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Every week we talk to hundreds of people in and around private capital. These conversations often highlight the burning issues facing investment firms and individuals alike.

9 March 2017 Stuart Paterson, Head of Finance & Ops Practice

The private equity CFO, the ultimate Jack or Jill of all trades!

The finance departments within private equity funds are often very lean operations and the number one seat is held by the CFO. But, how do you get that seat? And, what does your day look like? To answer both questions, it probably makes sense to work backwards.

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16 February 2017 Richard Jones, Senior Consultant

Find your way to a stimulating, long term career in the growing Fund of Funds and Co-Investments market!

If you’ve ever considered a career in private equity, chances are you’ve thought about a role within a direct investment firm (GP) where you’re taking ownership of businesses and working with them directly post acquisition. It is, after all, the most widely understood part of the market. However, the private equity landscape is so much broader and more varied so it can be a bit of a maze if you aren’t familiar with the options and the terminology.

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3 February 2017 John Cockburn, Consultant

What influence did Napoleon the pig have on private equity?

Taking centre stage at the Real Deals Mid-Market PE event for the second panel session of the day were Jeremy Hand of Lyceum Capital, Hamish Mair of BMO Global Asset Management and Andrew Hartley; alongside Gail McManus, Managing Director of PER. The topic: “Animal Farm – when some partners are more equal than others: Best practice in incentivisation, retention and succession”.

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19 January 2017 Oliver Gilkes, Senior Consultant

Ever wondered what the real attractions are to investment roles in the Middle East?

If you’ve ever wondered what it might be like to move to the Middle East, here is a quick guide to the region and some reasons why people we have placed there rate it so highly.

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17 January 2017 Sharon Chammah, Head of Research

New Year, New Career

It’s that time of year when we are all determined to start afresh, beat last year’s targets, get fit and try that new Peruvian fusion pop up restaurant round the corner. For some of us who are about to get that hard earned bonus, it is also a good time to think about new career prospects.

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14 December 2016 Rupert Bell, Director of DACH

Private equity is no longer just an 'alternative asset', it is mainstream

The private equity industry has expanded significantly in recent years as new capital has flowed into the market, arguably because big LP’s don’t really know where else to deploy it. Private equity is no longer just an ‘alternative asset’, it is very much the mainstream. There is no end to this on the short term horizon.

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