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Direct Investments in Private Firms by Institutional Investors: Issues And Evidence

Kasper Meisner Nielsen

in The Oxford Handbook of Private Equity

Published in print March 2012 | ISBN: 9780195391589
Published online September 2012 | | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780195391589.013.0003

Series: Oxford Handbooks

Direct Investments in Private Firms by Institutional Investors: Issues And Evidence

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This article discusses the intermediation model and focuses on direct investments by institutional investors. It also introduces “indirect investments,” which refer to investments that are made through funds of funds. The first section presents some evidence of direct investments in private firms from various countries around the world. It then discusses the relevant issues that surround direct investments. This article determines that there are implications for the governance and success connected to the use of different private equity structures.

Keywords: intermediation model; direct investments; institutional investors; indirect investments; private equity structures

Article.  7382 words. 

Subjects: Economics ; Financial Markets ; Industry Studies

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