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Private Equity Demystified

Author: Gilligan, J. & Wright, M.
Date: December 2014

ICAEW’s Private Equity Demystified dispels big misconceptions about global business investment and growth.

The ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty published the third edition of its highly influential book Private Equity Demystified on 9 December 2014. The book is used as an independent, objective explanatory guide to private equity by policy-makers, regulators, investors, advisers and companies across the world, and is already on the reading lists of many top business schools. The third edition draws on 203 research papers, studies and books about trends through three decades. It highlights the extraordinary rise of private equity as a form of investment in businesses of all sizes and at all stages of their growth and development. In the book, authors John Gilligan and Professor Mike Wright tackle some to the biggest myths and misconceptions about private equity.

The publication was co-ordinated by the ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty and the technical editor was Katerina Joannou, Capital Markets expert at ICAEW.

Geography: Europe, US

Type of study: Consulting research

Relevant for: LP, GP All, Fund of funds, Associate

Source: ICAEW, Corporate Finance Faculty