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Can the Private Equity Industry contribute to economic recovery following an economic crisis?

O'Mahony, Eoghan (2013) Can the Private Equity Industry contribute to economic recovery following an economic crisis? Masters thesis, Dublin, National College of Ireland.

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The private equity has seen significant growth over the last 20 years, and as such is no longer considered an alternative investment, although the industry remains very misunderstood. While much research has been conducted into private equity, this has been done at the firm and investment level, looking at finances and returns from investments. Very little research has been performed to look at private equity and the economy. The aim of this
dissertation is to address this issue, through looking at the contributions that private equity can make to an economy, especially one that has or is suffering an economic crisis.

The approach used to reach this objective was the use of qualitative research, specifically semi-structured interviews with private equity executives. Based on the research it was determined that private equity can make a contribution to the economy, through a number of avenues such as rebasing values of assets, removing distressed loans from banks balance sheets and also negotiation solutions with borrowers. This research also aims to set the foundations for future research into the macroeconomic effects and contributions of private equity.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HC Economic History and Conditions > Economic Recession
H Social Sciences > HG Finance > Investment > Private equity
Divisions: School of Business > Master of Business Administration
Depositing User: Caoimhe Ní Mhaicín
Date Deposited: 22 Nov 2013 09:44
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2013 09:44

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