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Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate Collection

Here is a list of the best Private Equity books, some I have read myself, some that I did research on, and all have great reviews!

1. The Private Equity Playbook: Management’s Guide to Working with Private Equity (2019)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionPrivate equity firms are on the rise and rapidly changing the game. Today more than 5,500 P.E. firms own tens of thousands of companies, so it is essential for CEOs and senior management executives to understand exactly how private equity firms operate. This invaluable resource can help you devise a winning P.E. game plan for the sale of your own company that offers you greater freedom and financial success. CEO Adam Coffey has almost twenty years of experience building businesses for private equity companies. In this authoritative yet approachable handbook, he covers:· The history and landscape of private equity·…
Author(s): Adam Coffey

2. Private Equity: How the Business of Private Equity Funds Works (2018)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionPrivate equity funds are often called grasshoppers or corporate raiders. Are these accusations true? Are financial investors who generally acquire non-listed companies and sell them after a few years for as much profit as possible really value destroying? In order to answer these and other questions, it is important to understand the business model of private equity funds. The aim of this book is to convey this understanding. The business model of private equity funds has been explained comprehensively and lively. Furthermore, questions like the following will be discussed: What does a private equity fund earn…
Author(s): Daniel Burmester

3. Private Equity Laid Bare (2017)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionDesigned for an MBA course on private equity, this textbook (now version 1.7) aims to familiarize any reader with the jargon and mechanics of private equity using simplified examples, real-life situations and results from thorough academic studies. The intention is to have a book that can be read more like a novel than like a regular textbook. In order to have long-lasting impact on readers, I believe in making things as simple as possible, boiling everything down to the essence, going straight to the point, and, most importantly, writing in an informal and…
Author(s): Ludovic Phalippou

4. King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise Again of Steve Schwarzman and Blackstone (2012)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate Collection  In King of Capital, David Carey and John Morris show how Blackstone (and other private equity firms) transformed themselves from gamblers, hostile-takeover artists, and ‘barbarians at the gate’ into disciplined, risk-conscious investors while the financial establishment—banks and investment bankers such as Citigroup, Bear Stearns, Lehman, UBS, Goldman Sachs, Merrill Lynch, Morgan Stanley—were recklessly assuming risks, leveraging up to astronomical levels and driving the economy to the brink of disaster. Now, not only have Blackstone and a small coterie of competitors wrested control of corporations around the…
Author(s): David Carey, John E. Morris

5. Investing in Real Estate Private Equity: An Insider’s Guide to Real Estate Partnerships, Funds, Joint Ventures & Crowdfunding (2018)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionInvesting in Real Estate Private Equity is your practical guide to investing in real estate through private offerings with established companies. The passive investment strategies for wealth building and income generation described in this book have traditionally been used by some of the world’s most sophisticated institutional investors, but are now available to nearly everyone thanks to recent regulatory changes. This handbook will guide you through the process of building your own diversified real estate portfolio by identifying and making investments with…
Author(s): Sean Cook

6. Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Transactions 2018 (2018)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe cornerstone resource from two of the industry’s leading authorities is now available with analysis of extensive changes resulting from the Tax Act and Proposed Regulations including Structuring Venture Capital, Private Equity and Entrepreneurial Transactions, 2018 Edition, will guide you through the complex changes in the Tax Act and help you and avoid legal pitfalls and minimize your clients’ tax liability, as well as maximize returns on successful transactions. With extensive updates and practical explanations, Structuring Venture Capital gives you…
Author(s): Jack S. Levin, Donald E. Rocap

7. The Paper LBO: Proven Methods for Acing the Private Equity Interview (2018)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionThe goal of this book is to help you get a job in private equity (PE). The intended audience of this book is undergraduates, MBAs or anyone looking to make an early in-career change. The focus of the book is to show you how to build a relatively simple (“paper”) leveraged buyout (LBO) model, given that it is a primary focus of the PE interview….
Author(s): Adam L McGowan

8. Private Equity at Work: When Wall Street Manages Main Street (2014)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionPrivate equity firms have long been at the center of public debates on the impact of the financial sector on Main Street companies. Are these firms financial innovators that save failing businesses or financial predators that bankrupt otherwise healthy companies and destroy jobs? The first comprehensive examination of this topic, Private Equity at Work provides a detailed yet accessible guide to this controversial business model. Economist Eileen Appelbaum and Professor Rosemary Batt carefully evaluate the evidence—including original case studies and…
Author(s): Eileen Appelbaum, Rosemary Batt

9. Acquired: Now What?: Embrace the flux and uncertainty of M&A and become a savvy and bulletproof business professional. YOUR JOURNEY AWAITS! (Volume 1) (2018)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionMERGER. BUYOUT. HOSTILE TAKEOVER.You might think these words are terrifying harbingers of career doom. But what if the opposite was true? What if an acquisition was just enough to shake the status-quo and send your career soaring? Author and technologist Keno Vigil has a story to tell, having undergone six—yes! You read it right! SIX!—corporate acquisitions in a two-decade career. The pace of corporate mergers and acquisitions (M&A) remains steady, boosted by the recent trend in acqui-hires. But sadly, the only resources available are decade-old, dry-as-dust business texts that don’t reflect our modern…
Author(s): Keno Vigil

10. Big Debt Crises (2018)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate Collection"Ray Dalio's excellent study provides an innovative way of thinking about debt crises and the policy response."   "Ray Dalio's book is must reading for anyone who aspires to prevent or manage through the next financial crisis."   "A terrific piece of work from one of the world's top investors who has devoted his life to understanding markets and demonstrated that understanding by navigating the 2008 financial crisis well."   "An outstanding history of financial crises, including the devastating crisis of 2008, with a very valuable…
Author(s): Ray Dalio

11. Getting a Job in Private Equity: Behind the Scenes Insight into How Private Equity Funds Hire (2008)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionIf you’re seriously considering a career in private equity, you have to become familiar with how firms hire. With Getting a Job in Private Equity, you’ll gain invaluable insights that will allow you to stay one step ahead of other individuals looking to secure a position in this field. Here, you’ll discover what it takes to make it in PE from different entry points, what experience is needed to set yourself up for a position, and what can be done to improve your chances of landing one of these limited opportunities….
Author(s): Brian Korb, Aaron Finkel

12. From Zero to Sixty on Hedge Funds and Private Equity 3.0 (2015)

 Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate CollectionThis books looks to give you two things regarding hedge funds, private equity, and other asset management firms. Two things that anybody can learn and then use to talk about with their friends and coworkers. The first is the knowledge – a foundation tool set of key words, industry phrases and financial concepts made clear in plain english. This book puts meanings and understanding to terms you may have already heard in finance but did not quite understand. There is no math and there are no equations. This is not an academic paper nor does it want to be. The goal is to help you grasp that concepts. Just…
Author(s): Jonathan Stanford Yu

Best Private Equity Books: The Ultimate Collection

We highly recommend you to buy all paper or e-books in a legal way, for example, on Amazon. But sometimes it might be a need to dig deeper beyond the shiny book cover. Before making a purchase, you can visit resources like Genesis and download some private equity books mentioned below at your own risk. Once again, we do not host any illegal or copyrighted files, but simply give our visitors a choice and hope they will make a wise decision.

Introduction to private equity, debt and real assets : from venture capital to LBO, senior to distressed debt, immaterial to fixed assets

Author(s): Cyril Demaria
ID: 2537447, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 11 Mb, Format: pdf

Introduction to private equity, debt and real assets from venture capital to LBO, senior to distressed debt, immaterial to fixed assets

Author(s): Demaria, Cyril
ID: 2785410, Publisher: Wiley, Year: 2020, Size: 10 Mb, Format: pdf

Alternative Investment Operations: Hedge Funds, Private Equity, and Fund of Funds

Author(s): Jason Scharfman
ID: 2890012, Publisher: Springer International Publishing;Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: pdf

Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are really chart-busters according to USA Today, others are written by unknown writers. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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