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Operational due diligence and private equity, new book offers a way forward for investors

Monday, September 03, 2012

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Jason Scharfman
Bailey McCann, Opalesque New York:

Private equity is responsible for billions of dollars in investments the world over, however, those investments are often slow moving and more complex than other investment options. Despite that, private equity continues to show strong growth at all levels and with that comes increasing investor demand for transparency. In a new book - Private Equity Operational Due Diligence, independent operational due diligence expert, Jason Scharfman has created an interactive guide for investors that explains what they should be looking for from private equity funds before they invest.

In the book, Scharfman analyzes approaches to valuation, legal and financial statement risks specific to private equity funds. "Everyone thought it was a no brainer to do hedge fund operational due diligence but with private equity, that is another conversation," Scharfman explains in a conversation with Opalesque. He notes that to effectively evaluate private equity requires a deep level of experience with the industry and a unique valuation expertise that isn't as readily available as investors find with hedge funds or other asset classes.

Scharfman, himself, is a Managing Partner at Corgentum Consulting which provides operational due diligence services, and is most widely known for its work providing operational due diligence for hedge funds. Corgentum also offers the same service for private equity and real estate funds on behal......................

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