Books to prepare for switch from M&A to PE

Can anyone recommend some books for making the switch from M&A to PE? I find that I'm getting interest from PE firms because of my M&A experience but when I have an interview I don't know enough about PE to get the job, specifically LBOs. I was looking at buying Investment Banking: Valuation, Leveraged Buyouts, and Mergers and Acquisitions by Joshua Rosenbaum but would love any input.

 

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Nov 8, 2020 - 12:24pm

I would get the following:

1. International Private Equity by Vasvari and Talmor (comprehensive on any PE style investment)

2. Applied Mergers and Acquisitions by Bruner (this would be a nice bridge between your M&A experience and PE. I am in PE but I think this is one of the best finance books of all time)

3. What It Takes by Schwarzman (not exactly is going to prepare you for a case study, but gives you a sense of some of the personalities that there are out there in PE and immense ambition of the industry's veterans. Easy to read, as co-written by a finance journalist)

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