Phalippou, Ludovic (2014) Hilton Hotels: A Case Study in Real Estate Private Equity. University of Oxford.
On December 13, 2013, two days after its IPO, Hilton hotels traded above $22 a share. This meant that the 2007 take-private transaction of Blackstone had produced the largest gain ever in private equity at about $10 billion. In addition, Hilton had become the largest hotel group in the world by number of rooms up from 4th position 6 years previously, when Blackstone bought the company. How can such success occur with a cyclical business during the worst financial crisis since 1929-1933? Somebody definitely deserves a big box of chocolates; but who? The answer is surprising and offers a detailed insight into the life-cycle of real estate private equity transactions.
|Keywords:||private equity; real estate|
|Centre:||Faculty of Finance|
|Date Deposited:||11 May 2015 10:38|
|Last Modified:||23 Oct 2015 14:08|
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