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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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New Biopharma Manufacturing Company Founded by Booth Alum Robert Nelsen Raises $800 Million

RESILIENCE (National Resilience, Inc.) is a new company founded by University of Chicago Booth School of Business alum Robert Nelsen, MBA '87 – with a commitment to tackling some of…
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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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Chicago Booth Professor Steve Kaplan, a Top Private Equity and Finance Scholar, to Lead Executives’ Club of Chicago Tech Outlook with Prominent Entrepreneurs and Investors

On November 20, The Executives’ Club of Chicago will present their Tech Outlook event, led by Neubauer Family Distinguished Service Professor of Entrepreneurship and Finance at the University of…
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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…

Polsky Center Receives $5 Million Gift from Booth Alumnus

A gift from David Kessenich, MBA ’96, and his wife, Colleen, will propel new groundbreaking work and faculty-led research at the Polsky Center.
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How Do Private Equity Investments Perform Compared to Public Equity

The Harry M. Markowitz Award (sponsored jointly by the Journal Of Investment Management and New Frontier Advisors, LLC ) recognizes the seminal and transcendent impact of Dr. Markowitz’s work as…
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Startups Prep Pitches for Shot at New Venture Challenge

When applying for the University of Chicago’s New Venture Challenge, Steve Kaplan warns hopeful entrepreneurs not to pretend their numbers are conservative. “I’m the guy wearing the sport jacket —…
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In the Chamber of Secrets: J.K. Rowling’s Net Worth

In 2012, Forbes dropped J. K. Rowling after eight years on its authoritative billionaires list, saying high British taxes and large charitable contributions had eroded her fortune. Forbes may want…

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