Private Equity Primer

People use private equity in a broad sense to describe any investment strategy that involves the purchase of equity in a private company. Along with leveraged buyouts, these strategies include venture capital investments, distressed debt investments and mezzanine debt financings.

The first section of this primer is devoted to defining the various sub-specialties within private equity (leveraged buyouts, venture capital, mezzanine debt/distressed debt, funds-of-funds … [ Read more ]