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International Evidence on Value Creation in Private Equity Transactions

Author: Puche B.; Braun R. & Achleitner A. K.
Date: August 2014

Understanding value creation at the transaction level is at the heart of explaining private equity (PE) returns. Taking advantage of a proprietary sample of 2,029 international buyout deals executed between 1984 and 2013 we provide detailed evidence on financial, market and operational value creation drivers. Additionally, we unravel the differences in value creation between regions, industries, transaction sizes and over time, providing limited and general partners with the opportunity to compare their past transactions with those of their respective peer groups.

Geography: Global

Type of study: Academic working paper

Relevant for: LP, GP Mid-market, GP Large buyout, Fund of funds, Associate

Source: SSRN

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