Valuing Early Stage and Venture Backed Companies

Featuring contributed chapters by a panel of top valuation experts, this book dispels improper valuation techniques promulgated by unknowing business appraisers and answers your key questions about valuation theory and which tools you need ...

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Author: Neil J. Beaton

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470602767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 224

View: 707

Find out what your early stage business is really worth—and what you can do to increase its value even more One of the most misconstrued concepts in business today, valuation has also rapidly become one of the most important for business owners in today's unpredictable financial atmosphere. An experiential and practical guide drawn from author and valuation expert Neil Beaton's fifteen years of focused start-up work, Valuing Early Stage and Venture-Backed Companies equips you with a solid foundation of the ins and outs of early stage and venture-backed valuations—no matter what your field. This step-by-step guide offers contributions from top valuation practitioners, walking you through: New techniques for applying options methods The pros and cons of the option pricing model Early stage preferred stock rights Applicable discounts for early stage companies New procedures for implementing the probability-weighted expected returns method Valuation theory, the consensus view on application, and the tools to apply them The popular and widely used AICPA Practice Aid, Valuation of Privately-Held Company Equity Securities Issued as Compensation Valuing Early Stage and Venture-Backed Companies replaces bewildering computations with technical expertise to help you figure out what your business is really worth, and how you can increase that value starting today.

Early Stage Valuation

5On the application of the Option-Pricing method as a valuation methodology
and in allocating enterprise value, see especially Neil Beaton, Valuing Early
Stage and Venture-Backed Companies (Wiley, 2010); and for an early
formulation, see ...

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Author: Antonella Puca

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119613619

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 578

Addresses significant developments in the valuation of early stage enterprises at fair value with emphasis on practical applications—features a broad selection of case studies of early stage valuation Early Stage Valuation: A Fair Value Perspective provides a comprehensive review of the current methodologies used to value Early Stage Enterprises (ESEs) at fair value for financial reporting, investment, and mergers and acquisitions. Author Antonella Puca, Senior Director with Alvarez & Marsal Valuation Services in New York, provides accurate, up-to-date information on recent guidelines and new approaches for valuation assessments. This authoritative guide examines how to apply market analysis, discounted cash flows models, statistical techniques such as option pricing models (OPM) and Monte Carlo simulation, the venture capital method and non-GAAP metrics to ESE valuation. The text considers the most recent AICPA, Appraisal Foundation and IPEV guidance, and examines developments in both academic research and venture capital investor practice. Numerous real-world case studies illustrate early stage valuation suitable for structuring sound, internally consistent business transactions. Covering current trends and the latest regulatory guidance in the area, this book: Provides step-by-step guidance on practical valuation applications Reflects current standards for ESE valuation, including the AICPA Guide to the Valuation of Portfolio Company Investments, the IPEV guidelines and guidance from the Appraisal Foundation Covers new approaches to the valuation of ESEs with option pricing models, Monte Carlo Simulation, calibration and non-GAAP metrics Offers an overview of start-up valuation Discusses how intangible assets are impacting the valuation of ESEs The book also includes contributions from Neil Beaton, Andreas Dal Santo, Alexander Davie, John Jackman and Mark Zyla. Early Stage Valuation: A Fair Value Perspective is an essential resource for valuation specialists, private equity and venture capital fund managers, analysts, attorneys, investment bankers, regulators and auditors, and investors with interest in the private equity and venture capital industry.

Venture Capital Valuation

In many ways, valuing an early-stage venture-backed company (one that's
received financing) is a lot easier than valuing a traditional privately held
company. You would never know that by reading a 409A valuation report, looking
at a ...

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Author: Lorenzo Carver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118182338

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 619

Imagine selling $2 million "worth" of Google stock and only receiving $50 in return? This scenario happens every day for venture-backed companies. Failure to quickly understand high-growth company valuation can cost trillions of dollars. Yet very few leaders involved in a venture-backed company have a definitive understanding of how valuation techniques are being applied to their financial statements and the decision-making process. Featuring extensive case studies of high-profile corporations, including Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, Venture Capital Valuation provides the knowledge and techniques necessary to understand and value high-growth companies. Sharing his twenty-year track record helping thousands of investors, practitioners, and entrepreneurs measure and realize high-growth venture, author Lorenzo Carver draws on real-world cases from investors, founders, and advisors to illustrate how each corporation was impacted by valuations. By putting these techniques into a context and framework, Venture Capital Valuation simplifies them so that anyone founding, running, and investing in these innovative companies can apply them immediately. Featuring a companion website where readers can access and download additional case study material, as well as different valuation materials mentioned throughout the text, Venture Capital Valuation explores: Why what you don't know about valuation will cost you money How VCs, angels, founders, and employees give up investment cash flow every day Facebook at $80 billion valuation versus Enron at $80 billion valuation Deal terms, waterfalls, and the pre-money myth Whether venture-backed companies should even consider a discounted cash flow (DCF) model Separating enterprise value from the allocation of that value Valuing total equity Using Future Value (FV) and Present Value (PV) to value future cash flows today Why applying the typical DCF model to a venture-backed company hardly ever works "Enterprise Value" + "Allocation Methods" = Value Destruction Undervaluing companies and overvaluing employee options Why you should D.O.W.T. (doubt) venture capital returns 409A valuation professionals discussing topic 820 (FAS 157) with VC CFOs An invaluable resource for anyone who wants to make the most out of their investments, Venture Capital Valuation shows business appraisers and venture capitalists how to maximize their returns and avoid losing money—before the damage becomes irreparable.

Cost of Capital

Valuing Early Stage and Venture Backed Companies. Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley
& Sons, 2010. Bekaert, Geert, Campbell R. Harvey, Christian T. Lundblad, and
Stephan Siegel. “Political Risk Spreads” (December 22, 2013). Available at
SSRN: ...

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Author: Shannon P. Pratt

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118852828

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1344

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A one-stop shop for background and current thinking on the development and uses of rates of return on capital Completely revised for this highly anticipated fifth edition, Cost of Capital contains expanded materials on estimating the basic building blocks of the cost of equity capital, the risk-free rate, and equity risk premium. There is also discussion of the volatility created by the financial crisis in 2008, the subsequent recession and uncertain recovery, and how those events have fundamentally changed how we need to interpret the inputs to the models we use to develop these estimates. The book includes new case studies providing comprehensive discussion of cost of capital estimates for valuing a business and damages calculations for small and medium-sized businesses, cross-referenced to the chapters covering the theory and data. Addresses equity risk premium and the risk-free rate, including the impact of Federal Reserve actions Explores how to use Morningstar's Ibbotson and Duff Phelps Risk Premium Report data Discusses the global cost of capital estimation, including a new size study of European countries Cost of Capital, Fifth Edition puts an emphasis on practical application. To that end, this updated edition provides readers with exclusive access to a companion website filled with supplementary materials, allowing you to continue to learn in a hands-on fashion long after closing the book.

Venture Capital Contracting and the Valuation of High technology Firms

The contributions to this book have offered insights on the structure of venture capital fund financial contracts, the screening, monitoring and staging of potential investments, the importance of partnership and other legal business forms ...

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Author: Joseph McCahery

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199270139

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 512

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Venture capitalists are specialized intermediaries that channel capital to firms and professional services to companies that might otherwise be excluded from the corporate debt market and other sources of private finance. Venture capital financing is used to invest mainly in small and medium size firms with good growth and exit potential. Typically, venture capital firms concentrate in industries with a great deal of uncertainty, where the information gaps among entrepreneurs and venturecapitalist are commonplace. Venture capital firms are active in sectors with a high informational opacity and agency costs. These ventures are identified as financially constrained. Start-up firms rely on venture capital as one of their main sources of funding. Recent empirical research has found that the effect of venture capital on the success of these ventures is considerable. The value of venture capital investment is borne out by the figures which show that venture capital backed-firms grow on average twice as fast as those not backed by venture capital firms. The debate on the development of an efficient venture capital market has forced us to consider which financial instruments, legal rules, labour laws, contracts, and other institutional structures are necessary to create a venture capital market. The contributions to this book have offered insights on the structure of venture capital fund financial contracts, the screening, monitoring and staging of potential investments, the importance of partnership and other legal business forms for investors and start-up firms, the funding of innovation, the valuation of investments, and the exit routes for venture capitalists. The essays in this volume, which draw upon international evidence and ideas from financial economics and law, contribute to further research on the relationship between venture capitalists and entrepreneurs. This collection analyses the main legal and contracting structures in the venture capital cycle. Exploring the differences between the US and European venture capital markets, it focuses on diverse organizational and contractual techniques, such as staged finance, convertible securities, board functions and other forms of control, and the role of exit. Theoretical chapters examine the valuation of entrepreneurial firms and the liquidiation preference in convertible securities. Finally, the book assesses the importance of the IPO market for entrepreneurs, investors and venture capitalists alike.

Valuation for Financial Reporting

This updated fourth edition includes new information on fair value elements for early stage entities and financial instruments, and the companion website provides worksheets, flowcharts, checklists, and valuation models that help ease ...

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Author: Mark Edwards

Publisher: Wiley

ISBN: 111879740X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 636

Practical guidance toward FASB ASC compliance, with expert interpretation and helpful tools Valuation for Financial Reporting provides clear guidance toward transactions and fair value, in full alignment with the latest Financial Accounting Standards Board Accounting Standards Codification. Written by recognized valuation authorities, this useful guide provides preparers, auditors, and investors with detailed coverage of the latest accounting requirements, complete with interpretations and application advice. This updated fourth edition includes new information on fair value elements for early stage entities and financial instruments, and the companion website provides worksheets, flowcharts, checklists, and valuation models that help ease implementation. Readers will find complete information, clear explanation, and easy navigation, making this book suitable for both quick reference and deep study. Valuation practitioners need to understand and interpret accounting requirements on valuation for financial reporting for business combinations, early stage entities, and financial instruments, and apply these requirements according to specific facts and circumstances. Valuation for Financial Reporting presents complete guidance toward FASB ASC application, with clear interpretations and expert insight. Review different methodologies for identifying and valuing intangible assets Examine the valuation aspects of new financial reporting requirements Learn which requirements apply to specific situations Find direct interpretations of FASB ASC, including 805, 820, 825, and 350 FASB standards are always evolving, and practitioners must stay up to date. Clear explanations and logical organization make this guide a convenient desk reference, and the tools provided help streamline the often complex valuation process. When used alongside the robust companion website, Valuation for Financial Reporting is a one-stop resource for compliance with the latest valuation standards.

Accountants Handbook Special Industries and Special Topics

Yogesh specializes in assisting companies manage issues involving accounting,
third parties, strategic alliances, and ... His primary areas of concentration are
valuations of early-stage, venture-backed company and litigation support across
a ...

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Author: D. R. Carmichael

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118407110

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 864

View: 558

This highly regarded reference is relied on by a considerable part of the accounting profession in their day-to-day work. This handbook is the first place accountants, auditors, bankers, lawyers, financial analysts, and other preparers and users of accounting information look to find answers to questions on accounting and financial reporting. The new edition will be updated to reflect the new FASB Codification, as well as including expanded coverage of fair value and guidance on developing fair value estimates, fraud risk and exposure, healthcare, and IFRS.

Founder s Pocket Guide Startup Valuation

This updated edition includes several new features, including: · The Startup Valuation Explorer · Expanded coverage of Valuation Methods · Responding to investor questions about your valuation · Understanding option pool impact on your ...

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Author: Stephen R. Poland

Publisher: 1x1 Media

ISBN: 9781938162046

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 50

View: 251

This updated edition includes several new features, including: · The Startup Valuation Explorer · Expanded coverage of Valuation Methods · Responding to investor questions about your valuation · Understanding option pool impact on your valuation For many early-stage entrepreneurs assigning a pre-money valuation to your startup is one of the more daunting tasks encountered during the fundraising quest. This guide provides a quick reference to all of the key topics around early-stage startup valuation and provides step-by-step examples for several valuation methods. This Founder’s Pocket Guide helps startup founders learn: • What a startup valuation is and when you need to start worrying about it. • Key terms and definitions associated with valuation, such as pre-money, post-money, and dilution. • How investors view the valuation task, and what their expectations are for early-stage companies. • How the valuation fits with your target raise amount and resulting founder equity ownership. • How to do the simple math for calculating valuation percentages. • How to estimate your company valuation using several accepted methods. • What accounting valuation methods are and why they are not well suited for early-stage startups.

Valuation for M A

This book is a great reference for sellers, investors, financing sources, professionals, and students of the subject involved in private M&A." —Peter Blasier, Partner, Reed Smith LLP "In this second edition of Valuation for M&A, Mellen ...

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Author: Chris M. Mellen

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 0470648813

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 372

View: 672

Discover the tools necessary to determine what your company's value is, what drives its value, and how to enhance that value during an M&A transaction. The only book to focus on valuation specifically for mergers and acquisitions, Valuation For M&A: Building Value in Private Companies, Second Edition lays out the steps for measuring and managing value creation in privately held businesses. This groundbreaking work led directly to authors Chris M. Mellen and Franck C. Evans being named the joint 2010 AM&AA Middle Market Thought Leader of the Year by the Alliance of Merger & Acquisition Advisors, and its thorough overview of the subject: Recognizes a company as an investment and explains how to manage that value to maximize shareholder returns, focusing on returns, risks, and capital invested Explains investment or strategic value versus fair market value and provides a document request checklist; sample interview questions; and formats for adjusting financial statements, developing discount rates, the computation of net cash flow; and a valuation reconciliation form Includes a comprehensive case study to illustrate concepts and calculations Now covers fair value accounting and the impact of SFAS Nos. 141, 142, and 157 and their IFRS counterparts, intangible asset valuation techniques, exit planning, international M&As, and venture backed/early stage companies Showing corporate executives as well as M&A professionals and business appraisers how to value privately-held businesses for merger and acquisition purposes, this book helps investors, executives, and their advisors determine the optimum strategy to enhance both market value and strategic value to maximize return on investment.

The Private Equity Analyst

DEAL TRENDS Venture Capital Leveraged Buyouts Start - Ups Valued Higher
LBO Valuations Hit 8x Ebitda aluations of early - stage venture - backed
companies rose 58 % in the first quarter from a year ago , driving up valuations
overall to a ...

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Publisher:

ISBN: UCLA:L0074875204

Category: Investments

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OutReach Networks

OutReach Networks is taught in Darden's Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity elective.

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Author: Susan Chaplinsky

Publisher:

ISBN: OCLC:987381489

Category: Discounted cash flow

Page: 1

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OutReach Networks is taught in Darden's Entrepreneurial Finance and Private Equity elective. A teaching note for this case is available for instructors as well as an Excel file for student analysis. This introductory case explores the venture capital (VC) and discounted cash flow (DCF) methods of valuing early-stage companies. OutReach Networks is an unusual start-up company in that it was profitable early in its development and did not have to seek VC funding to support its growth. The company has grown quickly and may soon be a candidate for an IPO. In November 2011, an experienced venture capitalist approaches the founder with an offer to invest $30 million in exchange for 30% of the company. While the founder sees some benefit from the VC's experience in preparing the firm for an IPO and the funding enabling it to scale more quickly, he cannot understand how the VC has arrived at this offer. The founder believes the funding should be worth no more than 15% of his firm. Potential reasons for the disagreement over the valuation are (1) differences in the founder's and investor's view of the company's risk, (2) disagreement over the appropriate set of comparable companies, and (3) differences in the methods used to calculate the percentage equity stake. The case is appropriate for use in courses covering entrepreneurial finance or venture capital.

Biotechnology Valuation

I have adapted the perspective of a VC in this chapter to highlight different
methods of approaching private company valuation, although there are
increasing numbers of other nonVC sources of cash for early-stage
biotechnology companies.

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Author: Karl Keegan

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470741344

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 216

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The first book to provide a simple and practical means of valuing biotech companies The book begins with a short history of the biotechnology industry; this is important as although it is about 30 years old, the first company went public only in 1996, so it is possible to plot the course of investment waves and dips It examines the European industry and its evolvement, and draws parallels between the similarities and differences between that and the US Looks at the various companies which make up the biotech industry (therapeutic; life sciences; and the medical technology company) and gives tools for the investor to properly evaluate them Praise for Biotechnology Valuation "Keegan states that the valuation of Biotech companies is as much an art as a science. This brief but comprehensive review of the skills and knowledge required, not of just the financial market and sentiment, but also of the technical attributes of a company and the drug development and regulatory hurdles that must be overcome, highlights the importance of the breadth of understanding required. Biotech investing is not for the timid, but it can bring substantial returns. Keegan's book, punctuated with his personal experience and opinions, is a good place to start." —Chris Blackwell, Chief Executive, Vectura Group plc "A user-friendly, yet thorough discussion of a notoriously difficult topic. Dr Keegan's book is a fine resource for both business types and academicians." —Steve Winokur, Managing Director, CanaccordAdams "A highly readable and comprehensive explanation of the technical and commercial parameters that influence biotechnology companies at all stages of development, providing clear context for selection from the toolkit of valuation methodologies the author recommends to assess company and product performance, or ascribe value." —Dr L.M. Allan, Director, Bioscience Enterprise Programme, University of Cambridge "A fabulous approach to a difficult topic." —Deirdre Y. Gillespie, MD, President & CEO, La Jolla Pharmaceutical Company

Private Equity

VENTURE. BACKED. PORTFOLIO. FIRMS. Given the incentives to voluntarily
disclose information, and given the existence of reporting standards, it is
important to understand whether the financial reporting of ... They analyze a
broader set of venturebacked earlystage companies in differentindustries
andfinda significant role of financial statements, not onlyon thelevel butalsoon the
change of valuations.

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Author: Douglas Cumming

Publisher: John Wiley and Sons

ISBN: 0470579552

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 608

View: 530

A comprehensive look at the private equity arena With private equity differing from other asset classes, it requires a whole new approach for those trained in more traditional investments such as stocks and bonds. But with the right guidance, you can gain a firm understanding of everything private equity has to offer. This reliable resource provides a comprehensive view of private equity by describing the current state of research and best practices in this arena. Issues addressed include the structure of private equity funds and fundraising, the financial and real returns of private equity, and the structure of private equity investments with investees, to name a few. Discusses the role of private equity in today's financial environment Provides international perspectives on private equity Details the regulation of private equity markets Filled with in-depth insights and expert advice, this book will provide you with a better understanding of private equity structures and put you in a better position to measure and analyze their performance.

The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital

The handbook comprises contributions from 55 authors currently based in 12 different countries.

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Author: Douglas Cumming

Publisher: OUP USA

ISBN: 0195391594

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 1031

View: 834

Venture capital (VC) refers to investments provided to early-stage, innovative, and high growth start-up companies. A common characteristic of all venture capital investments is that investee companies do not have cash flows to pay interest on debt or dividends on equity. Rather, investments are made with a view towards capital gain on exit. The most sought after exit routes are an initial public offering (IPO), where a company lists on a stock exchange for the first time, and an acquisition exit (trade sale), where the company is sold in entirety to another company. However, VCs often exit their investments by secondary sales, wherein the entrepreneur retains his or her share but the VC sells to another company or investor buybacks, where the entrepreneur repurchases the VC`s interest and write-offs (liquidations).The Oxford Handbook of Venture Capital provides a comprehensive picture of all the issues dealing with the structure, governance, and performance of venture capital from a global perspective. The handbook comprises contributions from 55 authors currently based in 12 different countries.

Venture Capital Valuation

Featuring a companion website where readers can access and download additional case study material, as well as different valuation materials mentioned throughout the text, Venture Capital Valuation explores: Why what you don't know about ...

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Author: Lorenzo Carver

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118182345

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 880

Imagine selling $2 million "worth" of Google stock and only receiving $50 in return? This scenario happens every day for venture-backed companies. Failure to quickly understand high-growth company valuation can cost trillions of dollars. Yet very few leaders involved in a venture-backed company have a definitive understanding of how valuation techniques are being applied to their financial statements and the decision-making process. Featuring extensive case studies of high-profile corporations, including Facebook, Twitter, and Microsoft, Venture Capital Valuation provides the knowledge and techniques necessary to understand and value high-growth companies. Sharing his twenty-year track record helping thousands of investors, practitioners, and entrepreneurs measure and realize high-growth venture, author Lorenzo Carver draws on real-world cases from investors, founders, and advisors to illustrate how each corporation was impacted by valuations. By putting these techniques into a context and framework, Venture Capital Valuation simplifies them so that anyone founding, running, and investing in these innovative companies can apply them immediately. Featuring a companion website where readers can access and download additional case study material, as well as different valuation materials mentioned throughout the text, Venture Capital Valuation explores: Why what you don't know about valuation will cost you money How VCs, angels, founders, and employees give up investment cash flow every day Facebook at $80 billion valuation versus Enron at $80 billion valuation Deal terms, waterfalls, and the pre-money myth Whether venture-backed companies should even consider a discounted cash flow (DCF) model Separating enterprise value from the allocation of that value Valuing total equity Using Future Value (FV) and Present Value (PV) to value future cash flows today Why applying the typical DCF model to a venture-backed company hardly ever works "Enterprise Value" + "Allocation Methods" = Value Destruction Undervaluing companies and overvaluing employee options Why you should D.O.W.T. (doubt) venture capital returns 409A valuation professionals discussing topic 820 (FAS 157) with VC CFOs An invaluable resource for anyone who wants to make the most out of their investments, Venture Capital Valuation shows business appraisers and venture capitalists how to maximize their returns and avoid losing money—before the damage becomes irreparable.

Alternative Assets

Venture. Capital. Regarded by many as the most exciting form of private equity,
this deals with the financing of early stage and start-up companies,
understandably recognised and encouraged in the US as hugely valuable ... A
study originally sponsored by the NVCA6 showed that even by 2000 venture
backed companies had already created 8 million ... Consequently US venture is
in general over-capitalised, with consequent upward pressure on valuations and
downward pressure ...

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Author: Guy Fraser-Sampson

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470980088

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

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The investment landscape has changed dramatically over the last few years, destroying many of the old certainties by which investors lived their lives. In particular, it has shaken belief in the ability of traditional asset types such as bonds and equities to protect them from abnormal market conditions, and it has brought home how closely correlation between different markets can be squeezed together by extreme pressure. Future investors will have to regard so-called "alternative" assets as essential elements within their portfolios, and be prepared to deal with the complexities that this will entail. This will in turn force a re-appraisal of core concepts such as "risk" and "return", not least because some alternative asset classes do not lend themselves well to traditional return measures. Exciting times lie ahead, but a thorough working knowledge of the various alternative asset classes will be an essential pre-requisite to success, and perhaps even to survival. Alternative Assets meets investor's need for a guide on where to allocate in this new climate. It provides investors with a primer on each alternative asset class, as well as practical tips on the pros and cons, implementation, returns analysis, fees and costs. It also offers introductory guidance on how to set investment targets, and how alternative assets can be accommodated within the allocation process. Each chapter gives useful background knowledge on a particular asset type, including a discussion of whether a satisfactory beta return level exists and, if so, the different ways in which it might be accessed. Written by best-selling author Guy Fraser-Sampson, this book guides investors through the new look alternative investment arena, providing post-financial crisis perspective and investment advice on the alternatives landscape.

Wave Theory For Alternative Investments Riding The Wave with Hedge Funds Commodities and Venture Capital

Alternatives Managed Futures Funds5 Venture Capital6 Commodities7 Table 3.1
Alternatives Advantages and Disadvantages ... like a commodity investors, face
potential overpricing –Valuation risk –An early-stage venture capital project may
only be an idea –Long ... by publically traded companies to produce to
shareholders: 10k, 10k annual report –Publically held, venture-backed
companies do not ...

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Author: Stephen Walker

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071746458

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 202

A revolutionary new alternative-investment approach that protects investors from another meltdown High-net-worth investors are allocating about 20% of assets into alternative investment strategies—up from 3% in 2000 Walker was named one of Barron's 2009 Top 1,000 Advisers and one of the Top 25 Wealth Advisers by the Philadelphia Business Journal He worked for Alex.Brown, which took Starbucks and Microsoft public

Raising Capital

Methods, a business-to-business e-commerce software development firm, by
FBR Technology Venture Partners, which reaped ... By 2005, the days of
numerous early-stage technology companies completing an initial public offering
at maximum market valuations with minimal ... The second quarter of 2011 saw
22 venture capital–backed IPOs worth more than $5.5 billion in the aggregate,
the strongest ...

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Author: Andrew Sherman

Publisher: AMACOM

ISBN: 9780814417041

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 464

View: 382

Gone are the days when venture capital groups poured millions into every "next big thing." Competition is fierce, and only the most viable businesses-and expert fundraising-will reap the capital necessary to drive continuous growth. Packed with tools for building business plans, preparing loan proposals, drafting offering materials, and more, Raising Capital covers every phase of the growth cycle and helps readers navigate the murky waters of capital formation. Containing checklists, charts, and sample forms, the third edition provides insights on the latest trends in the domestic and global capital markets, an overview of recent developments in federal and state securities laws, and strategies for borrowing money from commercial banks in today's credit-tightened markets. Whether one's business is a fledgling start-up, a rapid growth company, or a more established organization, this insider's guide offers readers the strategies they need to take their business to the next level.

Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur

Get the Funding You Need From Venture Capitalists and Turn Your New Business Proposal into Reality Authoritative and comprehensive, Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur is an all-in-one sourcebook for entrepreneurs seeking ...

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Author: Dermot Berkery

Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional

ISBN: 9780071595605

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 288

View: 610

Get the Funding You Need From Venture Capitalists and Turn Your New Business Proposal into Reality Authoritative and comprehensive, Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur is an all-in-one sourcebook for entrepreneurs seeking venture capital from investors. This expert resource contains an unsurpassed analysis of the venture capital process, together with the guidance and strategies you need to make the best possible deal_and ensure the success of your business. Written by a leading international venture capitalist, this business-building resource explores the basics of the venture capital method, strategies for raising capital, methods of valuing the early-stage venture, and techniques for negotiating the deal. Filled with case studies, charts, and exercises, Raising Venture Capital for the Serious Entrepreneur explains: How to develop a financing map How to determine the amount of capital to raise and what to spend it on How to create a winning business plan How to agree on a term sheet with a venture capitalist How to split the rewards How to allocate control between founders/management and investors

Beyond the J Curve

Because of small size and unproven ability to generate profits, early stage
candidates are riskier. ... Venture capital-funded companies typically are not
really comparable with traditional financial investments and have ... 4.1
VALUATION As there is limited operating history, and most portfolio companies
have never generated profit, the valuation of venture capital investments poses a
range of problems.

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Author: Thomas Meyer

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 1119995027

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 384

View: 191

In recent times, venture capital and private equity funds have become household names, but so far little has been written for the investors in such funds, the so-called limited partners. There is far more to the management of a portfolio of venture capital and private equity funds than usually perceived. Beyond the J Curve describes an innovative toolset for such limited partners to design and manage portfolios tailored to the dynamics of this market place, going far beyond the typical and often-simplistic recipe to 'go for top quartile funds'. Beyond the J Curve provides the answers to key questions, including: Why 'top-quartile' promises should be taken with a huge pinch of salt and what it takes to select superior fund managers? What do limited partners need to consider when designing and managing portfolios? How one can determine the funds' economic value to help addressing the questions of 'fair value' under IAS 39 and 'risk' under Basel II or Solvency II? Why is monitoring important, and how does a limited partner manage his portfolio? How the portfolio's returns can be improved through proper liquidity management and what to consider when over-committing? And, why uncertainty rather than risk is an issue and how a limited partner can address and benefit from the fast changing private equity environment? Beyond the J Curve takes the practitioner's view and offers private equity and venture capital professionals a comprehensive guide making high return targets more realistic and sustainable. This book is a must have for all parties involved in this market, as well as academic and students.