Private Equity Expert in Investment Due Diligence

Case Description:

A private equity expert in investment due diligence was needed in a financial services dispute involving allegations of investment fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, and self-dealing in connection with management of certain private equity investment funds. A financial services investment company and private investors allegedly incurred significant losses after claims that a financial investment advisor defrauded investors through mismanagement of certain investment portfolios, including misappropriation of funds, failure to conduct due diligence, and failure to adhere to compliance mechanisms and procedures employed in the financial services investment industry.

IMS ExpertServices was asked to locate a private equity expert with a graduate level business degree with knowledge and industry experience in private equity analysis and investment, including knowledge and experience with due diligence procedures, investment management and operations, and standards and practices customary in private equity fund risk management.

Experts Presented:

  • Private Equity Expert

    With more than seventeen years of combined experience in investment banking and private equity, this expert has significant experience in investing, lending and investment strategy and advising, including extensive knowledge regarding awareness of management and advisory fees and knowledge of customary actions taken on behalf of fund investors, having managed communication with forty high net worth individuals, family offices, and institutions. Previously, he was co-founder and managing partner of an investment and advisory firm and he was general partner of a private equity firm focusing on buyouts and investments in both public and private media, communications, and business services companies. He also has experience as an investment professional at one of the country's largest private equity firms dedicated to investing in media and communication companies. He holds an MBA and a BSE. IMS Reference #5067441.

  • Private Equity Expert

    A senior lecturer at a major university where he teaches graduate and undergraduate courses in entrepreneurial finance, financial strategies in private equity, and qualitative investments, this expert has significant financial services industry experience in private equity investment, operations and risk management. He built and managed an investment portfolio of over 50 private equity funds and over 20 private equity investments, with experience including financial analysis, investment due diligence, and particular expertise in hedging systems designed manage private equity risk. Prior to his academic faculty experience, this expert served as managing partner at a private equity fund research company where he was responsible for investments in private equity funds, with experience that includes screening over a thousand private equity funds of various types and in a number of industries He holds an MBA and a Ph.D. in finance. IMS Reference #5085932.

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