Resource Center: Liquidity and Capital Formation
Liquidity and capital formation are significant challenges facing owners and operators of middle market companies. Through a combination of national forums, affiliations with leaders in the capital markets, and the development of insightful thought leadership, CohnReznick has created this Liquidity and Capital Formation Resource Center with tools that can be used to learn more about liquidity events and accessing capital.
Acquisition activities remain a priority, but today’s market conditions demand that private equity firms place greater emphasis on driving growth at the portfolio company level. Gain additional insight as Mergers & Acquisitions presents Strategies to Accelerate Private Equity Growth. Watch as CohnReznick’s Private Equity and Venture Capital Industry professionals answer key questions on how you can best position yourself to achieve growth amid the challenges that lie ahead.
Middle Market Equity Capital Reports
Following a striking decrease in initial public offerings (IPOs) in the United States in Q1 2016, Q2 IPO activity displayed life, but still lagged behind 2015 IPO figures. Today's market conditions are unique. Even though U.S. stock markets have achieved new highs, various market conditions continue to exert downward pressure on IPO activity, resulting in investor scrutiny, challenges to business models, and investors seeking growth through M&A activity.
Q1 2016: Middle Market Equity Capital Report
Growth-oriented private companies still need access to capital to fund research and development, retire existing debt, finance acquisitions, and expand operations. But it seems they may have to do these activities without accessing public equity capital. With economic fundamentals in the United States strengthening, IPO transaction activity through Q1 2016 was at its lowest point since 2009.
Private Equity Outlook
CohnReznick’s 2017 Middle Market Private Equity Outlook analyzes the issues and activity drivers that will most impact the private equity industry over the course of the year. In addition to the Trump administration’s plan for significant regulatory and tax code change, these drivers also comprise strategies and processes that PE firms should consider now - employing data analytics to drive operational improvements, leveraging digital innovation to accelerate growth, and embracing the diligence process to create value.
Deals and Exits Snapshots
We are seeing signs of increasing M&A activity and growing pipelines at both the investment banks and private equity firms. High quality targets will continue to attract attention from financial and corporate investors and valuations will remain at heightened levels as long as leverage remains readily available, but stay tuned to see how the November elections and Brexit may impact the market in the coming months.
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Liquidity and Capital Raising National Forums
Some of the top investment banks, private equity groups, venture capital firms, and strategic investors join industry leading company executives in New York City at CohnReznick’s Fifth Annual Liquidity and Capital Raising National Forum. The full-day event provides a platform for investors and company executives to engage in discussions and presentations focused on some of the most relevant topics, issues, challenges, and opportunities impacting mergers and acquisitions activity, liquidity, capital raising, and financing. CohnReznick’s Deal Connection team coordinates in-person, introductory meetings between investors and company executives. Whether you are an investor looking to add to your portfolio or a company executive seeking potential investors, CohnReznick’s Liquidity and Capital Raising National Forum is the place to connect.
Learn more about, or register for, our upcoming event: https://www.cohnreznick.com/events/161024-liquidy-capital-raising-forum
Liquidity and Capital Formation Webinars
CohnReznick is pleased to host a series of webinars that will provide insight and observations into the challenges and opportunities associated with liquidity and capital formation. Designed for middle market decision makers, these interactive discussions are intended to provide participants with information and tools to make well thought business, personal, and financial decisions.
Access our pre-recorded webinars that can be viewed at any time:
- Accessing the IPO On-Ramp (Jan. 2015)
- 7/1/2015 U.S. IPO Activity Continues to Lag With a 20% Drop in Total Number of Q2 IPOs Year Over Year
- 5/14/15 Crowdfunding Technology Takes the Lion Share of Capital Commitments
- 3/27/15 SEC Boosts Access to Capital for Small Companies, Issues Regulation A+ Under Jobs Act
- 3/23/15 Private Equity and Venture Capital Newsletter - Spring 2015
- 2/12/15 Technology Mergers and Acquisitions: How Decision-Makers Should Navigate Today's Market
- 1/7/15 Private Equity and Venture Capital - Winter 2015
- Liquidity and Capital Formation Archives
- Private Equity and Venture Capital
- Capital Markets
- Transaction Advisory
- CohnReznick Capital Markets Securities