Appendix A: Private Equity Strategies Summary

Appendix A.1 Private Equity Strategies Summary 1 of 3

Venture Capital Growth Capital Buyouts Mezzanine Financing Distressed Assets Real Estate
Category description
  • Investments in innovative early-stage startups
  • Investing in option value
  • Ideal company characteristics include: 1. significant market size, 2. fast growth, 3. defensible position, 4. high gross margins, and 5. low capital intensity
  • Concentrated in patent dependent technology sectors and consumer Internet firms
  • Expansion capital to fund growth of profitable businesses, taking them to the next level
  • Generally execution-oriented middle market firms; may be capital intensive
  • Purchase of mature businesses, typically financed ...

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