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Private Capital Markets Study

Private Capital Research Project

Advancing ongoing research to understand the true cost of private capital across market types and the investment expectations of privately-held business owners. Led by Associate Professor of Finance John Paglia.

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Recent Research

2015 Trends Report Highlights Expert Commentary from Graziadio Faculty

Every year, the Graziadio School of Business and Management compiles a Trends Report that summarizes emerging trends and issues expected to take shape in the coming year. As distinguished academics as well as leaders in the business world, faculty at … Continue reading  more

Pepperdine University Now Hosts Journal of Entrepreneurial Finance

Private capital markets scholar appointed co-editor of academic journal. Continue reading  more

L.A. Benefits From Digital Innovation

Now is the time to significantly advance the City’s digital innovation in all geographic areas and industries, says Professor Mooney. Continue reading  more

Large Percentage of Baby Boomers Bought and Sold Businesses in Q1 2014

[RESEARCH] Individual buyers tap home equity lines to finance sale of businesses. Continue reading  more

Over 9 Million Women-Owned Businesses in the U.S. and Counting!

Professor Ledbetter offers advice to women considering the benefit of entrepreneurship. Continue reading  more

STUDY: Access to Capital Improving for Small Businesses

PRESS RELEASES Nearly 40 Percent of Small Businesses That Pursued Bank Loans Were Successful, According to New Index from Pepperdine University’s Graziadio School of Business and Management and Dun & Bradstreet Credibility Corp. Results from the latest Pepperdine Private Capital … Continue reading  more

5 Tips for Women Who Want to Advance in Their Careers

DR. BERNICE LEDBETTER: Overcome invisible barriers that exist within the corporate world and political system. Continue reading  more

Professor Darren Good Receives Ascendant Scholar Award

Western Academy of Management recognizes professor as on track to be a leader in his research fields. Continue reading  more

Women – A Force in the Los Angeles Workforce

Pepperdine economist encourages policymakers create a clear path to upper levels of the workforce for Los Angeles working women. Continue reading  more

Brokers Are Optimistic About Increased Merger and Acquisition Activity in 2014

In new research, individual, first-time buyers seeking to “buy a Job” by owning a small business dominated market at end of 2013. Continue reading  more