Introduction to Private Equityby Cyril Demaria
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Introduction to Private Equity is a critical yet grounded guide to the private equity industry. Far more than just another introductory guide, the book blends academic rigour with practical experience to provide a critical perspective of the industry from a professional who has worked at many levels within the industry, including insurance, funds of funds, funds and portfolio companies.
The book looks at private equity from the point of view of the individual or the business. How is a private business valued? How is the acquisition transaction processed? What are the due diligence issues that should be considered before moving ahead? A valuable insight to a rather opaque market.
Introduction to Private Equity covers the private equity industry as a whole, highlighting its historical development in order to put its recent development into perspective. The book covers its organization, governance and function, then details the various segments within the industry, including LBO, Venture Capital, Mezzanine Financing, Growth Capital and beyond. Finally, it offers a framework to anticipate and understand its future developments.
It provides a balanced perspective on the current corporate governance challenges which are affecting the industry and draws perspective to understand the evolution of the sector, following one of its major crises.
Meet the Author
CYRIL DEMARIA is a Partner at Tiaré Investment Management AG, Zurich and Manager of Pilot Fish, a small business angels fund. Previously, he was a Portfolio Manager at Maaf Gestion, where he managed private equity assets in excess of $60 million, and Head of Corporate Development at Externall in Paris. Cyril began his career at Pyramid Technology Ventures, a hybrid venture capital and fund of funds firm dedicated to IT and software investments. He is also Associate Professor of Finance at ESSCA, where he lectures on private equity, LBO, money and finance and international finance, and Lecturer at EADA and ZHAW. He regularly consults as an expert for the Swiss, European and French private equity and venture capital associations and provides training in private equity topics to the Association Française des Investisseurs en Capital (AFIC) and the Institut d'Analyse Financière. Cyril holds a BA in Political Sciences, a Masters in Geopolitics applied to Money and Finance, a Masters in European Business Law, and a Diploma from HEC. He is currently a doctoral candidate at the University Sankt-Gallen.
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