Investing in private equity opens up a broader universe of companies than those listed on public stock exchanges. Many early stage and growth-orientated companies can only be accessed through private equity, given the high costs associated with public listings.
A change in the ownership of an established company to facilitate a change in management, a new strategic direction, a change in capital structure or to drive improved operational performance.
Seed money and funding for start-up or early stage companies that are at the beginning of their journey to commercialise their products and services.
Investing in companies that are more advanced in the commercialisation of their products and services but require high levels of investment to achieve their full potential.
Investing in companies that have run into operating difficulties in order to implement significant change to management, corporate structure and operations to become profitable.
Private equity investments can provide attractive returns that have a low correlation to major stock markets.
The potential benefits of private equity investing include: