Interesting article in the Harvard Business Review online about ABRY, a media-focused private equity firm started in 1989 whose partners managed to raise way more money for their latest fund than initially planned.
What would you do?
John Loewen says, "As you know, partners receive fees for the cash managed and that brings a huge issue of taking this money while knowing you perhaps may not be able to place the money."
This article and case study takes you through the moral points and how they were navigated by this fund - which was ethically prudent.
Now how about the media headlining this story of private equity walking away from a money-for-jam situation?
Nope, not that interesting beacuse no heads rolling or blood letting.