The Private Equity Edge: How Private Equity Players and the World's Top Companies Build Value and…

Hardcover | March 12, 2009

byArthur Laffer, William Hass, IV, Shepherd G. Pryor

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The world is changing and has neverbeen more challenging to private equityplayers, public companies, and investors. Withrecord market volatility and a global economiccrisis, decision makers of all types canlearn from successful private equity playersand other top value builders.

Private equity is growing at a rapid rate, with $2.7 trillion intransactions since 2001 and buyouts occurringin every type of market, including decliningones. And now, with the end of investmentbanks as we know them, the door is open tomore opportunities than ever.

In The Private Equity Edge, economics giantArthur B. Laffer, along with value-buildingexperts William J. Hass and Shepherd G.Pryor IV, combines the concepts of intrinsicvalue, macroeconomics, and incentives intoa single strategy used by today’s top valuebuilders. You’ll learn how to create valuewhile reducing risk by:

  • Thoroughly exploring relevant datato quantify ranges of value and risk
  • Anticipating reactions of thosewhom you seek to influence
  • Exploring possibilities and optionsbefore making major decisions
  • Employing incentive systems that workin both up and down markets

    Examples of major private equity playersat Blackstone, KKR, Carlyle, Cerberus, andMadison Dearborne Partners illustrate whatto do and what to avoid in specific situations.

    Decision makers seeking to take full advantageof the new, interconnected world ofbusiness and economics will learn how tomake the best decision the first time around,quickly and with conviction—the key toseizing the private equity edge.

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The world is changing and has neverbeen more challenging to private equityplayers, public companies, and investors. Withrecord market volatility and a global economiccrisis, decision makers of all types canlearn from successful private equity playersand other top value builders. Private equity is growing at a rapid rate, with $2.7 tril...

Arthur B. Laffer, Ph.D., served as one of President Ronald Reagan’s chief economic advisers in the 1970s and 1980s. His supply-side theories helped trigger the global tax-cutting movement of the 1980s. Laffer is on The Wall Street Journal’s Gallery of the Greatest People Who Influenced Our Daily Business and was...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:448 pages, 9.3 × 6.5 × 1.36 inPublished:March 12, 2009Publisher:McGraw-Hill EducationLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0071590781

ISBN - 13:9780071590785

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Table of Contents

PART 1: Dig Deeper <_p5c_>

1.Value - Rules of Thumb<_p5c_>

2.Wealth - People in Free Markets Don't Work or Invest to Pay Taxes<_p5c_>

3.Risk - Life is Not a Straight Line<_p5c_>

4.Incentives - What's Wrong with Compensation?<_p5c_>

5.Scenarios - Look Before You Leap<_p5c_>

PART 2: Act Sooner <_p5c_>

6.Speed - The Google Age<_p5c_>

7.Renewal - Even Great Companies Must Change<_p5c_>

8.Experimentation and Innovation - Action Accelerates Learning<_p5c_>

9.Summary<_p5c_>