Women in PE: Into the Man Cave

Private equity is catching a lot of flak at the moment — from politicians who see the investment class as plutocratic, investors who seek stronger regulatory scrutiny of the industry and insiders who aim to break the glass ceilings keeping women from rising through their ranks.The industry has made some progress…...

Private Equity Recruiting with a Headhunter

Key characteristic that private equity firms look for is that the candidate is able to think like an investor rather than an execution or junior investment banker. Remember, private equity involves making successful “investments” rather than successful transaction closings that are not affected by post-transaction performance. Recruiters, or “headhunters,” play…...

A secret pact between private-equity firms and headhunters is pushing associate recruiting into 2021

The private-equity arms race for junior talent is seeing a temporary ceasefire this year, with top recruiting firms pressing pause on courting first-year investment banking analysts for 2022 roles. Five recruiters told Business Insider that the disruption of the coronavirus pandemic is responsible for upending the timeline, which has moved earlier…...