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SPOTLIGHT: Private Iniquity Rules and FAQsThe goal of Wall Street Oasis’ Private Iniquity is to give our users the best possible snapshot of life in private equity, from internships and recruiting to compensation and career progression. Working towards that goal, we’ve created a Frequently Asked Questions page for Wall Street in general...
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HIG Final RoundAnyone know what the final round for HIG buyout is like? It's the middle of their three PE funds (size-wise). I've already done a modeling test and it's a "full day" thing for what that's worth. ...
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Embarrassing Test Scores and the BuysideI will be a first year at a BB beginning this summer and have an interest in private equity down the road. I have heard from many friends who just went through recruiting (mostly megafunds) that SAT scores come up in headhunter meetings or in interviews. While this topic has been discussed on this ...
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Is Private Equity Dead?Andy Kessler, a former Hudge Fund Manager who writes periodically for the WSJ has recently discussed his thoughts on the future of Private Equity. This article discusses how the industry is overflowing with hundreds of firms chasing after the same opportunities such as how will interest rates affect...
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Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questionsIn the spirit of thanksgiving, I have decided to host a thread where you can ask all you ever wanted about banking or PE. Please feel free to ask away. ...
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Is PE FoF and Co-investing a dead end?In the process right now for VP level roles at lower MM shops. I keep getting calls from folks about PE FoF and co-invest opportunities at higher levels (Principal / Junior Partner). Firms are similar to what AlpInvest or HarbourVest were 5-7 years ago. Would be a decent lifestyle and pay vs. low...
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Effect of Takeover Rumors on PeersHey guys, I'd like to pose a question. In the event of circulating acquisition or merger rumors, what is the effect on the share price of the target's peer? I'd speculate that if the two companies are direct competitors, then the rumors of the takeover would cause retail (noise) investors to flock f...
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2nd article in less than a week that states PE is dying - truth?Is there any truth to this? Essentially the bigger deal days are over with leaving smaller deals that don't return as much for the investors the only deals out there to grab. I'd like to know if this is bs or not. ...
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Small PE Firm or BB IBDWhat is better? I want to end up in PE, but don't know if starting with a PE firm with under £250 m AUM is too small to start off, or if its better to have a BB brand name in a couple years time... ...
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Private Equity in HoustonI was wondering if anyone knew of any interesting private equity firms in Houston (non-energy), I'm going there for a meeting and have some free time to schedule a meeting with another group (consumer, industrial, etc.). Thanks! ...
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Hillhouse Capital? Reputation?Hey WSO What's the word on Hillhouse Capital in China? If possible, any specific info on their Hong Kong office? Not much information out there except their founder is a secretive legend and they are one of the bigger investment management shops in Asia. Many thanks if anyone can help! ...
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Distressed Debt Analysis: Strategies for Speculative Investors BOOKHi, I finally got the book: Distressed Debt Analysis: Strategies for Speculative Investors PM me if you need it! Please let me know if you also have any interesting books, sharing is caring! :) Best, K ...
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PE VP Lifestyle and Comp at MF and MMCan anyone shed some light on this? There's a ton of coverage on analysts and associates but what about VPs? ...
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Anybody know anything about North Bridge Growth Equity?Any insight into culture, associate work, how much % of time is spent on sourcing, pay would be greatly appreciated. There's literally nothing online that I could find about them. Feel free to PM if you want, but posting would be helpful for others. ...
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Oaktree Capital - Summer Analyst?Does Oaktree Capital (LA office) take Summer Analysts? IF they do, are they ever given FT offers? Thanks. ...
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Bonus at end of 2nd yearJust curious what the forums experience has been with bonuses for associates that reached the end of their 2 year contract. Were you paid a bonus at the end of the year or simply let go without one? I don't see where the incentive is for a MM PE shop to pay out a bonus when the associate and firm wi...
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Quick PE QuestionIs Equity Capital Under Management the same as Assets Under Management? Thanks. ...
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SBIC Associate Job - All Feedback appreciatedI am in the running for a job with an SBIC fund (1 fund total ~$250m). Can anyone give me any experience, day to day knowledge, or just feedback on this industry, market, job, salary, etc? I currently do deals consulting (mostly PE) for big 4 advisory and want to make the jump to PE/mezz investing. ...
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Life after PEI've been steadily chugging down "the track" for some time now. Target school > MM banking (one year) > lateral to BB banking > PE, the whole nine. I've managed to stretch out my current PE associate tenure well beyond the typical two years, but I've extended my rope as far as it can go s...
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PE Portfolio Valuation Associate - Exit oppsLooking to see what types of exit opportunities there are for a Portfolio Valuation Associate at a large Private Equity Firm - Work within the portfolio management group providing valuations on public and private investments. ...
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PE Recruiting As A Non-US CitizenHas this been a problem for people? By the time recruiting rolls around in Jan/Feb, most 1st year analysts are still on OPT. Have headhunters asked about your citizenship and H1B status? ...
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Pay in institutional fundraising on the buy side?Any one have an idea what a senior person or MD is making on the buy side in institutional fundraising? It seems just as important of a role as the deal guys at a buy-side firm, no? ...
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Oaktree CompensationCan anyone please offer some perspective on Oaktree in terms of associate compensation (salary and bonus), culture, etc.? ...
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Private Equity Interview Prep Pack Version 2.0 is Out!Ready to tackle the toughest private equity interview questions? Recruiting season is right around the corner and just in time we've released version 2.0 of our popular PE interview Prep Pack. This new version includes: - 9 LBO Modeling Tests with VIDEO solutions (15+ hours of content) - 30+ additi...
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