- 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 focuses on the structure, governance, and performance of leveraged buyouts in Italy. It defines the term “private equity” as an expansion financing of existing firms. It notes that Italy has previously experienced periods of exhausting regulation over such transactions. The discussion analyzes the governing and financing behavior used by private equity investors in order to manage investment risks and related agency problems. From there it turns to a study of how venture capitalists affect the governance of their portfolio companies within the private equity market of Italy.
Simona Zambelli is associate professor of financial intermediation at University of Bologna. She specialized in finance at Birkbeck College and received a PhD in economics of financial intermediaries with a legal focus from the University of Siena. She worked as a visiting researcher at Harvard University and as a visiting professor at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and York University (Schulich School of Business, Toronto). Her main research interest is venture capital with a law and finance perspective. She has written several publications on private equity financing, leveraged acquisitions, and corporate governance in private equity.
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