Research is at the heart of our vision. For us research falls broadly in three separate categories, each with a different focus and purpose, but together creating a prestigious and accessible body of work to further the understanding of Private Equity as an asset class and governance structure.
If you would like to know more about our research and case studies please contact The Institute. Research and case studies are only possible with access to data to work with. If you can provide such data or are interested to learn more about our work we would be very interested in speaking with you.
Our aim is to be at the forefront of academic research in the field of Private Equity. To achieve this, the work conducted by our faculty, in collaboration with others, poses hypotheses and then examines the data to create new insights. Such research is rigorous and time consuming. We aim to publish in the leading financial academic journals. However the findings from this research are of extreme interest to practitioners also.
The Institute determined at its inception that for it to command a position of pre eminence it should, along with its, leading academic research, develop a catalogue of case studies. This has been achieved under the leadership of Professor Eli Talmor.
Writing two to three studies a year we have established an enviable portfolio of work for the benefit of students, executives and perhaps interestingly, those who have kindly been the subject of the case studies.
Each study tackles a new element within the VC and PE world, going beyond investment analysis to due diligence, deal execution to setting up a fund in Europe and in an Emerging MarketMore
Applied Research/Student Projects
Finally we are involved in a variety of work that does not fit within the first two categories. These projects often involve London Business School students who, under faculty supervision, need to submit a project as part of their Master’s degree.
Examples of Applied Research is our work on PE vs PLC Boards: A Comparison of Practices and Effectiveness (Acharya, Kehoe and Reyner).
Please contact the Coller Institute to discuss projects you may have which could be conducted by students.