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Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks

H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Halil Kiymaz


During the past few decades, private equity (PE) has attracted considerable attention from investors, practitioners, and academicians. In fact, a substantial literature on PE has emerged. The purpose of this book is to provide a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on PE in both emerging and developed markets. The book examines PE and provides important insights about such topics as major types of PE (venture capital, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine capital, and distressed debt investments), how PE works, performance and measurement, uses and structure, and trends. Readers can ga ... More

Keywords: private equity, venture capital, leveraged buyouts, mezzanine capital, distressed debt investments

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2015 Print ISBN-13: 9780199375875
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199375875.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

H. Kent Baker, editor
University Professor of Finance and Kogod Research Professor, Kogod School of Business, American University, Washington DC

Greg Filbeck, editor
Samuel P. Black III Professor of Finance and Risk Management, Penn State Erie, The Behrend College, Erie, PA

Halil Kiymaz, editor
Bank of America Professor of Finance, Crummer Graduate School of Business, Rollins College, Winter Park, FL

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Part One Introduction

1 Private Equity

H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, Halil Kiymaz

2 Economics of Private Equity

Shantanu Dutta, Arup Ganguly, Lin Ge

Part Two Major Types of Private Equity

4 Venture Capital in Europe

Jean-Michel Sahut, Eric Braune

5 Leveraged Buyouts

Christian Rauch, Marc P. Umber

7 Distressed Debt Investments

Stephen G. Moyer, John D. Martin

Part Three How Private Equity Works

8 Valuing Private Equity

Harlan Platt, Emery A. Trahan

9 Cost of Capital for Private Equity

Alain Coën, Aurélie Desfleurs

10 Liquidity Issues in Private Equity

Elif Akben Selcuk, Ayse Dilara Altiok Yilmaz

11 Private Equity Portfolio Management

Thomas Meyer, Tom Weidig

12 The Role of Private Equity in Initial Public Offerings

Shantanu Dutta, Arup Ganguly, Lin Ge

13 Exit Strategies in Private Equity

Didier Folus, Emmanuel Boutron

Part Four Performance and Measurement

14 Private Equity Returns

Kenneth Small, Jeffrey S. Smith

16 Return Persistence

Adrian Oberli

17 Private Equity Due Diligence

Manu Sharma, Esha Prashar

Part Five Private Equity: Uses and Structure

20 Compensation Structure

Ji-Woong Chung

Part Six Trends in Private Equity

23 Listed Private Equity

Douglas Cumming, Grant Fleming, Sofia A. Johan