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THE PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS

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Performance of private equity funds reported by industry associations and previous research is overstated. A large part of performance is driven by inflated accounting valuation of on-going investme...

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PRIVATE EQUITY IN EMERGING MARKETS

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Why is there such a strong Private Equity market in the United States or the United Kingdom, why is activity relatively low in several other economically important countries, and why is it zero or cl...

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RISK AND RETURN CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPANIES

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Valuations of entrepreneurial companies are only observed occasionally, albeit more frequently for well-performing companies. Consequently, estimators of risk and return must correct for sample sele...

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PRIVATE EQUITY ; ADDING VALUE TO IMPACT YOUR ORGANISATION

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A speech given at the Global Leadership Summit at London Business School 2010 by Professor Francesca Cornelli, Academic Director of the Coller Institute of Private Equity, that looks at the impact of ...

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PRIVATE EQUITY PERFORMANCE AND CYCLICALITY

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The growth of the private equity industry has spurred concerns about its potential impact on the economy more generally. This analysis looks across nations and industries to assess the impact of pri...

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THE RISK PROFILE OF PRIVATE EQUITY FUND-OF-FUNDS

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Examines risk profile of private equity fund-of-funds compared with direct investments and funds.

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REGULATION OF PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS: HOW SHOULD IT BE DESIGNED

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Paper looks into background, role and scope of the AIFM Directive and looks into what is reasonable in terms of regulation of PE and Hedge Funds.

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CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITAL: PAST EVIDENCE, CURRENT CHALLENGES AND FUTURE TRENDS

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Presentation at 10 June 2010 event at London Business School.

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COMPENSATING CORPORATE VENTURE CAPITALISTS

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FOSTERING INNOVATION AND ENTREPRENEURSHIP IN BRAZIL THROUGH PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL PUBLIC POLICIES

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This paper aims to identify if the Brazilian government has supported local PE/VC industry throughout the years in order to foster favorable conditions to creating and developing successful innovative...

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INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE EQUITY: A CASE STUDY TEXTBOOK

by Talmor E, Vasvari F

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GLOBAL PRIVATE EQUITY REPORT 2011

by Bain & Co

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PERFORMANCE PERSISTENCE IN PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS

by Chung J-W

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THE PERFORMANCE OF PRIVATE EQUITY

by Higson C, Stucke R

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PRIVATE EQUITY AND VENTURE CAPITAL IN THE WAKE OF THE CRISIS

by Lerner J

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Featured Papers

THE DISINTERMEDIATION OF FINANCIAL MARKETS: DIRECT INVESTING IN PRIVATE EQUITY

THE DISINTERMEDIATION OF FINANCIAL MARKETS: DIRECT INVESTING IN PRIVATE EQUITY

Abstract: One of the important issues in corporate finance is the rationale for and role of financial intermediaries. In the private equity setting, institutional investors are increasingly eschewi...

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INVESTOR HORIZON AND INNOVATION - EVIDENCE FROM PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS

Abstract Investments exploring new ideas typically take more time to payo than investments exploiting existing ones. Hence, investors with a short horizon may be tilted towards the latter. I conside...

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GLOBAL PRIVATE EQUITY REPORT 2011

GLOBAL PRIVATE EQUITY REPORT 2011

This report provides an excellent review of the past year (2010) and where the focus will be in 2011 for both GPs and LPs. It also makes several references to academic studies highlighting the impac...

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Catalysing Systemic Change: The Role of Venture Philanthropy

CATALYSING SYSTEMIC CHANGE: THE ROLE OF VENTURE PHILANTHROPY

Undertaken on behalf of Impetus Trust, this paper looks into the role venture philanthropy can play in catalysing systemic change in relation to pressing social issues such as reducing reoffending rat...

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How Regulators Could Help Private Equity

HOW REGULATORS COULD HELP PRIVATE EQUITY

This paper does not advocate more regulation but better regulation; where prevention of systemmic risk and the promotion of market efficiency have equal focus. The authors suggest regulations propose...

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Your Former Employees Matter: Private Equity Firms and Their Financial Advisors

COLLER PRIZE PRESENTATION - YOUR FORMER EMPLOYEES MATTER: PRIVATE EQUITY FIRMS AND THEIR FINANCIAL ADVISORS

By using a unique data set, Linus Siming studies how social networks formed by former employment relationships affect private equity firms’ choice of financial adviser. This paper provides new evi...

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Performance Persistence in Private Equity Funds

PERFORMANCE PERSISTENCE IN PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS

Winner of Coller Prize PhD category in 2010.

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Blurring Firm Boundaries: The Role of Venture Capital in Strategic Alliances

BLURRING FIRM BOUNDARIES: THE ROLE OF VENTURE CAPITAL IN STRATEGIC ALLIANCES

This study documents a new value-added service provided by venture capitalists and addresses important questions about how resources are combined to create firms. As part of the nexus of contracts s...

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Financial reporting and conflicting managerial incentives: The case of management buyouts

FINANCIAL REPORTING AND CONFLICTING MANAGERIAL INCENTIVES: THE CASE OF MANAGEMENT BUYOUTS

We analyze the effect of external financing concerns on managers’ financial reporting behavior prior to management buyouts (MBOs). Prior studies hypothesize that managers intending to undertake an M...

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RISK AND RETURN CHARACTERISTICS OF ENTREPRENEURIAL COMPANIES

Valuations of entrepreneurial companies are only observed occasionally, albeit more frequently for well-performing companies. Consequently, estimators of risk and return must correct for sample sele...

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An Unfair Advantage: Combining Banking with Private Equity Investing

UNSTABLE EQUITY: COMBINING BANKING WITH PRIVATE EQUITY INVESTING

We explore the phenomenon and economics of private equity investments by bank-affiliated groups.

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