Neil C. Krauter featured on Market Watch for new PE networking group

New Professional Association for Private Equity Professionals Launches

Published: July 24, 2014 10:16 a.m. ET

NEW YORK, Jul 24, 2014 (BUSINESS WIRE) — The Private Equity Principal Group, PEPG, is a professional association designed for individuals at the principal and VP levels within private equity firms in the US. The association was developed as a resource to provide members with the skills and resources necessary to take the next step in their careers.

“We began to see that there was not enough training and education for young professionals in the private equity space. PEPG’s goal is help provide the education, training, and connections necessary for principals’ path to partnership,” says Neil C. Krauter, Chairman of the PEPG Board of Directors.

PEPG provides valuable networking opportunities, educational seminars focusing on real industry issues, and access to a progressive knowledge sharing platform. PEPG members have access to a wealth of invaluable information via PEPG’s digital discussion platform. The forum allows members to create a profile, seek exclusive peer-to-peer advice, search a variety of industry topics, review job postings, and participate in ongoing discussions. The PEPG forum is only open to members and requires a password to gain access. There will also be an invitation only level of membership that grants access to special events and sponsors.

“With the launch of PEPG, we have an opportunity to strengthen the private equity industry and provide networking and growth opportunities for principals as they prepare to become General Partners. I am honored to serve on the PEPG board and participate in this much needed organization,” said Ben Geiger, General Partner at Freeman Spogli & Co.

Membership is open to principal, VP and other post MBA level executives at private equity funds. There is no cost to join, however an application process is required; applications can be submitted on the PEPG website.

About PEPG

PEPG is a premiere association for investing professionals at private equity firms in the US. The association offers education, idea sharing and networking events at which members can develop their industry skills and knowledge, share experiences, best practices and develop relationships. PEPG is designed to provide principals with the skills and tools needed in order to advance to the partnership level.

PEPG provides access to a private online discussion platform for all members of the organization and advisory boards. Members have the ability to ask questions and post responses, anonymously or publicly, all of which are archived and available for future reference.

For additional information visit www.PrivateEquityPrincipalGroup.com.

SOURCE: The Private Equity Principal Group

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