Private Equity: Striking deals

Today, we are going to write a little about deal execution in a private equity process. Just to recall, the 5 step process of a private equity fund involves sourcing, due diligence, execution, management and finally exit. I talked a

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Robustness

In this entry, I thought of stretching the discussion in the previous post a little further. Today, I will be reflecting about how we could make our analysis more robust. Before I go into the content, as you read, feel

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Hiatus

I will take a short hiatus from posting to work on another project. Will give an update when I am back Thanks.

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Macro Analysis – Economy and Industry

  This is going to be a short article. By going into the depths of economics and industry analysis is impractical as depending on the investment, you may want to look at macroeconomic factors and industry fundamentals in an approach

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Investment Approval

You have done your work, understood the company, know its financials and have a financial model to produce the returns for this investment. Lots of work (hours and weekends perhaps) has gone in preparation for the approval process. Purpose The

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Writing an investment thesis

Once upon a time, I was impressed upon that even as an individual investor, you invest only after you have written an investment thesis. The paper helps you consolidate your findings on the company and articulate your thoughts for the

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Valuation

Everybody knows how to articulate the key components of valuing a business; “Walk me through a FCFF valuation”, is what someone going for an investment interview would expect. In business school, one would be taught the principles of valuing a

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Window of opportunity – the exit for a private equity investor

Welcome to another of my post on institutional investing, with the focus on private equity investors. Today, I shall write about the exit, also known as the end of the relationship between the PE firm and the investee company. As

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Private Equity Industry

Buy, Manage and Grow In my introductory post, I have talked a little about the new investment landscape for the PE players. One point mentioned in the article was that traditional deals are done for leverage, but now it is

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Private Equity Debt

In this post today, I am going to blog about private equity debt, or leverage in short. Leverage, as mentioned in my introductory post, is one of the key traditional sources of return for the private equity investors. In any

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