Hedge Funds And Private Equity Funds To Become More Accessible

Hedge Funds And Private Equity Funds To Become More Accessible

According to broadly accepted figures, small businesses generate about 70 percent of all new jobs created.  If we want to solve our persistently high unemployment rate, it would serve us well to do what we can to help small businesses create those new jobs.  But, the credit crisis of 2008/2009 has left a lasting chill in the capital markets . . . at least for small businesses.  Whether it is tighter credit policies of lenders or lenders simply not wanting to take certain risks, small businesses have found it difficult to obtain credit.  And, unless your small company’s business plan forecasts a market share of at least $1 billion, chances are that you are not going to get the attention of the venture capital players.  So, what’s a business owner to do?  My own firm is in the process of forming an oil and natural gas venture and we have contemplated allowing investors other than our existing clients into it.  When we get to that point, how might we do this?

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