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Private Equity and Venture Capital Newsletter - Spring 2015


SPRING 2015

 

Private Equity, Real Estate and Technology Industry Outlooks for 2015

CohnReznick’s annual industry outlook reports provide thought-provoking commentary highlighting strategies that middle market investors can adopt in order to better compete, respond, and adapt to the business and economic environment in the year ahead. The reports offer middle market investors and decision-makers insight into the state of each respective industry and are a valuable resource for executives as they plot their business strategies for the upcoming year.
 
2015 Private Equity Outlook
While the private equity industry is poised for the challenges that accompany a competitive deal-making environment and heightened regulation, the outlook for this year exudes expansion. The 2015 Private Equity Outlook analyzes the activity drivers, opportunities, challenges, and key issues that will make a difference to PE executives in the months ahead.
 
2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook
In the commercial real estate industry, the land rush of the last two years has evolved into an environment where we can begin to see the emergence of supply-demand constraints. The 2015 Commercial Real Estate Outlook offers perspectives on the most notable trends and takeaways at this point in the market’s trajectory, examining the landscape from the perspective of capital flows, investors, developers, property classes, and regulatory developments.
 
2015 Technology Industry Outlook
Driven in part by new perspectives on longstanding issues as well as new insights on game-changers, CohnReznick’s 2015 Technology Industry Outlook identifies trends, opportunities, and challenges on this next 12-month horizon that will propel technology companies to undertake substantial shifts in strategy in order to more effectively compete.

Middle Market Equity Capital Q4 Report

CohnReznick’s Middle Market Equity Capital Report – 2014 Analysis: Progress for Middle Market IPOs, the fourth in a series of quarterly reports, examines the metrics and propellers of IPO activity. CohnReznick analyses how these factors are converging to influence the overall middle market business sector and the impact of JOBS Act regulations on the formation of equity capital.

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Ideas to Build Value and Increase EBITDA

Hospitality: Offset Increased Labor Costs by Adopting an Employee Retention Strategy
All indications point to a prosperous 2015 for the restaurant industry. Furthermore, valuations for growth concepts are at all-time highs as PE Firms look to put capital to work. However, the industry has not avoided all headwinds. The rising cost of labor has become the top issue for almost every restaurant CEO. Lessening the impact of increased labor expenses requires a restaurant company to find, retain and motivate their team members.  How can this be accomplished?

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Technology Mergers and Acquisitions: How Decision-Makers Should Navigate Today’s Market
Valuations for high quality technology companies are at historic levels. This, combined with a strengthening economy, and an abundance of cash on the balance sheets of most strategic and financial investors, is helping to accelerate investment and acquisition activity. How can middle market technology executives position their companies to be attractive to a strategic buyer or financial investor while ensuring a healthy relationship between buyer and seller?

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This has been prepared for information purposes and general guidance only and does not constitute professional advice. You should not act upon the information contained in this publication without obtaining specific professional advice. No representation or warranty (express or implied) is made as to the accuracy or completeness of the information contained in this publication, and CohnReznick LLP, its members, employees and agents accept no liability, and disclaim all responsibility, for the consequences of you or anyone else acting, or refraining to act, in reliance on the information contained in this publication or for any decision based on it.

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