Blog

Our blog dives into industry trends, and how your firm can adapt in the changing market.

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Technology

Pent-up M&A activity – technology, health care, and the real estate industry are still hot

Despite the challenges and headwinds presented in the past few years, H1 of 2022 closed out with steady and persistent growth for Global Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A).

Today’s Differentiated GP: Modern Data & Technology Strategies – Webinar Recap

Recently, Altvia CEO Brie Aletto and Chief Strategy Officer Jeff Williams were joined by Cendana Capital Partner Kelli Fontaine for a webinar on effective data and technology strategies in today’s LP market.
data strategy

Getting Back to the Roots of Value Creation

For private equity firms today, competition for deals is intense. Add that to steadily rising valuations, and it has become increasingly necessary to focus on value creation.
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Fundraise

Five Fundraising Tips When Facing an Economic Downturn

We dive into five fundraising tips firms can implement in the next thirty days to best support investments when facing an economic downturn.
distressed venture

Keeping a Growth Mindset: PE Saving Good Businesses With Distressed Venture

As the economy today experiences a downturn, opportunities for distressed venture investing are increasing.
innovation cycles

Record-level dry powder & economic downturns lead to new innovation cycles

Market volatility, inflation pressure, rising interest rates–we could argue that the investment landscape is even more challenging than it was a year ago.
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Deal Flow

Value Over Volume: Shifting Development Priorities

In Private Equity, value creation doesn’t stop short once a deal is reached. The value created throughout and beyond the deal often matters most.

4 Best Practices for Private Equity Firms To Secure the Best Deals

What’s the takeaway for PE firms? The lesson is that you can avoid financial difficulties in rough economic times by improving your ability to land big deals.
deal flow

A Hyper Competitive Market Means Deal Flow Needs to Go Digital

Private Equity and Venture Capital firms must take steps to digitize their deal flow or risk being left behind by the competition.
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Investor Relations​

The decline in public markets…foreshadowing, or opportunity for alternative investments?

To leverage alternative investment strategies as opportunities in a public market downturn, PE/VCs need to pair market history with key correlations in sources of return.

Sector Strategy: Specializing to Gain an Edge

Sector investing has proven to be a successful strategy to spur further growth and generate above-market returns.

Growth Investing: A High-Velocity Game

Growth investing has been around for a long time. However, it’s largely been the domain of specialists and ignored by most investors.

Preferred Return Podcast

The Private Equity Techstack Podcast

This is a podcast about the role of technology in private equity and venture capital. Our hope is to bring together the best and brightest across the industry and have them share best practices, trends they’re seeing, and how firms use technology to gain an edge in the market.

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