'Private Equity' is an advanced applied corporate finance book with a mixture of chapters devoted to exploring a range of topics from a private equity investor's perspective. The goal is to understand why and which practices are likely to deliver sustained profitability in the future. The book is a collection of cases based on actual investment decisions at different stages for process tackled by experienced industry professionals. The majority of the chapters deal with growth equity and buyout investments. However, a range of size targets and investments in different geographical markets are covered as well. These markets include several developed economies and emerging markets like China, Russia, Turkey, Egypt and Argentina. This compilation of cases is rich in institutional details, information about different markets, and segments of the industry as well as different players and their investment practices - it is a unique insight into the key alternative asset class.
About the Author
Paul A. Gompers is the Eugene Holman Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, USA. His research focuses on venture capital and private equity. Victoria Ivashina is the Lovett-Learned Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, USA. Her research is in the area of applied corporate finance with a primary focus on credit markets and private equity. Richard S. Ruback is the Willard Prescott Smith Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School, USA. His research focuses on applied corporate fi nance, especially corporatecontrol transactions and valuation.