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Management Buy-Ins (MBIs)

By Peter Maxwell and Štěpán Koníř Initially posted on the BSPEC blog MBI, MBO and BIMBO…No, this is not a fairy tale about the big-eared elephant and his siblings. In fact, these terms refer to a class of acquisitions with an active role of management; management buy-in (MBI), management buyout (MBO) and

Bocconi MSc Finance

By Eric Peghini in collaboration with peers It has come to the attention of the SSHB editors that while the Bocconi Students PE association (BSPE) has established itself as a source of buy-side content (a sore but welcome thumb given our host’s title), there still remains bewilderment surrounding the university that

Infra Funds!

By Eric Peghini Initially posted on the BSPEC blog On a cold, gusty Saturday afternoon, “Nation’s infrastructure is collapsing, MAGA!” This was not a poorly executed haiku but rather a tweet attributable to the one and only infallible D.J. Trump and, never mind your opinion of the POTUS, a rallying cry that the population

Consumer Discretionary: Another Fad?

By Maurizio Parrella, Alessio Corcelli Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Consumer Discretionary Sector The recovery from the global financial crisis shed light on an evergreen, yet recently white hot, equity group: consumer discretionary. The consumer discretionary industry comprises all companies participating in the value chain to produce a good or provide a

Buy-And-Build Strategies

By Atul Vyas and Alessandro Carleo Initially posted on the BSPEC blog Increasing the value of portfolio companies is crucial for the success of a private equity firm. As Gompers, Kaplan, and Mukharlyamov (2015) have found, PE investors “target returns that exceed CAPM-based returns”. The bulk of excess return, or alpha, is gained through

Backseat Drivers: Private Equity and Shareholder Activism

By Martin Loinig Initially posted on the BSPEC blog For background on shareholder activism, refer to our posts on activist defense and targeted companies Historically speaking, the relationship between private equity funds and activist hedge funds has been shaped less by collaboration and more by confrontation. Activist investors, holding minority stakes in public companies, often

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