10 tips for working successfully with a private equity investor

Miguel Meuleman

By Miguel Meuleman

Professor of Entrepreneurship

Sophie Manigart

By Sophie Manigart

Professor of Corporate Finance

11 December 2018

Private equity could be the best solution for your company. But how to find the best investor for you company? In this whitepaper two Vlerick experts share 10 tips for working with private equity.

10 Tips for working successfully with a private equity investor

Key insights

  1. Why do you need private equity (PE)?
  2. Look for the right type of investor
  3. Do your due diligence on the PE investor
  4. Prepare your company
  5. Do not search for PE when you run out of cash
  6. Understand the contract
  7. Don’t be too greedy
  8. Who are you going to work with from the PE firm?
  9. Be open after the investment
  10. Prepare for a rollercoaster

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