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Eli Talmor

Professor of Accounting

PhD (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Founder of our Coller Institute of Private Equity, Professor Eli Talmor is co-author of International Private Equity, which is widely considered to be the leading reference book on the private equity industry. He is frequently invited to deliver keynote speeches to business executives worldwide, as well as giving expert testimonies to the UK Parliament and advice to the UK Prime Minister’s Office.

He served on the London Business School Board of Governors and the advisory board of the African Venture Capital Association. He also practises venture capital with multiple exits.

Before joining the London Business School, he was a Professor of Finance at the University of California (UCLA and Irvine), Tel Aviv University and the Wharton School (University of Pennsylvania).


International private equity

Talmor E; Vasvari F


Replicating the investment strategy of buyout funds based in the United Kingdom with public-market investments

Gottschalg O; Hadass L; Talmor E; Vasvari F

Journal of Alternative Investments


Do customer acquisition cost, retention and usage matter to firm performance and valuation?

Talmor E; Livne G; Simpson A

Journal of Business Finance and Accounting

International private equity

Talmor E; Vasvari F


A theory of private equity turnarounds

Talmor E

Journal of Corporate Finance


Examination of multiple governance forces within bank holding companies

Talmor E; Sierra G; Wallace J S

Journal of Financial Services Research


Corporate governance and theories of executive pay

Talmor E; Pukthuanthong K; Wallace J S

Corporate Ownership and Control

Introduction to finance. 2nd ed.

Talmor E; Sharoni I


Introduction to finance

Talmor E; Sharoni I


Computer industry executives: an analysis of the new barons' compensation

Talmor E; Wallace J S

Information Systems Research


In defense of defensive measures

Talmor E; Sarig O

Journal of Corporate Finance


Heterogeneous taxation of capital income

Talmor E; Benninga S; Mayshar J


Mechanism design approach to transfer pricing by the multinational firm

Talmor E; Stoughton N M

European Economic Review


Technology, dependent investments and discounting rules for corporate investment decisions

Talmor E; Thompson H E

Managerial and Decision Economics


Taxes and dividend policy

Talmor E; Titman S

Financial Management


Irrelevancy of corporate taxes for capital structure and investment decisions

Talmor E; Litzenberger R H

Journal of Accounting, Auditing and Finance

Tax arbitrage restrictions and financial leverage clienteles

Talmor E

Journal of Banking and Finance


Government financing, taxation and capital markets

Talmor E; Ravid S A

Research in Finance


Debt and taxes: a multiperiod investigation

Talmor E; Barnea A; Haugen R A

Journal of Banking and Finance


Asset substitution and the agency costs of debt financing

Talmor E; Green R

Journal of Banking and Finance

Value of the tax subsidy on risky debt

Talmor E; Haugen R A; Barnea A

Journal of Business


Managerial objective functions: comment

Talmor E; Harris R S

Southern Economic Journal


Assymetric information, signaling and optimal corporate financial decisions

Talmor E

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis


Normative approach to bank capital adequacy

Talmor E

Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis

  • Private Equity & Venture Capital (Elective, joint with Florin Vasvari) E126 AUT14 & SPR15
  • 2 x Private Equity Masterclasses, AUT14 & SPR15

Research Interests

Private equity and venture capital.