The growth of private capital has been astounding, leading to an unprecedented increase in the capital allocation by institutional investors and family offices around the world. It has also led to an expansion to other types of assets such as infrastructure, real estate and private credit, and subsequently to its rebranding as private capital.
The two-volume book provides a comprehensive overview of the main topics in private capital. This volume is devoted to fund level aspects: private capital as an asset class, fund structuring, types, performance measurement, fundraising, fund due diligence, accounting and reporting, governance, administration and tax considerations. It also covers risk management, ESG as well as special classes of funds: secondaries, credit, real estate, infrastructure and natural resources.
"Professors Talmor and Vasvari combine academic rigor and real world cutting edge experience to provide an insightful and detailed description of private equity today. This is a most valuable contribution to the academia, the industry, and business in general."- Henry R. Kravis, Co-Founder, Co-Chairman and Co-CEO of KKR
"If I were to encapsulate in a single place all that I have learned in more than thirty years of international private equity investing, I could not have come close to doing as good a job as Professors Eli Talmor and Florin Vasvari have done in their new two-volume book on this subject. For anyone interested in learning about the complications, as well as the potential rewards involved in this type of investing, I highly recommend Private Capital." - David M. Rubenstein, Co-Founder and Co-Executive Chairman of The Carlyle Group
"Professors Talmor and Vasvari provide a rigorous and comprehensive treatment of private equity, including a look at important developments in the private capital market not covered in-depth elsewhere."- Stephen A. Schwarzman, Co-Founder, Chairman and CEO of The Blackstone Group
"Professor Talmor and Professor Vasvari's book provides a comprehensive analysis and practical guide to the expanding world of private capital. Integrating a review of best business practice with academic insight and rigour, this text is an excellent handbook for anyone interested in this exciting asset class, whether they are a student or an experienced professional."- Helen Steers, Head of Europe, Pantheon