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(p. ix) Contributors

(p. ix) Contributors

Christian Andres is full professor of empirical corporate finance at WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management in Vallendar, Germany. Before joining WHU he held appointments at the universities of Bonn and Mannheim. He holds a master's degree and a PhD from the University of Bonn. During his PhD studies, he spent several months as a visiting scholar at the University of Sheffield and at the University of Florida, Gainesville. His primary research interests are in the areas of empirical corporate finance and corporate governance. He has published in academic journals such as the Journal of Corporate Finance and the Journal of Empirical Finance.



Faysal Barrachdi is an attorney at law in Rotterdam. He studied international and European business law at Tilburg University and methods of legal research at the Catholic University of Leuven. He studied private equity club deals as a researcher at Tilburg Law and Economics Center.



Andre Betzer holds a bachelor's degree in economics from the University of Toulouse. He earned his master's and PhD degrees in economics from the University of Bonn. He is full professor of finance at the University of Wuppertal, Schumpeter School of Business and Economics. His research focuses mainly on issues of corporate finance and corporate governance. He has published in academic journals such as European Financial Management, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, and Journal of Empirical Finance.



Christopher Brown is a managing director at J.P. Morgan Cazenove, where he heads the Investment Companies Research Team. His specialist area is listed private equity. He studied financial economics at Birkbeck College, University of London.



Jerry Cao is assistant professor of finance at the Singapore Management University. His research interests span empirical corporate finance and private equity. One of the key questions he addresses is the role of private equity firms in leveraged buyouts and reverse leveraged buyouts. His research articles have been published in top finance journals such as the Journal of Financial Economics and the Journal of Quantitative and Finance Analysis, and his studies on private equity have been widely cited by the Wall Street Journal, Business Week, Forbes, and other financial journals. Jerry's other research interests are managerial incentives, venture capital, and family firms. He is currently a member of the American Financial Association and the Western Finance Association. He holds a BA in economics from Huazhong (p. x) University of Science and Technology, an MA in economics from the University of Western Ontario, and a PhD in finance from Boston College.



Cécile Carpentier is a professor of accounting at Laval University and a fellow at CIRANO in Montreal.



Douglas Cumming is a professor of finance and entrepreneurship and the Ontario research chair at the Schulich School of Business, York University. His research is primarily focused on venture capital, private equity, IPOs, law and finance, market surveillance, and hedge funds. He has published more than seventy-five refereed papers in leading journals and is the coauthor (with Sofia Johan) of Venture Capital and Private Equity Contracting: An International Perspective (Elsevier 2009). He has consulted for a variety of governmental and private organizations in Australasia, Europe, and North America.



Na Dai is an assistant professor of finance at State University of New York, Albany. Her research interests include venture capital and private equity, private investments in public equity, hedge funds, and regulations. Her scholarly works have appeared in journals such as Financial Management, Journal of Corporate Finance, Journal of Empirical Finance, and European Financial Management.



Steven M. Davidoff is associate professor of law at Moritz College of Law and Fisher College of Business (by courtesy), Ohio State University. His research focus is on private equity, hedge funds, mergers and acquisitions, and securities regulation.



Igor Filatotchev is professor of corporate governance and strategy in Cass Business School, City University London, and a visiting professor at the Economics University of Vienna. He is an associate editor of Corporate Governance: An International Review. He has written extensively on the effects of corporate governance on business strategy and performance, including the roles of private equity investors in IPOs.



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.



Jasmin Gider is a PhD student at the Bonn Graduate School of Economics. Before obtaining an MSc in economics at the University of Bonn, she studied philosophy and economics at the University of Bayreuth and the National University of Singapore. Her main research interests are topics in empirical corporate finance.



Halit Gonenc is assistant professor of finance at University of Groningen, the Netherlands. His research interests are corporate finance, corporate governance (p. xi) and firm performance, mergers and acquisitions, and international and emerging markets finance.



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.



Matthias Huss is a partner of LPX Group and holds an MS in finance from the University of Basel.



Takeshi Jingu is a general manager, Financial Systems Research Division, Nomura Research Institute (Beijing), Ltd., and former chief representative, Nomura Institute of Capital Markets Research Beijing Representative Office.



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.



April Knill received her PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park. While pursuing her doctoral degree she worked at the World Bank as a consultant. Upon graduation she went to work at Florida State University. Her research interests are venture capital/private equity and international finance. She has published in academic journals such as Journal of Business, Financial Management, European Financial Management, and European Journal of Finance.



Marc Koehnemann is managing director of Siegwerk France SAS, the French subsidiary of the Siegwerk Group, an international chemicals company producing inks for the printing industry. Prior to this he was a management consultant with Bain & Company. He studied finance and business administration at the European Business School and obtained his doctoral degree from the University of Bamberg.



Roman Kraeussl is associate professor of finance at VU University Amsterdam and specializes in venture capital and alternative investments. He is also an adjunct associate professor of finance at Emory University's Goizueta Business School and a research fellow at both the Center for Financial Studies in Frankfurt am Main and the Emory Center for Alternative Investments.



Koos Leisink is an associate at ABN AMRO Corporate Finance & Capital Markets. He studied business administration at University of Groningen, the Netherlands.



Jean-François L'Her is a vice president at the Caisse de depot et placement du Quebec.



Miguel Meuleman is assistant professor entrepreneurship in the Entrepreneurship Department at the Vlerick Leuven Gent Management School. He specializes in the (p. xii) areas of new venture creation and new venture growth, buyouts, and entrepreneurial finance.



Mark Mietzner is associate professor of alternative investments and corporate governance at Zeppelin University. He studied business administration at the University of Frankfurt am Main and worked as a research assistant at the University of Muenster and the European Business School. His research interests include alternative investments and their economic consequences.



Götz Müller is a PhD candidate at University Witten/Herdecke. He studied business administration at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His current research interests include family businesses, private equity, and organizational change.



Kasper Meisner Nielsen is assistant professor of corporate finance at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. His current research focuses on corporate governance, entrepreneurial finance, family business, and private equity. In his area of expertise he has served as external advisor, consultant, and lecturer to government agencies and private companies in China, Denmark, and Hong Kong.



Thomas Poulsen is an assistant professor in the Department of International Economics and Management at Copenhagen Business School and a core member of the Center for Corporate Governance, also at Copenhagen Business School. With a view to his background in corporate finance, his current research focuses on issues related to ownership structure, in particular the voting power of shareholders, and private equity.



Luc Renneboog is professor of corporate finance at Tilburg University. He graduated from the Catholic University of Leuven with degrees in management engineering and in philosophy, from the University of Chicago with an MBA, and from the London Business School with a PhD in finance. He has published in the Journal of Finance and the American Economic Review and is interested in mergers and acquisitions, insider trading, professional networks, and the economics of art.



Peter Roosenboom is professor of entrepreneurial finance and private equity at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He is a member of the governing body of PEREP_Analytics, the independent pan-European private equity database of the European Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (EVCA). He has published on private equity, venture capital, IPOs, and corporate governance.



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.



Denis Schweizer is associate professor of alternative investments at WHU–Otto Beisheim School of Management. He studied business administration at (p. xiii) the University of Frankfurt am Main and worked as a research assistant at the European Business School.



Jean-Marc Suret is a professor of accounting at Laval University and a fellow at CIRANO in Montreal.



Joacim Tåg is a research fellow at the Research Institute of Industrial Economics in Stockholm. His research departs from the intersection between industrial organization and corporate finance and is focused on the real economic effects of private equity buyouts and venture capital investments. He holds a PhD in economics from Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki and is a former ALSA-Fulbright visiting scholar at New York University.



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.



Steen Thomsen is a professor in the Department of International Economics and Management at Copenhagen Business School and director of the Center for Corporate Governance, also at Copenhagen Business School. He specializes in corporate governance as a teacher, researcher, consultant, commentator, and practitioner. Current research interests include industrial foundations, board structure, corporate governance, and dynamic efficiency.



Elisa Ughetto is research associate at Politecnico di Torino, where she teaches financial accounting and corporate finance. She received her PhD in economics and management of technology from Università di Bergamo. She is also a research fellow at Fondazione Rosselli in LEI (Laboratory for the Economics of Innovation “Franco Momigliano”) and at the IP Finance Institute (Politecnico di Torino). She has been a visiting scholar at Washington University in St. Louis and at the European Investment Fund. She has contributed articles to international refereed journals, such as R&D Management, Research Policy, Cambridge Journal of Economics, International Small Business Journal, and International Review of Applied Economics. Her main research interests are in the area of economics of innovation, with a particular focus on financial issues.



Bram W. van den Bosch studied finance and investments at the Rotterdam School of Management and strategic international management at the University of St. Gallen (HSG). He currently works at ING Commercial Banking.



Manuel Vasconcelos is a PhD candidate in finance at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. His research interests include corporate takeovers and divestitures, private equity, and capital structure.



Mike Wright is professor of financial studies and director of the Center for Management Buyout Research at Nottingham University Business School and (p. xiv) visiting professor at EMLyon, University of Ghent, Erasmus University, and Imperial College. He is also the coeditor of the Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal and holds an honorary doctorate from the University of Ghent.



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.



Heinz Zimmermann is a professor of economics and finance at the Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Zentrum WWZ at the Universität Basel, Switzerland. His fields of specialization are asset pricing and risk management.



Dodo zu Knyphausen-Aufsess is professor of strategic leadership and global management at the Technical University Berlin, Germany. His work is located at the intersection of strategic management and entrepreneurship. Moreover he is interested in the impact of external stakeholders on the strategy development of business firms. Currently he serves as board member of VHB, the German Academic Association for Business Research.