Private Equity FindingsIssue 15 2019
Featured article: MANAGING TO PERFECTION?
Do PE’s management interventions improve portfolio company performance?
Are GPs able to time the markets?
How VC investment strategies have evolved
Is PE investment at odds with positive social outcomes?
Why team turnover may actually boost returns
Managing to perfection
The private equity model is predicated on backing sound management teams to make improvements at portfolio companies. But how much difference do changes to management practices actually make to the performance of portfolio companies? And can strong practices be replicated across buy-and-builds? Two new research papers look at these issues.
Chaired by Amy Carroll
Research & comment from
London Business School
MIT Sloan School of Management
NYU Stern School of Business
The World Bank
University of British Columbia
University of California
University of Oxford
University of St.Gallen
University of Tennessee
Professor Josh Lerner
Head of Entrepreneurship Department, Harvard Business School
Chief Investment Officer, Coller Capital