Guy Hands is the latest addition to the Guernsey Literary Festival programme to talk about his first book The Dealmaker – Lessons From a life in Private Equity, of which The Times said, ‘The Dealmaker must be the only book about private equity that reads like a thriller.’ Guy will give a frank account of how a severely dyslexic child who struggled at school went on to graduate from Oxford and become a serial entrepreneur.

Guy Hands’ talk will be at 7.30 pm on Friday, 12 May at St James.

Guy’s talk will take the audience into the previously very secretive world of private equity, explaining how this multi-billion-pound sector operates and what opportunities it offers, as well as giving an appraisal of the huge deals he has done and the one that almost bankrupted him as a global financial crash loomed on the horizon.

Finally, he will talk about how Covid got him to reassess his life and how Guernsey provided the sense of peace he needed. The talk will be chaired by Literary Festival board chairman Rob Shepherd and is sponsored by Carey Olsen.

The magazine Business Standard said of his book, ‘If you are curious to learn the secrets of these financial alchemists, here is your chance to do so from the very best.’ The Times described The Dealmaker as ‘a brutally honest book about his world of high-stakes deal-making and the emotional fall-out’.

Tickets for this talk and more details of all the Guernsey Literary Festival events are available on the Festival website Ticket holders for the Jeremy Bowen talk which was previously set to take place will be refunded.

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