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The History of Private Equity

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Since the origins of the modern private equity industry in 1946, there have been four major epochs marked by three boom and bust cycles. The early history of private equity —from 1946 through 1981—was characterized by relatively small volumes of private equity investment, rudimentary firm organizations and limited awareness of and familiarity with the private equity industry. The first boom and bust cycle , from 1982 through 1993, was characterized by the dramatic surge in leveraged buyout activity financed by junk bonds and culminating in the massive buyout of RJR Nabisco before the near collapse of the leveraged buyout ...
Private Equity's Big Returns, Big Controversy - DailyFinance
By using heavy amounts of debt, the firm was able to arrange large transactions and produce strong returns for investors. Since then, private equity has turned into a massive global asset class. After all, KKR now manages $54.8 billion in assets, with stakes in companies like hospital operator HCA, electronic-payment processor First Data, media outfit Nielsen and Toys "R" Us. Of course, there are a variety of other private-equity powerhouses, such as the Blackstone Group ( BX ), the Carlyle Group, TPG, Bain Capital, CVC Capital Partners and Apax Partners. So what types of conclusions can we make about private equity? ... market research, surveys and trends
Morgan Stanley: “It depends on what your definition of 'completely ...
has told investors in its $8.8 billion real-estate fund that it may lose nearly two-thirds of its money from bum property investments, according to fund documents reviewed by The Wall Street Journal. That would likely make it the biggest dollar loss—$5.4 billion—in the history of private-equity real-estate investing. Over the past 20 years, Morgan Stanley’s real-estate unit was one of the biggest buyers of property around the world, doing some $174 billion in deals since 1991, mostly with money raised from pension funds, college endowments and foreign investors. The losses come from investments in properties such as the ... market research, surveys and trends


What is Private Equity Investment? - Spring/Summer 2001 Magazine ...
Since 1991, the private equity market has undergone massive growth, raising record levels of capital each year over the last decade. The sector hit a lull at the end of 2000, partly to catch its breath, but private equity continues to play a major role in the economy, and promises to be a major factor in global expansion over the next quarter century. So, what is private equity? Outside of the investment world, few people can describe it with confidence. Thanks to the Internet, once-arcane venture capital terms like �angel investor� are now known to the masses, but non-venture private equity remains a mystery to most. industry trends, business articles and survey research
Private Equity in India - a knol by yogesh thakker
Private equity first emerged in the early 1980s, with Kohlberg, Kravis and Roberts (KKR) opening the first, and still among the largest LBO (Leveraged Buy Out) firms. The logic for LBO firms, at least initially, was this: Publicly traded companies are forced to focus on extremely short-term (often quarterly or monthly) results, thus making decisions which may not be in line with their long-term goals. Going 'private' or delisting from the exchanges allows them to focus on these goals. Leveraging, that is, taking debt to buyback these shares as well as spending on longer-term expansion, etc allowed managers to run their ... industry trends, business articles and survey research
Female execs rack up firsts
-based flag manufacturing business, Christiansen is the first woman to lead the Illinois Manufacturers Association. Same goes for architect Linda Searl at the Chicago Plan Commission, which makes city zoning and land use decisions. And this week, the Illinois Chamber of Commerce will appoint its first chairwoman: Mary Crego , a senior vice president at State Farm Insurance . This month's Atlantic Monthly cover declared "The End of Men" — no question mark — "How Women are Taking Control of Everything." The story described stunning societal changes, especially in higher education, and noted ... market trends, news research and surveys resources
The Billionaire Book Club: What the Rich Are Reading This Summer
Every June, for the past 11 years, J.P. Morgan Private Bank has sent its clients its Summer Reading List, a list of 10 books specifically chosen for the bank�s rich clients. It is a kind of book club for billionaires, without the tedious monthly get-togethers over cheese and chardonnay. To create the list, JPM bankers from around the world submitted more than 450 nonfiction books for consideration. A committee then chose the top 10, based on each tome�s ability to “capture the essence of our clients� personal and professional lives.” Granted, the wealthy are leary of any advice from their private bankers these days. ... market trends, news research and surveys resources


Alternative Growth: The Impact of Emerging Market Private Equity ...
But the history of private equity points to a rocky past, riddled by rock-bottom bankruptcies and disappointments in America's 1980s. ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Private Equity Panel - _
1) Provide an overview of the history of private equity as related to ethnic entrepreneurs and fund managers, with references to specific communications ... technology research, surveys study and trend statistics
Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship: In the News
Openvote, an Internet startup that began as part of a class project, is the brainchild of two students at Dartmouth’s Tuck School of Business. Their concept is simple: that traditional telephone polling skips over most college students, and that no free service currently gauges their opinions in matters of politics, preferences and other weighty (or not so weighty) issues of the day. But rather than the traditional top-down model, students poll each other. Read the Article » Tuck School of Business Professor Colin Blaydon on CNBC's "PowerLunch." Interview Perform or Perish BusinessWeek Emily Thornton
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WikiAnswers - What are the largest private equity firms
The PEI 50, a new ranking from Private Equity International magazine, reveals that the world's 50 largest private equity direct investment programs have raised a total of $551 billion since 2002 NEW YORK and LONDON, May 1 /PRNewswire/ -- The first ever ranking of the world's 50 largest private equity direct investment programs reveals that these firms have raised a total of $551 billion of equity capital since 2002. This impressive buying power is among the findings of the PEI 50, a new ranking created by Private Equity International, the most widely read magazine for the global private equity ...
What are the management fees for in Private Equity? - Yahoo! Answers
Management Fees are fees charged by a fund, partnership or other entity and will vary in percentage amounts and for different things, and thus are not equal or standardized as each entity is different and have various cost structures. All fees are required to be disclosed in the Private Placement Memorandum (PPM). --- Finance & Risk Management Consultant --- Experienced in hedge funds, private equity structures and management --- 21 years market experience (see bio/ add me to view post history) 5 months ago Asker's Rating: Asker's Comment: Thanks. There are currently no comments for this question. * You must be logged ...