Author: Chris Fodor

Private equity: After the ink dries up

Private equity: After the ink dries up

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After the PE fund successfully closes a deal, a new phase starts, with the PE fund having skin in the game. A close watch on the new baby is required, in order to prepare for a successful exit In the last instalment, we examined how Mastering Private Equity covered deal identification, ...
Private equity: Not for the faint-hearted

Private equity: Not for the faint-hearted

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The deal-making process in private equity - from sourcing to execution to closing - is no cakewalk. Before reaching the bargaining table with a seller, plenty of due diligence and valuation homework needs to be completed, yet still then hurdles remain Alas, private equity deals do not f ...
When will private equity surpass commercial banking?

When will private equity surpass commercial banking?

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Private equity: that often grey area of funding, spreading between commercial banking and stock exchanges. Growing by leaps and bounds with its own rules and customs. Now clearly explained by a trio of professors from INSEAD The chances are, you are already quite familiar with private e ...
Emerging multinationals expanding their borders into foreign lands

Emerging multinationals expanding their borders into foreign lands

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How has the cross-border expansion of multinational companies from emerging markets been different from previous internationalization? Via numerous case studies, Andrei Panibratov highlights similarities, but also stresses differences, namely in countries with higher government intervent ...
Should emerging multinationals take a local partner?

Should emerging multinationals take a local partner?

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Should an emerging multinational go for full ownership or should it limit itself to partial risk? In this second part of our coverage of Andrei Panibratov’s book International Strategy of Emerging Market Firms, we look at the ownership models that multinationals espouse in their forays a ...
Emerging multinationals push back

Emerging multinationals push back

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What have multinationals from emerging markets done differently in their international expansion? How have they learnt from the initial flow of investment from developed markets? Professor Andrei Panibratov’s exhaustive book on corporate globalization, International Strategy  of Emergin ...
Apps galore

Apps galore

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The diversity of services (apps) for China’s ravenous mobile community appeal to the growing needs of users. Whether for shopping, for entertainment, for financial management, or for gaming and gambling, Chinese smartphoners can find services to fit their needs, and companies find their ...
I’ll take the golden handset, please

I’ll take the golden handset, please

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Smartphones are the key pieces of hardware in the hard-fought battle for Chinese consumers. How do the local-grown manufacturers compete against foreign stalwarts? What competitive advantages can they develop? In this second instalment of our three-part series on China’s Mobile Economy, ...
Shifting Internet tectonics in China

Shifting Internet tectonics in China

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Will China gain technological leadership via the mobile Internet wave? In his book “China’s Mobile Economy”, Winston Ma explains the phenomenal take-off of mobile Internet in China as of 2014, and what implications and opportunities it provides. With a 2017 population of 1.4 billion peo ...