Deal Discussion in PE InterviewVC
Merry Christmas guys...
For all you that have gone through PE interviews (or give PE interviews), what is generally expected when discussing deals? What is appropriate to list on your resume for deals that have been done?
For example, I have worked on two IPOs, a FO, and two M&As. One of the M&As and one of the IPOs were the same deal (dual-track), and the company ended up going public, but it was in a dual-track process from beginning to final bids (two final bidders) before the co went public... It was a cool experience but pretty much torture for about six months... But I was on it from start to finish and did a bunch of modeling (merger, DCF, LBO in addition to the IPO valuation). Is this acceptable to put down?
My other M&A deal was a buyside deal with a PE firm. We got engaged when the PE firm entered into exclusivity, and the definitive agreement was signed less than 40 days later. Didn't do a whole lot on this deal, but I did run an LBO with a few different scenarios and ran a DCF for the target.
So that sort of strays away from the purpose of this post, but are those two deals good to list, and what should I expect to discuss in an interview? Thanks a lot guys.