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Venture capital ( VC ) is financial capital provided to early-stage, high-potential, high risk, growth startup companies . The venture capital fund makes money by owning equity in the companies it invests in, which usually have a novel technology or business model in high technology industries, such as biotechnology , IT , software , etc. The typical venture capital investment occurs after the seed funding round as growth funding round (also referred to as Series A round ) in the interest of generating a return through an eventual realization event, such as an IPO or trade sale of the company.
In finance , private equity is an asset class consisting of equity securities in operating companies that are not publicly traded on a stock exchange . [ 1 ] A private equity investment will generally be made by a private equity firm , a venture capital firm or an angel investor . Each of these categories of investor has its own set of goals, preferences and investment strategies; however, all provide working capital to a target company to nurture expansion, new product development, or restructuring of the company’s operations, management, or ownership. [ 2 ] Bloomberg Businessweek has called private equity a rebranding of leveraged buyout firms after the 1980s. Among the most common investment strategies in private equity are: leveraged buyouts , venture capital , growth capital , distressed investments and mezzanine capital .
In finance, the private equity secondary market (also often called private equity secondaries or secondaries ) refers to the buying and selling of pre-existing investor commitments to private equity and other alternative investment funds. Sellers of private equity investments sell not only the investments in the fund but also their remaining unfunded commitments to the funds. By its nature, the private equity asset class is illiquid, intended to be a long-term investment for buy-and-hold investors. For the vast majority of private equity investments, there is no listed public market; however, there is a robust and maturing secondary market available for sellers of private equity assets. Driven by strong demand for private equity exposure, a significant amount of capital has been committed to dedicated secondary market funds from investors looking to increase and diversify their private equity exposure.
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