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Publisher's Summary

Private equity firms are on the rise and rapidly changing the game. Today, more than 5,500 PE 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 PE game plan for your own company that offers you greater freedom and financial success.

CEO Adam Coffey has almost 20 years of experience building businesses for private equity companies. In this authoritative yet approachable handbook, he covers:

  • The history and landscape of private equity
  • Ground rules for finding the right firm to partner with
  • Techniques for navigating the new governance
  • Strategies for continued growth in the private equity space
  • And more

The Private Equity Playbook provides all the coaching you'll need to compete and win on this new playing field.

©2019 Adam Coffey (P)2019 Adam Coffey

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  • yeeean
  • 09-03-20

Good overview

Good content n narration. The author has provided good background to PE, then how the game can be played to leverage on them.

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  • Justin
  • 18-12-19

Excellent Book

The Private Equity Playbook is an excellent book that provides valuable insight into how to transition from a Fortune 500 executive to a CEO of a PE owned company. The book is very informative with insights into PE expectations, terminology and how to manage and operate in a PE owned company. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who is selling a company to a PE company or coming into a PE owned company from a larger corporate environment.

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  • M
  • 15-05-20

Beyond basic

Beyond basic ... unless one is a true entry level person, I am not sure if this is worth the few hours of listening/reading.

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  • Krystal Winn
  • 27-12-21

Extremely Informative and Engaging!! It’s worth it!!

Wow I really like this content and reader! I’ve learned a lot about private equity backed companies, why to sale them, why to be apart of upper management, and also, what mindset to have when as apart of the upper management team! I have hopes of getting involved in private equity and this book has generated more hopes!

Thanks Adam Coffee for sharing your experiences!

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  • MHE
  • 24-11-21

Average book. Lower value than expected

This book is ok if you don’t know anything about PE. But it’s too short and really doesn’t cover any details about deals, structure etc. I guess I benefited from it but not as much as the price. Low value

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-07-20

Good overview of partnering with PE

I had a decent knowledge of PE from a fund point of view. This book added the perspective of the entrepreneur that sells to PE or the corporate execute that moves to work in a PE owned company.

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  • Mike
  • 10-07-20

Some Good Nuggets

Ron Butler’s narration is not pleasing to listen to. The book talks very high level on how PE deals with companies and where they aim to make profits.

Solid overview; however again, very tough to listen to.

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  • Philip Coen
  • 23-09-20

Does what is says on the cover.

Great book which gives clear information (no padding out of content) Well written. recommended read.

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  • Dominic S.
  • 14-09-20

Annoying

Incredibly frustrating how the recording and the chapter menu do not match up. The narrator is saying Chapter 1, while the menu says Chapter 4. Really basic stuff that is beyond annoying. A PDF of the contents page of the book would also be helpful.

The book itself is interesting and a useful overview.

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  • chike dunkwu
  • 21-06-20

Fantastic Book

This is an amazing book which teaches you the interesting world of private equity..