Event Invitation: The London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference

LBS PE summit 2011

London Business School is proud to present the London Business School 2011 Private Equity Conference. The event is themed “Turning the Corner – Delivering Value over the Next Decade”.This year’s summit looks to the shift that several major industry players are making from creating value through leverage, to value from operational excellence and core growth at a time when limited partners are diversifying commitments across investment platforms, older vintages are finally being realized, and new investment themes are beginning to be uncovered. Continue Reading

Viola Private Equity Pumps $7 Million into Zend

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Viola Private Equity, an Israeli PE fund with $164 million under management for technology buyouts, has announced a $7 million investment in Zend, the leading provider of open-source and commercial solutions based on PHP web applications. Continue Reading

An Industry on “Life Support”: Notes from the BVCA Tech Spin Out 2008 in London

This morning I was invited to stop by Tech Spin Out 2008, a conference organized by the British Venture Capital Association (BVCA), with the goal of exploring the activities that help transform small companies into big companies.  As I mentioned… Continue Reading