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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
09 months 1 week ago
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HIG MM PE NY officeAnyone have insights on the firm / NY office or on their MM fund? Have a final round tomorrow and would appreciate any tips or thoughts ...
Parked on Park
24 min 21 sec ago
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Model test questionHad a model test today that had something that I haven't seen before. Was a 3 statement model and on the opening BS, there was a decent amount of debt and cash. The prompt said to assume this to be a cash free debt free transaction (seller takes all cash and repays debt before the deal closes). So I...
Parked on Park
658 min 19 sec ago
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Sun Capital Question, NYC and LAHey everyone, any info on Sun Capital? I'm especially curious about their NYC and LA offices, as they are beginning the recruiting process for Boca, NYC and LA. I'm not really interested in Florida, so I wanted to see how their NYC and LA offices stack up, if you think you'd get the same experience,...
mp505
03 hours 13 min ago
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Private Debt RecruitmentHi all, I am looking for some advice and experiences of people who have gone into different forms of private debt. My situation is as follows. I am a first year analyst working in FIG corporate banking in a BB where IB and corporate banking are one division. I have been getting good exposure on deal...
Jodekoek425
09 hours 11 min ago
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Private Equity Secondaries / Co-investments to Direct Private EquityHello All, First time poster, long time reader. I was wondering if anyone knows how difficult it is to move into a small direct PE shop coming from a background of PE Secondaries and Co-investments? Would it make sense to look into a small IB for a few years before trying to make the move or is the...
Anonymous2014629
510 hours 44 min ago
+5
Best Up-and-coming/MM PE fundsName some funds outside the KKR/BX/Apollo megafunds that you would love to work at. Shops with impressive management teams and foreseeable future growth ...
The Donnnnn
6412 hours 4 min ago
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Deal Origination Call TipsHi all, I recently started interning at a PE firm as a business development associate. I will be trying to bring in greater deal flow by contacting investment bankers, brokers, and corporations. I was curious to see if anyone had any tips or advice on how best to go about sourcing deals? Any tips or...
Boomer01
314 hours 44 min ago
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Castanea Partners Info?Does anyone know anybody at Castanea Partners in Boston? From the website, it looks like they are a consumer products focused company that does mostly growth capital investments and some traditional buyouts in the middle market. I'm curious because it seems like a pretty small fund (fund IV of $600m...
Uncreative Banker
415 hours 11 min ago
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Suite of animations to the mmogoto change from the standing idle and suite of animations to the FIFA Coins combat idle and the attack suite of animations.In this case, the trigger is either a button press by the player or some form of combat engagement of the NPC. This then plays a transitional animation of the character drawing t...
mmogo
015 hours 42 min ago
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How are LBOs for companies trading at 30X EBITDA financed?I work in the lower middle market space (commercial and industrials) where companies typically trade for 6-7x LTM EBITDA. These deals are typically financed with 3-4 turns of senior, a turn of mezz, and the rest funded via equity. How are LBOs of high tech or public companies that trade over 30x LTM...
ebit_dab
1417 hours 18 min ago
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Asset Managers - PE Investment?Hey guys - I've been noticing that some of the bigger asset management firms (Neuberger Berman in particular) have these Private Equity investment funds. I understand the basic concept of what they do (co-investment, debt funding, secondary sales, etc.), but I was wondering what the experience is li...
Wilson1823
220 hours 56 min ago
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Best Private Equity RE firmsHi, Apart from Pere Top 50, is there any other good list of top RE investment firms (especially in London or Singapore)? Any firm you recommend in particular which is hiring now? Also, how are salaries/bonuses/lifestyle in this area vs Hedge Funds (both discretionary/systematic), PE firms, IB, Consu...
Kingsnake
111 day 7 min ago
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Private Equity - Ask IvyHey guys, Just signed up, but am a long time reader, and want to say what a great site this is once you filter through the rubbish (never has "diamond in the rough" been more apt). Was wondering whether anyone had purchased the Ask Ivy guides, they seem pretty expensive given what they are / lack o...
Sponsor Banker
102 days 2 hours ago
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Quick Question on a PE transactionHello, my first post here. I am working on a model provided by a PE Firm there they purchase majority share of a company valued at $60MM (10x multiple of EBITDA) for $55MM with $5MM rolled over by the management. However, in the Post Close PF Balance Sheet, the equity injection is only $45MM, with t...
Analyst734
52 days 20 hours ago
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Let's talk PE "culture"What type of PE firm are you at (middle market, etc.) and what type of person would thrive there? Curious to see how different the cultures really are across firms. I'll start. Lower middle market firm. We prefer engaging and enthusiastic over pure competence and thoughtfulness. Obviously you ne...
HireUp212
393 days 3 hours ago
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Latest Gobuyside comp study?anyone have the latest that they could share? heard that it's out (2017) but i don't those emails anymore for comp studies or updates on recruiting for some reason... just say you got it and i'll pm you email. SBs all around. ...
Big5Rep
23 days 13 hours ago
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Next step after PEI know pe is every banker's dream but what happens if one gets bored/burnt out/fed up with pe too? What would be a logical next step preferrably with humane work/life balance? ...
fa1313
74 days 1 hour ago
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Info on Lone Star FundsWhat's Lone Star's investment strategy/focus? Does it focus mostly on real estate assets, or does its scope cover distressed assets/situations generally? Given its size and track-record, there is surprisingly little info. Any insights would be appreciated. Thanks in advance. ...
ethanl
24 days 7 hours ago
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A little advice from a F50 executiveSo I was in business class on an transatlantic flight the other day and ended up sitting next to a F50 executive. He was surprisingly friendly and started up a conversation with me (we were both boozing pretty hard, as one tends to do in business class). It was a fascinating conversation - this guy ...
NuckFuts
134 days 10 hours ago
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Pre - IPO Valuation QuestionI have a valuation question her and would greatly appreciate some advice! The business I work (say ABC co) invested $1m into a cash-desperate pre-IPO company through a convertible loan (no coupons & not secured). Upon IPO, which is expected in 6 months, the loan is compulsorily convertible to...
broadex1
104 days 17 hours ago
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PE Real Estate to Traditional PEHey all, Super new to the website but once I found it I couldn't stop reading all the forums. Lotta juicey posts. Thought I would write a forum to seek any advice people might have for transferring out of PERE and into a LMM/MM PE shop. Been here for about 1.5 yrs. I know with traditional PE your mo...
HunterTheGatherer
24 days 21 hours ago
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Career Change to PEHello. I currently serve as a mid level P&L regional market manager for a very large commercial services company. My P&L is worth $14M annually. I am looking to take my experiences in sales, operations, strategy, and financial management and parlay this into a PE position. I have my MBA and ...
JamesLAmburgy
94 days 21 hours ago
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3G Capital - Kraft Hines UnileverI started digging into 3G with the news of Kraft Hinez proposing a Unilever takeover, and I was wondering if anyone had any insight into the nature of their capital - namely media reports always portray 3G as a PE firm, but compared to a traditional PE firm - say Bain, their strategy seems to be muc...
falconpunch19
25 days 3 hours ago
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Sources & Uses Table in Growth Capital DealHello everyone, I'm just wandering do you need work out a Sources & Uses table in a Growth Capital model. Let's say the company raise a new round of money and have no old share sale. So how do you do the Sources & Uses? My preliminary thought is that maybe we can add an item called "New Mon...
Kiyat
45 days 5 hours 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
95 days 10 hours ago
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For 2-year programs, is getting a return offer common?I just signed an offer with a MM shop for a 2-year associate role (currently first year in IB). As I've been reading more about how competitive post-MBA private equity roles are, I'm wondering if it's typical to receive a return offer to come back after your MBA program? For the few MM firms (includ...
throwaway7811553
05 days 12 hours ago
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Modeling tests/case studies to share? I'm just beginning the recruiting process at a number of PE shops and wanted to ask if anyone is willing to share some modeling tests/case studies? I want to brush up on my skills. Happy to share what I have as well. ...
PEjunkie
295 days 14 hours ago
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Private Equity vs Consulting?Hey everyone, I am currently a first year analyst at an M&A group of my bank. I really appreciate the learning opportunities and experiences I am getting but am having some questions/doubts about next steps in my career path that I was hoping this forum could help with. Initially, my plan was to...
rubicon
125 days 18 hours ago
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Databases to Pull Financials and Other Info for Private, PE-backed Company?Does anyone have any recommendations on what database to use or how to go about finding financial and other material information regarding a private, PE-backed company? I was thinking of Dunn & Bradstreet or PrivCo but have not used them before and wanted to generate a few suggestions before I s...
RedRage
85 days 18 hours ago
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Funds of Funds and Secondary Fund questionHi all, I recently received an interview question at a PE interview, the interviewer asked me if I was working in a Funds of Funds and is looking to invest into GPs, what are the factors (issues) / general framework that I should be considerating before making that investment? Also, if i was working...
Intern1
46 days 14 hours ago
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How can I make $5000 - in my situation?I've been struggling to get a job or start a business in my area and I am now at a less-than-favorable stage where I need around $5000. I am a student and do not have much capital. I feel trapped in a society that I do not want to be a part of and where most of my efforts appear ineffectual, What s...
infinitefriend939
96 days 17 hours ago
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Leaving IB early after accepting PE offerHey guys - I recently accepted a summer 2018 PE associate role with an upper MM fund. For those of you who are at banks on a calendar year bonus cycle, what is the norm for departure date? Ideally, I would like to take ~3 months off to travel before starting in PE. Given that my bank does not offer ...
Giants-18
116 days 22 hours ago
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Incoming PE associate - hit the ground runningI'm a bulge bracket coverage analyst starting a middle market PE job this summer. We're supposed to be fully functioning upon start - and I've definitely prepared - though I figure that any new job will cause some growing pains. Would anyone be willing to share advice on how best to "hit the ground ...
try hard
01 week 12 hours ago
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Athletes in PEJust saw this article about Steve Young, who is apparently working in PE and fairly good at it. Definitely happy to hear this since her was one of my favorite athletes growing up. That being said, it seems like a lot of athletes are just hired to impress investors and management teams. Are there any...
N0DuckingWay
311 week 16 hours ago
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Components of Shareholder's Equity to consider in a buyoutHello. Question I got in an interview with a Top 3 WW PE fund. It was the 1st question of the interview, just to get things started. Suppose a shareholder's equity section of 100 common stock, 100 preferred stock, 100 retained earnings, 100 APIC and -150 treasury stock. I approach the company and th...
gustaPE
21 week 23 hours ago
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Private debt job postingsAre most private debt associate positions placed through the same headhunters that do PE? Or are there popular job boards that have these kind of jobs. Having trouble finding any postings. Thanks in advance. ...
deas7
21 week 1 day ago
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HIG phone screenGot a phone screen coming up with HIG. Does anyone know what do they usually ask in those? Is it more of a first round interview or just to gauge interest/fit? ...
rekmaster
31 week 1 day ago
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Goodwill Creation for Minority Investment DealHello everyone, I have a question about purchase premium and goodwill creation for minority investment deals. We both know that in a LBO deal, equity value is usually much larger than Shareholders' Equity in Balance Sheet. Then we have to do the balance sheet adjustment: allocate the purchase premiu...
Kiyat
21 week 1 day ago
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direct advertising vs brand advertisingIn the article: http://www.techcrunch.com/2010/01/04/jpmorgan-adve... it states: "But in the online world, where direct advertising is represented mostly by search and email ads and brand advertising by graphical display ads" I'm not really sure what 1) direct advertising and brand advertising means...
yytseeker
31 week 1 day ago
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CVC Capital Partners Interview Process AdviceI have an interview with CVC in London for a post MBA position. Heard they give a 75 minute modelling test initially. Anyone has an idea about what it entails. Any other advice on the interview process will be much appreciated. Thanks ...
CafeRacerSF
01 week 1 day ago
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Dallas PE Funds?Haven't been able to find anything recent on this, anyone have any opinions on top Dallas funds? Just googling around I found the following list: NGP Encap Lone Star Insight Trive Kainos Tailwater CenterOak Redbird Highland Prophet Gauge Trinity Hunt Highlander Pharos CIC ...
Tejaslightningmonke
01 week 1 day ago
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Up for promotion to senior associate - ask for a sabbatical?Partners called me into a meeting with them a few weeks back and told me I'd be up for promotion for senior associate at my MM PE firm. My class has 2 other associates - one girl is leaving for Wharton MBA and the other guy is going to a VC firm we are associated with, so it's really just me left. R...
CHItizen
31 week 1 day ago
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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. ...
10xleverage
2531 week 1 day ago
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Career advice from the communityHello guys, An opportunity presented itself to do a 6month internship in Luxembourg in a PE firm on the Controlling ( guy approched me originaly did audit in big 4) In September i will start my masters in Strategy and International management in St.Gallen . My target is either consulting or IB/PE/VC...
Nicholas-M
51 week 2 days ago
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PE acquisition growth opportunitiesI've recently done some reading relating to private equity acquisitions and the criteria for a good candidate. General things like steady cash flow and low debt percentage are relatively straight forward, but what I am most interested in is the growth opportunities in the acquisitions (e.g. EBITDA e...
lfb
31 week 2 days ago
+4
AMA - Private Equity InternshipsHello Internship-Seekers! I have not posted on WSO very much but have utilized a lot of its resources to help pursue my current opportunities. I want to make myself open for you guys to ask me some questions about anything private equity/IB/networking/internship-seeking related. I will be more than ...
King0fCapital
281 week 2 days ago
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Horsepower: Why hasn't PE scooped up Ralph Lauren? Here is a question for all you M&A, PE guys, why has nobody bought Ralph Lauren? Seems like it has all the things yall like: Great brand (if you disagree let me know) Cash on deck: $1.4B vs $871M in debt Real Estate? ...$1.5B in PP&E, I haven't done the work on this but I imagine those flag...
George Kush
141 week 2 days ago
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Thoughts on Northwestern Mutual Capital?Invited to interview for their summer internship as an Investment Analyst. I've generally thought Northwestern Mutual does financial planning/life insurance, etc (which I'm definitely not interested in) but the investment arm seems to deal with private equity and debt financing. Here's their company...
hughwattmate
91 week 2 days ago
+27
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
1231 week 2 days ago
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How to calculate Bond Convexity on HP12CHey, does anyone know how to calculate Bond convexity and duration on an HP12C? My professor is an old fart and only knows how to do it on a freaking dinosaur of a calculator. Thanks in advance! ...
nyrangers30
01 week 2 days ago
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Family offices in GermanyHello all, I'm looking for a list of German family offices, particularly in the North Rhine-Westphalia. Does anyone have such a list or access to it? Perhaps also data on family offices in other countries? ...
michael25
01 week 3 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
31 week 3 days ago
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Best MBAs for Private Equity/Debt?Hi guys, just wanted to know about the best MBAs for PE - I'm currently set to go into a FT S&T role with a BB but have always been keen on private debt/equity roles. I believe an MBA at a top M7 would allow me to gain access to these roles. Just wanted to know whether it's necessary, or can I l...
monkeymonday
01 week 4 days ago
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How do activist funds screen for targets?Hi everyone: Just curious, would anyone mind shedding some light on how activist funds screen for their investments? I guess in distressed debt to ownership situations one would watch on for the bankruptcies, but what about the other types? Many thanks in advance! ...
Chimp_and_jeez
01 week 4 days ago
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Pre-MBA internship at distressed PE/activist fund?Hi everyone: I'm an incoming student at a W/C/Booth type MBA program with previous experience in debt and VC outside of US. Pre-MBA, I'd like to seek a pre-MBA internship with a distressed PE/activist fund in US through school networks (my undergrad is also in US). I was just wondering, for a person...
Chimp_and_jeez
01 week 4 days ago
+2
Life in small PE funds (less than 300 million in AUM) Hi, I am wondering if anyone can provide any anecdotal insight into compensation and learning curve at smaller PE firms. I have an FT offer to join a shop with 200-250 million AUM,(last fund (150) raised 5-6 years ago) and would love to hear some thoughts regarding this career choice? Are there gene...
Telleroy
231 week 4 days ago
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Job DecisionHow should I think about this role: I have a great strategy and corp fin background and can move to Private equity as a VP at a 800M fund. The catch is the fund is struggling. Their previous lead investor will 100% not be around anymore for the next fund and their are no plans for a raise. I would ...
lll44
91 week 4 days ago
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LBO implied purchase multiple from IRROnce you have a functioning lbo model, with the EBITDA multiple as an input and IRR as an output, whats the best way to turn it around to ask the question- if this is the required IRR, what is the multiple? I tried goal seek on the IRR using the purchase multiple as the input, but get ridiculous ans...
jebob
31 week 4 days ago
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PE IR vs. Placement agentI recently got one offer from a global top-tier PE firm for a junior role in the Investor Relations team (dealing with PE/HF/RE) and one from a global top-tier placement agent with focus on fundraising (100% sales for PE funds). Unsure which one to pick here, as the global PE firm is indeed a great ...
Summer_m
41 week 5 days ago
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Accel-KKR question Does anyone know which recruiter does AKKR use and if their process has wrapped up or hasn't started yet? ...
rekmaster
21 week 5 days ago
+4
NY Times vs. the PE IndustryThis is one of many articles where the NY Times has shit on PE in its series covering the industry. What are your thoughts? Concerns? Is this justified or unjustified? With the NY Times delivering a clear bias to its readers, what do you think the industry can do to prevent uninformed criticisms? ...
myr899
601 week 5 days ago
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Wisconsin Global Real Estate MasterHi, I am currently studying at HEC Paris and I am considering applying to the Madison master in Real Estate (1 semester) since I want to specialize on this area. Is this Master famous/respected in the US? Would it help me to get a job in Real Estate in say Morgan Stanley London for example or is not...
Kingsnake
01 week 6 days 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
611 week 6 days ago
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Tinicum Don't hear much about these guys but they seem to have a pretty big fund ($1.5 billion from what I've heard). Anyone know about them? ...
throwaway111
21 week 6 days ago
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HIG Capital MM PEHave a first round pone screen / modeling test coming up with them. Anyone have updated insights on the firm? Some of the older posts here have mentioned that here a sweatshop that pays below street, is that still true or has hat changed. Additionally, does anyone have an answer key to one of their ...
Parked on Park
01 week 6 days ago
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Anyone go from IB associate to a venture fund?It seems like all the roles are looking for an "analyst or associate", which seems to imply an associate would come in at the same level as an analyst would. Does that mean it's not possible to monetize your incremental experience as an associate (in terms of compensation, title and maybe having a d...
steadyfocus
31 week 6 days ago
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PE or IB Analyst Job DecisionHi guys need some advice on whether to take my IB offer or PE offer straight out of uni. Bit of background, I have done multiple IB internships at BB/MM firms and signed an offer sheet for a return offer for my MM firm. I would be returning to the same group I spent 2 terms with already so I know th...
SA-123456
21 week 6 days ago
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Buyout of private companies - which Shareholder's Equity components?Hello. Getting ready for interviews at PE firms and it ocurred to me that, for a public company, it's easy to calculate the buyout of equity portion of the Uses of Funds (#shares vs. offer price), which will typically represent a premium over the current market cap of the company. If it's a private ...
gustaPE
02 weeks 1 hour ago
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Peculiar Off-Cycle Situation Question to those who went through off-cycle recruiting for PE: What is the customary process for firm communication after the Final Round? I ask since I did a final round a few weeks ago and the firm has gone radio silent since then. I followed twice through email and phone call but have yet to hea...
JBanksohn
132 weeks 16 hours ago
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One Equity Partners (OEP)delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete, delete,delete ...
suv8080
02 weeks 17 hours ago
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Help Me, Please! Hoping on a flight to NYC!Hello WSO! Pardon my throwaway account. I currently work at a real estate private equity firm and brokerage in the Los Angeles area. I am planning on moving to New York sometime in the next few months. As a result, I am on the job hunt! I am currently a financial analyst putting together Arguses...
NYCProspect
72 weeks 1 day ago
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Private Equity driving M&ASaw that M&A is up 11% this year with that being driven by private equity. Is the prospect of a tax overhaul, and the potential implication of a federal consumption tax driving this trend? ...
iBankedUp
02 weeks 1 day ago
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SOURCING OF AN INVESTMENT OPPORTUNITYDear all, If you would get the following question in a private equity interview, how would you answer it? "How would you source a potential new investment opportunity?" Looking forward to your answers! ...
van Loenen
12 weeks 1 day ago
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Goldman Sachs' Private Capital team (ESSG)Hey monkeys, What can you tell me about Goldman Sachs' Private Capital team, which sits within the European Special Situations Group? The analyst role/job type/culture/ anything really... it's quite tough to find tangible information on this team Have face-to-face interviews coming up, no modelling ...
actiblue41
12 weeks 1 day ago
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Megafund Interview PrepI have an interview coming up this week for an associate role at a megafund in NYC. I have been doing prep by using what I can find freely online, but would prefer more (i.e. different) practice models and questions. Are there any models people can share or other sites they have found helpful? I've ...
recentengineeringgradd
152 weeks 2 days ago
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Family Office Salary What is a reasonable salary benchmark for a 2nd/3rd year analyst at an UHN family office focused on PE/VC? ...
AlphaMIA
02 weeks 2 days ago
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Leverage REPE offer for PE?If someone got an offer from a solid REPE fund but isn't really interested in real estate at all, would that offer be something that could be leveraged with HHs / corporate PE funds? Or is it too unrelated? All this assuming background is a top BB / EB ...
Parked on Park
12 weeks 2 days ago
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Sun Capital PartnersHi all, I was wondering whether anyone has any information on the recruiting process / timeline for this firm? When they begin and how the process is structured would be amazingly helpful. This is office agnostic. Really appreciate it in advance, thanks! ...
JohnJames
42 weeks 2 days ago
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Visualizing PEs with less than $500m AUMGiven that PEs in general don't release much information about their operations, how do people find smaller PEs? Not much by standard Googling / PEhub, etc. Thanks ...
ZetaMale
22 weeks 3 days ago
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PE 2018 recruiting - who's left?It seems now that nearly all the upper MM - largecaps firms have finished their process. Anyone know if there are there any firms still recruiting that run quick turnaround processes? ...
Monkey190
192 weeks 3 days ago
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Anyone Know Anything About Pathway Capital Management?The PE is located in Irvine, CA with offices in Connecticut and London. I recently passed L1 of the CFA and they invited to interview with them. Anyone know much about the company or the investment analyst role at a FOF in general? Any help would be appreciated. Thanks ...
CamelT
02 weeks 3 days ago
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Private Equity directly after UndergradI got to an HYP school, so this is uncommon but doable. I'm interviewing with a couple of middle-market PE firms that offer junior year summer analyst positions that hopefully lead into full-time analyst roles. Essentially skipping the 2-year IB analyst stint. Is this ideal? Or is it worth it do BB ...
newyorkerchimp
22 weeks 3 days ago
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Infrastructure Advisory -> Infrastructure PE / Infra Funds Management? Suppose someone worked in an infrastructure advisory firm doing due dilligence (commercial and technical) for acquisition deals. Would that person be an asset to an Infra PE fund? Or anywhere in Infra funds management? Or is something like Infra IB more approrpriate? Would the Infrastructure Advisor...
cataractum
12 weeks 3 days ago
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$125k - the New PE Standard?For anyone who missed the latest GoBuyside compensation report, it looks like the numbers are in: $125k is the current standard in base pay for 1st year pre-MBA associates for the middle market on up. This makes sense given that 1st year IB associates now make $125 base w/ ~$225+ of all-in comp. How...
user39
22 weeks 3 days ago
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Middlemarch Partners, Agamya CapitalHas anyone heard of these two firms? Any information on them? Would appreciate finding out what y'all know. ...
a7b9c13
02 weeks 3 days ago
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Startup InvestingHave any of you had success investing privately in startups? If so it would be great to learn some of the things you look for at such an early stage. Financials are all but pointless, and often times the greats are passed up many times over... just look at eBay. Those of the PayPal mafia seem to hav...
Tchyk
02 weeks 3 days ago
+37
Went from Community College & Fast Food with a 2.8 GPA to one of the most active PE funds in the world within 3 years. AMA.Timeline (each number represents a semester): End of Freshman year 2.8 GPA, and working in fast food. Was focused on getting laid, going to parties, and being seen as cool. - Beginning of Sophomore year I got my first girlfriend and did an extra credit assignment to read "Freakonomics". Re-realized ...
xgozax
552 weeks 4 days ago
+1
Vector CapitalVector Capital in SF.. anyone know anything about them? ...
monkeyphosho
52 weeks 4 days ago
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Securing a Private Equity Summer ShadowI'm currently an undergraduate junior who has already accepted a summer internship at a F50 firm in a finance rotational type program. Last summer, I interned at a private lender (a firm whose name is pretty well recognized in its space) and am very interested in learning about how the investment pr...
camdenbooker918
02 weeks 4 days ago
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Hamilton Lane 1st roundHi all, so I have a first round video interview with Hamilton Lane and I am looking for advice on how to prepare for the interview. The interview will be with their co-investments team. Any advice is much appreciated! ...
Ananeand
32 weeks 4 days ago
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Can anyone provide some context on Newbury Partners?Hi Guys, Wondering if anyone has any context on Newbury Partners (Stamford, CT)? Culture? Entry-level comp? Hours? They invest in the PE secondaries market. Exit opps after this type of work? Thanks! ...
ibornah
12 weeks 4 days ago
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Trading stocks while working at a PE firm?Hi, I know that there are restrictions for people working in investment banking to trade stocks for themselves. But do you guys know how things are like in PE? Say a quite junior level, an associate working at a PE firm wants to trade a stock, what are the restrictions for the types of the stock, fr...
AG97
42 weeks 4 days ago
+1
Consultant friendly MM PE firmsSecond year at MBB looking at one-off recruiting for MM PE starting in 2016. Wanted to get a list of consultant-friendly firms and the corresponding search firms they use. Some examples would be: HGGC Charlesbank Golden Gate Capital Any other firms with strong reputations this community can recommen...
tangyorangutan
142 weeks 4 days ago
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Starr Investment HoldingsDoes anyone know about this PE fund (Starr Investment Holdings)? Headhunter told me they have ~$6bn AUM, but their website only have 3 MDs and 4 Associates total. Any insight would be very much appreciated. ...
Almost there lol
12 weeks 5 days ago
+2
An Ocean of Capital: Saturation in Private EquityI'd like to revive this discussion from 2012.....http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/blog/an-ocean-of-ca... It seems particularly pertinent given the PE recruiting cycle. I've attached some charts from a presentation given by the CIO at a firm in the 75th percentile of the PEI 300. The last two slides ...
dmaraj92
162 weeks 5 days ago
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Realistic?Would this path be realsitic considering I go to a top target school? Getting a botique IB internship in freshman year Getting a BB IB internship in sophmore year Getting an HF/PE internship in Junior year Have an offer from HF/PE for senior year I would be doing lots of financial related extracurri...
Sharecentury
02 weeks 5 days ago
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Sandton CapitalCame across them recently. Any know anything about them in terms of deals/comp/exit ops? Seems like the partners there have solid backgrounds. ...
SaA12
12 weeks 5 days ago
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GoBuyside Apt TestAnyone taken the GoBuyside aptitude test? What's been your experience with it? ...
Vector1990
262 weeks 6 days 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
102 weeks 6 days ago

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