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Corporate governance and responsible investment in private equity

Corporate governance and responsible investment in private equity / Simon Witney.
9781108641838 (ebook)
9781108485883 (hardback)
9781108725316 (paperback)
Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2021.
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1 online resource (xii, 228 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
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Private equity-backed companies are ubiquitous and economically significant. Consequently, the corporate governance of these companies matters to all of us, and - not surprisingly - is coming under increasing scrutiny. Simon Witney, a practicing private equity lawyer, positions private equity portfolio companies within existing academic theory and examines the laws that apply to them in the UK. He analyses the actual governance frameworks that are put in place and identifies problems created by the legal rules - as well as the market's solutions to them. This book not only explains why these governance mechanisms are established, but also what they are expected to achieve. Witney suggests that private equity owners have both the incentives and the capability to focus on responsible investment practices. Good governance, he argues, is a critical success factor for the private equity industry.
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International corporate law and financial market regulation.
International corporate law and financial market regulation
Mapping an analytical framework
Private ordering in private equity and its implications
Agency cost mitigation
Improving decision-making and protecting wider interests
The relevance of business judgement regulation
Dealing with the duties to avoid and disclose conflicts of interest
Rules affecting the exercise of power by shareholders and their nominated directors
Recent corporate governance reforms, best practice codes and their impact
How do academics explain private equity outperformance?
Improving governance to improve performance
Conclusion : Corporate governance and responsible investment.

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