Showing posts with label Money Magnet. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Money Magnet. Show all posts

Percent of PE by Deal Size

MID-MARKET PRIVATE EQUITY DEALS SURGE

In its analysis of private equity activity during the first six months of 2009, PitchBook Data, a private equity research firm, reveals that lower and middle-market companies continue to successfully attract PE investment. Through the first half of 2009, middle market deals accounted for 70% of all investments, more than at any time in the last six and half years.

The new emphasis on deals under $50M means more financing options for small and medium enterprise business owners.

Jacoline Loewen, Author of Money Magnet.

6 Reasons to Read Money Magnet: Attracting Investors to Your Business


I just finished reading Money Magnet. Thank you for writing/recommending it! The information you shared will save me a lot of time instead of reinventing the wheel. I like reading materials from people like you who can share specific industry insight (eg. when you described what VC Rick wants to see in slides). Some of my key takeaways include but are not limited to the following:


  1. Targeting qualified investors based on their mathematical fit and specifically asking them to clarify their full criteria

  2. How to be investor ready/the legacy investor concept.

  3. An investors’ protection/clauses (ensuring that I negotiate unnecessary ones).

  4. Knowing common pitfalls/key criteria investors like

  5. Ensuring that I answer the 4 investor-ready questions and

  6. Investor-friendly methods of structuring a presentation

How to Get the VC to Call

There are certain things, such as resumes, that catch the eye of seasoned pros and get them to pick up the phone and call you.
VCs don’t invest in technology or markets, they invest in people.
If the people stuff goes wrong, it’s hell. They put you through due diligence while at the same time trying to find out what kind of person you are.
When you pitch in, it’s a sociological experiment to see what makes you tick and whether you will be co-operative or will crack.
Probably the most powerful action you can take is to find a referral to a partner in the business. It’s a bit like dating. If someone they trust refers you to a VC, they will take your call. "The question I get asked the most is how to find investors," says Jacoline Loewen, author of Money Magnet. "Owners are better of having a company like Loewen & Partners find them a suitable investor."
Warning: Bad phone manners are an immediate red flag. The VC knows they are entering into a seven-year relationship and they will not waste time with someone who rankles. If they can’t see themselves married to you, it’s a quick, “thank you but no thanks.”