Private Equity (PE) is a form of investment capital that is not publicly traded on a stock exchange. It is typically provided by a private equity firm, a venture capital firm, or an angel investor to a business that is not publicly traded. Private equity investments are typically made in exchange for a stake in the company, and the investor typically has a say in the company's operations and strategy.
PE firms typically invest in companies that are in need of capital to expand, restructure, or acquire other businesses. They may also invest in companies that are undervalued or have potential for growth. PE firms typically look for companies with strong management teams, competitive advantages, and potential for long-term growth.
Examples of PE firms include KKR, Blackstone, Apollo Global Management, Carlyle Group, and Bain Capital. Show Less Read more