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  1. Second-tier PE funds

    If we consider the top tier PE funds (and ultimate career goal) to be the megafunds (i.e. KKR, Blackstone, TPG, Carlyle, etc.) then what's the following tranche? Which funds are good as an inbetween stepping stone from IB to mega-PE/B-school for pre ...

    - Jun 17 2015 - 8:54am - 17 comments

  2. BB as a 2nd year lateral or top MM as a 1st year? Want to get into PE. Need Career Advice!

    Hi WSO community, A little background on myself...I have 2 years of Corporate Development experience at a fortune 50 and will be making the transition to IB shortly with hopes of going into PE afterwards. I have a couple offers and would appreciate some ...

    - Jun 15 2015 - 8:33am - 14 comments

  3. From 350K job to something more fufilling like PE Firm as marketer or investment professional?

    My fellow monkeys, long time reader, first time poster and sincerely enjoy all the insight provided from all those involved. A bit of info about myself: Still young but looking for something more as I have had a great career as an outside mutual fund ...

    - Mar 9 2015 - 9:24am - 34 comments

  4. Dating as an Analyst- Looking for Advice

    Sorry for the length...I'll try to make it as short as possible. I am an incoming analyst and I recently asked one of my best friends out on a date. She's somebody who I spend about 75% of my free time with and we get along extremely well. There ...

    - Jun 14 2015 - 9:21am - 13 comments

  5. Mid-Cap vs Large-Cap PE Recruiting- Which is easier?

    so have recently started my search for a PE role and one question that always gets asked whenever I talk to headhunters is whether I have a preference for mid-cap or large-cap funds. So far I have always said mid-cap- given reason being that in some large ...

    - Jun 2 2015 - 6:33pm - 12 comments

  6. LBOs: Debt Repayment vs. Dividends?

    Just wondering, when modelling LBOs is it market practice to assume you: a) amortise debt & forsake dividends over the holding period in favour of lower interest expense & a higher equity value at exit, or b) pay dividends & forsake debt ...

    - Jul 2 2015 - 5:43pm - 7 comments

  7. Best way to judge PE firms during recruiting

    This might seem like an odd question, but with recruiting in full swing, we are getting a couple of emails per day for various firms. Every email is a sales pitch, praising top quartile returns and great raises. So my question is this: what is the best ...

    - Feb 24 2015 - 11:19am - 16 comments

  8. Private Equity Internships as an Undergrad

    Hi. This might be kind of a dumb question. Currently, I'm in the middle of a private equity internship (and loving it). I'm a rising Junior, and looking ahead to next Summer a bit. I'm extremely interested in PE, and interested in IB to a ...

    - Jul 4 2015 - 9:25am - 6 comments

  9. Choosing post-banking career path & how you made that decision (PE, Distressed, L/S, etc.)

    Fellow monkeys, I'm a banking analyst here in London and I am trying to make up my mind on which route I want to go down post-banking. Unlike many others I haven't really hated my time in banking as I have learned a ton and worked with great ...

    - Feb 24 2015 - 3:00pm - 10 comments

  10. Non-solicitation Period Post-Resignation

    resignation PE non-solicitation solicitation ...

    - Apr 28 2015 - 9:07pm - 11 comments

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