- Series Information
- The Private Equity Contract
- Direct Investments in Private Firms by Institutional Investors: Issues And Evidence
- The Size and Internal Structure of Private Equity Firms
- Leveraged Buyouts and Public-to-Private Transactions
- Private Equity and Public Corporations
- Private Equity Governance and Financing Decisions
- Syndicate Partner Selection: who Syndicates with Whom?
- Industry Concentration, Syndication Networks, and Competition in the U.K. Private Equity Market for Management Buyouts
- A Competition Law Analysis of Private Equity “Club Deals”
- The Real Effects of Private Equity Buyouts
- Buyouts in Western European Countries: The Impact on Company Growth and Innovation
- The Limits of Private Equity: Evidence from Denmark
- Private Equity: Value Creation and Performance
- Do Private Equity Fund-of-Funds Managers Provide Value?
- Fund Size, Limited Attention, and Private Equity Valuation
- Private Equity Investors, Corporate Governance, and Performance of Ipo Firms
- The Role of Private Equity in Private Acquisitions
- Private Equity Activism and the Consequences for Targets and Rivals In Germany
- The Costs of Issuing Private Versus Public Equity for Entrepreneurial Ventures
- Risk and Return Characteristics of Listed Private Equity
- Listed Private Equity: A Genuine Alternative for an Alternative Asset Class
- Listed Private Equity and the Case of Exits
- Buyouts Around the World
- Leveraged Buyouts and Control-Oriented Investments in Asia
- Private Equity in China
Abstract and Keywords
This article serves as a comprehensive overview of the performance of private equity transactions. It gathers information from an analysis of 10,328 private equity deals, which include 3,296 pure buyout transactions. It introduces a new perspective for the analysis of the key drivers of value creation of private equity. It then isolates the impact of market timing, leverage, and operational improvements on transactions returns before focusing on the transactions in the financial institution industry. This article also provides indirect evidence that shows the possibility of operational improvements being the primary value drivers in other industries as well.
Keywords: private equity transactions, pure buyout transactions, private equity deals, value creation, market timing, leverage, operation improvements, transactions returns, financial institution industry
Christian Graf is a management consultant in the private equity and financial institution industry. He completed his research at Technische Universität München and studied business administration at Universität Passau, Germany.
Christoph Kaserer is a professor of finance at Technische Universität München and a codirector of the Center for Entrepreneurial and Financial Studies. He has worked extensively on private equity and venture capital. His research interests also include topics in corporate finance, asset management, and financial intermediation.
Daniel M. Schmidt is a founder and partner in CEPRES, a company that hosts one of the largest, partly online-based community systems connecting private equity funds and institutional investors for portfolio company return data aggregation and merchant banking services. Daniel has more than ten years of experience in private equity investing and business development.
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