More on Staying Organized:
This may seem like a weird framework but the thing that can help keep you organized when it comes to making lists of companies, contacts, etc. is having a rudimentary understanding of relational databases. The ability to think about things like "this spreadsheet where I manage my relationships needs a primary key and the ability to create lists of interrelated relevant details" is important to keeping things organized. This and knowing about VLOOKUPs in excel are fairly important.
The Art of Deal Sourcing
With high levels of dry powder, there is more pressure than ever from LPs on fund managers to put capital to work. As a result, LPs are increasingly focused on the deal pipeline. "The market is already difficult and will likely get more difficult.
Deal Sourcing: How Investors are Becoming More Savvy in a Crowded Private Equity World
Sourcing investment opportunities can be a difficult task, especially in a world awash in capital and competition. Deal sourcing and deal origination are necessary skills for private equity (PE) firms that want to close more deals and differentiate themselves. The PE sourcing process is very comprehensive and exhaustive.
Deal Sourcing Strategies for PE Firms
Deal sourcing strategies are the underpinning to any prosperous private equity firm. In the past, firms employed a more traditional methodology that emphasized investor relations. These days, however, technology has opened up alternative deal origination avenues that two decades ago would've been unimaginable. Below, we'll discuss common deal sourcing strategies that private equity firms commonly employ.
A Two-Pronged Approach To Sourcing More Private Equity Deals
With most buyout deals now shopped by intermediaries and sold through auction, sourcing attractive proprietary deals has become harder than ever. When data research firm Preqin surveyed buyout fund managers in late 2016, 36% of respondents said that it's more difficult to find attractive investment opportunities compared with a year earlier, and just 2% said it's easier.
Deal Sourcing - At the Intersection of Authentic and Transactional - 4Degrees
Venture Capital and Private Equity investors do many things: evaluate a company for investment, provide advice and guidance to help them succeed, identify key talent for leadership roles. However, before any of that can happen there is one critical step: deal sourcing.
The Key to Sourcing Good Deal Flow in Commercial Real Estate
We often hear from partners, prospective partners, investment bankers , and venture capital firms : "How do you always find such great deals?" There are two important factors that influence deal sourcing in private equity deal flow : effort and work. The deals are out there; you just need to know where to look and how to find them.
Venture Capital Deal Sourcing and Screening
Ilya Strebulaev, Theresia Gouw Ranzetta, David Hoyt pgs. The objective of the case is to provide students with potential investments and have them evaluate these opportunities from the perspective of an associate at a venture capital firm. In doing this, students must consider the business potential for each company as well as its fit with the venture firm's investment objectives.