The following video is part of our "Motley Fool Exclusive Interview" series. In this segment, Fool.com analyst Brendan Byrnes interviews author and Bloomberg reporter Jason Kelly about his recent book The New Tycoons: Inside the Trillion Dollar Private Equity Industry That Owns Everything.
There are a few ways to gain exposure to the private equity industry; some people have exposure through their pensions, investors can also buy publicly traded P/E firms' stock. In the video below, Jason talks about a few additional ways to play the private equity industry and explains why it will take a while for many of the P/E firms' investments to flow through to their bottom lines.
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