Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks by H. Kent BakerPrivate Equity: Opportunities and Risks by H. Kent Baker

Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks

EditorH. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, Halil Kiymaz

Hardcover | August 6, 2015

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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. PE offers benefits for institutional and private wealth management clients including diversification andenhancement of risk-adjusted returns. However, several factors such as liquidity concerns, regulatory restrictions, and the lack of transparency limit the attractiveness of some PE options to investors. The latest volume in the Financial Markets and Investments Series, Private Equity: Opportunitiesand Risks offers a synthesis of the theoretical and empirical literature on PE in both emerging and developed markets. Editors H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, Halil Kiymaz and their co-authors examine PE and provide important insights about topics such as major types of PE (venture capital, leveragedbuyouts, mezzanine capital, and distressed debt investments), how PE works, performance and measurement, uses and structure, and trends in the market. Readers can gain an in-depth understanding about PE from academics and practitioners from around the world. Private Equity: Opportunities and Risks provides a fresh look at the intriguing yet complex subject of PE. A group of experts takes readers through the core topics and issues of PE, and also examines the latest trends and cutting-edge developments in the field. The coverage extends from discussingbasic concepts and their application to increasingly complex and real-world situations. This new and intriguing examination of PE is essential reading for anyone hoping to gain a better understanding of PE, from seasoned professionals to those aspiring to enter the demanding world of finance.
H. Kent Baker is a University Professor of Finance in the Kogod School of Business at American University. Professor Baker has authored or edited 24 books and has published more than 150 refereed articles in such journals as the Journal of Finance, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Financial Management, Financial Analysts...
Title:Private Equity: Opportunities and RisksFormat:HardcoverDimensions:600 pagesPublished:August 6, 2015Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0199375879

ISBN - 13:9780199375875


Table of Contents

Part IIntroduction1. H. Kent Baker, Greg Filbeck, and Halil Kiymaz: Private Equity: An Overview2. Shantanu Dutta, Arup Ganguly, and Lin Ge: The Economics of Private Equity: Background and Benefits3. Alexandros Seretakis: Private Equity in the United States and Europe: Market and Regulatory DevelopmentsPart IIII Major Types of Private Equity4. Jean-Michel Sahut and Eric Braunne: Venture Capital in Europe: Myths and Reality5. Christian Rauch and Marc P. Umber: Leveraged Buyouts6. J. Dean Heller: Mezzanine Capital and Commercial Real Estate7. Stephen G. Moyer and John D. Martin: Distressed InvestmentsPart IIIIII How Private Equity Works8. Harlan Platt and Emery Trahan: Valuing Private Equity9. Alain Co0n and Aurelie Desfleurs: Cost of Capital for Private Equity10. Elif Akben Selcuk and Ayse Altiok Yilmaz: Liquidity Issues in Private Equity: Lessons Learned in the Post-Financial Crisis11. Thomas Meyer and Tom Weidig: Private Equity Portfolio Management: Challenges, Approaches, and Implementation Thomas Meyer and Tom Weidig12. Shantanu Dutta, Arup Ganguly, and Lin Ge: The Role of Private Equity in IPOs: The Case of Venture Capital Firms13. Didier Folus and Emmanuel Boutron: Exit Strategies in Private EquityPart IVPerformance and Measurement14. Kenneth Small and Jeff Smith: Historical Performance of Private Equity: Cross-Country Evidence15. Robert Spliid: Benchmark Biases in Private Equity Performance16. Adrian Oberli: Return Persistence: Finding a Top Quartile Manager17. Manu Sharma and Esha Prashar: Private Equity Due DiligencePart VPrivate Equity: Uses and Structure18. Parvez Ahmed: Institutional Investors and Private Equity19. Peter Harbula: Private Equity and Value Creation20. Ji-Woong Chung: Compensation Structure21. Henry Ordower: Global Regulatory and Ethical FrameworkPart VITrends in Private Equity22. Na Dai: Private Investment in Public Equity23. Douglas Cumming, Grant Fleming, and Sofia Johan: Listed Private Equity24. Alexander Peter Groh: Private Equity Growth in International and Emerging Markets25. Alex Buchner and Markus Kuffner: Diversification Benefits of Private Equity Funds-of-Funds26. Henry Lahr: Publicly Traded Private Equity27. Dianna Preece: The Future of Private Equity: A Global Perspective

Editorial Reviews

"Private Equity has been the subject of a great deal of criticism and concern, especially in the wake of the financial crisis. Because it involves private ownership instead of public listing of securities, many of the industry's practices and features remain shrouded in mystery. This bookprovides a broad, yet thorough, synthesis of the key issues of concern to investors, policy makers and academics alike. The book is a great resource for anyone who wants to gain a broad understanding of the past, present and future of the industry." David T. Robinson, Professor of Finance and J. Rex Fuqua Distinguished Professor of International Management, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University