Tag: Private Equity

Financial Markets
Chris MacIntosh

Hallmarks For A Spectacular Boom

Three examples, one common thread. See if you can spot it. Example 1: Dot-com I remember the dot-com era. Not because I knew what was taking place. Hell, I was not much past my teens and still cutting my teeth in the investment banking world, so I didn’t fully grasp

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Decision Making – Part Deux

A little while ago I shared 6 ways to improve decision making. In response I received a number of comments, the most insightful of which I’d like to share with you today. My main point in the previous article was that information, together with a strong filtering process, form the

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No Thanks, Call Me When You’re Dead

It’s no secret that Mark and I work with a lot of start-ups. In this capacity we align closely with various accelerators, incubators, venture capitalists, bankers and the attendant flotsam and jetsam in the early stage capital markets. All of the above mentioned folks are typically focusing on working to

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9 Reasons We Passed on This Deal

Ideas…like grains of sand on the beach. I’ve mentioned this before in my post “8 Reasons Not to Sign an NDA” and it bears repeating. Unless you have a proprietary product involving intellectual property, a scientific process or something which is entirely unique and therefore valuable, you are immediately devaluing

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Funding Your Start-up

Further to my last post, I wanted to delve into the options available to entrepreneurs for funding their start-up. The topic may seem obvious – the founders have an idea and need capital – easy enough. OK, let’s hurry up already, get out there, raise some dosh and get this

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Lawyer
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Chris MacIntosh

The Ramifications of Convertible Debt

For many early stage companies two oft-used financing mechanisms are convertible debt and preferred equity. The former typically provides investors a discount to subsequent equity raising on the conversion – sometimes at a set price, other times at an adjustable price – and the latter is, well…preferred, and a topic

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