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.
- 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
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
Cases 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)
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.