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The world is changing and has never
been more challenging to private equity
players, public companies, and investors. With
record market volatility and a global economic
crisis, decision makers of all types can
learn from successful private equity players
and other top value builders.
Private equity is growing at a rapid rate, with $2.7 trillion in
transactions since 2001 and buyouts occurring
in every type of market, including declining
ones. And now, with the end of investment
banks as we know them, the door is open to
more opportunities than ever.
In The Private Equity Edge, economics giant
Arthur B. Laffer, along with value-building
experts William J. Hass and Shepherd G.
Pryor IV, combines the concepts of intrinsic
value, macroeconomics, and incentives into
a single strategy used by today’s top value
builders. You’ll learn how to create value
while reducing risk by:
to quantify ranges of value and risk
whom you seek to influence
before making major decisions
in both up and down markets
Examples of major private equity players
at Blackstone, KKR, Carlyle, Cerberus, and
Madison Dearborne Partners illustrate what
to do and what to avoid in specific situations.
Decision makers seeking to take full advantage
of the new, interconnected world of
business and economics will learn how to
make the best decision the first time around,
quickly and with conviction—the key to
seizing the private equity edge.
PART 1: Dig Deeper
1. Value – Rules of Thumb
2. Wealth – People in Free Markets Don’t Work or Invest to Pay Taxes
3. Risk – Life is Not a Straight Line
4. Incentives – What’s Wrong with Compensation?
5. Scenarios – Look Before You Leap
PART 2: Act Sooner
6. Speed – The Google Age
7. Renewal – Even Great Companies Must Change
8. Experimentation and Innovation – Action Accelerates Learning