Equity International: The Second Act
Posted: 12 Jun 2009
Date Written: April 3, 2009
Thomas McDonald, senior vice president of Equity International, is weighing an investment in the Brazilian homebuilder Gafisa. Was this the right country? The right company? The right co-investor? The right time? McDonald would be investing alongside a Brazilian private equity firm, GP Investments, and must decide how to structure the investment. Especially, he must decide how to align his interests with those of GP. GP has recruited EI due to its prior experience with the Mexican homebuilder Homex. McDonald must also consider: Is that experience transferable to this investment?
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