The Pride of Private Equity

Private equity is riding a wave of money that’s come its way in the past decade, but it faces a growing list of challenges—an overheated investment environment, federal investigations into client fee disclosures and some might argue a contraction in the business.

In this climate, Wharton Magazine sat down with some of Wharton’s brightest lights in the space, who come from a range of firm types.

They were open to discussing their backgrounds and experiences, as well as their perspectives on their industry and the current economy. Click on the individual’s headshot to read his interview excerpt.

 

Jonathan Coslet, Senior Partner & Chief Investment Officer, TPG Capital

Jonathan Coslet, W’87, Senior Partner & Chief Investment Officer, TPG Capital

Mike Delaney, Managing Partner, Court Square Partners

Mike Delaney, WG’82, Managing Partner, Court Square Partners

Joshua Harris, Co-Founder & Senior Managing Director, Apollo Global Management LLC

Joshua Harris, W’86, Co-Founder & Senior Managing Director, Apollo Global Management LLC

David Mussafer, Managing Partner & Co-Chairman of Executive Committee, Advent International Corporation

David Mussafer, WG’90, Managing Partner & Co-Chairman of Executive Committee, Advent International Corporation

Billy Quinn, Managing Partner, BQ Capital Partners ; Former Managing Partner, NGP

Billy Quinn, W’92, Managing Partner, BQ Capital Partners ; Former Managing Partner, NGP

Jason Wright, Partner, Tech & Telco Team, Apax Partners

Jason Wright, WG’00, Partner, Tech & Telco Team, Apax Partners

 

Watch video interviews with campus leaders, both Wharton MBA and Wharton undergraduate students, who aim to join the private equity business.

 

 

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