Money Sources For A New Product Or Company

The traditional sources of funding, for companies that don’t expect to grow enough to pay 50 times investment in two years (a tech angel funder’s demand) or 10x in two years (venture capital’s demand), while giving up control of their business, are: a. Factoring: Business factors deal with multi-billion dollar funds like Bibby (http://www.bibbyusa.com/) to…

Private Equity Portfolio Company CEO Pay

A recent Stanford study of P/e (private equity) owned company CEO compensation across 144 sample firms  found the following: “To summarize the key results in this section, we find that, relative to public corporations, on average, PE-owned firms: (i) provide the CEO with 2.3 percentage points more equity (that is, nearly twice as much equity as…

The Business Buying Process

The Illinois State Bar Association has videos of a cable television program I participated in on the business buying process, and on how to find a business to buy.  Other speakers included private equity experts and business brokers. See http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=RjtTOICt7yo