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I just finished "The Private Equity Playbook". It came as a highly recommended book by a friend and I now have a bird's eye of the PE ballpark.
Enough to be inspired & motivated to put more time & focus towards the industry.
I highly recommend the book to anyone who's looking to get a lay of the PE land, the differences between VCs & buyout funds, and how it could benefit them (as an investor in the space, or an employee at PE-backed firms, or perhaps as a business owner who's considering selling to a PE-backed firm, and even a consultant serving the industry).
Having worked at a lower level in the PE world for almost ten years I was facing my first interview at director level so I wanted to read something to fill in the gaps in my knowledge. This was the ideal book - short enough to read in a day but informative enough to give me confidence in my interview. I got the job so it worked!
This is a perfect review of the PE world. Adam makes us discovering it through parallels to the world of sport, his own rich experiences which makes it fun to read! I enjoyed reading it, learned a lot and look forward the next upcoming book about Exit strategies! Well done Adam!
This book provides a rare glimpse into the life and operations of private equity firms and their portfolio companies (though more focused on the latter). The author outlines key principles in plain English and debunks many of the myths surrounding PE.
Very easy read with lots of useful information that can be applied to all work settings.
The author is a very experienced PE practitioner. In this book he provided a lot of practical tips working with private equity. As a typical fortune 500 middle manager, I would say this book gives me a lot of insights on what it's like to be working in the PE world. The pace, the game and the various roles people play are all thrilling! Highly recommended for anyone who wants to know what PE is like from practical sense