Private Equity vs. PLC Boards in the U.K.: A Comparison of Practices and Effectiveness
The consistently higher returns generated by the most successful private equity firms have been attributed in part to their willingness to take on high levels of debt and their ability to exit from their investments at attractive multiples. But recent research suggests that the largest contributor to the superior performance of the best PE firms has been their ability to improve the operating performance of the companies they buy. And as the authors of this article argue, a key source of such improvements are fundamental differences in the way boards function in the public and private realm. Copyright Copyright (c) 2009 Morgan Stanley.
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Volume (Year): 21 (2009)
Issue (Month): 1 ()
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