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J-curve exposure : managing a portfolio of venture capital and private equity funds

Author: Pierre-Yves Mathonet; Thomas Meyer
Publisher: Chichester, England ; Hoboken, NJ : J. Wiley & Sons, ©2007.
Series: Wiley finance series.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Building on the success of the author's previous book Beyond the J Curve:Managing a Portfolio of Venture Capital and Private Equity Funds, this work covers new and additional material and offers  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Pierre-Yves Mathonet; Thomas Meyer
ISBN: 9780470033272 0470033274
OCLC Number: 156823867
Description: xx, 449 pages : illustrations ; 25 cm.
Contents: List of Boxes. Foreword. Acknowledgments. Abbreviations. Disclaimer. PART I. PRIVATE EQUITY LANDSCAPE. 1. Introduction. 1.1 Barbarians, pirates and privateers. 1.2 A difficult world to conquer. 2. Institutional Investing in Private Equity. 2.1 Limited partnership. 2.2 Funds-of-funds. 2.3 Private equity funds investment program. 3. Private Equity Environment. 3.1 The informal VC market. 3.2 Private equity as part of alternative assets. 3.3 Mezzanine financing. 3.4 Overlap with public market. 3.5 Conclusion. 4. Risk Management Lessons from a Listed Private Equity Fund-of-Funds. 4.1 Relevance of the Private Equity Holding case. 4.2 The Swiss private equity funds-of-funds industry. 4.3 Commitments and investments. 4.4 The rise and (near) fall of Private Equity Holding. 4.5 Definition and analysis of ratios. 4.6 Lessons and epilogue. Appendix 4A. Adjusted current ratio methodology. PART II. THE ECONOMICS OF PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS. 5. Venture Capital Fund Fair Value. 5.1 Valuation Guidelines. 5.2 Motivation. 5.3 Current practices. 5.4 Problem areas. 5.5 Conceptual questions. 5.6 Can one do without judgment? 5.7 Is there a pragmatic way forward? 6. Model-Based Approach to VC Fund Valuation. 6.1 Why model? 6.2 The private equity data market. 7. Private Equity Fund Valuation Approaches. 7.1 Determining the economic value of a private equity fund. 7.2 Accounting valuation of a fund's portfolio of investee companies. 7.3 Conclusion. 8. Distribution Waterfall. 8.1 Introduction. 8.2 Basic waterfall model. 8.3 Impact of carried interest distribution approaches. 8.4 Clawback. 9. Break-even Analysis. 9.1 Objective of break-even analysis. 9.2 Methodology. 9.3 Scenarios and sensitivity analysis. 9.4 Additional analysis. 9.4.3 IRR distributions. 10. Track Record Analysis. 10.1 Due diligence. 10.2 Benchmarking. 10.3 Track record analysis tools. 10.4 Limitations. 10.5 Conclusion. Appendix 10A. Performance spread between best and worst manager. PART III. MANAGING UNDER UNCERTAINTY. 11. Grading and Fitness Landscapes. 11.1 Fitness landscapes. 11.2 Grading-based evaluation of private equity funds. 11.3 Grading as portfolio management tool. 11.4 VC market dynamics - power laws. 11.5 Searching landscapes. 11.6 Conclusion. 12. Private Equity Funds and Real Options. 12.1 Agency problems and contracting. 12.2 Changes in limited partnership agreements. 12.3 Braiding. 12.4 Summary. 13. Co-investing. 13.1 Motivation. 13.2 Co-investment risk and rewards. 13.3 Potential issues related to co-investments. 13.4 Implementation issues. 13.5 Portfolio management. 13.6 Conclusion. 14. Side Funds 14.1 'Classical' side funds. 14.2 Side funds - similar structures. 14.3 LPs structure or how to increase flexibilty. 14.4 Conclusion. 15. Limited Partner Decision-Making Fallacies. 15.1 Decision-making with poor data. 15.2 Herding as a response to uncertainty. 15.3 Decision-making biases. 15.4 Conclusion. PART IV. MANAGING PORTFOLIOS OF PRIVATE EQUITY FUNDS. 16. Portfolio Construction Principles. 16.1 Private equity and modern portfolio theory. 16.2 Creating a portfolio of private equity funds. 16.3 The risk profile of private equity assets. 16.4 Risk dimensions. 17. Portfolio Construction Rules of Thumb. 17.1 What we know. 17.2 What we think we know or simply don't know. 17.3 Exploitation vs. Exploration. 18. Guidelines, Monitoring and Corrective Actions. 18.1 Investment guidelines as framework. 18.2 Implementation of investment policies. 18.3 Monitoring investment restrictions. 18.4 Monitoring strategy implementation. 18.5 Corrective actions. 19. Securitization. 19.1 Structure of private equity CFO. 19.2 Which private equity assets? 19.3 Parties involved and their objectives. 19.4 Modeling the transaction - simulating the performance of the assets. 19.5 Modeling the transaction - structural features. 19.6 External rating. 20. J Curve Exposure. 20.1 Cultural influences. 20.2 Blurred boundaries. 20.3 Limited scalability. 20.4 End-game? References. Index.
Series Title: Wiley finance series.
Responsibility: Pierre-Yves Mathonet, Thomas Meyer.
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"This book is written with clarity and comprehensively researched, with every angle debated." (Private Equity Europe, Issue 92 January 2008)

 
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