Background Note | HBS Case Collection | December 1999 (Revised November 2001)

Note on Private Equity Securities, A

by G. Felda Hardymon and Josh Lerner


Provides an overview of the primary securities used in private equity, their structures, and the economic motivation behind their designs.

Keywords: Design; Private Equity; Debt Securities; Industry Structures; Motivation and Incentives;


Hardymon, G. Felda, and Josh Lerner. "Note on Private Equity Securities, A." Harvard Business School Background Note 200-027, December 1999. (Revised November 2001.)