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The introduction you need into the Private Equity industry.

Summary:

  • Venture capitalist firms can also be considered private equity firms
  • Leveraged buyout focused firms look to acquire companies with a mix of debt and equity in order to generate a higher rate of return
  • Ideal leveraged buyout targets have strong and stable cash flows, and hold market-leading positions in mature industries

Companies like KKR, Apollo, and Carlyle are examples of private equity firms. But what exactly do they do? …


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