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Shine a bright light

By Anne Anquillare, PEF Services New research in the field of optogenetics discovered that shining a bright light on neurons in the brain can modify behavior.  This phenomenon is demonstrated in many other areas – light therapy dispels the winter blues, decreases mold...

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What I heard at PEI’s 10th Annual CFOs & COOs Forum

by Anne Anquillare, PEF Services I attended PEI’s Private Equity Forum for CFOs and COOs last week in NYC.  This is a great conference for professionals who manage or are involved with the finance, accounting and operational aspects of private equity firms.  It...

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House Bill Enables SBA to Provide More Leverage to SBICs

by David Gerogosian, PEF Services On December 18, 2012, The House of Representatives passed a bill to allow the Small Business Administration (SBA) to provide to Small Business Investment Companies (SBICs) up to $350 MM in leverage.  Previously, the SBA was limited to...

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Are You “SBIC Worthy”?

by David Gerogosian and Allen Greenberg, PEF Services, LLC Competition for an SBIC license is at a high. The lure of cheap leverage that gooses investors' returns has put the SBA in a position where it can be more choosy in selecting fund managers – a prerogative that...

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The Portal – A Fund’s Blue Suit

by Joseph Campbell, PEF Services and Mark Heil, PEF Services The fashion world will tell you that a staple of every business person’s wardrobe is a blue suit.  With it, you are “dressed for success”.  To impress an investor, you need to don your best: solid returns,...

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