private equity


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Related to private equity: venture capital

private equity

adj.
Of or relating to equity investments in companies whose stock is held by a relatively small number of owners and is not publicly traded: a private equity fund.

private equity

n
finance equity in a business that is raised from private sources, as opposed to shares that can be traded publicly
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Private equity could be considered one of the pillars of alternative investments.
In finance, private equity is an asset class consisting of equity securities and debt in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange.
The 2014 Private Equity Industry Performance Survey showed this was an 18% increase on the prior year.
Private equity investment is one of the fastest-growing areas of African finance.
Meanwhile, the need to deliver against development requirements has seen and is seeing development SWFs adopt the private equity model.
"Private equity by its nature and design, is secretive, a breathtakingly wealthy corner of the world where the names only occasionally escape the business pages, names like Stephen Schwarzman, David Bonderman and David Rubenstein," writes Jason Kelly.
The transaction follows an agreement of AXA Private Equity signed yesterday to buy a portfolio of 11 private equity fund investments from Omers Private Equity Inc, part of the Canadian pension fund OMERS Worldwide.A The move was in line with the company's strategy to acquire good quality assets from big institutions.
The BCVA is the industry body for the private equity and venture capital industry in the UK, with a membership of more than 230 private equity and venture capital firms and nearly 300 associate members who provide legal, tax and other professional services to private equity firms.
The accompanying chart gives an overview of exits for the European private equity industry.
Institutional investors, like Laurel and Hardy before them, have seen success from their allocations to private equity in the last decade.
Ranked 48th among all private equity firms in the world by London-based Private Equity International (PEI), the leading magazine for the private equity industry, Abraaj Capital has risen two places from the previous annual global ranking of private equity firms and six places from PEI's 2009 rankings, which are based on the amount of direct-investment private equity capital raised or formed during the last five years.

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