The Seven Deadly Sins of Private Equity


Devin and Jim discuss the seven deadly sins of private equity -- sins that will turn a good deal into a bad deal.

  • Pride: Don't admit what you don't know.

  • Envy: Make a bad acquisition.

  • Lust: Overpaying for a deal.

  • Greed: Trying to do too much, too fast.

  • Wrath: Market turns on you.

  • Gluttony: Taking on too much debt.

  • Sloth: Failing to move fast enough on management problems.