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Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity - 3rd Edition - ISBN: 9780128047231, 9780128047248

Investment Banks, Hedge Funds, and Private Equity

3rd Edition

Author: David Stowell
eBook ISBN: 9780128047248
Hardcover ISBN: 9780128047231
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 24th July 2017
Page Count: 732
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As our economy evolves, private equity groups, hedge funds, and investment banks compete and cooperate in different ways. Their recent innovations are reported and analyzed by the 3rd edition of David Stowell’s landmark book, which adds three new cases, significantly revisions of most chapters, and updated figures, tables, and exhibits. It captures the actual work that associates and vice presidents do, providing readers with templates for real transactions. Finally, it provides significantly more content about the ways liquidity is supplied in secondary markets, including an overview of high frequency trading/electronic market making, quantitative trading strategies, and the evolution of cash equities from open outcry pits to fully electronic central limit order books.

Key Features

  • Includes a new chapter on China to accompany nine heavily updated chapters
  • Integrates three new cases with relevant chapters in the book to create real world applications of chapter teachings
  • Employs spreadsheet models to enable readers to create analytical frameworks for considering choices, opportunities and risks described in the cases


MBA, MSF and Executive MBA students, and upper-level undergraduates who are focused on finance and investments. Investment banking classes can use this book as a primary text, and corporate finance and investments classes can use it either as a secondary text or as a principal text when focused on hedge funds and private equity

Table of Contents

Part I
1. Overview of Investment Banking
2. Regulation of the Securities Industry
3. Financings
4. Mergers and Acquisitions
5. Trading
6. Asset Management, Wealth Management and Research
7. Exchanges, Clearing and Settlement and Credit Rating Agencies
8. International Banking
9. Convertible Securities and Innovation
10. Investment Banking Careers, Opportunities and Issues

Part II
11. Overview of Hedge Funds
12. Hedge Fund Investment Strategies
13. Shareholder Activism and Impact on Corporations
14. Risk, Regulation and Organizational Structure
15. Hedge Fund Performance and Issues
16. Overview of Private Equity
17. LBO Financial Model
18. Private Equity Impact on Corporations
19. Organization, Compensation, Regulation and Limited Partners
20. Private Equity Issues and Opportunities
21. Private Equity in China

1. Investment Banking in 2008 (A): Rise and Fall of the Bear
2. Investment Banking in 2008 (B): A Brave New World
3. Freeport-McMoran: Financing an Acquisition
4. The Best Deal Gillette Could Get?: Procter & Gamble’s Acquisition of Gillette
5. A Tale of Two Hedge Funds: Magnetar and Peloton
6. Kmart, Sears and ESL: How a Hedge Fund Became One of the World’s Largest Retailers
7. McDonald’s, Wendy’s and Hedge Funds-Hamburger Hedging?: Hedge Fund Activisim
8. Porsche, Volkswagen and CSX: Cars, Trains and Derivatives
9. The Toys “R” Us LBO
10. Cerberus and the U.S. Auto Industry
11. H.J. Heinz M&A Transaction
12. Quintilles IPO Transaction
13. New Case on M&A Transaction Litigation (name to be determined)


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About the Author

David Stowell

David P. Stowell is a professor of finance at Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management, where he teaches classes that focus on investment banking, hedge funds and private equity. He also teaches undergraduate courses on these topics at Northwestern University, University of Utah, and Utah State University. Prior to joining Northwestern in 2005, he was managing director at JP Morgan, working in Chicago with responsibility for part of the firm's mid-west investment backing business. In addition, he worked in investment banking at UBS as managing director and co-head of U.S. equity capital markets, and at Goldman Sachs, where he managed an equity derivatives business and worked in corporate finance in New York and Tokyo. He was also a managing director at O'Connor Partners, a hedge fund based in Chicago. He graduated from Utah State University with a BA in Economics and from Columbia University's Graduate School of Business with an MBA in Finance. In addition to his current teaching responsibilities, he manages Paradigm Partners, a boutique investment bank that provided M&A and capital raising services and general advice in investment banking, hedge fund, and private equity activities to selected clients.

Affiliations and Expertise

Professor of Finance, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University, Evanston, IL, USA


"Having used the first two editions for finance students in Italy and France for several years, I am pleased to report that this fully up-to date third edition continues to present challenging concepts in a highly engaging form." --Linus Siming, Audencia Business School, France

"This volume provides needed coverage of some of today's most relevant topics in the world of finance. The blend of theory and cases makes this book ideal for academics and professionals alike." --Roberto Ragozzino, University of Tennessee

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