HHL Public Lectures | Finance: The Business Model of Private Equity



Via Zoom, 06.00-08.00 pm (CEST)


October 20, 2021


Online registration via Eventbrite

The market of private equity (PE) is thriving. In 2020, buyouts initiated by PE funds accounted for roughly 20 per cent of global M&A transactions – characterizing a steep rise over the last decade.

This session is part of a broader lecture series surrounding the topic of private equity (PE). Together with his guests Robert Loos (EQT) and Michael Prahl (INSEAD), Prof. Bernhard Schwetzler (Chairholder, Chair of Financial Management at HHL) discusses The Business Model of Private Equity.
The following topics will be highlighted and exploratively analyzed in the session:

    • The live cycle of a fund
    • fund structure: LPs and GPs
    • Entry/Exit channels over time
    • deal performance, fund performance
    • empirical evidence
    • compensation schemes and incentives

The talk will be held in English.

About the Lecture Series
The lecture series aims to give an introduction into private equity and its role in financing entrepreneurial ventures. It covers a wide array of PE related topics as e.g. the macroeconomic effects, the business model and the performance of private equity investments on firm and on fund level. The lecture series will also allow participants to judge arguments in favor and/or against the negative public perception of private equity. The business model of private equity and its economic consequences will also be explained and discussed.

Interested in further sessions of the series? Please check the HHL Event Calendar.