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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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Dedicated research teams at PE firms?Do many PE firms have dedicated research teams and do people shift to the investment side after an amount of time given they are capable? Would it be a good start into the world of pe? ...
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Credit Analysis in the FIG or CF groupHi guys, I am wondering what would be the better starting point if I am aiming for a buy-side position in my future career. It seems to me that, the financial institution debt is occupying a larger portion in the debts capital market, however, if I am looking for a buy-side career opportunities in...
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Search Fund experience valuable?I am a senior from a Big 10 school and after a couple of months of recruiting, I was able to land a spring internship at a very small PE search fund (just the Director, a graduate from HBS and a handful of advisors). The position will involve deal sourcing and deal evaluation (financial modeling, du...
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Helpful books/primers on debt for incoming PE associatesCoworker of mine is finishing his IB analyst stint and starting his PE job this summer. He asked me if I was aware of any helpful book recommendations for further familiarizing himself with debt and any relevant topics on capital structure. He currently works in an industry group that essentially ne...
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Transaction Services ranking in London/UKHi everyone What is the ranking for Transaction Services firms in London? I heard PwC is number one, but a recruiter claims KPMG is number one. Anyone who can put som light on this? ...
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PE Research Analyst - Require peoples knowledge/experienceHey all, Currently going for a research analyst role at a top European PE firm, however, having not previously focused on the PE sector I'm unsure as to the full scope of the role and potential exit opportunities/development that this could arise as a result. The role description at a very high lev...
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Missed recruiting season?I graduated in May 2014 and am entering my second-year as an analyst at a middle-market IB. The winter recruiting season for PE kind of snuck up on me and I missed the train entirely. Given that the majority of PE firms have already hired their summer 2016 class, I am a little worried at how my cha...
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Capitaliq/Preqin/Pitchbook pricingI was wondering between CaptialIQ, Preqin, and Pitchbook which one offers the best value for their services. Any and all advice is appreciated. Thank you. ...
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Learning curve as a PE associateI have heard that in banking, the learning curve is shaped as follows: you learn everything in your first 9 months as an analyst then afterwards you don't learn all that much new until you're a VP. In other words, the learning curve between month 0-9 is steep then month 10-48 is flat until you hit V...
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Singapore: Investment management job search adviceHello everyone, I plan to visit Singapore in second week of March for a business trip, and happen to extend my stay for an extra two days. Is it a good idea to cold call portfolio managers (starting from undergrad alumni and other active investors in my geography) to have a brief chat and eventually...
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Tax Refund in Sources of LBOCurious if anyone has seen "tax refund" in the sources of funds in an LBO (as seen in the Macabacus model below)?https://www.macabacus.com/excel/templates/lbo-mode... ...
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Sun Capital / turnaround PE case studyHas anyone done the Sun Capital case study, or any turnaround / distressed PE case study? Any color is helpful, thanks. ...
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Harvard Econ Majors: Tracking success. Biomedical Engineering or Econ.Hi, I will be attending Harvard next fall (class of 2015) and am thinking about what concentration I'd like to study. I am thinking about Biomedical Engineering or Econ. For my future plans, I would either like to go to med school or try to break onto an PE/HF on Wall Street. I heard wall street so...
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IBD Associate… Now What? Greetings fellow monkeys, I’m currently an IBD associate at a BB, who did not get an MBA. Instead, I spent a few years as a corporate lawyer at one of the larger NY firms (e.g. Weil, Skadden, Cravath). I’ve been reading a lot on this site about how “impossible”, “improbable”, etc. it ...
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Infra PE to VC?So am near end of my first 2 years in IB. Am currently interviewing for PE roles, but because I am in a utilities & infra team headhunters keep recommending me Infra PE roles. Dont think its wise to turn them down, because some are v.good opps at brand name shops, and at very least I could do wi...
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Q: Why do you want to be an investor? A:?So I have an upcoming informational interview/informal interview with a VP in my banks Private Equity group which I am trying to lateral into in the coming months. After speaking with an analyst in the group, he said one of the things this guy places a very high value on, is a candidates reasons for...
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HELP: How to prepare for PE internship (growth equity) Will give SB.Hey WSO, My internship starts in a week. I am about to begin my internship at a very, very big dick fund. A lot of their interns are extremely talented (pedigree, ambition, etc) so I REALLY don't want to seem like a putz. I am not looking to impress, but I want to be able to hit the ground running a...
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How are Pre-MBA PE Internal Consulting/Ops Associates viewed Post-MBAHey All, Just curious how Associates coming out of teams like this (think KKR's Capstone, Blackstone's POP, and similar teams for MM funds) are viewed for PE recruiting post-MBA. In terms of Post-MBA PE recruiting where do they fall along the scale of "no prior PE deal team experience" and "Pre-MBA ...
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Accel Partners insightsI've an interview lined up with them next week. Does anybody have any insight regarding the Analyst/Associate role? How's your experience with them - work culture, career growth, environment, exit options, ...? I'm looking for a hard finance role (Financial Analysis, Modeling, Valuation, Investing, ...
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Complicated sources and uses (?) - many moving partsThis is an asset purchase. The purchase price is 4.5 x EBITDA of $5mm = $22.5mm. The Buyer is assuming $7mm of long term debt related to the assets being acquired. The Seller is responsible for paying off the $5mm line of credit. There is no other debt. Transaction fees are estimated to be $1mm. Pe...
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Private Equity in ShanghaiHi all, I was wondering if anyone could share their opinion on PE recruitment in Shanghai for an internship position (with regards to recruiting from a local university there). I will be in Shanghai for a few months for exchange and would definitely like to work part-time there to have more exposure...
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GS Special Situations GroupHey guys, Can anyone tell me what the interview process at GS Special Situations is like? Is it technical? 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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