They come in with billions of dollars of cash, pick up significant stakes in firms, often work with managements to improve performance and exit at a profit. They are called private equity (PE) companies and they are all over the corporate landscape, making headlines with swashbuckling multi-billion dollar deals. Is there a way we can ride on their shoulders? Yes, if we know where they are invested. Here is a guide
- Investing in a sector fund is bad enough. How about investing in a multi-sector fund?
- Sector funds seem to be of great interest now
- Fund Facts: Market-timing by funds
Rushing Policy Changes on IPO, Face value quandary, Corporate objections, Who is manipulating the market?
Shanti Gears & Rain Calcining
Private Equity for Leela Hotels, Balaji Distilleries, “delisting” of Matrix, price rigging in MMTC, ads by broking companies
Looking Forward toBusts (and Booms)
What can we learn from the successful scenario planning experts of Shell? Shreedhar Kanetkar explains
It's All about Expectations
Is the market overvalued? Here is a way to test
Beware of this growing menace. Here are some steps to protect your money
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- A smart private investor has invested in TIL. Should it interest you too?
- Valecha is a small but fast-growing stock
- Webel, a small company makingphotovoltaics, has attracted the attention of big players
- English Indian Clays makes mundane stuff - clay and starch. The divisions may be de-merged
- BSEL is an interesting play from the realty sector
A Different Toy Story
Dr Nita Mukherjee on Comet Media’s role in conserving rural craftsmanship and inculcating values among children
“Dubai was like a small village; there were no telephones, no electricity, no water and no airport. Water used to be brought on the backs of donkeys in empty kerosene tins.”
Dr Ram Buxani went to Dubai at 19 as a typist when the city was barely liveable. After a decade of innovation and hard work, he is now one of the leading lights of Dubai’s Indian business community
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