- 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 looks at Asia's leveraged buyouts and control-oriented investments. It describes buyout activity throughout Asia along with the governance mechanisms that are used to create value. It studies the institutional development of Asian LBO markets while referring to historical comparative studies. It then analyzes the financial returns to Asian LBOs and growth investments using data from returns to going-private transactions and realized private equity investments. This article concludes with evidence on governance and operational change in Asian LBOs and features a new data set that is composed of company-level data across all major Asian economies.
Grant Fleming is a partner at Continuity Capital Partners and a visiting fellow at the Australian National University. He has worked in illiquid asset markets in Asia for ten years, with a particular focus on private equity and credit and distressed opportunities. Prior to investment management, he studied and taught economics and finance at the University of Auckland and the Australian National University. He has written extensively on economics, business history, corporate finance, and private equity.
Mai Takeuchi is senior associate at Wilshire Private Markets. She is responsible for evaluating and monitoring private equity investments in Asia Pacific. She received a bachelor's degree in international business and economics from Sophia University in Tokyo.
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