Andersch AG; AssetMetrix; Astorius; Börsen-Zeitung (WM Gruppe); CARLSQUARE; EY; Handelsblatt Media Group; Neuberger Berman; Nordic Capital; Palero; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; The Boston Consulting Group; ValueTrust
In recent years, the importance of private equity (PE) as an asset class has rapidly increased and deal activity has surged to record levels. Still it is understudied academically and success factors of PE investments are not yet fully understood. The Center for Corporate Transactions and Private Equity (CCTPE) is a think tank for private equity buyouts that aims at closing this gap. The purpose of the Center is to foster high quality research output, and provide a platform for renowned scholars and industry professionals at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – one of the leading business schools in Europe. Over the past years, a team of renowned and experienced scholars has created a competitive database on PE buyouts and received considerable media attention as well as several scientific awards for its research. Several high-profile companies and individuals are partnering with us to further expand our database and research. We gratefully acknowledge support by AssetMetrix; Astorius; Börsen-Zeitung (WM Gruppe); CatCap; Handelsblatt Media Group; Neuberger Berman; Nordic Capital; Palero; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; The Boston Consulting Group; ValueTrust as well as by an HHL alumnus.
The Center for Corporate Transactions & Private Equity (CCTPE) achieves another milestone on the way to Europe’s #1 think tank for private equity. As one of the largest international consulting firms and one of the Big Four, Ernst & Young (EY) recently joined the prestigious pool of CCTPE supporters. Jointly with its sponsors, the purpose of the Center is to foster high quality research output, and provide a platform for renowned scholars and industry professionals at HHL Leipzig Graduate School of Management – one of the leading business schools in Europe.
Bernhard Schwetzler, Academic Director of the CCTPE: “We are very much looking forward to working with this topnotch consulting company and are grateful to Michael Kunz and Cord Stümke from EY for their support. Our pool of sponsors not only comprises private equity funds or investors but also lawyers, advisers, media representatives or services providers and we are proud to welcome EY as a Big Four company among our partners. The CCTPE offers a unique setting for collaboration and exchange that is unprecedented in Europe and will enhance public understanding of this asset class in the long-run.”
Michael Kunz, Market Segment Leader PE GSA, adds: “Despite the changing market environment, the relevance of PE will increase and certainly will be one of the catalysts to transform business models. For us, working with HHL means strengthening our market position, achieving the best possible combination of theory and practice and attracting the best talents with a diverse mindset. Therefore, we are looking forward to partnering with HHL and jointly being part of this transformation and process.”
Overall from a Global perspective, EY works with 92% of Private Equity International’s top 25 private equity firms. In Germany/Switzerland/Austria, EY advises nearly every important transaction with different coverage of competencies.
Besides EY as new partner, the group of CCTPE sponsors includes several companies active in the Private Equity sector including Andersch, AssetMetrix; Astorius; Börsen-Zeitung; Boston Consulting Group; Carlsquare; Handelsblatt Media Group; Neuberger Berman; Nordic Capital; Palero; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; and ValueTrust.
The Center for Corporate Transactions & Private Equity (CCTPE) at HHL is a leading think tank for private equity research. It is the mission of the CCTPE to provide reliable research results for everyday decision-making in the private equity industry. We are looking forward to applications for the Palero Capital Award and the CCTPE Private Equity Scholarship:
Palero Capital, the exclusive advisor of an independent private equity fund in Luxemburg, was co-founded by HHL alumna Conny Wuppermann and the first supporter of the CCTPE. The call for submissions for the Best Master Thesis in Private Equity honors Palero Capital for its trust in establishing the #1 Think Tank for Private Equity Research at HHL. The award is endowed with EUR 500. Decisions will be made by a review committee including experts from academia and practice.
As an alumnus of HHL’s Chair of Financial Management, I am proud and happy to see the successful launch of the Center for Corporate Transactions and Private Equity. After having myself moved from academia back to business as a private equity investment professional, I strongly second CCPTE’s focus on high quality research while maintaining close ties to the practical world of investing and deal making at the same time.
As a doctoral candidate at the Center for Corporate Transactions and Private Equity I was able to work on the forefront of academic research on private equity and develop knowledge relevant for both academia and practice.
My doctorate at the CCTPE was personally enriching in several ways: exploring my interests in private equity research, gaining deeper insights into scientific work, discussing and partnering with other researchers (at conferences) around the world – and by doing so meaningfully linking theory and practice.
The CCTPE is excellently positioned both in academia and practice. During my time at the Center, we presented our work at renowned conferences, published in high-quality academic journals and joined forces with key opinion leaders to solve practical problems.
Together with the German finance branch newspaper Börsen-Zeitung, the CCTPE is co-organizing the following conferences in 2019. We invite you to take part:
The CCTPE will be supported by various high-profile companies and individuals: AssetMetrix; Astorius; Börsen-Zeitung (WM Gruppe); CARLSQUARE; EY; Handelsblatt Media Group; Neuberger Berman; Nordic Capital; Palero; Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom; The Boston Consulting Group; ValueTrust, as well an anonymous HHL alumnus.