Equity International: The Second Act

Posted: 12 Jun 2009

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Nicolas Retsinas

affiliation not provided to SSRN

Ben Creo

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Ricardo Reisen de Pinho

Harvard University - Business School (HBS)

Date Written: April 3, 2009

Abstract

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?

Suggested Citation

Retsinas, Nicolas and Creo, Ben and de Pinho, Ricardo Reisen, Equity International: The Second Act (April 3, 2009). HBS Case No. 209-110, Harvard Business School Finance Unit, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=1417933

Nicolas Retsinas (Contact Author)

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Ben Creo

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

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Ricardo Reisen De Pinho

Harvard University - Business School (HBS) ( email )

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Boston, MA 02163
United States

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