Private equity refers to the investment in public and non-public companies or physical assets. Private equity firms raise capital from outside investors, ranging from insurance funds to high-net-worth individuals, to buy and sell these companies and assets.
Essentially, professionals that work at a private equity firm spend most of their time determining whether an investment opportunity is a good one. Therefore, some of their daily tasks include analyzing a company’s market position, historical performance, industry trends, and other due diligence. Overall, private equity professionals work to determine how to improve a company in order to maximize the profit earned through its sale.
Skills You'll Need
Proficiency in Excel
Intermediate to advanced knowledge of LBO Modeling and Financial Modeling
Strong valuation skills
Exceptional communication, networking, and interpersonal skills
Identifying trends and fluctuations within the financial markets
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