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Angel investor market picks up: UNH analysis

Submitted by the Center for Venture Research DURHAM, N.H. – Following a considerable contraction in investment dollars in 2008 and 2009, the angel investor market continued to recover in 2011, a trend that began in 2010 in investment dollars and in the number of investments, according to the 2011 Angel Market Analysis released by the […]

Crowd-funding would provide diversification of capital

The ability to attract small amounts of capital from many different investors through crowd-funding platforms could lessen the pressure from larger investors that entrepreneurs often have to balance against the long-term interests of the company.

Bankers bearish on U.S. IPO market: BDO

  While early projections for IPOs in 2012 aren’t promising, Lee Graul of BDO USA points out that investor confidence can change quickly. By Ann Meyer   The bull IPO market that many were predicting a year ago might take a bit longer to materialize. While Groupon made headlines when it raised about $800 million in a […]

Last-minute surge in IPOs points to uptick in 2012: PwC report

Submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers   NEW YORK – Dec. 20, 2011 – A number of new  offerings in the fourth quarter – spurred by Groupon – helped to jump-start the U.S. IPO markets in November after a significant drop in third-quarter pricings due to high market volatility, according to PricewaterhouseCoopers US (PwC US). The market reignited in December with the […]

Emerging markets gain traction for IPOs: PwC

Submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers Emerging market activity in public offerings has increased during the past seven years, according to PricewaterhouseCooper’s report, “Capital Markets in 2025, The Future of Equity Capital Markets.” About 55 percent of 2011 year-to-date global IPO listing volume took place on exchanges located in emerging markets, a significant increase from less than 25 […]

Forecast for M&A activity remains mixed

Submitted by PricewaterhouseCoopers   NEW YORK, NY – December 12, 2011 – Volatile equity markets slowed mounting U.S. deal activity in the third and fourth quarters, following growing deal momentum in the first two quarters of 2011. In light of concerns over European debt and a pullback in financing, U.S. merger and acquisition (M&A) activity […]

First-half angel investments climb 5 percent

By the Center for Venture Research at the University of New Hampshire DURHAM, N.H. – The angel investor market in the first two quarters of 2011 showed signs of stabilization with total investments totaling $8.9 billion, an increase of 4.7 percent over the same period in 2010, according to the Center for Venture Research at the […]

Want funding? Think sustainability

— The business case for environmental sustainability is accelerating. Aside from appealing to environmentally conscious customers, going green can prepare a company for investment capital or an initial public offering, according to new research from PricewaterhouseCoopers. “When a company is raising capital for the first time, they’re really in the spotlight in terms of what […]

Jane Adams Hull House receives funding for microentrepreneurs

The Jane Adams Hull House Association in Chicago is one of 100 nonprofits throughout the United States to receive a grant this year from the U.S. Small Business Association’s Program for Investment in Microentrepreneurs (PRIME). The grants, which total $7.6 million nationally, are designed to help the nonprofits provide business training and technical assistance to low-income entrepreneurs […]

Companies find ready market for IPOs

When Northbrook-based Nanosphere has needed capital, it has been able to find it, including on the open market. The company, which makes advanced molecular diagnostic systems, has raised $300 million to date, including government grants, private equity and $103 million from a 2007 initial public offering after paying $10 million in related expenses. It closed […]

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