The introduction you need into the Private Equity industry.

Summary:

  • Private equity firms can either be leveraged buyout or growth equity focused
  • 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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The SEC is one of the most integral organizations on Wall Street, without them, a white-collar financial crime would go completely unchecked. The SEC stands for the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and is a large independent agency of the United States federal government, created in the aftermath of the Wall Street Crash of 1929. The primary purpose of the SEC is to enforce the law against market manipulation. Some examples of crimes the SEC aims to expose are insider trading, pump and dumps, and different conflicts of interests — especially among high net-worth individuals and investors. …


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Over the past few years investing through this ethical lens has…


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Elon Musk has purchased many mansions since he became a millionaire, and then a billionaire in the last few decades — but in the past few months, he has sold all of them. Last month Musk made the news official, tweeting, “Decided to sell my last remaining house. Just needs to go to a large family who will live there. It’s a special place.” The reason behind the mass selling of all of Elon’s properties comes from a place of ambition and dreams to reach beyond the stars and progress humanity forward. Elon explained that to make it to mars…

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