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Paglia Reveals Key Findings from Private Capital Markets Project

John K. Paglia

John K. Paglia, associate professor of finance and senior researcher, has been receiving a great deal of buzz over the most recent findings of the Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project. Detailing the 2010 outlook for private capital providers and privately-held businesses, the project performs ongoing research into the true cost of capital and the behavior of private lenders and investors. Surveys are conducted and reports published twice a year.

The most recent survey, which took place in October and November of 2009, captured the expected returns of capital providers, including banks, asset based lenders, mezzanine funds, private equity, venture capital, and privately held companies in a 12-month forecast. The study revealed a particularly tough state for venture capitalists: 59% of respondents reported a decline in the number of plans funded; 61% reported an increase in time to exit; 73% reported a decrease in appetite for risk; 61% believed that fundraising prospects had declined, and 91% saw a contraction in the industry.

Watch the video as Prof. John Paglia offers a more in-depth analysis of the findings, and and let us know how the venture capital contraction is affecting your industry.

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John K. Paglia, PhD
As Associate Dean, Dr. Paglia leads the design and delivery of evening and weekend business degree programs for working professionals, as well as oversees student recruitment for these programs and the school-wide marketing, communications, and public relations functions. He founded the award-winning Pepperdine Private Capital Markets Project for which he has been recognized by the Association for Corporate Growth with an “Excellence in M&A Award” in 2011 and the Alliance for Mergers & Acquisitions Advisors and Grant Thornton with a “Thought Leader of the Year Award” in 2012. Paglia is a frequent speaker on the topics of privately-held company cost of capital, valuation, access to capital, and financing and deal trends at valuation and M&A conferences. Dr. Paglia holds a Ph.D. in finance, an MBA, a B.S. in finance, and is a Certified Public Accountant and Chartered Financial Analyst.
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