List of 40 Books on Private Equity

  List of 40 Books on Private Equity

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Title: Introduction to Private Equity: Venture, Growth, LBO and Turn-Around Capital

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.
Author(s): Cyril Demaria
ISBN 13: 9781118571927
Pages: 408
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Title: Private Equity 4.0: Reinventing Value Creation (The Wiley Finance Series)

A multi-perspective look at private equity's inner workings Private Equity 4.0 provides an insider perspective on the private equity industry, and analyzes the fundamental evolution of the private equity asset class over the past 30 years, from alternative to mainstream. The book provides insightful interviews of key industry figures, and case studies of some of the success stories in the industry. It also answers key questions related to strategy, fund manager selection, incentive mechanisms, performance comparison, red flags in prospectuses, and more. Private Equity 4.0 offers guidance for the many stakeholders that could benefit from a more complete understanding of this special area of finance. Understand the industry's dominant business models Discover how value is created and performance measured Perform a deep dive into the ecosystem of professionals that make the industry hum, including the different incentive systems that support the industry's players Elaborate a clear set of guidelines to invest in the industry and deliver better performance Written by a team of authors that combine academic and industry expertise to produce a well-rounded perspective, this book details the inner workings of private equity and gives readers the background they need to feel confident about committing to this asset class. Coverage includes a historical perspective on the business models of the three major waves of private equity leading to today's 4.0 model, a detailed analysis of the industry today, as well as reflections on the future of private equity and prospective futures. It also provides readers with the analytical and financial tools to analyze a fund's performance, with clear explanations of the mechanisms, organizations, and individuals that make the system work. The authors demystify private equity by providing a balanced, but critical, review of its contributions and shortcomings and moving beyond the simplistic journalistic descriptions. Its ecosystem is complex and not recognizing that complexity leads to inappropriate judgments. Because of its assumed opacity and some historical deviant (and generally transient) practices, it has often been accused of evil intents, making it an ideal scapegoat in times of economic crisis, prodding leading politicians and regulators to intervene and demand changes in practices. Unfortunately, such actors were often responding to public calls for action rather than a thorough understanding of the factors at play in this complex interdependent system, doing often more harm than good in the process and depriving economies of one of their most dynamic and creative forces. Self-regulation has clearly shown its limits, but righteous political interventions even more so. Private equity investment can be a valuable addition to many portfolios, but investors need a clear understanding of the forces at work before committing to this asset class. With detailed explanations and expert insights, Private Equity 4.0 is a comprehensive guide to the industry ways and means that enables the reader to capture its richness and sustainability.
Author(s): Benoit Leleux;Hans Van Swaay;Esmeralda Megally
ISBN 13: 9781118939734
Pages: 288
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Title: Gods at War: Shotgun Takeovers, Government by Deal, and the Private Equity Implosion

An engaging exploration of modern-day deals and deal-making Gods at War details the recent deals and events that have forever changed the world of billion-dollar deal-making. This book is a whirlwind tour of the players determining the destiny of corporate America, including the government, private equity, strategic buyers, hedge funds, and sovereign wealth funds. It not only examines many of the game-changing takeover events that have occurred in the past years, but also puts them into context and exposes what is really going on behind the scenes on Wall Street. Gods at War completely covers the strategic issues that guide the modern-day deal, and since they unfold under the shadow of the law, it also focuses on the legal aspects of deal-making and takeovers. Each chapter unfolds through the lens of a recent transaction, from the battle between Yahoo! and Microsoft to the United Rental/Cerberus dispute Provides in-depth explanations and analysis of the events and actors that have shaped this fast-moving field Examines the federal government's regulation by deal approach to saving the financial system and explains the government's biggest "deals", including its bail-outs of AIG, Bank of America, and Citigroup Filled with in-depth insights that will enhance your understanding of this field, Gods at War offers an engaging look at deals and deal-makers in the context of recent historical events. It's a book for those who want to understand deals, takeovers, and the people and institutions who shape our world.
Author(s): Steven M. Davidoff
ISBN 13: 9780470919026
Pages: 365
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Title: King of Capital

The story of a financial revolution—the greatest untold success story on Wall Street:Not only have Blackstone and a small coterie of competitors wrested control of corporations around the globe, but they have emerged as a major force on ...
Author(s): David Carey;John E. Morris
ISBN 13: 9780307886026
Pages: 391
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Title: The Directory of Venture Capital & Private Equity Firms 2015: Domestic & International (Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms)

Grey House Publishing is proud to announce the publication of the 2015 edition of The Directory of Venture Capital and Private Equity Firms. This useful resource has experienced over a decade of success, bringing together both venture capital and private equity organizations into one comprehensive directory. This new edition has been extensively updated, offering valuable, current, and detailed information to individuals, entrepreneurs, and businesses worldwide. This 2015 edition includes over 300 new firms and over 1,000 new partners. These numbers bring the total number of firms to over 3,000 firms, over 1,000 branches, and over 12,000 partners. In addition, users will find more than 15,000 portfolio companies listed.
Author(s): Richard Gottlieb
ISBN 13: 9781619255500
Pages: 1352
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Title: The 3G Way: An introduction to the management style of the trio who's taken over some of the most important icons of American capitalism.

The 3G Way is an introduction to the management style developed by three Brazilian entrepreneurs who took over some of the main icons of American capitalism: Anheuser Busch, Heinz and Burger King.
Author(s): Francisco Souza Homem De Mello
ISBN 13: 9780990457510
Pages: 202
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Title: Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations

An authoritative guide to understanding the world of private equity (PE) investing, governance structures, and operational assessments of PE portfolio companies An essential text for any business/finance professional's library, Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations, Second Edition begins by presenting historical information regarding the asset class. This information includes historical fundraising and investment levels, returns, correlation of returns to public market indices, and harvest trends. The text subsequently analyzes PE fund and portfolio company governance structures. It also presents ways to improve existing governance structures of these entities. A specific focus on portfolio company operations, including due diligence assessments, concludes the text. Seamlessly blends historical information with practical guidance based on risk management and fundamental accounting techniques Assists the book's professional audience in maximizing returns of their PE investments Highly conducive to advanced, graduate-level classroom use Purchase of the text includes access to a website of teaching materials for instructional use
Author(s): Harry Cendrowski;James P. Martin;Louis W. Petro;Adam A. Wadecki
ISBN 13: 9781118138502
Pages: 357
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Title: Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy

Proven private equity real estate investing strategies The subprime fallout and credit crisis have triggered a major transition in U.S. real estate. With tightening lending and underwriting standards, speculative investments and construction projects are likely to limited, resulting in constrained supply and healthier fundamentals over the long term. Looking forward, market participants anticipate that the coming years will be fraught with challenges as well as opportunities. Active Private Equity Real Estate Strategy is a collection of abridged market analyses, forecasts, and strategy papers from the ING Clarion Partners' Research & Investment Strategy (RIS) group. Divided into two comprehensive parts, this practical guide provides you with an informative overview of real estate markets, forecasts, and recent trends in part one, and presents specific active strategies in private equity real estate investing in part two.
Author(s): David J. Lynn
ISBN 13: 9780470485026
Pages: 286
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Title: Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street

Private equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides a detailed yet accessible guide to this controversial business model. Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Professor Rosemary Batt carefully evaluate the evidence—including original case studies and interviews, legal documents, bankruptcy proceedings, media coverage, and existing academic scholarship—to demonstrate the effects of private equity on American businesses and workers. They document that while private equity firms have had positive effects on the operations and growth of small and mid-sized companies and in turning around failing companies, the interventions of private equity more often than not lead to significant negative consequences for many businesses and workers. Prior research on private equity has focused almost exclusively on the financial performance of private equity funds and the returns to their investors. Private Equity at Work provides a new roadmap to the largely hidden internal operations of these firms, showing how their business strategies disproportionately benefit the partners in private equity firms at the expense of other stakeholders and taxpayers. In the 1980s, leveraged buyouts by private equity firms saw high returns and were widely considered the solution to corporate wastefulness and mismanagement. And since 2000, nearly 11,500 companies—representing almost 8 million employees—have been purchased by private equity firms. As their role in the economy has increased, they have come under fire from labor unions and community advocates who argue that the proliferation of leveraged buyouts destroys jobs, causes wages to stagnate, saddles otherwise healthy companies with debt, and leads to subsidies from taxpayers. Appelbaum and Batt show that private equity firms’ financial strategies are designed to extract maximum value from the companies they buy and sell, often to the detriment of those companies and their employees and suppliers. Their risky decisions include buying companies and extracting dividends by loading them with high levels of debt and selling assets. These actions often lead to financial distress and a disproportionate focus on cost-cutting, outsourcing, and wage and benefit losses for workers, especially if they are unionized. Because the law views private equity firms as investors rather than employers, private equity owners are not held accountable for their actions in ways that public corporations are. And their actions are not transparent because private equity owned companies are not regulated by the Securities and Exchange Commission. Thus, any debts or costs of bankruptcy incurred fall on businesses owned by private equity and their workers, not the private equity firms that govern them. For employees this often means loss of jobs, health and pension benefits, and retirement income. Appelbaum and Batt conclude with a set of policy recommendations intended to curb the negative effects of private equity while preserving its constructive role in the economy. These include policies to improve transparency and accountability, as well as changes that would reduce the excessive use of financial engineering strategies by firms. A groundbreaking analysis of a hotly contested business model, Private Equity at Work provides an unprecedented analysis of the little-understood inner workings of private equity and of the effects of leveraged buyouts on American companies and workers. This important new work will be a valuable resource for scholars, policymakers, and the informed public alike.
Author(s): Eileen Appelbaum;Rosemary Batt
ISBN 13: 9780871540393
Pages: 396
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Title: Private Equity Investment in the Healthcare Sector: Pharmaceutical Companies Perspective

The book provides inside information on Private Equity Healthcare investments starting from theory followed by Private Equity Healthcare deals and Healthcare Sector analysis, ending with the description of main value adding drivers of Private Equity investments in the Healthcare Sector participants, focusing on healthcare service provider and pharmaceutical companies. The main objective of the book is to analyze both private and public data on individuals' health conditions, spending and pharmaceutical companies and to define the investment profitability based on the obtained results. The book is highly recommended for investors, also called Financial Buyers, e.g. Private Equity firms, Investment Banks, Leveraged-Buyout shops, Wealth Management and Private Bankers, investing in the Healthcare Sector targets which generate consistent cash flows over ownership periods and provide favorable exit opportunities, creating additional value in the holding period. In addition, the book is useful for undergraduate, graduate and postgraduate students interested in Private Equity as an alternative investment strategy.
Author(s): Ulugbek Kurbanov
ISBN 13: 9783845405339
Pages: 104
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Title: The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital: Management Lessons from the Pioneers of Private Investing

Ten Leading private investors share their secrets to maximum profitability In The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital, the pioneers of the industry share the investing and management wisdom they have gained by investing in and transforming their portfolio companies. Based on original interviews conducted by the authors, this book is filled with colorful stories on the subjects that most matter to the high-level investor, such as selecting and working with management, pioneering new markets, adding value through operational improvements, applying private equity principles to non-profits, and much more.
Author(s): Robert Finkel;David Greising
ISBN 13: 9780071624602
Pages: 384
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Title: Getting a Job in Private Equity: Behind the Scenes Insight into How Private Equity Funds Hire

If you're seriously considering a career in private equity, you have to become familiar with how firms hire. With Getting a Job in Private Equity, you'll gain invaluable insights that will allow you to stay one step ahead of other individuals looking to secure a position in this field. Here, you'll discover what it takes to make it in PE from different entry points, what experience is needed to set yourself up for a position, and what can be done to improve your chances of landing one of these limited opportunities.
Author(s): Brian Korb;Aaron Finkel
ISBN 13: 9780470292624
Pages: 198
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Title: Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook

The 5th edition of Lerner's Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook continues to present the important historical cases of private equity while incorporating a number of new relevant and timely cases from previous best-selling issues. It includes more cases relevant to the texts four main goals: understanding the ways in which private equity firms work, applying the key ideas of corporate finance to the industry, understanding the process of valuation, and critiquing valuation approaches of the past and present- an approach which has proved very successful over the past four editions. This casebook contains cases and notes designed to provide an understanding of the history of the private equity industry's development and the workings of the industry today. By explaining the industry on a case-by-case basis, this text promises to address the critical question of whether gains made in recent years have been sustained and how firms will respond to the current opportunities and challenges.
Author(s): Josh Lerner
ISBN 13: 9780470650912
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Title: Private Equity in Emerging Markets: The New Frontiers of International Finance


Emerging markets are becoming a major force in global private equity. International investors are attracted to the general storyline of private equity in emerging markets due to these regions' rapid economic growth (driven by an expanding middle class, significant investment in domestic infrastructure, high rural-to-urban migration, and increased population wealth), more responsible public finance decisions, reduced debt, improved corporate governance regimes, and diminished reliance on foreign exports. This timely collection captures the essence of private equity development in emerging markets. Private Equity in Emerging Markets examines the evolution of the private equity industry as well as exit opportunities, financial performance, and anticipated future trends. Also discussed are the 'hands-on' aspects of private equity investing in emerging markets, including fundraising, investing, and operational challenges. Unique to this timely book are contributions from experts in private equity in emerging markets from across the globe.
Author(s): Darek Klonowski
ISBN 13: 9781137006288
Pages: 324
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Title: Private Equity as an Asset Class

Unfairly reviled, and much misunderstood, private equity differs from all other asset classes in various important respects, not least the way in which its fund mechanisms operate, and the way in which its returns are recorded and analysed. Sadly, high level asset allocation decisions are frequently made on the basis of prejudice and misinformation, rather than a proper appreciation of the facts. Guy Fraser-Sampson draws upon more than twenty years of experience of the private equity industry to provide a practical guide to mastering the intricacies of this highly specialist asset class. Aimed equally at investors, professionals and business school students, it starts with such fundamental questions as ’what is private equity?’ and progresses to detailed consideration of different types of private equity activity such as venture capital and buyout. Rapid and significant changes in the environment during the recent financial crisis have prompted the need for a new edition. Separate chapters have been added on growth and development capital, as well as secondary investing. Newly emergent issues are considered, such as lengthening holding periods and the possible threat of declining returns. Particular problems, such as the need to distinguish between private equity and hedge funds, are addressed. The glossary has also been expanded. In short, readers will find that this new edition takes their understanding of the asset class to new heights.
Author(s): Guy Fraser-Sampson
ISBN 13: 9780470661383
Pages: 280
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Title: Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use

Private equity firms are snapping up brand-name companies and assembling portfolios that make them immense global conglomerates. They're often able to maximize investor value far more successfully than traditional public companies.

How do PE firms become such powerhouses? Learn how, in Private Equity Lessons You Cannot Afford to Ignore. Bain chairman Orit Gadiesh and partner Hugh MacArthur use the concise, actionable format of a memo to lay out the five disciplines that PE firms use to attain their edge:

· Invest with a thesis using a specific, appropriate 3-5-year goal

· Create a blueprint for change--a road map for initiatives that will generate the most value for your company within that time frame

· Measure only what matters--such as cash, key market intelligence, and critical operating data

· Hire, motivate, and retain hungry managers--people who think like owners

· Make equity sweat--by making cash scarce, and forcing managers to redeploy underperforming capital in productive directions



This is the PE formulate for unleashing a company's true potential.

From our new Memo to the CEO series-- solutions-focused advice from today's leading practitioners.
Author(s): Orit Gadiesh
ISBN 13: 9781422124956
Pages: 126
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Title: Financial Modeling and Valuation: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity

Paul trained our staff in Beijing and is exceptionally well qualified to write this book." —Jack Perkowski, Wall Street veteran; Author; and Founder and Managing Partner of JFP Holdings Ltd.; former CEO and Chairman, ASIMCO Technologies, ...
Author(s): Paul Pignataro
ISBN 13: 9781118558768
Pages: 432
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Title: Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity

The dynamic environment of investment banks, hedge funds, and private equity firms comes to life in David Stowell’s introduction to the ways they challenge and sustain each other. Capturing their reshaped business plans in the wake of the 2007-2009 global meltdown, his book reveals their key functions, compensation systems, unique roles in wealth creation and risk management, and epic battles for investor funds and corporate influence. Its combination of perspectives―drawn from his industry and academic backgrounds―delivers insights that illuminate the post-2009 reinvention and acclimation processes. Through a broad view of the ways these financial institutions affect corporations, governments, and individuals, Professor Stowell shows us how and why they will continue to project their power and influence. Emphasizes the needs for capital, sources of capital, and the process of getting capital to those who need it. Integrates into the chapters ten cases about recent transactions, along with case notes and questions Accompanies cases with spreadsheets for readers to create their own analytical frameworks and consider choices and opportunities.
Author(s): David P. Stowell
ISBN 13: 9780124158207
Pages: 645
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Title: The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything

Inside the Trillion Dollar Industry That Owns Everything What do Dunkin' Donuts, J. Crew, Toys "R" Us, and Burger King have in common? They are all currently or just recently were owned, operated, and controlled by private equity firms. The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything takes the reader behind the scenes of these firms: their famous billionaire founders, the overlapping stories of their creation and evolution, and the outsized ambitions that led a group of clever bankers from small shops operating in a corner of Wall Street into powerhouse titans of capital. This is the story of the money and the men who handle it. Go inside the private worlds of founders Henry Kravis, Steve Schwarzman, David Bonderman, and more in The New Tycoons, and discover how these men have transformed the industry and built the some of the most powerful and most secretive houses of money in the world. With numerous private equity firms going public for the first time, learn how these firms operate, where their money comes from and where it goes, and how every day millions of customers, employees, and retirees play a role in that complex tangle of money Author Jason Kelly tells the story of how thirty some years ago a group of colleagues with $120,000 of their own savings founded what would become one of the largest private equity shops in the world, completing the biggest buyout the world has ever seen, and making them all billionaires in the process Presents a never-before-seen look inside a secretive and powerful world on the verge of complete transformation as the industry and its leaders gain public profiles, scrutiny, and political positions Analyzing the founders and the firms at a crucial moment, when they've elevated themselves beyond their already lofty ambitions into the world of public opinion and valuation, New Tycoons looks at one of the most important, yet least examined, trillion-dollar corners of the global economy and what it portends for these new tycoons.
Author(s): Jason Kelly
ISBN 13: 9781118205464
Pages: 256
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Title: The Private Equity Edge: How Private Equity Players and the Worlds Top Companies Build Value and Wealth

The world is changing and has never been more challenging to private equity players, public companies, and investors. With record market volatility and a global economic crisis, decision makers of all types can learn from successful private equity players and other top value builders. Private equity is growing at a rapid rate, with $2.7 trillion in transactions since 2001 and buyouts occurring in every type of market, including declining ones. And now, with the end of investment banks as we know them, the door is open to more opportunities than ever.
Author(s): Arthur Laffer;William Hass;IV Shepherd G. Pryor
ISBN 13: 9780071590785
Pages: 448
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Title: Leveraged Buyouts, + Website: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity

A comprehensive look at the world of leveraged buyoutsThe private equity industry has grown dramatically over the past twenty years. Such investing requires a strong technical know-how in order to turn private investments into successful enterprises. That is why Paul Pignataro has created Leveraged Buyouts + Website: A Practical Guide to Investment Banking and Private Equity. Engaging and informative, this book skillfully shows how to identify a private company, takes you through the analysis behind bringing such an investment to profitability--and further create high returns for the private equity funds. It includes an informative leveraged buyout overview, touching on everything from LBO modeling, accounting, and value creation theory to leveraged buyout concepts and mechanics. Step-by-step financial modeling - taught using downloadable Wall Street models, you will construct the model step by step as you page through the book.
Author(s): Paul Pignataro
ISBN 13: 9781118674543
Pages: 448
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Title: Private Equity Operational Due Diligence, + Website

A step-by-step guide to develop a flexible comprehensive operational due diligence program for private equity and real estate funds Addressing the unique aspects and challenges associated with performing operational due diligence review of both private equity and real estate asset classes, this essential guide provides readers with the tools to develop a flexible comprehensive operational due diligence program for private equity and real estate. It includes techniques for analyzing fund legal documents and financial statements, as well as methods for evaluating operational risks concerning valuation methodologies, pricing documentation and illiquidity concerns.
Author(s): Jason A. Scharfman
ISBN 13: 9781118113905
Pages: 371
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Title: Venture Deals: Be Smarter Than Your Lawyer and Venture Capitalist

As each new generation of entrepreneurs emerges, there is a renewed interest in how venture capital deals come together. Yet there is little reliable information focused on venture capital deals. Nobody understands this better than authors Brad Feld and Jason Mendelson. For more than twenty years, they've been involved in hundreds of venture capital financings, and now, with the Second Edition of Venture Deals, they continue to share their experiences in this field with you. Engaging and informative, this reliable resource skillfully outlines the essential elements of the venture capital term sheet--from terms related to economics to terms related to control. It strives to give a balanced view of the particular terms along with the strategies to getting to a fair deal. In addition to examining the nuts and bolts of the term sheet, Venture Deals, Second Edition also introduces you to the various participants in the process and discusses how fundraising works.
Author(s): Brad Feld;Jason Mendelson
ISBN 13: 9781118443613
Pages: 236
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Title: Introduction to Private Equity (The Wiley Finance Series)

Introduction to Private Equity is a critical yet grounded guide to the private equity industry. Far more than just another introductory guide, the book blends academic rigour with practical experience to provide a 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 looks at private equity from the point of view of the individual or the business. How is a private business valued? How is the acquisition transaction processed? What are the due diligence issues that should be considered before moving ahead? A valuable insight to a rather opaque market.

Introduction to Private Equity covers the private equity industry as a whole, highlighting its historical development in order to put its recent development into perspective. The book covers its organization, governance and function, then details the various segments within the industry, including LBO, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Financing, Growth Capital and beyond. Finally, it offers a framework to anticipate and understand its future developments.

It provides a balanced perspective on the current corporate governance challenges which are affecting the industry and draws perspective to understand the evolution of the sector, following one of its major crises.

Author(s): Cyril Demaria
ISBN 13: 9780470745960
Pages: 248
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Title: Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and All Core Structures (The Wiley Finance Series)

Investment funds are the driving force behind much global private economic development, and yet the world of investment funds can be complex and confusing. Funds: Private Equity, Hedge and All Core Structures is a practical introductory guide to the legal and commercial context in which funds are raised and invest their money, with examinations of the tax and regulatory background, and an analysis of the key themes and trends that the funds industry face following the financial crisis. The book looks at asset classes, investor return models, the commercial and legal pressures driving different structures and key global jurisdictions for both fund establishment and making investments. It also contains a comprehensive analysis of fund managers, from remuneration, best practice through to regulation. The book is written for readers from all backgrounds, from students or newcomers to the industry to experienced investors looking to branch out into alternative asset classes, or existing asset managers and their advisers wanting to know more about the structures elsewhere within the industry.
Author(s): Matthew Hudson
ISBN 13: 9781118790403
Pages: 360
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Title: Venture Capital, Private Equity, and the Financing of Entrepreneurship

Venture Capital, Private Equity, and the Financing of Entrepreneurship explores the exciting world of active investing and lays out in a clear and readily accessible way their key features, ways of doing business and likely evolution. The book follows the cycle of active investing. Raising funds, considering transactions, structuring and overseeing transactions, and exiting investments are considered in turn. The focus is not just on the U.S. market, but on the increasingly global nature of these activities.
Author(s): Josh Lerner;Ann Leamon;Felda Hardymon
ISBN 13: 9780470591437
Pages: 464
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Title: Private Equity: History, Governance, and Operations

The text provides valuable information for a broad spectrum of readers, including high- net-worth individuals, accountants and auditors, private equity portfolio managers, entrepreneurs, and public company managers.
Author(s): Harry Cendrowski;James P. Martin;Louis W. Petro;Adam A. Wadecki
ISBN 13: 9780470178461
Pages: 480
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Title: Private Equity in China: Challenges and Opportunities

Praise for Private Equity in China

"During my thirty years of involvement with Asia, I have come to know and admire Yong Kwek Ping for his extraordinary knowledge about the Chinese financial world. This book provides unique insights on what is going on in the world of private equity in the second largest economy on the planet. Yong Kwek Ping is giving us an elegant new book, well balanced, judicious, and brilliantly clear in his judgment. His unique combination of practical experience and academic insights bring us a new level of understanding of the nature of private equity in China. Tautly written, this book is a new landmark, a work of great lucidity. An absolute must-read."—Dr. Dominique Turpin, President and The Nestlé Professor, IMD

"Attracted by the strong growth of the Chinese economy and superlative returns of the private equity investments in China made in the last decade, many businesses and people (both foreign and local) are rushing into private equity in China without a deep understanding of the sector. This book, written by a veteran practitioner, provides a thorough overview of the private equity landscape, market trends, challenges, and opportunities. With numerous real-life cases in each chapter, Kwek Ping also succeeds in demystifying private equity in China. A must-read for anyone interested to learn about private equity or doing business in China!"—Chee-Yann Wong, Investment Principal, Actis's Beijing office

"An important compendium, demonstrating the author's deep and adequate knowledge within the intricacies of perhaps this century's most important arena for investments and disinvestments. The research base is outstanding?a remarkable and indispensible resource for anyone already involved, and anyone who wants to become involved, with the future world champion in economic activity."
—Tom Preststulen, Managing Partner, Elkem, a China National BlueStar company

"The Chinese private equity industry is in some respects similar to its Western counterparts, but, in others, more complex and quite different. This timely book takes a detailed view of the Chinese market and how it does, and does not, resemble private equity elsewhere."—Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking, Harvard Business School

"The China private equity industry is at its nascent stage and it is evolving so quickly with huge potential untapped. This is the first book to give insights into the industry from a practitioner's point of views with concrete examples and illustrations. It is also a pioneering book which covers Chinese RMB funds, and explains in detail the major differences of private equity investment in China to how private equity is done by its western counterparts."—David Schmittlein, John C Head II Dean, MIT Sloan School of Management

Author(s): Kwek Ping Yong
ISBN 13: 9780470826515
Pages: 256
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Title: The Big Short: Inside the Doomsday Machine

The real story of the crash began in bizarre feeder markets where the sun doesn't shine and the SEC doesn't dare, or bother, to tread: the bond and real estate derivative markets where geeks invent impenetrable securities to profit from the misery of lower- and middle-class Americans who can't pay their debts. The smart people who understood what was or might be happening were paralyzed by hope and fear; in any case, they weren't talking. <p>Michael Lewis creates a fresh, character-driven narrative brimming with indignation and dark humor, a fitting sequel to his #1 bestseller <em>Liar's Poker</em>. Out of a handful of unlikely-really unlikely-heroes, Lewis fashions a story as compelling and unusual as any of his earlier bestsellers, proving yet again that he is the finest and funniest chronicler of our time.</p>
Author(s): Michael Lewis
ISBN 13: 9780393338829
Pages: 320
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Title: Private Equity Accounting, Investor Reporting, and Beyond

Today's only advanced comprehensive guide to private equity accounting, investor reporting, valuations and performance measurement provides a complete update to reflect the latest standards and best practices, as well as the author's unique experience teaching hundreds of fund professionals. In Private Equity Accounting, Investor Reporting and Beyond Mariya Stefanova brings together comprehensive advanced accounting guidance and advice for all private equity practitioners and fund accountants worldwide: information once available only by learning from peers. Replete with up-to-date, user-friendly examples from all main jurisdictions, this guide explains the precise workings and lifecycles of private equity funds; reviews commercial terms; evaluates structures and tax treatments; shows how to read Limited Partnership Agreements; presents best-practice details and processes, and identifies costly pitfalls to avoid.
Author(s): Mariya Stefanova
ISBN 13: 9780133593112
Pages: 320
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Title: The Buyout of America: How Private Equity Is Destroying Jobs and Killing the American Economy

An authoritative exposé of the mysterious and potentially dangerous world of private equity.

Marquee private equity firms such as Blackstone Group, Carlyle Group, and Kohlberg Kravis Roberts have grown bigger and more powerful than ever. They have also become the nation's largest employers through the businesses they own. Journalist Josh Kosman explores private equity's explosive growth and shows how its barons wring profits at the expense of the long-term health of their companies. He argues that excessive debt and mismanagement will likely trigger another economic meltdown within the next five years, wiping out up to two million jobs.

He also explores the links between the private equity elite and Washington power players, who have helped them escape government scrutiny. The result is a timely book with an important warning for us all.

Author(s): Josh Kosman
ISBN 13: 9781591843696
Pages: 288
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Title: Inside Private Equity

An eye-opening account of some of the successful deals and spectacular failures in the career of a successful private equity investor Bill Ferris has led the field in Australian venture capital and private equity for more than 40 years. He has seen his share of successful floats, fly-by night wonders, and companies gone wrong. Here he takes readers into the world of private equity, with a wealth of stories on the successes and failures, deals that went right and deals that went wrong. There are priceless lessons for would-be investors and entrepreneurs in the insights the author can offer—how to raise funds, picking the right people, start-ups versus buyouts, IPO's and trade sales, all lessons drawn from personal experience. Along with numerous case studies of successful and not so successful ventures, Bill Ferris gives a detailed analysis of what makes a successful PE team, looks into the future of private equity, and summarizes the history of the industry from the 1970s.
Author(s): Bill Ferris
ISBN 13: 9781743315989
Pages: 246
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Title: Barbarians at the Gate: The Fall of RJR Nabisco

The fight to control RJR Nabisco during October and November of 1988 was more than just the largest takeover in Wall Street history. Marked by brazen displays of ego not seen in American business for decades, it became the high point of a new gilded age, and its repercussions are still being felt. The ultimate story of greed and glory, Barbarians at the Gate is the gripping account of these two frenzied months, of deal makers and publicity flaks, of an old-line industrial powerhouse that became the victim of the ruthless and rapacious style of finance in the 1980s. Written with the bravado of a novel and researched with the diligence of a sweeping cultural history, here is the unforgettable story of the takeover in all its brutality.

The #1 bestseller that captured the savage fight for control of RJR Nabisco, the largest takeover in Wall Street history.

Author(s): Bryan Burrough
ISBN 13: 9780061655555
Pages: 563
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Title: Banker's Guide to New Small Business Finance, + Website: Venture Deals, Crowdfunding, Private Equity, and Technology (Wiley Finance)

Detailed, actionable guidance for expanding your revenue in the face of a new virtual market Written by industry authority Charles H. Green, Banker's Guide to New Small Business Finance explains how a financial bust from one perfect storm—the real estate bubble and the liquidity collapse in capital markets—is leading to a boom in the market for innovative lenders that advance funds to small business owners for growth. In the book, Green skillfully reveals how the early lending pioneers capitalized on this emerging market, along with advancements in technology, to reshape small company funding. Through a discussion of the developing field of crowdfunding and the cottage industry that is quickly rising around the ability to sell business equity via the Internet, Banker's Guide to New Small Business Finance covers how small businesses are funded; capital market disruptions; the paradigm shift created by Google, Amazon, and Facebook; private equity in search of ROI; lenders, funders, and places to find money; digital lenders; non-traditional funding; digital capital brokers; and much more. Covers distinctive ideas that are challenging bank domination of the small lending marketplace Provides insight into how each lender works, as well as their application grid, pricing model, and management outlook Offers suggestions on how to engage or compete with each entity, as well as contact information to call them directly Includes a companion website with online tools and supplemental materials to enhance key concepts discussed in the book...
Author(s): Charles H. Green
ISBN 13: 9781118837870
Pages: 224
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Title: One Step Ahead: Private Equity and Hedge Funds After the Global Financial Crisis

Never has there been such an appetite and desire to understand the financial institutions that govern us. But despite dominating international headlines, alternative investment vehicles including private equity and hedge funds remain elusive with few able to explain their success. In this accessible and timely study, award-winning writer Timothy Spangler explains how funds are structured to function outside of the rules that restrict other financial organizations. Designed to adapt and react to new conditions, they have thrived since the financial downturn, despite new laws and robust regulations. From start-ups to complex venture capital firms, this is the essential, no-nonsense guide to how hedge funds drive growth and influence markets. Staying one step ahead of the lawmakers, they continue to be significant players in both public and private sectors the world over.
Author(s): Timothy Spangler
ISBN 13: 9781780749228
Pages: 416
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Title: Inside Private Equity

Inside Private Equity explores the complexities of this asset class and introduces new methodologies that connect investment returns with wealth creation. By providing straightforward examples, it demystifies traditional measures like the IRR and challenges many of the common assumptions about this asset class. Readers take away a set of practical measures that empower them to better manage their portfolios.
Author(s): James M. Kocis;James C. Bachman IV;Austin M. Long III;Craig J. Nickels
ISBN 13: 9780470421895
Pages: 256
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Title: Private Equity Investing in Emerging Markets: Opportunities for Value Creation (Global Financial Markets)

Drawing on the author's four decades of experience as a practitioner and academician working with private equity investors, entrepreneurs, and policymakers in over 100 developing countries around the world, this book uses anecdotes and case studies to illustrate and reinforce the key arguments for private equity investment in emerging economies.
Author(s): R. Leeds
ISBN 13: 9781137435347
Pages: 286
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Title: Private Equity's Public Distress: The Rise and Fall of Candover and the Buyout Industry Crash

In 2008, the world of private equity experienced the worst crisis in its history. The PE industry is very secretive and therefore little known or understood. Still, it manages trillions of dollars in debt and equity, owns thousands of companies across the world, and frequently accounts for more than half of corporate acquisitions in any given year. What goes on behind the doors of these very powerful investment institutions that manage money on behalf of the largest pension fund managers, commercial banks, universities and insurance companies? What can explain why such sophisticated investors did not see the Credit Crunch coming? Or if they did, why didn’t they act accordingly to prepare themselves and avoid losing billions of dollars of their investors’ capital? With an urgent need for answers, Private Equity’s Public Distress gives a unique account of the practices and principles applied by LBO funds over the last ten years. From stapled financing, public-to-privates and vendor due diligence to covenant-lite debt packages, secondary buyouts and accelerated auctions, eventually private equity hit a mid-life crisis. In particular, through the Candover story, the author describes how one of the world’s oldest and largest private equity houses failed to adapt to the increasingly complex environment, stretching further away from its area of competence and the home market that it dominated for over 20 years. We observe the changes endured by the LBO sector from 1980 until the firm’s eventual downfall in December 2010. We see the sector morphs from a niche activity of the venture capital world into a global industry capable of reshaping the rules of mergers and acquisitions. From Candover’s humble beginnings in a one-room office in the middle of London’s financial district to a pan-European operator with Asian outposts and several billions of euros under management, we witness the mutation of a British icon into a global challenger and the irresistible push forward in order to try and keep pace with a new breed of competitors: the global mega-fund powerhouse. Candover went from being one of the most revered European institutions to becoming the biggest buyout victim of the Credit Crunch. Investment errors, corporate governance issues and an intense competitive landscape are only half the story. The biggest bubble mania in the history of the LBO industry turning into the most dramatic financial meltdown since the Great Depression helped precipitate the firm into trouble and made it lose control of its own destiny. How did it go so wrong? What are the lessons for the private equity’s main protagonists and, more to the point, what is the future of an overextended sector that lost a great deal of credibility during the recent debt frenzy? This book brings you the answers.
Author(s): Sebastien Canderle
ISBN 13: 9781500558048
Pages: 318
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Title: Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions

A timely update to the global best-selling book on investment banking and valuation In the constantly evolving world of finance, a solid technical foundation is an essential tool for success. Due to the fast-paced nature of this world, however, no one has been able to take the time to properly codify the lifeblood of the corporate financier's work--namely, valuation. Rosenbaum and Pearl have responded to this need by writing the book that they wish had existed when they were trying to break into Wall Street. Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers & Acquisitions, Second Edition is a highly accessible and authoritative book that focuses on the primary valuation methodologies currently used on Wall Street--comparable companies, precedent transactions, DCF, and LBO analysis--as well as M&A analysis. These methodologies are used to determine valuation for public and private companies within the context of M&A transactions, LBOs, IPOs, restructurings, and investment decisions. Using a step-by-step how-to approach for each methodology, the authors build a chronological knowledge base and define key terms, financial concepts, and processes throughout the book. They also provide a comprehensive overview of the fundamentals of LBOs and an organized M&A sale process, as well as merger consequences analysis. In the aftermath of the subprime mortgage crisis and ensuing credit crunch, the world of finance is returning to the fundamentals of valuation and critical due diligence for M&A, capital markets, and investment opportunities.. This involves the use of more realistic assumptions governing approach to risk as well as a wide range of value drivers. While valuation has always involved a great deal of "art" in addition to time-tested "science," the artistry is perpetually evolving in accordance with market developments and conditions. As a result, Rosenbaum and Pearl have updated the widely adopted first edition of their book with respect to both technical valuation fundamentals as well as practical judgment skills and perspective. The authors have also added a comprehensive and highly technical chapter on buy-side M&A analysis. Furthermore, the authors address the importance of rigorous analysis based on trusted and attributable data sources. In this book, they highlight several datasets and investment banking tools from Bloomberg, a leading provider of business and financial data, news, research, and analytics.
Author(s): Joshua Rosenbaum;Joshua Pearl
ISBN 13: 9781118656211
Pages: 448
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Title: The Buy Side: A Wall Street Trader's Tale of Spectacular Excess

The Buy Side, by former Galleon Group trader Turney Duff, portrays an after-hours Wall Street culture where drugs and sex are rampant and billions in trading commissions flow to those who dangle the most enticements. A remarkable writing debut, filled with indelible moments, The Buy Side shows as no book ever has the rewards – and dizzying temptations – of making a living on the Street. Growing up in the 1980’s Turney Duff was your average kid from Kennebunk, Maine, eager to expand his horizons. After trying – and failing – to land a job as a journalist, he secured a trainee position at Morgan Stanley and got his first feel for the pecking order that exists in the trading pits. Those on the “buy side,” the traders who make large bets on whether a stock will rise or fall, are the “alphas” and those on the “sell side,” the brokers who handle their business, are eager to please.
Author(s): Turney Duff
ISBN 13: 9780770437176
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