Describes the dilemma Chris Masterson, head of the private equity arm of HSBC, in the negotiation of this team buyout of his organization of HSBC, its parent company since 1992. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of being a captive funds and the delicate balance between the many interests – limited partners, team members, parents and subsidiaries – which must be maintained.

Describes the dilemma Chris Masterson, head of the private equity arm of HSBC, in the negotiation of this team buyout of his organization of HSBC, its parent company since 1992. Discusses the advantages and disadvantages of being a captive funds and the delicate balance between the many interests – limited partners, team members, parents and affiliates – that must be maintained
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G. Felda Hardymon,
Josh Lerner,
Ann Leamon
Source: Harvard Business School
21 pages.
Publication Date: Jan 22, 2004. Prod #: 804051-PDF-ENG
Montagu Private Equity (A) HBR case solution