The Investment Magic Crash Course book series is written by Anna Maria Serafima Raevskaya Repnina. Read this if you are looking for the magic formula for successful investments. The first book "How to Boost Equity" is dedicated to the topic of how to boost equity value and answers the question of how a private equity firm creates value during the post-acquisition stage till the exit from the investment.
You are holding in your hands the first part of the Investment Magic Crash Course, which deals with the stage of asset management after its acquisition, and until day X, when the asset remains in your operational management and you legally control it. Everything related to business valuation, acquisition transactions, exit from projects - in the next parts of the Investment Magic series.
Private equity is one of the most opaque parts of the financial management sector. The same I could say about the operating principle in this industry.
It is a monstrous delusion that equity management in non-public companies is a mystical, magical process that cannot be described, and that is intuition and a continuous process of permanent insights.
Indeed, the living business and everything that happens in it is a very intense and eventful management object, but it is quite possible to structure, describe, and set an algorithm of actions. It is the algorithm that I describe in the book. I have founded in 2014 the BOOST private equity firm, with my own equity of $83k. Since that time BOOST has been transformed into a debt-free private equity fund with a $255+ bln assets portfolio under management, specializing in late-stage companies, toxic assets, and disruptive startups.
It wasn't my goal to deliver you a breathtaking romantic book about the wild world of private equity in emerging markets. Also, you probably will not find everything that happens in the equity management process in this book, and of course, you will not find descriptions of all the special situations. However, you get a very working essential guide on what to do with a company if you want to add value to its share capital. Everything else - the project stage, industry, problems - varies.
The book is available in two versions - a graphic novel with a briefly described algorithm of actions - a kind of cheat sheet for a private equity fund employee, and an extended edition, in which comics are accompanied by additional text explanations. The book consists of a large number of mini-comics that provide a simple answer to the question of how to increase the value of your portfolio without rolling eyes, rat legs, miracles, witchcraft, and intuition, and what exactly is the so-called "investment magic" that allows you to increase the equity value of the portfolio assets.
Format: Graphic Novel