Private Equity Firms in Germany: Can they Change the Corporate Landscape?


Code :BSM0022

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Industry : Banking, Insurance and Financial Services

Region : Germany

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Abstract: Although the Private Equity Firms (PEF’s), which originated in the late 1960s had achieved success and gained popularity in the US corporate world by the 1980s, the German corporate world maintained a hostile attitude towards such firms until the late 1990s. However, changes in the global competitive scenario had made the German corporates more receptive towards the PEF’s. While there were increasing reports that PEF’s had been transforming German industries through their superior business and corporate governance practices, critics argued that the activities of these firms were purely profit driven.

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Pedagogical Objectives:

  • To discuss the development of the global private equity industry and the attitude of the German corporate world towards PEF's
  • To discuss whether investments by PEF's in German companies would help in bringing about positive changes for the German corporate world

    Keywords : Private Equity Firms (PEF’s), Financial services, German corporate landscape, Mittelstand, Catalyst for industry restructuring, Buyout and asset stripping, Corporate governance, Management expertise, Kohlberg Kravis Roberts (KKR), JP Morgan Partners Global 2001 fund, Sources of funds for industries and small and medium enterprises, Private equity transactions, German banking sector reforms, Restructuring of German industries, Equity investments

    Contents :
    » Private Equity Firms – A Brief History
    » Corporate Landscape in Germany:Attitude Towards Private Equity
    » Private Equity Firms: Redesigning German Corporate Landscape?

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