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Private Equity Term Sheet Tips

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Term Sheets - What An Entrepreneur Really Needs To Know Any business agreement should be fully understood and conclusive before it comes into force. Private equity transaction agreements are no different. It’s critically important that all parties subject to an agreement, understand both the terms […]

Top Tips for Assessing Direct Equity – Investment Series Pt 1

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Top Tips Investments Series Part 1 Over the next few weeks Dequity will provide a series of blogs of top tips for assessing investment opportunities. This is part 1 of a series of blogs to explain our assessment model a little more so that we […]

Are You a Replicator, Mutant, Copycat or Pioneer?

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Why Does It Matter? Investors are often infuriated with entrepreneurs that don't understand what they have and where what they have fits in.  Entrepreneurs are often infuriated that investors don't like startups which isn't exactly true. If you want to attract investment then you'd better […]

Risk Management Strategy Is Not Enough

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Do You Have One & Does It Work? In Simon Franklin’s article back in June 2010 he examines the Key Person risk issue which of course is a major consideration, especially for investors. At Dequity Partners we are very keen to ensure that all our clients […]

Governing Small Companies

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How Can Investors Protect Their Investments From Majority Shareholders? I was reading an interesting article entitled “Shell shocks market with Woodside selldown” in the Australian Financial Review on 9 November 2010. This article reminded me of questions I frequently get asked by investors considering investing […]

Unfair Deals

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What is an unfair deal? There was an interesting article in the Australian Financial Review on Friday 29 October 2010 entitled RHD backs “unfair” PeopleBank bid” (see AFR Article).  The article is about the board of a recruitment company backing a takeover offer despite an […]

Hairy Risks

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We Love Big, Hairy Risks Fear of risk, like fear of spiders, is mostly irrational and based on lack of understanding. Sure, if you poke the wrong type of spider and annoy it enough it may bite you and a certain few species will actually […]

Investing through Convertible Notes

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Do You Understand Investing through Convertible Notes? In the Australian Financial Review Smart Money section on October 9 - 10 2010 there is an article entitled "Limited choice for retail bonds" (see AFR article). This article discusses the problems with raising debt through the ASX, the […]

Key Person Risks

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Key Person Risks (Including Billionaires) Corporations have been advised a hundred times before that key persons to the success of our businesses must be protected. From the tragedy of the Busby Babes, to today's announcement that we may have lost six of Australia's top mining […]

Do you suffer from “Product Goggles”?

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Step Away from the Goggles “Beer goggles” is a slang terms for a phenomenon in which consumption of alcohol lowers sexual inhibitions to the point that very little or no discretion is used when approaching or choosing sexual partners. The terms are often humorously applied when […]

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