Private Equity Sub-Categories

Private Equity Sub-Categories

Gavin Ryan

25 years: Private equity & banking

In this module, Gavin discusses the four sub asset classes of private equity. The private equity asset class is sub divided into buyouts, growth, venture and mezzanine.

In this module, Gavin discusses the four sub asset classes of private equity. The private equity asset class is sub divided into buyouts, growth, venture and mezzanine.

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Private Equity Sub-Categories

9 mins 21 secs

Overview

The private equity asset class is subdivided into four sub asset classes. These are venture, growth, buyouts and mezzanine. Each sub asset class involves the use of different financial instruments and involves investing in companies at different stages of their development. Venture has a focus on innovative companies, growth looks at a wider range of companies which can be scaled up, buyouts look for mature companies undervalued by their shareholders and mezzanine operates in a kind of specialist niche.

Key learning objectives:

  • The deal sizes and instruments used by of each of the four subclasses

  • The types of companies invested in, according to the sub classes

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Gavin Ryan

Gavin Ryan

Gavin Ryan has twenty years’ experience as a private equity fund manager. He has managed a $30m Advent International Affiliate Fund, a $200m Fund part of Soros Fund Management and a €2.5bn Green Energy Asset Manager. Before he was in investment banking with HSBC and Nomura. Gavin has an Engineering Degree from Cambridge and an MBA from McGill.

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