Publications

  • Exit pressures are building in private equity

    June 21, 2011 | Private Equity | Forbes.com

    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.

  • Putting private equity to work in India

    July 02, 2006 | Private Equity | The Economic Times

    Buyout firms that can exercise the disciplines of building ties and bet on the right human capital will reap the rewards of a market where east and west are meeting for mutual benefit. India beckons private-equity investors as a land of beguiling opportunity wrapped in mind-boggling complexity.

  • Turbocharging Asian Turnarounds

    June 14, 2006 | Private Equity | Harvard Business Review

    With turnaround skills honed in the West, private equity investors are sweeping underperforming Asian corporations into their portfolios and retooling the management at these firms to boost shareholder value.

  • 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'