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Lacking any substance,
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This review is from: The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything (Bloomberg) (Kindle Edition)
Bought the book based on its good reviews to date. However, found very little in terms of substance or new information on any of the private equity firms or the industry overall. Author touches briefly on each of the major players in their industry, but he does not provide any insight or details on the background and experience of the founders, their benchmark deals, or how they got to the top. In addition, I expected to see a bit of "Barbarians at the Gate" type deal insight, and was instead bored by what seemed to be essay reflections of the value of the industry, its impact in society and employment. If you are looking for a very top level and general view on the industry the book does its job, but in terms of getting "inside" the industry, or learning anything new about the "new tycoons", I think you will be very disappointed.
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Initial post: Nov 20, 2012 9:31:33 PM PST
James Roach says:
Any thoughts on book about Private Equity that are good reads? I read & loved Barbarians, was kind of hoping for the same thing you were in this book
In reply to an earlier post on Nov 23, 2012 6:19:12 AM PST
Firas A. Alnaji says:
Read King of Capital. Its about Blackstone.
In reply to an earlier post on Dec 23, 2012 6:24:27 AM PST
Jairo R. Navarro says:
Agree, king of capital is a great read and on a different league. Caveat is it really focuses on the history and development of blackstone and its founders and does not really focus on soecific deals, but gives you great insight you are unlikely to find elsewhere.
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