Colin C. Blaydon

William and Josephine Buchanan Professor of Management;
Director Emeritus, Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship;
Dean Emeritus;
Tuck School of Business, Dartmouth College;
Senior Advisor, Cornerstone Research

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Colin Blaydon provides expert testimony on management, financial, and economic issues in business litigation and regulatory proceedings. He has testified in matters involving valuation analysis, investment decisions, corporate governance, venture capital and private equity industry practices, and damages.

He is the founding director of the Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College. His current research on private equity concerns best practices, valuation, financial reporting, and firm governance. He also studies securities and deal structure, risk management, and best practices in board participation in portfolio companies. Professor Blaydon also performs public policy and regulatory studies in the areas of energy, private pensions, education finance, and regulated utilities.

Professor Blaydon has served on boards at BlackRock Private Equity Partners, LTV Corporation, Mercantile Trust Company, and other enterprises. He has held positions as executive chairman of ITP Systems, an engineering systems and software firm; vice provost at Duke University; and deputy associate director of the U.S. Office of Management and Budget. He is dean emeritus of the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.

Professor Blaydon has been a member of the advisory board of the Journal of Private Equity. His research has been published in numerous publications, including the Venture Capital JournalPrivate Equity International, and the Private Equity Annual Review.


South American Regulation and Insurance Dispute


Cost of Capital Analyses


ZC Specialty Insurance Company v. Steadfast Insurance Company