Newspaper circulation on the increase

U.S. newspaper circulation is on the increase despite all of the doom and gloom projections, according to the Audit Bureau of Circulations, a media industry group.

The Los Angeles Times reported that circulation increased 1.9% to 616,575 daily, and 0.4% to 952,761 on Sunday. Most of the increase was in digital readership, which is a great sign that the industry is just evolving. The Wall Street Journal remained No. 1, holding steady with an average weekday circulation of 2.1 million.

May 2nd, 2012|Categories: Client News|Tags: , |

Study names top financial publications and journalists

A recent survey of 349 financial journalists by Gorkana Group highlights The Wall Street Journal as the most influencial publication, with 72 percent nominating the paper. Following the Journal: Bloomberg News, The New York Times and Reuters.

The study also looked at the individuals who have the most influence. Andrew Ross Sorkin of the New York Times placed first.

March 28th, 2012|Categories: Client News|Tags: , , , , |

Brentwood Associates partner to speak at 2012 Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Outlook Conference

Every year, leading institutional investors, buyout professionals, venture capitalists and industry experts meet for the Dow Jones Private Equity Analyst Outlook Conference. Hosted by top editors at Dow Jones and The Wall Street Journal, this leading forecasting event consistently delivers accurate predictions and trend analysis. It is the only private equity event in the country dedicated solely to predicting the future of the asset class.

On January 26, Brentwood Associates partner Bill Barnum will speak on the panel: “The $400 Billion Overhang: Will Private Equity Become More Active In 2012?” Barnum will be joined by Philip A. Canfield, principal at GTCR, and Tully M. Friedman, Chairman & CEO at FF. David Barry, managing editor of the Dow Jones Conferences, will moderate. The panel will address the fact that while private equity firms raised record amounts of capital between 2006 to 2008, much of it has remained un-invested. As a result, LPs are nervous that firms will try to put it to work in a less-than-prudent manner. The panel will discuss what it will take to continue to get deals done in the upcoming year and what will happen with all the capital.


Study: Number of female entrepreneuers on rise

Despite the recession, female entrepreneuers are becoming more prevalent in the United States, according to a study conducted by the University of New Hampshire’s Center for Venture Research and reported in a recent Wall Street Journal article and video post by Emily Glazer. Glazer calls attention to a number of female-centric mentoring and investing organizations that have grown significantly over the past few years.

The percentage of women grew to 20 percent last year among those seeking start-up capital, a significant rise from 12.6 percent just 10 years ago. The number of women who actually received funding grew from 9.5 percent in 2008 to 13 percent in 2010. The two top fields where female entrepreneurs are thriving are, unsurprisingly, fashion and e-commerce.

While great strides are being made to level the playing field, there is still a long way to go. Women currently represent just over 15 percent of angel investors and only 5-7 percent of partners at high-tech venture capital firms.