Semaphore Annual Confidence Survey

 
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Semaphore is conducting its ninth annual survey of Private Equity and Venture Capital partners, principals and professionals supporting the industry. The purpose of this survey is to gather input from our industry friends and clients with the results to be published in the Semaphore Reporter, as well as to the subscribers of Term Sheet. We've streamlined it to better gauge that in which our readers have expressed interest with regard to the deal making that you expect in calendar year 2017, as well as your general confidence about the upcoming year.

The survey will take 2-3 minutes and respondent identity will not be reported to us.

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* 1. Choose one of the following descriptions that best represents you:

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* 2. What is your gender?

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* 3. In 2016, what were the top three industries/sectors in which you made or worked on deals?

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* 4. In 2017, what are the top three industries/sectors in which you expect to make or work on deals?

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* 5. Please rate your confidence in the following for 2017:

  Not Confident Not Very Confident Neutral Somewhat Confident Confident
The national economy
The international economy
My own business
My industry
My principal competitor(s) business

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* 6. Please rate your confidence in the following:

  Not Confident Not Very Confident Neutral Somewhat Confident Confident Not Applicable
Myself
My immediate boss
My CEO, Managing Partner, etc.
My principal competitor(s) CEO, Managing Partner, etc.
President Obama
President-Elect Trump
The Obama Economic Team
The Trump Economic Team
Speaker of the House Ryan
Senate Majority Leader McConnell
The US Congress
US National Tax and Spending Policy
My State's Governor/Legislature
My National Government (if other than US)

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* 7. In 2016 I earned:

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* 8. In 2017 I expect to personally earn (in comparison to 2016):

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* 9. Will personal income tax rates drop in 2017?

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* 10. Will corporate income tax rates drop in 2017?

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* 11. Will currently favorable tax treatment of Carried Interest income be eliminated in 2017?

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* 12. Please tell us where you live.

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* 13. Please provide any commentary on our industry or interest you think appropriate.

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