By : Ecole de Paris du Management
Date : 2007
Location : France / Paris
Is the image of financial predators squeezing company assets, as private equity companies are portrayed, justified ? Do LBOs deserve the fiendish reputation that they have as a result of the secrecy surrounding their operations ?
Leveraged buy-outs , stock market,
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What is an LBO ? Is the image of financial predators squeezing company assets, as private equity companies are portrayed, justified ? Do LBOs deserve the fiendish reputation that they have as a result of the secrecy surrounding their operations ?
Before changing professions to join LBO France, the leading French company in the LBO sector, Noël Goutard was responsible for making Valeo one of the most profitable companies on the stock market. In this talk, he describes a world which is very different from Valeo, one which is dominated by the tyrannical demands for profitability and cash, and orientated towards industrial projects and instant efficiency as well as long-term development strategies of acquired companies. The efficiency of these companies delights both shareholders and managers who are motivated by potential future possibilities.
About the speaker: Noël GOUTARD
currently president of NG Investments (a capital investment company which he created), and administrator of several companies. Between 2000 and 2005, he was a partner at LBO France, a private equity firm which experienced marked growth during this period. From 1987 to 2000, he oversaw development at Valeo as chairman and CEO. He transformed the company into a world force in the automobile equipment market. Prior to this, he was managing director of Compteurs Schlumberger, Chargeurs Group, and Thomson. Having started as a trader on Wall Street, his professional life, spanning forty years, has been marked by a successful career in the world of industry and finance. Author of L'outsider (pub. Village Mondial).
Presentation from Noël GOUTARD followed by Q&A session.
The document is a report of the speaker presentation and the Q&A Session.
Company Description : Le rapport inclut un compte-rendu de l'intervention ainsi qu’une session de Questions/Réponses. (11 pages)
Company Description : The document is a report of the speaker(S) presentation(S) and the Q&A Session. (11 pages)
Organizer : Ecole de Paris du ManagementThe École de Paris du management was created in 1993. Under its auspices, researchers and professionals talk about subjects which open the way for discussion ensuring a high quality of oral and written work. Although short-term concerns are the basis for these exchanges, the approach adopted reflects long-term issues. These include helping change the views which researchers, participants and public opinion have of the way in which private and public affairs are conducted