By John Downes, Jordan Elliot Goodman

Greater than 5,000 phrases on the topic of shares, bonds, mutual money, banking, tax legislation, and transactions within the quite a few monetary markets are offered alphabetically with descriptions. the hot 8th variation has been up to date to take account of recent monetary rules and up to date dramatic swings in equities, credits, and different monetary assets. Readers also will discover a important record of economic abbreviations and acronyms, in addition to illustrative diagrams and charts. Here's a beneficial short-entry dictionary for company scholars, in addition to for place of work reference and the house bookshelves of personal traders.

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4% of the equity upside—both in stock and options—while the management team as a whole got 16%. These magnitudes have not changed much since I first studied them in the 1980s. Even though stock- and option- based compensation has become more widely used in public firms since the 1980s, management's ownership percentages—and management's upside—remain greater in leveraged buyouts than in public companies. The second key ingredient is leverage, the borrowing that is done in connection with the transaction.

Indeed, most top private-equity firms are now organized around industries. In addi tion to hiring dealmakers withfinancial engineering skills, private-equity firms now often hire professionals with operating backgrounds and an industry focus. For example, Lou Gerstner, the former chief executive officer of RJRNabisco and IBM, was affiliated withThe Carlyle Group, while Jack Welch, the former chief executive officer of General Electric, is affiliated with Clayton, Dubilier &c Rice. Mosttop private-equity firms also make use of internal or external consulting groups.

CD&R's deep bench ofproven corporate leaders—most of them former chief executives of major multinational companies—often take active roles in managing portfolio companies with aneye toward improving execution and resetting strategy. After General Electric chiefexecutive Jack Welch retired in 2001, Rice recruited him to join the firm as a special partner, sharing his unique passion and vision across thefirm's portfolio of companies. Rice believes operating perspective is one of the essential elements that helped his firm achieve everything from the unprecedented carve-out of IBM's printing business to the purchase of Hertz from Ford Motor Co.

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