Private equity firms are on the rise and rapidly changing the game. Today more than 5,500 P.E. firms own tens of thousands of companies, so it is essential for CEOs and senior management executives to understand exactly how private equity firms operate. This invaluable resource can help you devise a winning P.E. game plan for the sale of your own company that offers you greater freedom and financial success. CEO Adam Coffey has almost twenty years of experience building businesses for private equity companies. In this authoritative yet approachable handbook, he covers: - The history and landscape of private equity- Ground rules for finding the right firm to partner with- Techniques for navigating the new governance- Strategies for continued growth in the private equity space- And more.The Private Equity Playbook provides all the coaching you'll need to compete and win on this new playing field.