Private Equity Director


2/13/20231 min read

He describes:

  • His background and education

  • How he decided what he wanted to do

  • Why he switched from investment banking to private equity

  • An overview of the similarities and differences between venture capital, private equity, and investment banking

  • The typical path into private equity

  • What his role entails

  • The steps of a deal

  • What the training process is like

  • The weekly schedule in private equity compared to investment banking

  • How social the role is

  • What he likes and finds challenging about the role

  • Advice for those who want a role in private equity

person holding pencil near laptop computer
person holding pencil near laptop computer

Peter Smith describes his career path including working for Wells Fargo, Goldman Sachs, EIG Global Energy Partners, and Brookfield Asset Management, and his current role in private equity as a director at EQT Group.

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