Private Equity: A Casebook
‘Private Equity’ is an advanced corporate finance book that integrates a range of topics from a private equity investor’s perspective. The book presents a set of cases used in the Private Equity Finance class, an advanced elective course offered in the Harvard Business School MBA elective curriculum. The structure of the book follows the timeline of a typical investment, starting with deal sourcing, due diligence, and valuation, followed by execution of the transaction, including issues related to capital structure and governance. ‘Private Equity’ then transitions to examining operational changes and management of the capital structure, closing with a set of cases related to exit. Intended for readers interested in working for private equity firms, investing in private equity as limited partners, or providing investment banking or consulting services to private equity firms, ‘Private Equity’ is also appropriate for readers who are interested in a more detailed exploration of corporate finance.