Higher interest rates have put a damper on the funding of venture capital investments from the private equity world. When interest rates were near zero percent, private equity firms could borrow money with no cost, which could be employed as venture capital investments.
This led to some headline-grabbing returns.
The higher rates brought on by the Federal Reserve in response to inflation have made venture capital investing much less attractive for private equity. However, start-up companies need capital to grow, opening the door for public companies operating in the venture capital space.
And it’s giving us a nice opportunity to lock in some very attractive dividend yields…
This post originally appeared at Investors Alley.