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PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS | ISSUE 11 WINTER 2016

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Welcome to issue 11 of Private Equity Findings. The articles in this edition showcase recent PE- and VC-related research from leading international academic thinkers. We have invited senior academics and practitioners to discuss and challenge the findings.

Spot the difference shares the insights and key hypothesis from a recent research report, What Do Private Equity Funds Say They Do?, which investigates how PE firms operate internally and what strategies they use to analyse investment opportunities. Academic Paper

In The entrepreneurial state we look at a new book titled: The Entrepreneurial State: Debunking Public vs. Private Sector Myth which posits that the state can play a key role in funding and spurring innovation.

In our cover story, Snakes or ladders, new research investigates how working in a PE backed company can have a positive impact on the career path and skill sets of employees. Academic Paper

The article titled Lipstick on a pig?  features academics and practitioners debating whether GPs succumb to the temptation to inflate performance figures before they go out fund raising Academic Paper 1  Academic Paper 2 Academic Paper 3

Venture capitalists often debate the importance of the team vs. the idea. In Pick of the Crop a recent paper explores  how venture capitalists make this fundamental decision. Academic Paper

As a leading forum for debate and exchange between private equity practitioners and academic researchers of the private equity subject matter we hope that this edition of PRIVATE EQUITY FINDINGS continues to invigorate thinking and discussion. We are looking forward to hearing your opinion, which you can email to peinfo@london.edu.

We thank all contributors to this issue.

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