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7 April 2017 Charlie Linacre, Senior Consultant

Calling all ACA's - private equity needs you in 2017!

As we head into spring, the clocks have moved forward and there may even be some sunlight as you leave the office. Having dedicated yourself to completing your ACA (or equivalent) you’re probably now thinking “what’s next?!”

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3 April 2017 Georgia Mernagh, Consultant

Perspectives on the BVCA women in private equity and venture capital breakfast

The BVCA held their latest event in the Women in Private Equity and Venture Capital series, a breakfast at Dartmouth House in Mayfair. PER Consultants Georgia Mernagh and Hafsah Bhatti attended the event.

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28 March 2017 Rupert Bell, Director of DACH

The Gender Conundrum

The private equity industry at large is pushing a number of initiatives to achieve a greater proportion of women in investment teams. Monochrome firms lack diversity and this leads to weaker decision making, so beyond the purely ethical perspective, there is a commercial upside to this initiative.

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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, 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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