Simon Thornton, @PEARonlineSimon
Over the years, I’ve moderated panels at leading conferences seeking to uncover the funnier side of private equity. These panels, including most recently Call My Private Equity Fundraising Bluff, have given some of the industry’s most entertaining characters a chance to shine.
Within PEARonline Perspectives, we want to give everyone a platform to share their entertaining experiences, and we’re going to begin that with “GPs Say The Craziest Things!!!”. We’ve all heard other GPs say crazy things when fundraising (obviously, we have never said any of them ourselves…), and we want you to help us find the three best.
The three best that we have heard are
- It’s a ten-year fund
- Yes, SouthWest is my favorite airline too
- Of course that’s a hard cap
But we know you can do better, and we want to give you the chance to share, and to choose the best. Please leave a reply below to submit your suggestions by 3 February. Then we’ll pick the best and on 6 Feb, you can come back and vote for your top three. Live voting will take place at SuperReturn US West on Wednesday 8 Feb, and we’ll publish the results here on Thursday 9.
So start sharing, and sign up for blog updates on the right side of the page to ensure you know when voting starts and the results are posted.