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Private Equity Demystified

The definitive book on private equity’s role in global business investment and growth
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ICAEW contributes to the definitive book on private equity’s role in global business investment and growth

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The new edition of Private Equity Demystified addresses critical questions about the role of private equity at a crucial time for global economic and social recovery. Well-directed capital should support a sustainable recovery and allow businesses around the world to build back better.

Michael Izza, Chief Executive, ICAEW

What they said

Private equity in a fast-changing world

Private equity continues to grow in significance – and influence – across the globe for business, economies, investment, M&A and employment.

ICAEW’s Corporate Finance Faculty has partnered with authors John Gilligan, the late Professor Mike Wright and Oxford University Press to publish a fourth edition of Private Equity Demystified. The book is one of the most comprehensive and informative reviews of the asset class and its impact.

Private Equity Demystified is widely consulted by public-policy experts, economic analysts, institutional investors as well as private equity practitioners. The book is on university and business school reading lists from Harvard to Hong Kong.

The fourth edition, covers major developments in private equity, including the growth of fund-level debt, critiques of how fund performance is measured and explains contracts between institutional investors and buy-out firms.

Access to Private Equity Demystified for Corporate Finance Faculty and Faculties Online members

All members of the Corporate Finance Faculty and Faculties online can access the digital version of Private Equity Demystified as part of their membership in 2021. 

Brought to you by the Corporate Finance Faculty, find out more about membership here. Find out more about Faculties Online membership here

The Corporate Finance Faculty is ICAEW’s centre of expertise for private equity. The faculty’s work includes representation, public-policy development, governmental and regulatory consultations, guidance, information and media, as well as Private Equity Demystified.

The faculty’s international network includes many member organisations and individuals in business, advisory and investment who are heavily involved in private equity.

The new edition of Private Equity Demystified is part of one of the faculty’s three big themes for 2020-2022: Global Investment and M&A

Other useful resources

Private Equity Demystified: An Explanatory Guide

Read the book now, exclusive to Corporate Finance Faculty members and Faculties Online members.

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ICAEW contacts

David Petrie
David Petrie Head of Corporate Finance, ICAEW

David leads ICAEW’s public policy engagement on private equity

Katerina Joannou
Katerina Joannou Capital Markets Manager, ICAEW

Katerina leads capital markets policy initiatives.

Shaun Beaney
Shaun Beaney Corporate Finance Faculty, ICAEW

Shaun works on public policy and communications.