equity private placements chart 3Q 2014

Jittery Markets Fail to Stymie Broadening Investment Options

Despite news that the economy grew at a rapid clip in the second quarter, the healthy pace of private investments in publicly traded growth companies in 2014 began to cool toward the end of the third quarter as worries about small cap stock performance and geopolitical events began to take their toll on investor psyches.

At Midyear, EPP Market Exhibits Growth

Equity private placement investors and emerging growth companies continued a brisk pace of deal making in the first half of 2014, maintaining momentum generated by a robust but toppy stock market and a growing appetite for risk.