Hot Off The Presses…

This weeks issue of Private Equity Week once again uncovers the news in the private equity and venture capital industry.

For example, Dan Primack takes a look inside Charles River Ventures. The VC firm has launched a small loan program that will lend needy startups some dough instead of supporting them in a traditional equity round. While this strategy isnt exactly groundbreaking, Dan says that the Massachusetts firm has gotten some good press for its efforts.

Also in this weeks issue, Mark Cecil (who you can normally read in our sister publication Buyouts, writes about how mega-buyout funds just keep getting bigger. The Blackstone Group, which already holds the industry record for its current $15.6 billion fund, is looking to expand it to as much as $20 billion.

Also this week, check out the latest news in Asia, scan a list of notable deals and read about how the venture and buyout industries have performed in 1- 3- and 10-year increments.

You can check it all out by clicking here to see the Nov. 6, 2006 issue of Private Equity Week,, your No. 1 source for scoops and news.