Now a managing partner of the private equity firm HGGC, LLC, which focuses on middle market leveraged buyouts, Gary Crittenden launched his career at Bain & Company, where he worked throughout the 1980s, ultimately becoming a partner. Gary Crittenden prepared for his career in financial services at Brigham Young University in Provo, Utah, and Harvard Business School in Boston, Massachusetts, earning his BS from the former and his MBA from the latter.
Every spring, the Harvard Business School (HBS) invites internal faculty members to present on their research before an audience of colleagues, staff, and doctoral students. This year, HBS scholars shared their findings on topics ranging from crowd sourcing to private equity buyouts of public firms. Reporting on more than a decade of formal research, Josh Lerner, the Jacob H. Schiff professor of investment banking at HBS, gave a talk entitled “Private Equity: Financial Capital, Real Consequences?” After following 3,200 target firms over 15 years and studying hundreds of leveraged buyout transactions, he and his colleagues discovered that private equity buyouts neither slow innovation nor significantly affect original employment.
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