Private Equity Finds a Foothold in Israel, the Land of Venture Capital

Venture capital has played a big role in the development of Israel’s start-up community. Now, Israel’s private equity sector is also coming of age.

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Private Equity in Emerging Markets Is Being Rebalanced

Part II of this Knowledge@Wharton podcast looks at the falling market share of PE for emerging markets, and the rising investments outside of the BRIC countries, and the increasing importance of operational improvement.

Private Equity Finally Sees Stronger IPO Market

The recent successful showing for many initial public offerings (IPOs) comes largely from strong equity markets, but also from smaller tranches and the push for operational improvements.

Private Equity in China: Heating up, but ‘Veiled in Uncertainty’

Wharton experts predict tough days ahead for private equity investors in China as price wars for investment opportunities threaten to erode the outsized returns PE firms typically seek.

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Private Equity at a Crossroads

In this special report, speakers from the Wharton Private Equity and Venture Capital Conference 2014 note that weaker-than-expected economic growth may have the virtue of uncovering some diamonds in the rough for private equity and venture capital investors.

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Attractive Late-stage Firms Grow Scarce for Venture Capital

Venture capitalists face slimmer pickings and higher prices as competition to buy good late-stage companies is raising the bar.

Venturing into ‘Private’ Social Media

A leading venture capital firm — First Round Capital — discovers synergy and new value when its more than 200 portfolio companies swap knowledge.

The Evolution of a Private Equity Leader

Expect more private equity money to gravitate toward large firms and also niche firms as market conditions force investors to become choosier, says Joshua Harris, co-founder of Apollo Global Management.

Emerging Market Slowdown Hits Private Equity, but Improves Pricing

Slower emerging market growth may dampen private equity activity, but it is also uncovering some hidden values, say speakers at the 2014 Wharton Private Equity & Venture Capital Conference.

Private Equity Expects Better Times in 2014

Industry surveys show stronger global growth, expectations for more M&A deals will likely free more private equity activity.