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'Qualitative Study of Private Equity' by Santiago Simón (Lic&MBA 80/PhD 03)


January 11 OF 2017 from 08:00 PM to 10:00 PM

The ESADE Alumni Greater China Chapter, the Shanghai hub to be precise, would like to invite you to their upcoming event, a session with professor Santiago Simon (Lic&MBA 80 / PhD 03), entitled ''Qualitative Study of Private Equity''.

After a brief look at the private equity situation in China, we will analyze PE operations from a qualitative point of view. This means taking a closer look at how different stakeholders see an operation from the inside. The talk is divided into four parts:

1-From the birth of the investment idea to the signing of the contract
2-The duration of the investment
3-The exit from the investment

This event will attended by about 45 students from the 2017 MSc Finance program and the program manager, Maja Murko.

Let’s all celebrate the start of the Year of the Rooster together!



Santiago Simón

Associate Professor in the ESADE Department of Economics, Finance and Accounting and associate professor at the Universitat Ramon Llull. He has been Director of the Master in Economic-Financial Management in Barcelona (since 1992) and Madrid (since 2002). The duties of this position include organizing the information sessions and selecting the candidates. Also, in co-ordination with the Director, Department of Financial Management and Control, he decides on the contents that should be taught in the 400 hours duration of the course. He also carries out the monitoring of the various lecturers and assigns the courses to whoever is best adapted to the profile of the participants.

He is the co-ordinator of the MBA jointly organized by ESADE and the Business Association of Portugal which is held in Oporto (Portugal), for which he organizes the information sessions and the selection of the courses which make up the programme (jointly with the Portuguese co-ordinator).

Between 1990 and 1992 he was General Manager for Spain and Portugal and Financial Manager for Europe of the Italian firm D.C. Company, dedicated to the production and marketing of the whole range of accessories of the firm Levi Strauss. He performed the general management tasks, he co-ordinated the groups tax planning, the worldwide import and export operations, and he created the necessary companies in the necessary countries to this end.

He was previously Managing Director and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Hubbard Portugal Group (1985-1990), in which he was especially in charge of the acquisition of companies for its expansion. In this period, he carried out some 38 merger and acquisition operations, with the support of qualified consultants such as Arthur Andersen. Between 1983 and 1985, as Financial Director of the Group, he carried out the financial restructuring of the seven companies making it up which, when he joined, were in a situation of technical bankruptcy. It was necessary to carry out a stock balance, in view of the lack of control and information existing at the time.



Looking forward to seeing you there!

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