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You are about to get a full glimpse into the inner world and workings of private equity to use it as an investor with confidence, knowing fully well what you are getting yourself into!

Of all the ways of raising capital, private equity is perhaps one of the least talked about methods.

You will hear a lot about venture capital, debt financing, and much more but most times, private equity is mentioned in passing as one of the ways of raising funds for a business.

Nobody talks about how to use private equity to raise money for businesses and nobody talks about how to venture into private equity as an investor. It seems like something that only big monied people can use.

But that’s not the case; ordinary people like you and I can invest in private equity firms and make tidy returns on investment.

That’s not all; ordinary businesses (not just tech unicorns) are increasingly tapping into private equity funds to finance their growth and operations. 

Are you wondering how to "get in" into the world of private equity, whether as an investor or a business seeking private equity financing?

Do you want to uncover the veil of secrecy that has clouded private equity funds for years so that you too can go all in and benefit from it?

This book will help you to achieve just that by covering the A-Z of private equity so that even if you are a complete beginner, you have expert level understanding of the inner workings of private equity funds so that you can use that to your advantage.

In it, you will learn:

  • The basics of private equity, including what it is all about, the terms used in private equity, the different roles played by different people in a private equity fund, their rights etc.
  • The fee structure and economics of PE or who earns what
  • How PE funds have evolved to become what they are today
  • How private equity became an important part of fund portfolios
  • How PE funds invest in minority investments, why sellers prefer minority stake, what PE buyers see in a minority stake, etc.
  • How to make minority deals to work like a charm
  • How to tap into the power of growth equity effectively
  • Buyouts in PE, including how they work, how to analyze risks, how to make the most of them, funding, various buyout approaches and more
  • The interesting concept of secondaries, with respect to PE, including how to make the most of it
  • How principal investors can up their game in private equity
  • How private equity in a recession can catch the upside
  • How and where to add digital to your private equity playbook
  • And much more!

Stop using the “private equity” phrase without having a comprehensive understanding of it!

Use this book to usher you into the knowledge of everything to do with private equity! Click "Buy Now"!

©2020 Lewis Invest (P)2020 Lewis Invest

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Very hard to listen to

Sorry but this narrator has a very strange cadence. Never heard anything like it in 20 years of audiobooks.

Only made it 20 mins in

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It has helped me a lot to improve

This is a very valuable book for executives who want to listen to up before engaging with PE or wider participants to the industry who want to understand how Lewis has successfully sold several businesses to PE. I like this book very much.

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A book with extraordinary information

As someone new to the PE platform company world, this book was extremely helpful in scratching the surface of many facets of the world I’m now living in. I hope this speech book can help you very much.

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I come from a large fortune company, so while I thought I had a great grip on finances and business metrics used to evaluate performance, this provided insight into a completely different world.

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Excellent tools to implement

A Great book for anyone interested in the landscape of private equity. Good overview for anyone interested in the asset class or about to become a senior incumbent in a portfolio company. This book is extremely valuable and informative.

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I love this guide book and suggestions for all. This book was an excellent guide to teach me the key terms and steps to allow me to be part of the sale conversation to ensure my interests were protected. I liked the topics in this book and how they each were explained in depth.

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Very resourceful audio guide

This speech book helped me to stay focused on the challenge. An outstanding overview of private equity firms with information I can use to help me expand and make money. I like the simple straightforward advice.

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This audible was a genuine eye opener

This was a good place to start. I like these guide books. The author certainly achieved his goal to provide a basic foundation and understanding of what it’s like to evaluate, to work with, and to build a company with private equity as your partner.

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I learned so many effective things from this book

The author demystifies the PE world and shares his rich experiences with us in an easy conversational style. I think it is exceptionally beneficial to the chance that you pursued well and accustomed to it. 

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Any knowledge gained is better than nothing

It is easy-to-understand and is a great way to learn how private equity firms operate. This voice book is pretty good, well narrated and its attributes are simple to understand.

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  • 03-26-20

This book provides some great topic

This audible book makes me feel like I'm learning a lot. Lewis provides an easy to understand the map of private equity and the pros/cons of working with PE. Few resources help understand where private equity fits with a business owner. I learned lots from this book.

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  • Ann Carls
  • 03-26-20

This book exceeded my expectations

It is important for us. This funding also has a different meaning that addresses the equity investments made by private equity firms to raise capital. I liked the book a lot and felt like it gave a lot of good information.

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  • Diane Hoffman
  • 03-26-20

Very easy to understand and great advice

The author certainly achieved his goal to provide a basic foundation and understanding of what it’s like to evaluate, to work with, and to build a company with private equity as your partner. I am extremely excited to recommend it!

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  • Pedro Mason
  • 03-26-20

Positive helpful advice in this book

Technically venture capital is private equity. Private equity is a general term used to describe all kinds of funds that pool money from a bunch of investors. I think this book is a helpful instrument.

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  • 03-26-20

I realized well valuable information

I love this audible book indeed. Even if the current private equity investment wave recedes though, the distinct advantages of the buy to sell approach and the lessons it offers public companies will remain. This is an effective and natural approach.

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  • Lora Young
  • 03-26-20

I hope highly advise it to anyone

As someone who has had to live in this world for, this book does a great job of explaining the different facets to be dealt with in a simple and understandable set of explanations.

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  • Richard Yang
  • 03-26-20

Much more pretty good than any books

I found this book to be very helpful in guiding me in the right direction. Great book for anyone interested in the landscape of private equity. Introductory, but at the same time extremely useful!

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  • 03-26-20

This book awesome data presents

It is my hope and desire and this book impacts you in a positive light. Private equity firms reputation for dramatically increasing the value of their investments has helped fuel this growth.

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  • John Mathews
  • 03-26-20

This book presents a logical explanation

This book gives an exceptionally essential clarification! One thing agree with the author, about his description of EV Enterprise Value. I just finished listening to this book very informative for a beginner like myself.

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  • 03-26-20

Very helpful in guiding for me

A spectrum of investing preferences spans across the thousands of private equity firms in existence. I found a lot in the book, which helped me a new way.