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How to Break Into Private Equity – Straight from a 17-Year Veteran of the Industry

“Yup, everyone at business school still wants to do PE – even after the financial crisis, recession, and everything that followed.” I was speaking with an MBA admissions consultant a few months ago, and she mentioned this point as if it were a surprise (that’s only true if you haven’t been reading this site…). We’ve […]
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From Cold Call to Closed Deal: How a Private Equity Investment Comes Together, Part 3 – The Dotted Line

“She thinks $60 million is a discounted price? Can someone shoot her with an animal tranquilizer gun until she snaps out of it?” John says, looking around in disbelief at all the other Partners. David turns to you and his eyes light up as a new idea percolates to the top of his head, and […]
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From Cold Call to Closed Deal: How a Private Equity Investment Comes Together, Part 2 – The Deal?

“No, no, and no again,” shouts John, the Founding Partner. “This is a crap deal in a tiny market with a Founder who wants to leave in 12 months? She stays, or we don’t even take another look at this. This business is worth $0 without her.” David jumps in before you can say anything. […]
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From Cold Call to Closed Deal: How a Private Equity Investment Comes Together, Part 1 – The Idea

Your office door creaks open, and you close your YouTube window in a knee-jerk response. David – the Partner you work with most closely – walks in and glances from side to side, pretending not to notice you at first. This must be something important if he hasn’t started talking yet. You tap away on […]
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