Aug 7, 2023
Today’s show is a panel about the merits of private equity. On
one side is Sachin Khajuria. a former partner at Apollo and
twenty-five-year veteran of the industry, who recently authored
“Two and Twenty.” Sachin was a past guest on the show discussing
his book and that conversation is replayed in the feed.
On the other is Brendan Ballou, a federal prosecutor who serves on the special counsel for private equity in the Justice Department’s antitrust division and recently authored “Plunder: Private Equity’s Plan to Pillage America,” highlighting controversy and potential flaws in private market investing.
Our conversation begins with Sachin’s view on private markets as an essential value-additive element of the economy and Brendan’s thesis on the inadequacy of the legal structure surrounding the activity. We discuss incentives, investment duration, failed deals, fees, operational effectiveness, legal environment, risk, and broad education about the space. While the titles of their books might suggest a point-counterpoint discussion, the thoughtful nuance Sachin and Brendan bring to the table offer more commonality and food for thought than difference.
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