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WSO Hall of Fame: Private Equity ForumThe Wall Street Oasis Private Equity Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the private equity industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please nav...
WallStreetOasis.com
08 months 5 days ago
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PE Recruiting Modeling Exams / Case Studies Group ShareHey guys, I'm currently an analyst at a BB investment bank looking to group share modeling exams and case studies (a mix from the megafunds and middle-market funds) for private equity recruiting. I have a handful I'm happy to share that were passed down to me from previously successful analysts. If ...
MonkeyShenanigans
16311 min 43 sec ago
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Networking With Potential Buy-Side Parties?My bank is very small but well known within my coverage group and geography. Therefore it is difficult to get headhunters to go to bat for me, as they claim "a significant amount of leg work will be required on my end" given that my bank is small / not a brand name bank. However, I know of a few gro...
Mark Hanna
556 min 18 sec ago
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HELP: Business School convo with head of group at mega fundHi all - I'm having a conversation with the head of my group this week to discuss my career trajectory, and needed some advice on how to message a few things. As background, I'm currently ~6 months into my role as PE associate at a top MF, and have had great year-end reviews in which I have been tol...
quag_mire
22 hours 4 min ago
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Private Equity Interview - Fund ManagementHello Guys I am interviewing for a position of junior analyst within fund management at Carlyle. I have a final round interview soon, where I will have 1 hour for a case study, 15 minutes for presentation prep and 15 minutes for the case presentation. I am a little confused as to how this case is go...
sahilbahri
02 hours 50 min ago
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Advice Please! Growth Equity Interview Questions?So I just got notified that I've been invited to interview at a top tier growth equity firm, and the opportunity just sounds absolutely amazing so I'm desperate to land the position. If someone currently at a growth equity fund wouldn't mind elaborating on the interview process, I'd be forever grate...
BankingWaffle
573 hours 33 min ago
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Didn't get paid a bonus as a PE Associate...To preface: This is a longish post under a burner account. If you don't want to read it the TL;DR is that I work at a small PE shop as a first year(and now 2nd year) associate and didn't get a bonus this year. Don't think its personal performance or fund performance based(will get that info) and wan...
mrburn451
344 hours 8 min ago
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Who are the top MM PE fundsI've seen a lot on WSO about people working in IBD at places like GS/MS/JPM posting on here looking to move to MF PE but I haven't seen much about the MM recruiting. Surely there are certain MM funds which are equally as attractive to work at as the MFs, which brings me to my question - who are the ...
California t
124 hours 35 min ago
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Kelso & Company: Interview and Company Info?Has anyone ever interviewed with Kelso & Company (the private equity firm. NOT BlackRock Kelso BDC)? - curious to hear about the process and any other details about this shop. Thanks in advance ...
Blue_Horseshoe_5
05 hours 20 min ago
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KKR Summer Associate SuperdayI've run multiple searches and have come up with next to nothing regarding KKR's MBA Summer Associate superday. Has anyone gone through a Superday at KKR, specifically for a Summer Associate role? I have an on-campus one coming up and would greatly appreciate the insight. ...
ThrowAway1
27 hours 30 min ago
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Terra Firma Video InterviewAnyone done it and have tips? Much appreciate it ...
samantha.ylw
99 hours 55 min ago
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Venture Debt/Lending Industry and Career Opportunities I could not find much information on this site regarding lifestyle/career progression/compensation of folks working in the venture debt space. I will be interning at a 300M+ venture debt fund think along the lines of TriplePoint/Hercules Capital. The fund specializes in lending to the portfolio comp...
gostate11
015 hours 36 min ago
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Insight Equity in Dallas?Anyone know anything about these guys? They're a smaller Dallas based fund but looks like they hire a good number of associates every year and their team looks legit ...
TaXting
020 hours 28 min ago
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Thoughts on Terra Firma?What are everyone's thoughts on Terra Firma? Are they a strong/prestigious fund? If you had a choice to start out on their grad scheme in PE or join one of the top 3 tier 1 BBs (GS/MS/JPM) or a top tier 1 EB such as Lazard/Evercore/Centerview etc.. who would you go for? If your ultimate goal is PE. ...
2dcfornot2dcf
41 day 26 min ago
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Secondary PE ModelingI have a 2nd round interview coming up with a secondary PE fund. They do mostly LP secondaries of funds that are majority invested. I'm still trying to understand exactly how they value these LP interests. In the round 1 interview, they told me that they do a bottoms up analysis on the underlying po...
Banker88
811 day 2 hours ago
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Top B School from PE Fundraising/Private Placement/Placement Agent/Private Funds Group?Hey there, I was wondering how top B-schools would perceive an analyst experience at a top bank (Credit Suisse, Evercore, Lazard) in their Private Funds Group. This is the division that raises capital from institutional investors to invest in PE firms. This is something I am very interested in, alth...
Quint101
31 day 4 hours ago
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AMA: Operational Due Diligence AnalystHi, Long time lurker here. Thought I'd finally make an account and introduce myself. I work in NYC for a consulting firm (think Albourne / Aksia) that does operational due diligence on hedge funds and private equity funds. I went to a non-target school but had great grades, graduated summa cum laude...
neil91
91 day 5 hours ago
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Summer 2018 PE Recruiting has begunGood luck to all you monkeys - may the best chimp win Who has received interview requests so far? ...
SFlemming1
391 day 7 hours ago
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Where do best Wharton undergraduates go immediately after graduation?Just curious, do superstars go into buy side right away or do they go into a top bb group? ...
Issac
251 day 14 hours ago
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Overview of Infrastructure Private EquityHello WSO, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on WSO, and those threads that are created from time to time, are long...
Option Value
591 day 15 hours ago
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LBO Model questionIn an LBO deal, do we have to use the target's cash on hand as a source? Say if target has $2MM cash on it's BS and Sponsor is contributing $20MM in Equity, do we include the cash on hand as extra source or the Sponsor's equity includes the $2MM? A hypothetical deal has the following structure: Sour...
Scitor
101 day 17 hours ago
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Pine Brook PartnersDoes anyone have any background on this fund? Looking to understand: 1) Lifestyle 2) Placement into Bschools (H/S/W/other M7) 3) Culture Appreciate any context you could provide- thanks! ...
kart12345
02 days 21 min ago
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Are you experienced? Thoughts on growing olderIt's been awhile since I've checked in on WSO. I hope 2016 has treated you all well and you're now settling in for some well deserved rest and relaxation time over the course of the holidays. It may just be selection bias given I'm starting to get a little older myself (I just turned 34), but I've ...
labanker
292 days 7 hours ago
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REPE Case StudyDoes anybody know what case studies generally consist of for the REPE division of MFs? Is the case likely to be some sort of lbo model or is a real estate group more likely to give some type of core/value-add/opportunistic acquisition case? ...
am1113
02 days 14 hours ago
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What am I doing wrong Analyst at an EB known for good PE placement and I'm just not getting interviews. Had one first round with a MF and that was it. A lot of other analysts are getting stuff for MM next week (told all HHs that I want MM) but I'm getting nothing. I went to an Ivy and had a decent but not spectacular GPA...
Zezima
72 days 14 hours ago
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why is it rare for post-MBA to get in PE without prior PE experienceI have heard a lot of people saying it is almost impossible for post-MBA to get in PE without prior PE experience. But I assume that a 3 year pre-MBA BB IBD (more ideally M&A team) experience should give you lots of deal experiences and sufficient modeling experience. So I have been wondering wh...
navy89
392 days 23 hours ago
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Direct SecondariesGuys, I am a bit fuzzy on the concepts of direct secondaries - basically it is similar to the traditional LBO transactions of those buyout shops but these are sold on a direct basis to a secondaries fund? So when a secondaries fund purchased these companies - how are they funding the transaction? Ar...
bondtradercu
03 days 46 min ago
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Post-MBA compensation?So I've looked around for this a bit, but I've seen the figures vary pretty significantly on what is considered "average" or "median". WSO compensation and other reports I've seen have varied, for example the following link which shows anywhere from $170-300k depending on post-MBA title:http://www....
Khayembii
113 days 2 hours ago
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Private Equity case studies All, I am looking for any available Private Equity case studies, where you get Investment Memorandum and need to come up with all assumptions. I already have Wall Street Oasis PE pack, but it covers mostly the case studies where you get all assumptions. Does anyone know additional free/paid material...
elfelfelf
03 days 4 hours ago
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Closing mechanism - effects on modelHi, a friend of mine was asked about pros and cons on locked box vs closing accounts and also if it had any effects on the model. My thoughts were as for locked box, you wouldn't even need to break down the year of the transaction into pre-/post-closing since you would be entitled to all earnings si...
PEBen
03 days 7 hours ago
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placement agent - informationHi, I have now the opportunity to join a placement agent as an associate, I don't know much about the industry other than the usual things (act as a middleman and look for investors to put money in the fund, typically more a sales/marketing type of skillset). Would be really keen to know more about ...
antmavel
613 days 13 hours ago
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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...
so1id
53 days 17 hours ago
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Anyone have insights on Lindsay Goldberg and General Atlantic?Realize they're two very different funds with different strategies, cultures etc. but I'd really appreciate any thoughts people have on either. Thanks alot ...
KaleAerobics
23 days 23 hours ago
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Vista Equity Partners/Thoma Bravo- what next?PE analyst. Is there any sense in wanting to move to a Blackstone/KKR/~top 10 after a Vista/Thoma Bravo analyst gig for an associate role? ...
whatintheworld
34 days 3 hours ago
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LBO Case Study AnalysisGot this recent case study for LBO/Returns Analysis modeling, and really need some help trying to figure out how to attack this - can anyone provide some help or answers (DM is also preferred)! Specifically with: - How do I structure this out (steps - i.e., make sources/uses, then P&L (do I go t...
valueadd23
514 days 5 hours ago
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Waterfall DistributionHey guys, I am working on a waterfall structure and I can't get the cashflow distributions for each tier to match the respective hurdle rate. I am off by 1 decimcal place. Any assistance would be really appreciated. R ...
rh67157190
04 days 16 hours ago
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Distressed Debt? Oaktree Capital Management And….?Whats their closest competitor besides BX, CG, KKR ...
azndarkvader
134 days 21 hours ago
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Off-cycle PE recruitingI feel like the whole January recruiting cycle is pretty well documented. Does anyone have a primer or insight on how off-cycle recruiting works? Really appreciate it. ...
theLostnDamned
25 days 5 hours ago
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Thoughts on BC Partners / ApaxThoughts on these two firms? Was deep in the process with both over the last 2 days and have final rounds coming up. Comp, hours, and career progression? NY office. Please help. I need to know asap. ...
ilovemoney
35 days 6 hours ago
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What does the Business Development Department of a PE Firm do? I recently contacted an alumni from my school that works in the Business Development department of a MM PE firm and I am trying to become more informed of a "day in the life" in Business Development. Also, this is my first informational phone call so any additional comments or recommendations would ...
354231
15 days 6 hours ago
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Secondary Associate roles - Modeling exams and Case Studies?Given the tremendous growth in secondary dedicated funds, surprised to not see more questions on these boards regarding interviews and modeling exams. Can anybody provide any helpful information regarding the modeling exams or case studies they give for associate level recruitment? I have not been ...
justcallmeBOND
05 days 10 hours ago
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Has everyone gotten emails yetHey guys, I haven't gotten anything from recruiters. Does that mean I'm totally screwed? 1st year at a middle market bank ...
rekmaster
35 days 16 hours ago
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Salary ProgressionAll, I'm a 1st year associate at a well known megafund that just received my half year end bonus & numbers for next year. I'm curious if anyone has a rule of thumb on base comp and how that progresses over time. I know that I'm about in line with the industry average for last year (~110k) and go...
buysidenewbie
45 days 18 hours ago
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How to Get any Internship in Finance as a Freshman Without Relevant Experience?I am a freshman Economics concentrator at an Ivy, just finished up my 1st semester. My problem is not only that I'm a freshman, but also that most of my "experience" has been primarily in the arts and volunteer/local non-profit involvement. Any advice on how to SELL MYSELF to financial firms, prefer...
neer.g0
05 days 21 hours ago
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Distressed PE/HFSo this actually hasn't been brought up in a while, but Im trying to compile a list of respectable distressed players. Preferably control PE funds, but anymore the HF/PE line can be blurred when it comes go distressed companies and their debt. Other than the obvious Oaktree, Apollo, Ares, and Cerbe...
DaBBzMan
355 days 23 hours ago
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TA Associates QuestionInterviewing with TA Associates tomorrow. Very interested in Growth Equity and sourcing is appealing to me. Was wondering if anyone has gone through the process with them and had any insights to share? Also, how many rounds/days will they have? I know a lot of PE firms are only doing 1 day and offer...
excelsiovr
06 days 34 min ago
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PE Lateral ProcessSo I'm a little slow at work this evening and have been seeing all of the Analysts at my bank clamoring to secure buyside offers and it has gotten me thinking... What happens if you end up not liking the shop you end up at? In banking it is a well-trodden path to lateral between banks, but does tha...
DaBBzMan
226 days 5 hours ago
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Private Equity vs. M&A in 2017An article was recently published about the decrease in PE activity after 2015, in regards to the number of deals closed as well as the deal values. A coinciding M&A boom also led to higher valuations at the upper end, as players in more traditional industries sought acquisitive routes to grow...
tgi-finance
16 days 19 hours ago
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[Law in PE] What does the legal team of a private equity firm do?What do they do? What backgrounds do they come from? Do they ever make their way onto the investment committee track? What are the hardest parts of their job and what are the easiest? What do they do day to day? What do they find interesting about their work/the field of law in PE? I don't know anyt...
a7b9c13
26 days 21 hours ago
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Reaching out directly to PE firms?I am at a top MM firm and am interested in moving to PE in a specific city. There are a few PE firms there, but they have fairly small associate classes (two to four), so I am not sure if they use any headhunters. Would reaching out directly to them be acceptable, or should I just ask headhunters if...
Sil
61 week 1 day ago
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Seller Notes modelingAnybody seen an example or guide on how to model seller notes? And what is the treatment if it ends up on the Sources table? Thanks. ...
moshposh
11 week 1 day ago
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Written test of a distressed fund (SSGAsia)Will take a written test of SSGAsia, a distressed fund founded by exit Lehman distressed team. Does anyone know what kind of test it will be in a typical distressed fund interview and how does SSGAsia do in Asia nowadays. Thanks! ...
woniumaidi
01 week 1 day ago
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Best approach to estimate sale value?Happy new year folks. I'm trying to calculate the return on a capital-growth private equity investment in a firm with a stake of 30%. I have the investment amount in year 0, and expected share of dividends for years 1 through 5. Assuming the firm's mandate is to exit in 5-7 years, what would be the ...
Citystreet
61 week 1 day ago
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Size of Deals on Resume for PE RecruitingI work in FIG at an EB and although I feel that I am gathering valuable experience, most of my deals would be described as small ($50M - $500M) with only 1-2 surpassing $1B. Would this be looked upon poorly when recruiting for PE? Part of it is a function of the industry (i.e. there isn't a ton of m...
Blue_Horseshoe_5
61 week 1 day ago
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VC and PE InternshipHello monkeys: So, I'm a Freshmen in my second semester at a local community college. I'm not in a major city--AKA New York or Chicago--the closest major city to me is Fort Lauderdale in Florida. My goal is to break into VC or PE. I figured the bestway to do that would be the same way to break into ...
jorgeapaez
01 week 1 day ago
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Macquarie MIRA in Australia? Macquarie MIRA, which is an infrastructure PE group AFAIK...anyone know what the standards are to get in in Australia? Is it on par with Investment Banking? Harder? Easier (somehow)? It seems way better than investment banking, albeit more focused on infrastructure...yet not a lot of people AFAIK kn...
cataractum
31 week 1 day ago
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CPP Private DebtDoes anybody know anything about this group in terms of experience, compensation, and exit opportunities? I've done three years of IB at a BB and am now looking to go back to Canada. How is this opportunity if I want to 1) stay and get promoted, 2) go to MBA, 3) go to direct PE, 4) other opportuniti...
td2013
01 week 1 day ago
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Long Ridge Equity Partners? Little information onlineDoes anyone know anything about Long Ridge Equity Partners? There isn't much information on them here or on other sites. How are they regarded in the PE / growth equity world? Is it hard to get an internship / analyst role there? Any info / thoughts would be greatly appreciated. ...
pedude11
11 week 1 day ago
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InfrastructureWhich areas of infrastructure (transportation, energy, etc..) has private equity typically been successful in and what are some example deals. ...
Broseidon1
01 week 1 day ago
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Meeting PE Partner at His OfficeHi all, I'm an IB analyst who, through the founder of the PE firm (personal connection), got connected to a partner. It's a big shop and the meeting is next week at their office. Have had a few calls with others. What should my expectations be for the tone of this meeting (very informal, or like a 1...
iggs99988
31 week 2 days ago
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Macquarie Credit Investing Role - Credit Funds Interviews PreparationGuys, Is anyone familiar with the credit investing role within Macquarie? HHs said the platform is similar to GS Special Situations Group, but unlike GS, here all the strategies are housed under one fund. I am very unfamiliar with credit investing roles in general so would appreciate any help/ input...
bondtradercu
11 week 2 days ago
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Electricity Market Policy/Design -> Solar/Utilities Private Equity? This is just a hypothetical. Crux of my question is whether a career in electricity market policy (design) can ever lead to a career in Private Equity in the electricity space. There's an ongoing shift in the provision of electricity infrastructure, which AFAIK will result in new decentralised elect...
cataractum
21 week 2 days ago
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Call for advice from PE professionals - Undergraduate hopeful in distressThanks to anyone who takes the time to read this. I appreciate even more anyone who decides to contribute. So the situation is the following- I was just confirmed to attend an "Undergraduate Investment Clinic" for undergraduate students in New York City on January 7th. The 9-hour session is said to ...
Torero
81 week 2 days ago
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Tech APM to VC AssociateJust graduated in 2016 from a top CS school, currently an Associate Product Manager at a large startup that's doing quite well on a great trajectory (think Zuora or Okta). I'm thinking about next steps (for 2018), and VC seems like a great fit for me; my career goals long term involve starting a com...
ruebrubys
01 week 2 days ago
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Lump sum payment of land + building + Equipment. Can you amortize loan for land and depreciate for building and equipment?When receiving one loan of $1m from a lender for 4.5% annual rate to purchase Land (300k) + Building (200k) + Equipment (500k), can you amortize the $300k for land as if its a mortgage loan and depreciate the Building and Equipment amount? or if you are amortizing the total $1m loan, you can't depr...
Ladu
01 week 3 days ago
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How would you discover small businesses (with elderly owners) near NYCIf you were targeting founder-owned businesses in the NYC area to acquire, how would you go about finding businesses in which the owner was elderly / may retire soon? ...
TheKid1998
51 week 3 days ago
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Paper LBOsHey everyone, Was wondering if any of you know where I can find some good paper LBO examples. Thanks in advance! ...
whatiswallstreet
11 week 3 days ago
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Interview coming up soon with Coller CapitalHi guys, I have an interview coming up with Coller Capital for the summer associate position. I would highly appreciate it if you guys can provide some insight into the fund in terms of their investment process, culture, and what the interview questions were. ...
suv8080
01 week 3 days ago
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Good place to pitch for private investment?Apologies for the likely newbie question, but my firm owns a suite of established and profitable online bitcoin casinos and sportsbooks. We are currently seeking to raise capital ($250,000 - $500,00) to grow our product set, as well as expand into B2B operations via reselling our existing proprietar...
monsterbyte
01 week 3 days ago
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For the twats that email me about internships and want an informational interview...Just an unfriendly reminder that if you email me inquiring about internships and asking me to talk to you about my role, you NEED to take me up on the offer for a discussion even if my firm doesn't have any available internships. If you don't take up the offer, you're just a cunt. ...
LeveragedTiger
11 week 4 days ago
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Stepping stone if you're interested in PE or VC or IB - Case CompetitionWanted to share this with folks and pay it forward from a recent discussion with a BAML analyst, she shared a great story about how she made a name for herself through competing in case competitions - in particular the annual Pacific Venture Capital Conference and Competition (PVCC). Not only did sh...
Julienne_Hartman
01 week 4 days ago
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Largest and most prestigious healthcare private equity firms?Hey guys I am just doing some background research in the field and was wondering which firms would you consider as the largest or most prestigious healthcare PE firms? Any resources you'd recommend to look further into this? thank you ...
arcticrecon
01 week 4 days ago
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Does it matter if target LBO firm has a shit ton of debt?Just curious. Outside of breakage fees for debt, does the capital structure of the target firm matter at all? What are the implications and differences for acquiring a firm that is already levered up or is completely debt free? ...
zentiger
31 week 4 days ago
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Transaction Services to Corp DevHi All- I recently accepted a position in Corporate Development at a pretty large company. Previously, I've worked in public accounting for the last 5 years, most recently in the Transaction Services line of service. For anyone that has had a similar background or worked in Corporate Development, wh...
AccountingGolf
01 week 5 days ago
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Any hacks for finding out who the headhunter is representing?Many headhunting or exec search firms post PE roles online but obviously don't disclose the ultimate employer's name. Has anyone found any good hacks on how to find out who the ultimate employer is? Any intel work that can be done on Linkedin, for instance? ...
angrybanana
11 week 5 days ago
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Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering PhD, Electrical-Computer Engineering MSc trying to break into PE/VCHello everyone. I've spent quite some time perusing through this forum, and I ought to say that I learned quite a bit. I initially posted this in the Consulting Forum and was advised to post it here in the PE/VC forum. Many thanks for taking the time to read my post!! I am at a crossroads in my care...
DeepAerospace
51 week 5 days ago
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Buy side recruiting--implications of hedge funds starting?GBS put out that a couple HFs are going this week. What's the usual lag between them going and the MFs/crazed rush starting on the PE side? If it were this weekend or next I think a lot of kids would be straight fucked preparation-wise. ...
flipcup
01 week 5 days ago
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Computer Science Minor?I wanted to hear some opinions on if undertaking a major in finance along with a minor in computer science would be a useful thing for a future career in venture capital? Along with working at some tech startups or in tech investment banking. ...
thebellcurve
11 week 6 days ago
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Need Help Understanding Complicated Sources and Uses w/ Equity Rollover being ManipulatedRecently received a case study with the info below. I thought I had a good handle of sources and uses, but I don't know what to make of this scenerio. I am specifically confused with what is going on with sponsor and management equity rollover and if they are trying to hide something with the way t...
Basilisk
11 week 6 days ago
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Blackstone Summer AssociateDoes anyone know when the initial invitations go out for the Blackstone Summer Associate interviews? Have they already gone out? I was told that it occurs after the ib interviews. ...
ThrowAway1
01 week 6 days ago
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How do PE firms collapse?So I was just thinking reading some random news about PE funds and a thought occurred to me, has anyone been through an experience at a PE firm in which they've seen the rise and fall of a small(or large)fund? So for example, having a firm that successfully raises a few funds, deploys capital, retur...
mrharveyspecter
11 week 6 days ago
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Series 52Hi all, I am scheduled to take the Series 52 in one month and have not started studying yet. Anyone taken the exam in the past? ...
georgegordon1189
11 week 6 days ago
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2017 On-Cycle IBD=>PE TimingHi all, Any idea what recruiting timing is going to be this year? I've generally heard that the process is going to kick off with one of the large funds going in mid-January, but is it likely that recruiting happens during MLK weekend? If anyone has any inside visibility (shot in the dark here) wou...
freefly716
01 week 6 days ago
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Newbie in PEHi, Just started my new job with a PE firm, after 1.5 yrs in an Investment Bank BO. The job is in investors origination (sales), so it's a huge change for me. It's quite exciting and I do foresee a steep learning curve. Would appreciate any advice or recommendations. Thanks! ...
Dumitru_M
02 weeks 7 hours ago
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Breaking into Venture Capital out of Undergrad??Is it possible to break into the venture capital industry right out of undergrad? And what are the best routes to take to break into venture capital? ...
thebellcurve
82 weeks 8 hours ago
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BlackstoneBlackstone doesn't run a spring week programme like BB's but there is a "Future Women Leaders Programme" in spring. Description: **"Qualifications: To be considered for the 2017 Blackstone Future Women Leaders Programme, applicants must meet the following criteria: Currently enrolled as an undergra...
Robin Hood
12 weeks 12 hours ago
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Escape Club / Exit HatchStarting a thread for those who are finding ways to get financially free - while working in finance. I've come to realize I cannot count on this financial career forever, and in any case, I don't want to have to keep on working if I can avoid it. So I've put a bunch of my money into real estate, t...
earthwalker7
02 weeks 14 hours ago
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3G Capital & Berkshire Hathaway & BainI want to share my opinion on some companies that I like in terms of their accomplishments and uniqueness including 3G Capital, Berkshire Hathaway, and Bain and was wondering what are some other interesting ones that exist out there, not necessarily based on accomplishments or unique business model....
MikaSF
32 weeks 1 day ago
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Cash on Balance Sheet after an LBOHello everyone, Here is a question about LBO that I have been thinking for a while. Let's say a company that has 100M cash and 400M debt on its balance sheet. Currently equity value is 700M. So... Enterprise Value = 700M + (400M - 100M) = 1B And we are going to use an LBO to buy the company with 50%...
Kiyat
152 weeks 1 day ago
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AMA: 3rd Year PE Associate ($10bn+ AUM, MBO/LBO, equity, mezz, distressed debt)Edit: Wow, did not expect this thread to get so popular. Apologies if you PM'd me and I have not responded - there are dozens of messages I would respond to if I wasn't getting crushed on a deal. My firm must monitor my WSO activity and figured I needed more work to do... Two quick updates: Many of ...
NuckFuts
1022 weeks 1 day ago
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Economics degree, how to break into private equity?Hi y'all! I am currently an Economics student (M.Sc.) and I'd like to turn into PE. I have not a deep knowledge in finance, since my degree is more focused on economics in general, but I am challenged to work in PE. What to do you suggest me to do, in order to increase the probability of being hired...
Sheep29
12 weeks 1 day ago
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No country for old I-bankers (starting a mid-career thread for finance professionals)Starting a thread for mid-career finance professionals. Where did you guys go after banking? I ended up in PE myself, but man, it's hard. Seems WSO is all about the younglings but I wanted to hear what you fellow mid-career guys are experiencing. It's quite amusing to see the many young WSOers wa...
earthwalker7
542 weeks 2 days ago
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Axial CostDoes anyone know how much Axial Costs. I know they publish some pricing, but heard rumors of big discounts off of that. Thanks ...
chimpy55
22 weeks 2 days ago
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PE Recruiting Season - References for Weak AnalystsWell it's that time of year. I've started getting requests from headhunters/recruiter to provide references for my analysts. However, some of them aren't exactly top bucket. I'm not worried about the top bucket guys, I'm more concerned about all the other spectrum of analysts. Looking for advice fr...
TorontoMonkey1328
142 weeks 2 days ago
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Antares CapitalAntares Capital (formerly GE Capital) - Can anyone tell me what compensation is like for an analyst? LIfestyle? Trajectory within the group? Exit ops? Thanks! ...
biggsy
162 weeks 2 days ago
+45
Best day of my life. I broke into PE coming from Community College. Here is my story.I wanted to tell my story on this forum - as WSO has been the sole reason which helped me learn about the industry and how to break in. I am from downstate New York, born and raised. I was a poor student in high school, so much so I didn't even take my SAT's. I was sent off to a residential junior c...
SUNYWallStreet
352 weeks 2 days ago
0
Best source for PE fundraising news in London and/or emerging markets?Would appreciate any pointers on which sites publish up to date news of PE or VC fundraises in London and or the emerging markets. Thank you. ...
angrybanana
02 weeks 3 days ago
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How to go from tech to vc?I'm a senior at an HYP school, and have landed a software engineering gig at a big tech company (one of Google/Facebook) for after graduation. I'm not sure I see myself being an engineer forever, and being a vc seems like it could be an interesting route. Is engineering -> vc a doable transitio...
Babar the Elephant
12 weeks 4 days ago
0
Currently recruiting for PE, did not receive a return offer from Top BB over summerHello, I am currently in the PE recruiting process from a top firm. I interned at a top BB group this past summer, but unfortunately did receive a return offer. I am at another strong firm and have met with headhunters, but I am concerned that when interviewing firms will see that I didn't receive a...
rbbchimp
22 weeks 5 days ago
0
PE -> Real Estate PETried this in the Real Estate Finance Forum, but figured it may be more relevant in this one instead. I'm currently at a generalist middle market "corporate" private equity firm and have always been interested in real estate. I'm considering a move into repe next and was wondering if any others had ...
elmerbobst
02 weeks 5 days ago

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