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45: The Private Equity Playbook With Adam Coffey

45: The Private Equity Playbook With Adam Coffey

Update: 2021-11-16


Globally, there is currently about a half of trillion dollars in dry powder, or capital that has been committed by investors but has not been invested or allocated, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence.  This means there is a tremendous amount of opportunity for business leaders who are looking to grow their business portfolio or sell their company via the private equity asset class.  However, to be effective at maximizing value in the private equity space, business leaders need to have a playbook and understand exactly how it works and who are the players.  That's why I'm looking forward to my conversation with Adam Coffey, a CEO who has two decades of experience building businesses for private equity companies.  

Adam is an inspiring and authentic leader who creates high-performance cultures and drives transformative growth. Over the past 21 years, he has had the honor of serving as President and CEO of three national private equity-backed service companies, each in different industries. 

Adam is an active mentor to MBA candidates and is a regular guest speaker at UCLA. With a diverse background, he has led several commercial and industrial service businesses, is a licensed general contractor, a pilot, a former GE executive, an alumnus of the UCLA Anderson Executive Program, and a veteran of the US Army. 

Adam’s first book, The Private Equity Playbook, was released in 2019 and became an instant #1 Amazon Best Seller and private equity cult classic. His second book, The Exit Strategy Playbook was released in September of 2021 and also was a #1 Amazon Best Seller. He was named one of the “Most Influential Leaders” by the Orange County Business Journal for 3 straight years, and in 2021 was named to their prestigious "OC Top 50". 

Coffey makes his home in Westlake, TX with his wife and young daughter.

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45: The Private Equity Playbook With Adam Coffey

45: The Private Equity Playbook With Adam Coffey

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