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17 November 2016 Alex Horkan, Consultant, Tech Team

There is a larger percentage of female astronauts than female venture capitalists. Time for venture capital to blue sky their thinking around diversity maybe?

According to Pitchbook’s PE & VC Fundraising & Capital Overhang Report, 2015 was the most successful year in almost a decade for Venture Capital funding with over $35.5billion being raised in the US alone. The fundraising trend is showing no signs of slowing down either, with $12billion already being banked in Q1 of 2016 according to Thomson Reuters and the National Venture Capital Association.

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20 October 2016 Rupert Bell, Director of DACH

Senior hires are a tricky business

Senior hiring for private equity firms is a tricky business. There is arguably far more downside than upside, from disrupting the existing culture, and demotivating mid-level and junior colleagues, to the financial and PR costs of breaking a contract if the integration doesn’t work.

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13 October 2016 Gail McManus, Managing Director

The importance of online skills testing in the selection process

Online skills tests are becoming increasingly common in private equity recruitment processes. There can be a temptation to fit these in when you get a few minutes without realising the weight that might be put on the results. A below the bar performance can rule you out almost before you have begun. Improve your CHANCE, of success with our six tips to sail through this stage and into the next round.

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13 October 2016 Written by Paul Clarke, eFinancialCareers

Look before you leap: Should you really ditch investment banking for private equity?

Written by Paul Clarke of eFinancialCareers: Quotes from Gail McManus Managing Director of PER

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28 September 2016 Stuart Paterson, Head of Finance & Ops Practice

Finding and keeping a private equity Fund Accountant

Stuart Paterson, Finance and Operations Consultant at PER discusses the importance of hiring Private Equity Fund Accountants for the long term strategy of your finance team.

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27 September 2016

Gail McManus listed in Real Deals “The 20 Most Influential 2016"

Our very own Gail McManus has been named number 15 in the list of individuals exerting the most influence over private equity for 2016.

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