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Private Equity 4.0: Reinventing Value Creation Hardcover – 27 February 2015
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- ASIN : 1118939735
- Publisher : Wiley; 1st edition (27 February 2015)
- Language : English
- Hardcover : 286 pages
- ISBN-10 : 9781118939734
- ISBN-13 : 978-1118939734
- Dimensions : 17.27 x 2.29 x 24.64 cm
- Best Sellers Rank: 894,005 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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From the Publisher
BENOÎT LELEUX is the Stephan Schmidheiny Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at IMD in Lausanne (Switzerland), where he was director of the MBA program and director of Research and Development.
HANS SWAAY has a long track record in private equity as Partner of Lyrique, Head of Private Equity at Pictet & Cie, Managing Director of UBS Capital, Managing Director of Merifin and partner of Lowe Finance.
ESMERALDA MEGALLY is a former manager with Boston-based venture capital firm Commons Capital. She is currently the co-founder and CEO of Xsensio, an EPFL Nanolab technology spinoff.
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The Essential Guide to Today's Private Equity Market
"In this book, we offer insights into the industry deals and rules of engagement with a view to discover the most effective ways to reap benefits from it. The recipes are not simple, but like a good cooking book, the rewards can be most satisfying."
From the Foreword
Private Equity 4.0: Reinventing Value Creation offers investors an important guide to the inner workings of private equity that is based in solid research and the authors' more than 50 years of experience. Written by noted experts in the fieldBenoît Leleux, Hans van Swaay, and Esmeralda Megallythis comprehensive resource offers a wealth of information on private equity and contains compelling interviews with some of the world's leading investors. The authors include an analysis of private equity value creation and a range of illustrative case studies of successful and less successful deals. The authors explain how private equity actually functions, identify the key players, and examine the different segments of this rapidly maturing market.
Determined to offer a balanced approach to the private equity industry, Private Equity 4.0 is conceived as a timeless, unbiased investigation of the ways and means of the industry. Written in accessible terms, Private Equity 4.0 gives investors and industry observers, a realistic insider's view into the intriguing, often deeply misunderstood private equity industry, and offers expert guidance about ways to invest and reveals how to avoid common missteps.
"A most welcome and timely review of the latest trends in private equity, robust conceptually and yet approachable for all parties interested in understanding the inner working of this sophisticated industry. A 'Real World Real Learning'™ contribution, with extant case studies and interviews with insiders."
Professor Dominique Turpin, IMD President,
Nestlé Professor of Marketing and Strategy
"This passionate, yet constructive-critical assessment of an industry with huge potential and positive momentum provides a valuable perspective for practitioners and interested observers alike."
Dr. Peter Wuffli, Chairman of the board of directors of Partners
Group Holding AG, Former President and Group CEO of UBS
"Private equity is more economically significant than ever, as institutions hunt for high returns in a risky world. Private Equity 4.0 examines the role, workings and contribution of this important industry in a straightforward yet revealing manner."
Dr. Josh Lerner, Jacob H. Schiff Professor of Investment Banking Chair,
Entrepreneurial Management Unit, Harvard Business School
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Compared to other PE books published recently, it didn't offer a great deal of actionable information for an LP.
One of the main messages was that larger firms outperform, first time funds generally fail, and the authors were kind enough to give a CALPERS website where one could access large fund perfiormance information to come up with a likely shortlist. "For a new investor in the asset class, the best way to identify the best managers in a given sector is to search performance databases...".
In an attempt to garner favor from the endowment community they write, "GPs remain on average smarter and better educated than LPs, which one usually attributes to the fact that they are significantly better paid". pg 241