Broken VC model: Pressure increases as VC goes mainstream

The financial crisis seemed to mark a turning point in the spectacular growth of alternative investments, such as managed investments in hedge funds, private equity, real estate, commodities, and infrastructure. Poor performance and liquidity problems led to massive redemptions. By now, however, those problems have subsided, and alternatives are back on track.

M&A strategy of many smaller deals less risky than organic growth

Having analyzed the world’s top 1,000 nonbanking companies over the past decade, McKinsey reveal distinct patterns of deal making. The most frequent factors, such as industry structure, the match of an asset with a well-articulated strategy, and the execution capabilities required to realize value, are as relevant as ever. Further more, returns by M&A approach are widely distributed and can …

Rising venture capital opportunities in emerging markets

The rapid accumulation of wealth in the emerging markets is changing how money is invested. A number of factors in the developed countries as well are forcing this change, subsequently the fact that advantages of investing in listed equities are being questioned in light of corporate scandals and a perception that the markets may no longer serve the interests of ordinary investors.