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Understanding Securities Structures in Direct Private Investments

Understanding Securities Structures in Direct Private Investments

Two fruits. Both are round, but each delivers an entirely different taste sensation and benefits to your palate. In a recent episode of the Direct Private Investments Show, proudly presented to you by Carofin, Matt Brown interviews Bruce Roberts and Garrick Ruiz about the two primary categories of private investments, debt and equity. This article draws upon the interview to help investors to...

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What do you mean by “Private Equity?”

What do you mean by “Private Equity?”

Investors are increasingly drawn to alternative investments[i] to make them less vulnerable to market volatility and to achieve “absolute returns” (investment returns more directly tied to the underlying company’s financial performance). Within alternative investments, “Private Equity” investment opportunities abound, but what this really means can be confusing.  In this piece, we’ll try to...

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“Due Diligence” and Investments: What Do I Really Need to Know?

“Due Diligence” and Investments: What Do I Really Need to Know?

It’s hard enough keeping this baby in running condition. But, to get the best performance, you work with your mechanic closely, asking additional questions, avoiding risks where you can.  While you rely on your mechanic, it just makes sense for you to have a deeper understanding… The same should be true of your investments.  Here are a few guidelines to help keep your alternative investments...

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Regulation D, Rule 506(b) Private Placements

Regulation D, Rule 506(b) Private Placements

The following provides a brief review of the SEC Rules defining the manner of offering private Securities to Accredited Investors Regulation D was established by the SEC in the 1980’s to define, more specifically, a manner of privately offering Securities.  Most companies issuing private Securities do so by following one of the Rules within Regulation D.    Rule 501 created the Accredited...

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Alternative Investments: Common Challenges to Know Before Investing

Alternative Investments: Common Challenges to Know Before Investing

We get calls every week about another alternative investment opportunity. Maybe you do, too. Before investing in alternative investments, it might help to understand certain limitations and challenges in doing so. Complexity of Alternative Investments:  Alternative investments are not cookie-cutter securities.  Yes, on the surface, they might appear similar.  But each offering can be complex on...

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In the interest of accessibility, here are some terms that any investor should be familiary with.