Tag: Private Equity

The Strategic Buyer as an Endangered Species

About a year ago, we published an article titled “Why Tech Companies are Favoring Private Equity Over IPOs” in which we described the shift from public to private markets as a source of liquidity for shareholders. What we didn’t discuss then is the third and most common route to liquidity,…

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Why Tech Companies Are Favoring Private Equity Over IPOs

Over the past few weeks, the primary story in the financial media, from Barron’s to CNBC, FT and Fortune, has been the IPO market, or the lack thereof. Fortune referenced our research in their cover story “So Long, Wall Street” – specifically, the fact that recently within the tech sector,…

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VCs Work for School Teachers

The New York Times awoke to the surge in private market investing yesterday with an article that contributed relevant quotes about why many CEOs prefer to avoid an IPO.  They even found a tech CEO who admitted to being “terrified” of the public markets.  Ouch.  The NYT article can be found…

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