Wednesday, September 26, 2007

IP and Private Equity

Diving deep into a companies IP is a great way to contextualize possible strategic acquisitions. Private equity firms shopping a portfolio company can use patent data to show how one company may technologically compliment another.


From the New York Times - it's good to see PE investment is still looking strong:


"The buyout business may be in a holding pattern these days, but that apparently isn't worrying pension fund managers too much. According to a survey by Citigroup, nearly three-fourths of pension managers plan to increase the funds they earmark for private equity investments in the next three years."

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