This second edition of Introduction to Private Equity is more than an update, it reflects the dramatic changes which have affected an industry which is evolving rapidly, internationalizing and maturing fast. What is recognized as a critical yet grounded guide to the private equity industry blends academic rigour with practical experience. It provides a clear, synthetic and critical perspective of the industry from a professional who has worked at many levels within the industry; including insurance, funds of funds, funds and portfolio companies.
The book approaches the private equity sector top-down, to provide a sense of its evolution and how the current situation has been built. It then details the interrelations between investors, funds, fund managers and entrepreneurs. At this point, the perspective shifts to bottom-up, how a private business is valued, how transactions are processed and the due diligence issues to consider before moving ahead.
Introduction to Private Equity, Second Edition covers the private equity industry as a whole, putting its recent developments (such as secondary markets, crowdfunding, venture capital in emerging markets) into perspective. The book covers its organization, governance and function, then details the various segments within the industry, including Leveraged Buy-Outs, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Financing, Growth Capital, Distressed Debt, Turn-Around Capital, Funds of Funds and beyond. Finally, it offers a framework to anticipate and understand its future developments.
This book provides a balanced perspective on the corporate governance challenges affecting the industry and draws perspectives on the evolution of the sector, following a major crisis.
Table of contents
- Title Page
- Foreword to the Second Edition
- About the Author
Part I: What is Private Equity?
- Chapter 1: Private Equity as an Economic Driver
- Chapter 2: Modern Private Equity – A French Invention?
Part II: The Private Equity Ecosystem
- Chapter 3: Private Equity
- Chapter 4: The Universe of Investment
- Chapter 5: The Process of Investment
Part III: Private Equity in Teenage Time
- Chapter 6: Private Equity Evolution
- Chapter 7: Private Equity and Ethics
Chapter 8: General Conclusion – Private Equity Today and Tomorrow
- 8.1 FEWER GENERAL PARTNERS, BUT NOT NECESSARILY BETTER ONES
- 8.2 CORE TARGET: MANAGE THE VOLATILITY OF PERFORMANCE
- 8.3 THE ONLY VALID LEITMOTIV: LONG-TERM THINKING
- 8.4 THE IMPACT OF FAIR MARKET VALUE
- 8.5 A LONG-TERM TREND: THE ATTRACTIVENESS OF PRIVATE EQUITY
- 8.6 PRIVATE EQUITY: FUTURE VICTIM OF ITS OWN SUCCESS?
- 8.7 THE IMPACT OF A BETTER KNOWLEDGE OF PRIVATE EQUITY
- Template 1 (Fund)
- Template 2 (Fund)
- Template 3 (Fund)
- Template 4 (Fund)
- Template 5 (Company)
- Template 6 (Company)
- Template 7 (Company)
- Business Case
- Title: Introduction to Private Equity: Venture, Growth, LBO and Turn-Around Capital, 2nd Edition
- Release date: July 2013
- Publisher(s): Wiley
- ISBN: 9781118571927
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