Guy Hands graduated from Mansfield College, Oxford, before going on to work for Goldman Sachs International, eventually becoming Head of Goldman Sachs' Global Asset Structuring Group. He left in 1994 for Nomura International plc before spinning out Terra Firma as an independent private equity firm in 2002. Since then, he has overseen the investment of ?17 billion of equity in 35 businesses with an aggregate value of ?48 billion. In 2012, Guy was named the 20th most influential figure in Private Equity International's '100 Most Influential of the Decade'. He established Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited's commitment to donate 10% of annual pre-tax profits to local initiatives in London. Additionally, Guy is a fellow of the Duke of Edinburgh's award scheme. In 2018, Guy was awarded Spear's 'Philanthropist of the Year'.
The only book about private equity to read like a thriller.
Very far from being the typical business book destined to be forgotten shortly after publication. It grips the reader from the first page . . . [It does] a superb job of explaining how private equity works . . . there are some very useful investment lessons . . . This book should definitely be on your reading list.
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A brutally honest book about his world of high-stakes deal-making and the emotional fallout.