The Future of Private Equity: Beyond the Mega Buyout

Hardcover | November 13, 2012

byMark Bishop

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The private equity industry is at a cross-roads. In the easy money years between 2004 and 2008, it was awash with investment, debt was easily obtained and some rash, over-leveraged deals were done by the so-called "mega buyout" funds. Today, fund managers are dealing with the legacy of that era, while also figuring out how best to secure new investment and make attractive returns in the age of deleveraging. Many firms are succeeding, sometimes spectacularly, in both developed and emerging markets. Some have developed innovative new business models, while others have reinvented the old.

This book contains exclusive interviews with the leaders of many of the world's most successful and innovative funds. These include: Steve Klinsky and Ajit Nedungadi of US growth investors New Mountain Capital and TA Associates; Jon Moulton and Wol Kolade of the British turnaround and growth specialists Better Capital and ISIS Equity Partners; Niten Malhan of Warburg Pincus' Indian operation; Derek Sulger, an Anglo-American who transitioned from setting up telecoms businesses in China to founding Lunar Capital, which backs indigenous entrepreneurs; pan-emerging market specialist Actis and innovative investors in Africa and the Middle East such as Citadel Capital's Hisham El-Khazindar and Abraaj's Mustafa Abdel-Wadood.

These in-depth interviews tease out issues such as how private equity managers can best create enterprise value and out-perform public markets without returning to pre-crisis levels of leverage, techniques for differentiating a firm's capital, the sustainability of private equity in emerging markets, the role of the industry in low-income countries and alternatives to the established limited partnership governance model.

The Future of Private Equity: Beyond the Mega Buyout is essential reading for anyone working in or with the private equity industry, anywhere in the world.

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The private equity industry is at a cross-roads. In the easy money years between 2004 and 2008, it was awash with investment, debt was easily obtained and some rash, over-leveraged deals were done by the so-called "mega buyout" funds. Today, fund managers are dealing with the legacy of that era, while also figuring out how best to secu...

MARK BISHOP is a former magazine journalist turned corporate financier, who has advised both management teams and private equity firms in connection with buyouts and buy-ins. In 2011, he co-founded The Management Buy-Out Centre LLP, which acts for managements in securing funding from private equity firms for ownership change, growth a...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:256 pages, 9.57 × 6.39 × 0.8 inPublished:November 13, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230354939

ISBN - 13:9780230354937

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Table of Contents

Introduction
PART I

An Industry at a Crossroads
Jon Moulton, Chairman, Better Capital LLP
Nick Ferguson, Chairman, SVG Capital
John Hess, Chief Executive Officer, Altius Associates Limited
Jeremy Coller, Partner and Chief Investment Officer, Coller Capital
PART II 
Developed Markets
Ajit Nedungadi, Managing Director, TA Associates L.P.
Steve Klinsky, Managing Director, Founder and Chief Executive Officer, New Mountain Capital
Wol Kolade, Managing Partner, ISIS Equity Partners
Matthew Collins, Founding Partner, Hutton Collins
Garry Wilson, Managing Partner, Endless LLP
PART III 
Emerging Markets
Derek Sulger, Partner, Lunar Capital Management
Niten Malhan, Managing Director, Warburg Pincus LLP
Martin Escobari, Managing Director, Advent International
Mark Goldsmith, Director and Head of Environmental and Social Governance, Actis
Rod Evison, Managing Director, Africa, CDC Group
Hurley Doddy, Co-Chief Executive Officer, Emerging Capital Partners
Mustafa Abdel-Wadood, Chief Executive Officer, Abraaj Capital Limited, and Tom Speechley, Chief Executive Officer, Riyada Enterprise Development
Hisham El-Khazindar, Co-Founder and Managing Director, Citadel Capital Limited
Conclusions