Venture Capital Investing The Complete Handbook for Investing in Private Businesses for Outstanding Profits

ISBN-10: 013101885X
ISBN-13: 9780131018853
Edition: 2004 (Revised)
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Book details

List price: $44.95
Copyright year: 2004
Publisher: FT Press
Publication date: 8/13/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 528
Size: 6.50" wide x 9.50" long x 1.50" tall
Weight: 0.220
Language: English

Introduction
Keys to Successful Investing
What Are the Basic Items to Look for in a Business Proposition?
It's Not an Investment, It's a Partnership
Prepare a Written Summary before You Begin to Invest
What Does A Summary Look Like?
Some Words about Franchising
Summary-Quick Standards of Venture Capital Investing
Analysis of Management
The Study of Entrepreneurs
Characteristics of Entrepreneurs
How We See Entrepreneurs
Interviewing Entrepreneurs
Assessment of Entrepreneurs
What Venture Capitalists Look for in Entrepreneurs
Characteristics of Small Business Managers versus Entrepreneurs
Conclusions on Entrepreneurs
Developing Background Information
Final Judgment
Reviewing Personnel and Compensation
How Is the Company Organized?
How Are People Compensated?
What Employment Contracts Exist?
What Is the Workforce Structure?
What Personnel Records Are Maintained?
Major Strengths and Weaknesses
Analysis of Marketing and Sales
Who Are the People Who Market and Sell?
What Are They Selling?
Who Buys the Product or Service?
What Is Said to the Customer?
What Is the Marketplace for the Product or Service?
How Is Price Determined?
What Internal Reports Are Made?
What External Information Is Available?
Basic Information
What Are the Strengths and Weaknesses?
Investigating Production
The Facility
Equipment
Production Capacity
Production Employees
Regulatory Agencies
Subcontracting Work
Inventory
Quality Control
Production Costs
Production Levels
Back to Capacity
Strengths and Weaknesses of the Production Process
Purchasing Process
Receiving
Shipping
Customer Service
Research and Development
Basic Information
Conclusions about Production
Analysis of the Financial Statements and Projections
Personnel
Analysis of the Numbers
Budgeting and Control
Past Financings
Use of Proceeds
Projections
Basic Information
Conclusions on the Financial Area
Reference Information
Corporate Identification
Corporate Structure
Management Questions
Professional References
Credit Information
Conclusions on Reference Information
Negotiating the Deal and Commitment Letter
Pricing the Deal
Commitment Letters
An Investment Memorandum
Conclusions about the Commitment Letter
The Legal Closing
First Type of Closing: Loan with Options
Second Type of Closing: Legal Documents for the Purchase of Stock
Lawyers as Investors or Business Owners
Experienced Lawyers Are Best
Procedures for Reviewing Documents
Legal Fees Keep Going Up
How Lawyers Run up Your Legal Bill
The Closing: A Moment of Truth
What to Remember About Lawyers
Documentation
Monitoring the Investment
Involvement
Major Policy Decisions
Monthly Reports
Board Meetings/Investor Meetings
Other Discussion Items
Maintaining Good Records
Warning Signs
Why Entrepreneurs Have Financial Problems
Why Entrepreneurs Have People Problems
What to Do with Problems
Secret of a Successful Relationship
Degree of Involvement by the Venture Capitalist
Venture Capitalist Objectives
The Exit
Going Public
Sale to a Strategic or Financial Buyer
Sale Back to the Company
Sale to Another Investor
Reorganizing the Company
Liquidation
When You Are in a Workout

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