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PERC returns to Oxford University’s Saïd Business School on May 26-27, 2022, for the Private Equity Research Consortium Spring Symposium. This group of scholars and industry professionals conducts and promotes research on private equity. This research symposium offers the opportunity for this group to engage with new academic research.

Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Vice Chairwoman at First Citizens Bank, Hope Bryant. This discussion is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford.

Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Worthington Industries President and Chief Executive Officer, Andrew Rose on Tuesday, February 8. This discussion is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford.

Private equity continues to grow as a major investment vehicle in the U.S. and globally. The 12th annual PERC Conference will build on its legacy as a leading research symposium in the ever-expanding field of private equity.

Employee spinouts, startups founded by prior employees of existing industry firms, play a critical role in firm creation and knowledge transfer within and across industries. Their superior performance often arises from resources and knowledge accrued during employment in parent firms. An understudied question relates to whether prior employment in parent firms impacts an employee spinout’s alliance formation, given that alliances are critical to the survival and commercial success of startups. This article examines when employee spinout’s alliance partners overlap with their parent’s partners. Drawing on alliance formation patterns of U.S. medical device spinouts founded between 1990 to 2013, we find that spinouts extending their parents’ technologies tend to have more alliance partner overlap with their parents, whereas product market overlap leads to fewer overlapping partners.

Real Estate investments continue to rise in importance in the alternative asset space. The Institute for Private Capital will host this event which will present innovative and leading research on real estate investments.

Please join us for an exclusive conversation with Bobby Long and Louise Brady on Wednesday, Sept. 22. This discussion is part of the Dean’s Speaker Series, hosted by Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford.

On Wednesday, September 22, Piedmont Capital Partners Co-founder and Managing Partner Louise Brady and Partner Bobby Long joined UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School Dean Doug Shackelford to kick off the 2021-2022 Dean’s Speaker Series. Check out their fireside chat to hear the experts’ takes on economic regionalism, the industries most ripe for investment and growth amid and beyond COVID-19, and the role business should play to stem the pandemic-induced exodus of women from the workforce.

While economists have long theorized that wealthier individuals may purchase less life and property insurance because they can rely on their savings if something unexpected happens, a new study of more than 63,000 people shows that, in practice, quite the opposite is true. This week’s Kenan Insight offers a chance for our experts to explore the findings of their new study, which suggest disparities in insurance coverage could help explain and exacerbate existing financial inequalities.

UNC Kenan-Flagler Professor of Finance Paige Ouimet was recently interviewed by The Atlantic on the ramifications of a 2019 Colorado labor law requiring all companies to include salary details in job postings. The law, which was intended to ensure women and underrepresented minorities don’t lowball themselves when negotiating salaries, has been met with a surprising amount of resistance from business – with a number of top U.S. companies now hiring remote workers everywhere but Colorado.

With consumer prices rising for a third straight month in June, consumer demand continuing to outstrip supply and stock valuations well above long-term averages, our experts explore whether the so-called “everything bubble” of asset prices could be set to burst – and examine what’s next for investors and firms.

Kenan Institute Executive Director Greg Brown talks with host Winna Brown of EY’s NextWave Private Equity podcast about how the research he’s involved in as research director of the Institute for Private Capital is helping to predict PE performance.

Our Private Capital Experts

Greg Brown

Executive Director, Kenan Institute of Private Enterprise; Sarah Graham Kenan Distinguished Professor of Finance, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

Christian Lundblad

Director of Research, Levin Distinguished Professor of Finance, and Associate Dean of the Ph.D. Program, UNC Kenan-Flagler Business School

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Institute for Private Capital

Creating transformative knowledge of private capital.