The definitive guide to private equity for investors and finance professionals Mastering Private Equity was written with a professional audience in mind and 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 From deal sourcing to exit, LBOs to responsible investing, operational value creation to risk management, the book systematically distils the essence of private equity into core concepts and explains in detail the dynamics of venture capital, growth equity and buyout transactionsWith a foreword by Henry Kravis, Co Chairman and Co CEO of KKR, and special guest comments by senior PE professionalsThis book combines insights from leading academics and practitioners and was carefully structured to offer A clear and concise reference for the industry expertA step by step guide for students and casual observers of the industryA theoretical companion to the INSEAD case book Private Equity in Action Case Studies from Developed and Emerging MarketsFeatures guest comments by senior PE professionals from the firms listed below Abraaj Adams Street Partners Apax Partners Baring PE Asia Bridgepoint The Carlyle Group Coller Capital Debevoise Plimpton LLP FMO Foundry Group Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer General Atlantic ILPA Intermediate Capital Group KKR Capstone LPEQ Maxeda Navis Capital Northleaf Capital Oaktree Capital Partners Group Permira Terra Firma