Venture Capital and Private Equity: A Casebook, 4th Edition

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  • Copyright: 2008-05-01
  • Publisher: WILEY
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The private equity and venture capital industry has become a leading pillar of modern investment, growing from $5 billion in 1980 to more than $530 billion in 2006. Yet many of its features remain puzzling even to advanced business students. Whether you are an MBA student, a private equity investor grappling with the industry's changes, or an investor interested in private equity as a potential investment, Venture Capital & Private Equity: A Casebook, Fourth Edition will shed light on the history and workings of this complex area and prepare you for a career in the prestigious and profitable world of venture capital and private equity.

Author Biography

Josh Lerner, a Professor of Business Administration at the Harvard Business School, is one of the best-known authorities on venture capital. Both his academic and practical activities focus on the structure and workings of these funds. this mix of practical and academic perspectives is at the heart of this book.

Fulda Handymen is a Senior Lecturer at Harvard Business School and a partner at Bessemer Venture Partners, a leading entire capital firm.

Ann Leamon is a Senior research Associate at the Harvard Business School. She came to Harvard after six years as a senior business analyst at L.L. Bean and three years at Central Maine Power Company as a senior economic and load forecaster. At Harvard, Ann co-founded the center for Case Development. She left that position to collaborate with Professors Lerner and Hardymon in the further development of the Venture Capital & Private Equity course, and has authored more than 70 cases. Ann also handles corporate communications for Bessemer Venture Partners.

Table of Contents

Private Equity Today and Tomorrow
Tad O'Malley: December 2004
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Yale University Investment Office: August 2006
Pawson Foundation: August 2005
Note on Private Equity Partnership Agreements
Grove Street Advisors
A Note on Private Equity Fund-Raising
Gobi Partners: Raising Fund II
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Adams Capital Management: Fund IV
Tad O'Malley: June 2005
Portfolio and Partnership
Metapath Software: September 1997
A Note on Private Equity Securities
Brazos Partners and Cheddar's Inc
A Note on Valuation in Private Equity Settings
Lion Capital and the Blackstone Group: The Orangina Deal.
A Note on European Private Equity
SAIF: May 2004
A Note on Private Equity in Developing Countries
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Warburg Pincus and emgs: The IPO Decision (A).
Motilal Oswal Financial Services Ltd.: An IPO in India
A Note on the Initial Public Offering Process
Between a Rock & a Hard Place: Valuation & Distribution in Private Equity
Venture Capital and Private Equity
Village Ventures
3i Group plc: May 2006
Actis and CDC: A New Partnership
Best Practices: Decision Making Among Venture Capital Firms
Appendix. Note on Private Equity Information Sources
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