Civilization Ventures Raises Capital on Palico

Shahram Seyedin-Noor is the Founder and General Partner of Civilization Ventures, a San Francisco-based venture capital fund investing at the intersection of health tech and synthetic biology. We recently caught up with Shahram to discuss his fund’s unique value proposition and his experience successfully leveraging the Palico marketplace. How would you describe your specialized fund… Read more

Q&A: Mindset Ventures Raises Capital on Palico

Daniel Ibri is the managing partner and founder of Mindset Ventures Sao Paolo. We sat down with Daniel and discussed some of the pains of fundraising for emerging market funds looking to expand outside of the constraints of their own borders. In this Q&A he explains why Palico is an essential tool for small funds… Read more

A Cornucopia of Emerging Markets PE Funds

An International Monetary Fund World Economic Outlook report observes that emerging markets account for over 75 percent of today’s global growth, “nearly double the share of just two decades ago.” If you’re looking to participate in that growth the best way to do it is through private equity. Only a small portion of emerging markets… Read more

PE KeyTrends – The Silver Lining in Norway’s Rejection of PE

Highlights: – The Silver Lining in Norway’s Rejection of PE – Yale’s Pointed Rebuttal of Buffet on PE – Buy and Build Becomes the Norm in LBOs – A Record 80 Percent of Leveraged Loans are Cov-Lite – LBO Funds are Registering Record Returns – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results THERE’S A SILVER LINING BURIED… Read more

Smaller Funds Offer Better Returns & Downside Protection

With private equity fund sizes steadily increasing, anecdotal evidence from both investors and fund managers suggests that the lower mid-market and small cap sectors are less crowded than they once were – ironic at a time of record fundraising. Meanwhile, the marketplace for companies with annual revenues in excess of $50 million is more competitive… Read more

A First: Catering to the Small Secondaries Market

Palico’s digital marketplace is the first venue that makes it easy to buy and sell small secondaries, these are stakes of $10 million or less, sold by limited partners after fundraising has closed (typically once the fund is largely invested, making it possible to evaluate return prospects with greater certainty). Small secondaries tend to get… Read more

Palico’s Digital Marketplace is a Spinoff Mecca

Out of nearly 300 opportunities currently listed in Palico’s marketplace, more than 40 percent are first-time fundraisings. The vast majority of those funds are run by private equity veterans creating their own firms from scratch. Among these, many were founded by teams of highly experienced managers coming together for the first time from disparate fund… Read more

PE KeyTrends – PE Funds Get Ready for Economic Downturn

Highlights: – PE Funds are Getting Ready for Economic Downturn – As Market Fears Grow, Offbeat Fund Strategies Bloom – Long-Hold PE Funds Can Double Returns – Private Equity’s Path to Control is Getting Easier in Asia – Jillian Manus Discusses Sexual Harassment in VC – PE KeyTrends Quick Question Results PE FUNDS ARE GETTING… Read more

Tariff Threat Increases the Appeal of Uncorrelated PE Investment

It’s difficult to tell how serious the threat of multiplying trade barriers will become for world commerce after an executive order mandating punitive U.S. tariffs on steel and aluminum imports was signed by President Trump a week ago. The Trump administration is holding out the possibility of selective exemption, dependent, it would seem, on negotiations… Read more

Taking the Road Less Traveled Improves PE Returns

With fund-size records quickly achieved, only to be quickly broken in recent months, and as the average fund becomes ever-bigger (the typical PE vehicle has nearly doubled in size in the last six years to $1.3 billion), many private equity professionals expect their returns to shrink somewhat, increasing the appeal of the proverbial ‘road less… Read more

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