Ten Leading private investors share theirsecrets to maximum profitability
In The Masters of Private Equity and Venture Capital, thepioneers of the industry share the investing and managementwisdom they have gained by investing in andtransforming their portfolio companies.
Based on original interviews conducted by the authors,this book is filled with colorful stories on the subjectsthat most matter to the high-level investor, such asselecting and working with management, pioneeringnew markets, adding value through operationalimprovements, applying private equity principles tonon-profits, and much more.
Robert Finkel (Chicago, Ill.) is president and founder of Prism Capital, a leading Chicago-based private equity firm, with $200 million under management. For the last 18 years, he has been investing in the Chicago private equity community. He has appeared on Bloomberg Television, and has been quoted in BusinessWeek and in both Chicago newspapers. He was an investment banker specializing in mergers and acquisitions with Paine Webber, He received an MBA from the Harvard Business School and an undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins. David Greising (Chicago, Ill.) is chief business correspondent for the Chicago Tribune. He began this role as the Tribunes lead writer on globalization. Greising was the front-page business columnist in the Chicago Tribune for five years beginning in Oct. 1998. He joined the Tribune from BusinessWeek, where he was Atlanta bureau chief and previously, Chicago correspondant. Hes the author of two books: Id Like the World to Buy a Coke: The Life and Leadership of Robert Goizueta and Brokers, Bagmen and Moles: Fraud and Corruption in the Chicago Futures Market. Greising is a graduate of DePauw University.
1. Introduction by Josh Lerner Part One: The Private Equity Masters 2. John Canning 3. Tom Lee 4. Joseph Rice 5. Jeff Walker 6. Carl Thoma Part Two: The Venture Capital Masters7. Bill Draper 8. Pat Cloherty 9. Tim Collins 10. John Doerr 11. Edward Glassmeyer 12. Edward Gramlich 13. Afterward by Steve Kaplan