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Mike Wright

Professor, Imperial College Business School, UK
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Mike Wright is professor of entrepreneurship at Imperial College Business School, and director of the Centre for Management Buy-out Research at Nottingham University Business School, which he founded in 1986. His research interests include international dimensions of entrepreneurial management buyouts and venture capital, technology transfer, and corporate governance in emerging markets. Professor Wright is the author of over 300 papers in international journals. He is also author or editor of some 50 books, the most recent of which are Private Equity Demystified (with John Gilligan, second edition 2010) and Private Equity and Management Buyouts (with Hans Bruining, 2008). He is a member of the British Venture Capital Association Advisory Board and a visiting professor at EMLyon.

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  • Leveraged Buyouts and Recession
    by Louise Scholes, Mike Wright
    The buyout market in Europe involves management buyouts and buyins of firms with or without the assistance of private equity. A management buyout is the purchase of a business by its own management, whereas a management buyin involves the purchase of a business by an external management team. Buyouts are economically very important in terms of business regeneration and survival in Europe and the United States. In the United Kingdom, buyouts...

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