Hedge Funds: How to approach meetings with them

June 21, 2011

Are you afraid of hedge funds? Uncertain of whether they are worth your IR or executive team’s time? You need to register for this webinar from IR magazine.

The hedge fund landscape is changing rapidly, and the assumptions that worked a few years ago just aren’t as relevant today. These institutions could be a good source of capital for your company – even for the long term!

Click here to register for the IR magazine webinar, “How to approach meetings with hedge funds,” and learn how your company can access this capital source effectively.



Facebook falls in SharesPost trading

June 7, 2011

The latest auction in Facebook stock on SharesPost closed on June 6, 2011, according to SocialTimes. The company’s price slipped to $33.01 a share, down from its previous high of $35. Trading volume was much higher, though, surging to 280,000 in this auction. Only 100,000 shares changed hands in the May 26, 2011 auction.

Source: SocialTimes, syndicated from IR magazine

Moncler is one of 17 western European companies to yank or defer IPO

June 6, 2011

When Eurazeo offered to buy 45 percent of fashion company Moncler, it added to an existing trend on the continent this year. So far, 17 IPOs in western Europe have been canceled or pushed off, up from eight during the same period last year. Worldwide, the same thing is happening: 79 IPOs have been delayed or canceled this year, compared to 55 at this point a year ago.

Source: Bloomberg

Why did UberMedia just get more money?

June 2, 2011

Betting on a social media application company right now might not seem like a smart move – especially in Twitter’s environment. Nonetheless, DLD Ventures (part of Burda Digital) just pumped $5.6 mn into UberMedia’s coffers.

Was this a really a good play?

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Facebook hits new high on SharesPost

June 1, 2011

Private company trading platform SharesPost released the results of its latest Facebook auction last week. In something of a rebound from April, when the price fell to $32 from a March price of $34, the hot social media company’s shares have risen to $35. According to an email from SharesPost, the deal size reached at the May 26, 2011 auction was $3.5 mn, when 100,000 shares were traded.

The timing is certainly interesting: it’s the first SharesPost auction of Facebook shares following the successful LinkedIn IPO.

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By the numbers: a record-setting quarter for private equity exits

May 27, 2011

It’s time for private equity firms to collect. The second quarter of 2011 has been a good month for these institutions, with records for exits already falling.

Let’s take a quick look at the hot numbers from this scorching quarter:

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VC-Backed IPOs Outperform Market

March 28, 2011

Venture-backed companies outperformed the market by 4.2 percent over 500 trading days, according to research conducted by the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA). The study shows that VC-backed companies floated on the stock exchange ‘significantly outperform other IPOs’.

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