private equity

The Secret Behind Private Equity’s Growth and High Rates of Return

By : Ziad K Abdelnour| 28 November 2017
Private equity buyouts have hit the highest level in the past decade with firms accounting for $143.7 billion in the first half of 2017. According to data from Thomson Reuters, the volume of deals involving private equity firms climbed 29 percent to...

Private Equity Investing – Setting the record straight

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 29 June 2010
We at Blackhawk meet on the average over 500 entrepreneurs a year; and the question that keeps recurring at all times by every one of our entrepreneurs seeking funding is: Why is every private equity fund we meet trying to take advantage of us? We ar...

So should you buy your business or build it from scratch?

By : Ziad Abdelnour| 10 June 2010
We at Blackhawk receive and review over 2,000 business plans a year; and the question that keeps recurring at all times by every one of our entrepreneurs seeking funding is: Should I buy a business or rather build one from scratch? Here’s a few point...

On things worth considering when investing in Cleantech

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 31 May 2010
As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends; and to set the record straight, we thought we’d share with you some of the most provoking thoughts we entertain when investing in Green Technology. As you may be aware of, throughout the world...

Want to know What are our Private Equity Deal Killers?

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 27 May 2010
As part of Blackhawk’s close group of family and friends; and to set the record straight, we thought we’d share with you the Classic “deal killers” that we encounter when reviewing the more than 2,000 business plans submitted to us on the average a y...

On the Challenges and Opportunities we see in Latin America

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 17 May 2010
Despite previous Venture Capital (VC) and Private Equity (PE) activity in Latin America since the mid 80s, the asset class can still be considered a “new species” in the region. Taking however into account the growth levels the asset class experience...

On the Challenges and Opportunities we see in Africa

By : Ziad K. Abdelnour| 11 May 2010
Though the allure of private equity might have faded in developed markets, we at Blackhawk believe that Africa is providing golden opportunities for funds that are willing to swallow a bit more risk. It was a geographer, George Kimble, who best summe...