Podcasts and books help allow knowledge to become widespread as industry experts share their experience, the lessons they have learned, and strategies that worked for them while founding businesses or investing in startups. They can serve to support investors from all walks of life and experience stages. New investors and experienced investors alike can gain knowledge from podcasts and books. Here are some of our favorites.
Podcasts for Investors
All-In with Chamath, Jason, Sacks & Friedberg
All-in is a conversation with Chamath Palihapitiya, Jason Calacanis, David Sacks, and David Friedberg about all things economic, tech, political, social, and poker. The podcast releases episodes around once a week and recently has covered topics like big tech, SPACs, acquisitions, and private equity.
M&A Talk is a podcast from Morgan & Westfield that sits down with experts in private equity, business valuations, law, and finance to talk all things mergers & acquisitions. The podcast releases episodes around once a week and has covered topics like manufacturing, private equity firms, due diligence, and selling a closely held company.
Private Equity Deals with Capital Allocators
Private Equity Deals with Capital Allocators is a new podcast from Capital Allocators where allocator and asset management expert, Ted Seides sits down with some of the top institutional money managers from private equity, private credit, real assets, and other alternative investments. Recent guests include a Founder and two Managing Partners of Thoma Bravo and an executive at KKR.
Dry Powder: The Private Equity Podcast
Dry Powder: The Private Equity Podcast is hosted by Hugh MacArthur, the head of Bain & Company’s Global Private Equity Practice. MacArthur interviews leading experts on the trends and opportunities redefining the private equity industry. The podcast releases episodes around once a week and recent topics have included ESG investing, due diligence, market overviews, and Fintech.
The Private Equity Podcast
The Private Equity Podcast is hosted by Alex Rawlings and sits down with leading experts in private equity to highlight successes and lessons learned along the way. Former guests have included Adam Coffey, bestselling author of The Private Equity Playbook. The podcast releases around two episodes a month and has recently covered topics including working in private equity, diversifying portfolios, differentiation in private equity firms, and structured private equity investing.
Books for Investors
The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything
The New Tycoons takes readers inside the stories of the founders of Blackstone, KKR, and TPG Capital from founding, growth, to becoming powerhouse titans of capital. The book lays out how private equity firms operate and where their money goes in a never-before-seen look inside the world of private equity firms.
Mastering Private Equity: Transformation via Venture Capital, Minority Investments and Buyouts
Mastering Private Equity provides a valuable and unique reference for investors, finance professionals, students and business owners looking to engage with private equity firms or invest in private equity funds. The book provides insight into deal sourcing, exits, risk management, and more with insight from leading academics and practitioners.
Lessons from Private Equity Any Company Can Use
Bain chairman, Orit Gadlesh, and Bain Partner, Hugh MacArthur, lay out five disciplines that private equity firms can use to attain their edge and become powerhouses. The concise, actional format of a memo helps provide insight into how private equity firms can unleash a company’s true potential.
International Private Equity
International Private Equity provides case studies from a wide range of business sectors across Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and America. The book provides an overview of all stages of the deal process and touches on key topics like investing in emerging markets, fund structure, and private equity valuation.
Private Equity Operational Due Diligence
This book provides a step-by-step guide to performing due diligence reviews of private equity and real estate asset classes. It includes techniques for analyzing fund legal documents and financial statements, evaluating risks, valuation methodologies, and illiquidity concerns.
Podcasts and books can be a great source of entertainment, and they can also be highly informative of many topics, including private equity and startups. Do you have any favorite podcasts or books that we may have missed? Head over to our Twitter to let us know!
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