Tips for Attracting a Private Equity Group

Feb 11, 2013

Private Equity Groups, sometimes called a “PEGs”, invest in privately held businesses. Their cash comes from several sources including: pension plans, insurance companies, wealthy individuals, family offices, endowments, such as universities and family foundations, and sovereign funds such as the Middle East and Asia. They usually have cash that has already been raised from those sources, but some private equity groups identify the business they wish to acquire first and then raise the cash from investors. One common requirement is that they will only acquire a majority interest in the selling company, although occasionally a PEG will hold less than a majority interest. It all depends on their business model.  Read more ...


Joan M. Ridley, CBA, CEPA, CFP™

Joan RidleyPresident of Business Wealth Solutions, a business consulting firm.

"We have identified numerous opportunities to protect and maximize corporate wealth both now and in preparation for ownership transition. In this economy, human and intangible capital are major corporate assets. Absent proper planning, business owners could leave dollars on the table, and face the risk of actually losing their unprotected assets and hard-earned wealth."

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