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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, as...
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Questions from a top PE fund interviewHi everyone I went to a private equity interview a few weeks ago with a top PE fund. I did not get the job which I think was because i fucked up a few questions on valuation. So in order to be prepared for the next interview in the future I would like to have your help. Note I have a non-banker / n...
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Private Equity - No IBD?Background: I've worked the past two years since college in industry, and would love to ultimately get into a (non-megafund) private equity firm focused on that industry. College: Texas A&M, which is non-target but the network within Texas is unbelievable. Non-NYC, but still in a massive city....
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Private Equity - No IBD?Background: I've worked the past two years since college in industry, and would love to ultimately get into a (non-megafund) private equity firm focused on that industry. College: Texas A&M, which is non-target but the network within Texas is unbelievable. Non-NYC, but still in a massive city....
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Mezzanine financing/investing interviewDoes anyone have any suggestions on how to prepare for an interview for a fund that does senior debt and mezz financing for companies? What are they key drivers to understand? Does also anyone have any conceptual or case study approaches to questions? E.g. how would you determine whether a company w...
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Paul Pignataro's "Leveraged Buyout" - Is it worth it?Any one read or heard about it? What's your take? ...
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Paul Pignataro's "Leveraged Buyout" - Is it worth it?Any one read or heard about it? What's your take? ...
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Determining the global economic scenario in LBOHow does the financial sponsor determine the global economic scenario while assuming the investment horizon? What fundamentals are followed apart from sensitivity analysis? ...
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Transforming a Deal into a JobI'm currently working as a consultant (1-2 years out of college), however our firm has recently started to get involved in private equity. As a result, I tapped my contacts and found a great PE opportunity. My firm passed on getting involved, but I didn't want to take no for an answer so I tapped my...
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Private Equity right out of undergrad?What are the firms that recruit right out of undergrad? ...
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Calculating cash returned from an IRR value?When looking at cash flows I usually use XIRR(), but I'm working on a project where I want the IRR to be the independent variable and have the cash returned dependent, so that I can look at different cash returns on certain IRR values. Is there an Excel formula for something like this? Don't want ...
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Blackstone PE internship - London Anyone heard back from the phone interview for the Blackstone 6 month PE internship in London? ...
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Move to PE from Corporate StrategyHey folks, I'm looking to jump over to a more operationally focused PE fund, and wanted some advice. I spent a year out of college working at a bulge bracket in NYC in IBD, and subsequently moved into a Corporate Strategy/Dev/Business Dev hybrid role at a tech company, nothing amazing, but a solid f...
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PE Operations TeamHi, Can someone tell me about PE Operations Team for post-mba career? I have an interview coming for the operations division. What do you think about it compared to the deal team? What does the exit like for the ops team? How about the compensation compared to the deal guys? Thanks. ...
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Raising funds: how to ascertain?I'm new to PE/VC and I've been assigned a case to ascertain the amount of capital to be raised by the management of the target. I've done the projection for 5 years, building the financial statements (IS, BS and CFS) of the $50 million private limited organization under "base case". I've also arriv...
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Advice on career moveHi All, I am currently working as a senior associate for a local TMT focus buyout PE in Asia, The firm is neither famous nor well known even in local community. It only has 3-4 individual investor with AUM 600m. Its investment is considered as medium to large scale with average deal size 50m. IRR is...
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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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Looking for an internship in Rotterdam (The Netherlands) while doing a MSc, any advice?Hello there guys, I will arrive in Rotterdam in September to start a MSc in Financial Economics. I would like to do an internship as long as the MSc lasts (from September '15 to August '16). I have been checking some boutiques in LinkedIn and I sent some emails, but no answer so far. Do you have any...
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M5 MBA IB Associate exit opportunities to PEHello Everyone, For someone with no pre-MBA IBD experience, I will soon attend one of the M5 MBA's and I am pretty sure to land a job as an IBD associate. The biggest issue I have is that my dream is to work in PE but of course it's an uphill battle trying to break in post-MBA and after experience i...
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M5 MBA IB Associate exit opportunities to PEHello Everyone, For someone with no pre-MBA IBD experience, I will soon attend one of the M5 MBA's and I am pretty sure to land a job as an IBD associate. The biggest issue I have is that my dream is to work in PE but of course it's an uphill battle trying to break in post-MBA and after experience i...
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Fund of Funds (FOF) return on investmentHi all, Recently looking at an opportunity at an Asian FOF. The fund size is still small at the moment, but total firm AUM is 1 billion+. Have a few question on the sector, as I am relatively new to the industry. What is the typical return target for a PE FOF these days? I.e. range of investment t...
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Private Equity Attractiveness RankingHello A business school in Spain just ranked countries depending on private equity attractiveness here's the full link :http://www.iese.edu/research/pdfs/ESTUDIO-143-E.pdf but from what i conclude it doesn't have much meaning, a 20 and a 50 doesn't have much ranking difference, either you're in the ...
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Questions on distressed investingHi all, I've researched quite a bit on distressed investing on the forum and elsewhere, but have a few questions that I would like to clarify: 1. With equity investing it seems that it is much more possible to move from the private side (PE) to the public side (L/S Equity) but not vice-versa, is the...
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Compensation for Sourcing a DealHas anyone on here sourced a deal on the buyside that ended up closing? I am particularly interested if you achieved this in an environment outside of a Summit / TA Associates model, where I understand the compensation is firmly defined for sourcing a deal. How and when did you negotiate your compe...
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PE first year analyst interviewHi guys, What can I expect from giant PE firms (think Blackstone, Carlyle, Apollo, KKR) to ask in interviews for first year analyst right out college? Is that similar in nature to ibd interviews? will i be asked to run models? any good resource would be much appreciated. Thanks, ...
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