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Sumeet Shah works at Brand Foundry Ventures, an early-stage venture capital firm focused in the consumer sector. He has worked in and covered the private equity industry for 5 years and seen the industry transition from the late 2000s financial crisis to its current state. You can find more information about Mr. Shah here or follow him on Twitter at @PE_Feeds.

A winning pitchbook couples quantitative facts with a strong narrative about the company. Private equity expert, Sumeet Shah, shares his pitchbook tips.
Ninja Skills: How Private Equity Can Outmaneuver Strategic Buyers

How can private equity firms outmaneuver strategic buyers and get the best companies at (relatively) good prices? Here are some key suggestions.
Battle of Waterloo 1815

In the last few months there has been a trend towards venture capital firms raising money for “growth funds,” which are focused on much-later-stage deals. In other words, they’re going into private equity’s turf.

We are seeing the rise of more structured, well-rounded startups. As someone who’s made the jump from private equity to the venture capital world, and sees a lot going on in the startup industry, here are some tips for PE shops that want to enter the startup realm.

After enduring a tough and critical post-2012 election spotlight, the private equity industry has much to look forward to in 2014. Here's 5 predictions likely to contribute to a strong year of deal-making for the leveraged buyout artists.

The reputation of the private equity industry is one that has undergone significant transformation in its relatively short history. Corporate raiders, vultures and job killers are all terms to have haunted the industry, but was this ever a fair or accurate depiction?...