Private Equity

Working Paper

01 February 2011

The Regulation of Hedge Funds and Private Equity: A Case Study in the Development of the EU’s Regulatory Response to the Financial Crisis

This article examines the recent development of EU regulatory policy with respect to the alternative investment industry up to and including the adoption of a major new Directive. This Directive is just one part of a much larger package...

Eilis Ferran
01 March 2012

Private Equity and the Resolution of Financial Distress

We examine the role private equity (PE) firms play in the resolution of financial distress using a sample of 2,151 firms that borrow in the leveraged loan market between 1997 and 2010. Controlling for leverage, PE-backed firms are no more...

Edie Hotchkiss | David Smith | Per Strömberg
07 May 2020

Contracts with (Social) Benefits: The Implementation of Impact Investing

We draw on new data and theory to examine how private market contracts adapt to serve multiple goals, particularly the social-benefit goals that impact funds add to their financial goals. Counter to the intuition from multitasking...

Christopher Geczy | Jessica Jeffers | David Musto | Anne M. Tucker
01 January 2009

Corporate Governance and Value Creation: Evidence from Private Equity

We examine deal-level data from 395 private equity transactions in Western Europe initiated by large private equity houses during the period 1991 to 2007. We un-lever the deal-level equity return and adjust for un-levered return to...

Viral Acharya | Moritz Hahn | Conor Kehoe
16 March 2020

Digital Transformation in the Hedge Fund and Private Equity Industry

The digital transformation is disrupting the financial sector. Venture capital, private equity and hedge funds are also affected. We see more and more firms implement emerging technologies in their investment process. There are...

Omololu Bajulaiye | Mark Fenwick | Ivona Skultetyova | Erik Vermeulen
01 June 2017

What is the Shareholder Wealth Impact of Target CEO Retention in Private Equity Deals?

There is a widespread belief among observers that a lower premium is paid when the target CEO is retained by the acquirer in a private equity deal because the CEO’s potential conflicts of interest leads her to negotiate less...

Leonce Bargeron | Frederik Schlingemann | René Stulz | Chad J. Zutter
01 August 2008

Private Equity vs PLC Boards in the U.K.: A Comparison of Practices and Effectiveness

We interview 20 executives in the UK who have been members of both PE and PLC boards of relatively large companies. The main difference we find in PE and PLC board modus operandi is in the single-minded value creation focus of PE boards...

Viral Acharya | Conor Kehoe | Michael Reyner
01 February 2014

There Is Something Special about Large Investors: Evidence from a Survey of Private Equity Limited Partners

We show that investors with more dollar amount allocated to private equity conduct more thorough due diligence and have different investment criteria. The fraction allocated to private equity, the organization?s total asset under...

Marco Da Rin | Ludovic Phalippou
22 January 2018

Eclipse of the Public Corporation or Eclipse of the Public Markets?

Since reaching a peak in 1997, the number of listed firms in the U.S. has fallen in every year but one. During this same period, public firms have been net purchasersof $3.6 trillion of equity (in 2015 dollars) rather than net issuers....

Craig Doidge | Kathleen Kahle | Andrew Karolyi | René Stulz