Global Best Practice in Private Equity Investing
Private Equity in Action takes you on a tour of the private equity investment world through a series of case studies written by INSEAD faculty and taught at the world's leading business schools. The book is an ideal complement to Mastering Private Equity and allows readers to apply core concepts to investment targets and portfolio companies in real-life settings. The 19 cases illustrate the managerial challenges and risk-reward dynamics common to private equity investment.
The case studies in this book cover the full spectrum of private equity strategies, including:
- Carve-outs in the US semiconductor industry (LBO)
- Venture investing in the Indian wine industry (VC)
- Investing in SMEs in the Middle East
- Turnaround situations in both emerging and developed markets
Written with leading private equity firms and their advisors and rigorously tested in INSEAD's MBA, EMBA and executive education programmes, each case makes for a compelling read.
As one of the world's leading graduate business schools, INSEAD offers a global educational experience. The cases in this volume leverage its international reach, network and connections, particularly in emerging markets.
Private Equity in Action is the companion to Mastering Private Equity: Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments & Buyouts, a reference for students, investors, finance professionals and business owners looking to engage with private equity firms. From deal sourcing to exit, LBOs to responsible investing, operational value creation to risk management, Mastering Private Equity systematically covers all facets of the private equity life cycle.
About the Author
Claudia Zeisberger is an INSEAD Senior Affiliate Professor of Decision Sciences and Entrepreneurship and Family Enterprise. She is concurrently the Academic Director of INSEAD's Global Private Equity Initiative (GPEI), one of INSEAD's centers of excellence, which she founded in 2008 to focus the school's capabilities & achievements in Private Equity, increase its visibility and cater to specific industry needs in research and education. At INSEAD, she teaches in the MBA and EMBA programmes as well as in multiple Executive Education courses both in Singapore & in Fontainebleau. Michael Prahl is Adjunct Professor for Entrepreneurship & Family Enterprise at INSEAD, he is also Executive Director GPEI, oversees all research of the initiative and was instrumental in creating all its recent publications, its database project and outreach activities. His specific research interests are in the areas of risk and return in emerging markets, operational value creation and market entry strategies & portfolio allocation for limited partners. Bowen White is a Research Associate at GPEI. Bowen's research interests include private equity in emerging markets, the institutionalization of SE Asian financial markets, and project finance. Prior to moving to Singapore in 2009, Bowen spent five years in the New York hedge fund industry in trading and business development roles.