Do you have less than 1.5 hours to understand the principles and best practices of developing a private equity investment strategy? Do you want to make informed decisions as a leader?
This quick guide is for leaders who are pressed for time and need to know the contours of the right approach to make informed decisions, ask the right questions, understand how to analyze the problem and how to provide guidance and input to their teams.
We lay out the business case to encourage target companies to agree to the deal and lead indicators for when a potential target acquisition should be approached. The investment thesis is a guide serving four stakeholders.
First, it describes the thinking of the principals who are proposing the investment strategy. In other words, why do they believe this investment strategy will work, and how it will work.
Second, it is used within the private equity firm to question the strategy. The more unique the strategy, relative to what competitors are pursuing, the more discussions are needed.
Third, it becomes the critical document to raise investment funding and help investors understand the risk tolerance and risk appetite of the fund, as well as their potential exit timelines.
Fourth, it is also often used to educate and encourage potential acquisition targets to agree to the deal.
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Our quick guides distill the steps, actions, processes and considerations that go into developing a unique investment thesis to drive a private equity strategy. You will understand the logic behind the investment thesis, potential pitfalls and how we use it to filter potential acquisitions.
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If you find this quick guide helpful, you may also benefit from The Private Equity Strategy Journal. The Private Equity Strategy Journal and The Private Equity Strategy Quick Guide are complementary. They both contain useful and different information to explain the problem. The quick guide is for leaders who want to understand the problem to guide their teams. The Journal is for those who want to do the work to solve the problem.