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Booth Team Wins Oxford Global Private Equity Challenge for Second Consecutive Year

For the second year in a row, a team of Chicago Booth students took the top prize at a global private equity competition, a success the winners credit to the…
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The Secret Sauce Behind Chicago Booth’s Private Equity Program

When Yesenia Arteta was applying to business schools, looking to sharpen her skills as a private equity investor, Chicago Booth was high on her list because of its powerhouse finance…
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StepStone Cofounder and Booth Alum Tom Keck Talks Investment Trends, Industry Evolution

Cofounded by University of Chicago Booth School of Business alumnus, Tom Keck, MBA ’97, the StepStone Group is a global private markets investment firm that last year went public with…
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8 Things to Look for in 2021 at the Polsky Center for Entrepreneurship and Innovation

It’s a New Year and the Polsky Center kicks it off with a full line-up of events and programs, including our milestone 25th anniversary celebration of our nationally-ranked Edward…
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The 10 Days of Polsky: Looking Back at 2020 

The past year was unlike any we've experienced before. Despite the many challenges caused by the global COVID-19 pandemic, we stayed focused on advancing our Polsky Center mission. …
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Persistence in PE: Looking to Past Performance to Predict Future Success

A recently published research paper presents new evidence on the persistence of US private equity (PE) funds by examining cash-flow data from a large sample of institutional investors. “There’s been…
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Two Booth Alums Named Among Private Equity’s ‘Most Influential Women of Today and Tomorrow’

The Wall Street Journal’s Private Equity Analyst has named two University of Chicago Booth School of Business alums, Katie Ossman, MBA '13, and Amy Christensen, MBA '11, to its…
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Private Equity Firms Seek New Investments, Eye Growth Amid COVID-19 Pandemic

Researchers recently asked more than 200 private equity (PE) managers about the performance of their portfolio during the COVID-19 pandemic – inquiring about their decision-making and other activities in…
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In Conversation with Polsky Investor-In-Residence Tim Kelly: ‘We Will Evolve and Adapt’

The COVD-19 pandemic is changing the way business is conducted, notes Polsky Center Investor-In-Residence Tim Kelly, MBA ’00, who in this Q&A discusses evolving strategy in times of crisis…
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PE Conference Highlights the Investment Thesis Evolution

On March 6, the Polsky Center, together with the Private Equity student group at Chicago Booth, hosted the 19th annual Beecken Petty O’Keefe & Company Private Equity Conference. This event…

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