obtain venture capital financing? The following provides some essential guidelines and steps.  Read more
The History of the Leveraged Buy-Out
The leveraged buy-out (LBO) transaction gained notoriety in the late 1980’s with private equity firms such as Kohlberg Kravis and Roberts (KKR) and Fortsmann Little undertaking a number of large and high profile transactions. The market effectively reached its zenith in 1998 with KKR’s US$25 billion buyout of RJR Nabisco, which still remains the largest LBO in history.  Read more
Essential Differences Between Angel Investors and Venture Capital
Angel investors and venture capital providers are similar in that they invest in growth businesses in return for an ownership stake in the company and a degree of involvement and control. They do, however, differ in certain respects.  Read more
Creative Ideas to Raise Seed Money
To go beyond a business concept, market research, and product or concept development to reach the point of generating sales, an entrepreneur must be creative in the financing methods considered.  Read more
Angel Financing and Venture Capital Criteria
Investors will look to gain a clear understanding of the company from the business plan, including how much capital is required, how profits will be generated, the unique aspects of the company and its competitive advantages.  Read more

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