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The Heart of Darkness

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There was a time that I bought the line we all get fed about private equity firms, which is that they bring their intelligence and human capital into inefficient companies to maximize value. Turns out that’s a huge load of crap, and in fact these private equity firms are basically Evil Incarnate, as described in great detail in the book Plunder. Anyway, here is a Hell’s Gallery of Satans for your perusal: