• Exit pressures are building in private equity

    June 21, 2011 | Private Equity |

    Indeed, the value of this pool for all PE funds swelled to $1.5 trillion by the end of the second quarter of 2010. That figure is now nearly 50 percent more than PE funds’ dry powder and is approaching 60 percent of total capital under management.

  • The new masters of the universe

    July 26, 2005 | Private Equity | The Wall Street Journal

    SIXTEEN YEARS after Kohlberg Kravis Roberts made its storied $25 billion bid for RJR Nabisco, private equity firms are again big news. A consortium including KKR snapped up Toys "R" Us, and a group led by Silver Lake Partners is offering a whopping $11 billion for SunGard Data Systems.

  • Value acceleration: Lessons from private-equity masters

    May 31, 2002 | Mergers & Acquisitions, Private Equity | Harvard Business Review

    The most successful private-equity firms regularly spearhead dramatic business transformations, creating exceptional returns for their investors. To understand how those firms do it, the authors studied more than 2,000 PE transactions over the past 10 years and discovered that the top performers'