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  1. Some Thoughts on Private Equity Interview Case Studies

    The infamous private equity interview is enough to make seasoned top bucket analysts quiver in their boots. When you go through the interview process with private equity firms, particularly if you move along in a process at a middle market PE shop, you wi ...

    80 comments - 17 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  2. M&A Transaction Timeline

    I feel like there is a huge misconception about the timeline of M&A transactions and the functions carried out by affiliated parties during the process. Therefore, I would like to assume the following scenario in order to illustrate the entire process ...

    30 comments - 12 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:15pm -

  3. AMA: Private Equity Analyst at African Impact Investor

    WSO- I would like to share my knowledge on banking/PE/markets in Africa for those in the market and those willing to be party to the African growth story. Could also help for your PE interviews! Bio: Analyst (3rd year) at MM private equity firm focussed o ...

    102 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 7:50am -

  4. AMA- London IBD to megafund PE

    Hi all, Happy to answer London-specific questions on recruiting. Pretty keen on anonymity so probably won't give much detail about my background, but could answer questions on IBD, recruiters, PE funds and processes in London if that helps. Thanks! p ...

    77 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 15 2014 - 5:00pm -

  5. New MBAs Head to Asia in Big Numbers

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Is the bloom off the Private Equity rose for today's MBA students? An interesting phenomenon is ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2014 - 8:00am -

  6. Cap IQ List of PE Firms

    [Mod Note: WSO now has a Company Database where you can filter by industry (PE) and zip code: http://www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database] So to go off Nouveau Richie's idea for lists of hedge funds, I am going to create a list of private equ ...

    120 comments - 9 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:43pm - Anonymous Monkey

  7. Secondary PE Modeling

    I 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 ...

    80 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:47pm -

  8. Ask Me Anything: I'm a MM PE Associate

    I graduated from a target university in Europe and started out in the M&A group of a bulge bracket bank. I then moved on to private equity, with the wish to concentrate on the middle market. My fund concentrates on a single geographic region with a sp ...

    157 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jul 23 2013 - 10:17am -

  9. Best path to start a PE fund

          I am wondering what would be the perfect path to start a PE fund at 30-35. It would be great to read what you think about that. Start a career in IB BB or directly in PE? What kind of networking should you focus on before starting a f ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 17 2014 - 3:16pm -

  10. US job opportunities for foreigners

    Hi guys, I work in an Italian Asset Management /private equity firm of real estate investment funds (european version of REITS). I have 3+ years of experience (think of an associate level) in the financial analysis and business development, and I would li ...

    47 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  11. Private Equity Firms in Dubai / Middle East

    Hi Monkeys, Long time lurker here. Decided to create an account because I am eager to learn more about the large private equity firm opportunities and recruiting in the Middle East, in particular Dubai. Have seen limited information about the topic. I kno ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  12. Desired Salary?

    Hi there!:) As you may already know from my other 1,000,000 posts, I am currently a college freshman, and I am on the verge of securing an internship, so I'm FUCKING HAPPY! However, the firm wants to know what is my desired salary. Should I put zero, ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:49pm -

  13. Ask me anything… I'm a Private Equity Analyst in Shanghai

    I'm currently a Private Equity Analyst in Shanghai, China. Academically, I graduated from a target school majoring in Economics and Chinese. I also spent my time at college as the president of an on-campus student organization related to Finance and ...

    77 comments - 6 silver bananas - May 19 2013 - 12:45pm -

  14. Part of carried interest for Sr. Associate/VP in a small PE fund

    What percent of the total carried interest do Sr. Associates/VPs usually get in a lower middle market PE funds? For instance $100M fund with less than 10 people- 5 partners, 2-3 manager type of positions and 1 Sr. Associate or VP. Also, if the Sr. Associa ...

    67 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  15. Africa- Deal or no deal?

          There has been increasing talk of Africa being the next big boom, especially in technology. Without saying too much about what I think, I would like to hear WSO's opinion on the future of Africa, including for investment purposes ...

    60 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 22 2013 - 6:00am -

  16. Rhone Group

    Hi all, Any insights on Rhone Group? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rh one_Group Thanks! private equity ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:49pm -

  17. Best Suit Brands

    So I was searching WSO archives about the best suit brands for IBD /PE, but I couldn't find anything. So I wanted to ask all of your opinion about the best suit brands/tailors for banking/PE jobs as well as the average price for a suit from these bra ...

    427 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  18. World's Best PE Recruiter Database- Need Your Help to Finish It!

    Guys & Gals, Headhunters, recruiters, executive search firms: For many of us they hold they keys to the golden gates of buy-side badassery (i swear i'm not really this big of a tool in real life). I'm calling on all of you to please reply ba ...

    28 comments - 10 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  19. Exit Opportunities: Consulting vs. Banking

    I'm lucky enough to be currently sitting on two offers: one from a top consulting shop (McKinsey / Bain) and one from a MM bank (Stifel, Montgomery). If I'm looking to break into private equity or possibly venture capital (growth equity division ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:51pm -

  20. Three Do's and Don'ts of Private Equity Interviews

    On Tuesday, I gave a thorough breakdown of how a pre-MBA candidate should approach the Private Equity Interview Case Study. In keeping with the PE interview theme, I thought I'd touch upon the actual interview portion of the process. Rather than doin ...

    17 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 7:43am -

  21. PE FoF pros and cons

    Hi guys, I'm new to this forum and would like to seek your advice on this. ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 2 2014 - 1:00am -

  22. Trying to get into PE with different angle- thoughts?

    Hi all, my goal is to get into PE (less quant more mgmt)- eventually I would like to get into funds that are more likely to build portfolios in which they bring in their mgmt to build value. (if such a place exists) Here is my background- non target JD- w ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2014 - 8:00pm -

  23. Given that you go to a good school, why not go directly to PE instead of IBD first?

          Let's say you go to an Ivy League or a top 10 MBA program- if you're in that position, why don't more people pursue PE right out of college? My logic is that there are fewer students in top schools than there are PE fir ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2014 - 8:46am -

  24. WSO Real Estate happy hour/meetup in NYC

          Does anyone have an interest in doing a Real Estate Happy Hour in New York soon, for WSO users who work in real estate finance/PERE/real estate investment banking? I think it would be a useful way to network. Happy to coordinate with ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 14 2014 - 6:36pm -

  25. Private Equity Taking Over the Housing Market

    This doesn't seem like it should end well. Large amounts of institutional money coming into the housing market, pushing prices up. Blackstone is apparently getting into it in a big way. : Our bet right now is the scale of the opportunity is very ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2013 - 12:50pm -

  26. Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area (GS PIA) Interview

    Hello monkeys, Does anyone have some information about GS PIA interviews for intern positions? I.e. questions asked, number of rounds, number of people, possible case study? Also, do you know where I could find the deals done by GS PIA except on their web ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  27. Mid-Market PE Fund Associate taking questions.

          I haven't been on here for a while and I figured instead of going out tonight with the lady or reading a pitch-book I'll give back to the community. Ask anything you want to know. private equity associate ...

    55 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 29 2013 - 4:45pm -

  28. Life in PE when Things are Going According to Plan

    This week I thought I might do a little writing on my time in private equity. Specifically, I'd like to compare and contrast life in private equity when a fund's portfolio companies are performing well with life in PE when a fund's portfoli ...

    28 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 15 2013 - 3:45pm -

  29. An Ocean of Capital: Saturation in Private Equity

    First it was rumors. The grapevine of talk from other private equity associates and friends from the BB where I did my banking stint. Of course, gossip is one thing we're all used to from our investment banking days and just like at our old jobs,ther ...

    30 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 29 2012 - 11:50am -

  30. Experienced PE Analyst Resume Review

          Please take a look and let me know what you'd change (formatting, verbiage, content, etc). Interested in transitioning to new buy-side firm or a fintech company. Happy to provide additional details if it would be useful. private ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2015 - 12:54pm -

  31. Apollo REPE Interview

          Have an apollo RE PE interview. Silver bananas to anyone who can offer some good interview questions/preparation, a short explanation or answer would be even better! private equity ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2015 - 11:58am -

  32. Summit Partners Interviews

    Guys (& Gals), I just got an interview with Summit Partners. I'm pretty psyched about it because I actually like sourcing/cold-calling (there must be something very wrong with me) and I hear they're the top shop for that model along with TA. ...

    32 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  33. New WSO Private Equity Prep Pack in the Works

    UPDATE 5/22/14: It's HERE! So for years I've been trying to get this together and we FINALLY have the right guy to take our current private equity guide and turn it into a full Private Equity Prep package, complete with actual modeling tests fro ...

    90 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2014 - 10:44pm -

  34. Life in PE when Things AREN'T Going According to Plan

    On Tuesday, I wrote a post about life in PE when thing are going according to plan. My focus was to give everyone a general feel and a high level overview for what portfolio coverage is like since it takes up a great deal of your time as an Associate. And ...

    23 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 17 2013 - 5:50pm -

  35. 5 Quirks of Chinese Colleagues

    Every office has their winners, but here are just a few of the goofy things you might encounter while working with Chinese colleagues. Those with China experience, definitely sound off at the bottom here. 1) Now while I'm sure what I eat in the offic ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 22 2013 - 7:45pm -

  36. TAS (Due diligence) to top 25 MBA "enough" for PE?

          I went to a pretty bad school academically (outside of top 100) for undergrad and Macc and I've been in big 4 audit for 2 years, looking to move to TAS soon. If I were to do 2-3 years of big 4 TAS, then did a top 20 MBA (closer t ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 4 2014 - 12:31pm -

  37. PE Analyst Program Thread

    Hey guys, I did some research but haven't seen a post that has the most up-to-date information all gathered within one thread. With investment banks following one another to improve the hours of the junior bankers, PE funds have started to recruit mo ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2014 - 1:30am -

  38. Too Big To Invest? The Downside to Mega Fund PE

    Earlier this month, New York Times' DealBook ran a really interesting story on the implications of being a massive, global, and public private equity fund. I highly recommend anyone interested in PE, and particularly anyone interested in megafund PE, ...

    22 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 26 2012 - 9:19am -

  39. The TheKing Interview: PART ONE

    DrPeterVenkman presents: An interesting interview with TheKing. Questions came from myself and other WSO contributing authors. Thank you to TheKing for his quick and information-filled responses. See part 2 here TheKing is one of the top WSO users and con ...

    19 comments - 6 silver bananas - Dec 16 2012 - 10:25am -

  40. Any introverts in private equity?

    Hi! My dream job would be to work for a PE firm. But I'm not sure would I succeed or even be able to get there because I'm an introvert..and I haven't heard of any that would work there. Do you know any introverts that work in private ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2014 - 7:22pm -

  41. How is carry calculated?

    Quick question that I have been wondering for a while. Say a VP at a PE firm is awarded " carry " in the firm. Lets just say its 50bps for argument's sake. $1 billion fund, 2% management fee and 20% carried interest. What does that 50bps ge ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  42. Banking Associate to PE or HF

    Hey guys, I am currently an MBA student at H/S/W. My goal is to get into i banking as an associate and move to a PE or HF afterwards. I know it is common for IBD analysts to move to PE/HF, but how about for associates? and what type of roles am I most lik ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2014 - 11:13am -

  43. Prestigious Private Equity Groups besides the "Big Names"

          Besides CG, BX, APO, KKR- what are some smaller names that you could possibly network into that many students probably would not think of / apply to private equity ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 13 2014 - 6:06pm -

  44. Private Equity Job via: STERN vs. TUCK (edition)

          Hey all, I am focused on gaining a PE role post-MBA. I understand the difficulty in attaining this type of role, but I am willing to do the work required. Given that I won't be targeting the MFs or largest MM funds, and want to e ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2014 - 12:39am -

  45. PE interview question- If you can only know 3 things for an investment analysis?

          I received this PE interview question awhile back and I was wondering how one would answer this? If I wanted to evaluate an investment opportunity for PE and I can only ask for three things, what would I ask for and why? No details ar ...

    70 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 9 2014 - 12:25pm -

  46. Best Possible Job Out Of Undergrad

    I have a friend who had offers for undergrad summer internships from Goldman Sachs SSG, Bridgewater (Investment Associate), Citadel, and KKR and Blackstone PE. What would you all take if you could essentially work anywhere you wanted? Any of the above? A ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2014 - 7:29pm -

  47. Good, tough technicals to ask?

    I want to up the technical difficulty of my interviews-- what are some tough but fair technical questions to ask people who have 2-5 years of IBD experience? (i.e. beyond the "If depreciation goes up by $10", or "How do you calculate FCF &q ...

    35 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 11 2013 - 7:07am -

  48. Rosenberg & Cain-Possible Scam and Identity Theft?

    Hi All, Does anyone know anything about this firm, Rosenberg & Cain Partners. I got an email from HR asking me to fill out a background check form + $30 background check fee. I checked out their website (http://www.rosenbergcain.com) and superficially ...

    15 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 19 2014 - 3:09pm -

  49. Out of Undergrad: PE or Top IBD?

    Obligatory already used search engine/not trolling-- I'm trying to hear some current opinions on doing sell-side banking immediately vs. trying for the buy-side out of undergrad. My school historically places a handful of people into BB 's/globa ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 7:25pm -

  50. MBA: Stern vs. Johnson (w/ $$$$)

    Guys, I am looking for some feedback related to a choice between a Johnson MBA (with close to a full ride or a full ride...still TBD) and a Stern MBA. My career goals are to break into private equity (middle market), and ideally, end up in NYC. I have an ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2014 - 6:18pm -

  51. Financial Advisor Route to Investment Banking?

    I was offered a job today at an independent wealth management company. I am required to take the 52 hour license course and test. However, I still want to pursue Investment banking. I am taking summer courses at college to further build my resume. Should ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:51pm -

  52. Misguided Efforts: A Cautionary Tale

    When I first started as a PE analyst, I constantly struggled with judging the amount of time I should spend on reviewing sourced deals. How much time is enough to really get a handle on the company's revenue streams? How granular do I need my analysi ...

    11 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 13 2013 - 9:45pm -

  53. Does Your PE Fund Have A Dedicated Deal Originator?

    Something I've observed over the last 12-18 months on the hiring front for middle market PE firms is a relatively new position (or at least not one talked about all that much) for an internal, dedicated business development position. In the January i ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2013 - 8:45pm -

  54. Retail Bank Valuation

    I have an interview coming up for a private equity group that makes significant minority investments in regional retail banks. Does anyone know how you would go about valuing a regional retail bank? Investment Banking private equity Banking PE investment ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:51pm -

  55. Interview horror story! Felt need to share. (kind of long)

          I will exclude the name of the firm and MD but maybe someone can figure it (I doubt it though). I just back from a P.E. firm and know for a fact I will not get hired for a s.a. position. Technically I won't know till Thursday but ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2013 - 10:47pm -

  56. Build Your Own CDO

    Have you ever dreamed of building your very own CDO? Do you think you could master the fragile alchemy of blending Z-tranche crap with A-rated paper to outperform the market? Well now you can. And I'm going to lead the charge by putting together my o ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 6:29am -

  57. Private Equity for Film

    Hollywood movies have long been mentioned as one of only two recession proof industries (SB for the first monkey to name the other). Organized, non-industry investing in movies, however, has not proven the least bit easy. Anyone who recalls the shit fit t ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2011 - 12:45pm -

  58. Real Estate Debt Funds

    Does anyone have experience with real estate debt funds? This could include working at, worked at, worked with, or having friends or coworkers who have worked at one. Examples would be Blackstone RE Debt Strategies, Fortress, Colony, Apollo, Oaktree, Star ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2014 - 10:53pm -

  59. Ask Me Anything- Current Prop Trader/Advice for people wanting to make it/Breaking in

    So I wanted to give some people hope. I will keep my firm names anonymous, but I want to give people help. I am just going to have some random points, and want people to ask anything or even state if you disagree so we can get a nice discussion going. My ...

    17 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 26 2014 - 8:17pm -

  60. Q: Why do you want to be an investor? A:?

          So I have an upcoming informational interview /informal interview with a VP in my banks Private Equity group which I am trying to lateral into in the coming months. After speaking with an analyst in the group, he said one of the thing ...

    7 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2015 - 8:34am -

  61. GS Analysts Fired For PE Recruiting

          As we all know a first year analyst has to make a decision around this time of the year: a) take part in PE/ HF recruiting for a job that would start after his/her two year commitment, or b) be a good monkey and stay out of the recrui ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2012 - 12:56pm -

  62. Top Fashion Private Equity Investors

          Who are some of the top fashion private equity investors? private equity fashion ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2014 - 12:59pm -

  63. Private Equity: Too disruptive or not disruptive enough?

    From my past blog posts, you should know that I am not a political blogger, but Mitt Romney’s background as a key player at Bain Capital has made private equity a hot topic this political season. In response to some of the news stories that I read on priv ...

    12 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 22 2012 - 10:03pm -

  64. MBA vs. Masters in Finance

          Earlier today I posted a discussion on if a business/finance certificate held any kind of weight. This lead me to look deeper into other options, such as a Masters in Finance route vs. the MBA route. How much weight does a Masters in ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2014 - 9:34pm -

  65. What is the most prestigious PE firm?

          would it be: 1. KKR 2. BX 3. Carlyle? also what constitutes a mega fund these days? private equity PE prestige ranking ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2013 - 3:08pm -

  66. Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions

    In 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. private equity IBanking Morgan Stanley KKR BB M&A ...

    252 comments - 62 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 1:31pm -

  67. Private Equity Alternative Deals

          Do private equity firms ever buy, or would ever consider, an alternative deal like buying a multimillion dollar inventory of cars, if they knew they could resell the inventory at a much higher amount then they paid? private equity alt ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 23 2014 - 12:00pm -

  68. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  69. First year associate (pre-mba) comp

          What are places paying/what have you heard? private equity ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2013 - 3:36pm -

  70. Secondary Buyouts?

    Was just reading this article (http://finance.fortune.cnn.com/2014/04/28/private-...) about the stock of private equity backed companies that should be nearing maturity from a holding perspective for financial sponsors. ...

    13 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 29 2014 - 4:09pm -

  71. Of Pension Funds and Private Equity. Odd Couple or Meant to be?

    Now this comes as a surprise to no one, but still makes me smack my forehead and just shake my head. I understand the idea of driving out the risk curve and most places really have absolutely no choice to do it... but really?! Have we learned nothing!? Ju ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 25 2013 - 10:43am -

  72. Your future empire: what’s it like?

    WSO just hit 40,000 members and the last time I checked (minus the trolls and a few odd d-bags) you will probably find some of the most intelligent, entrepreneurial, and ambitious people the world has to offer, all in a single community. The countless thr ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2010 - 5:45pm -

  73. The TheKing Interview: PART TWO

    DrPeterVenkman presents: An interesting interview with TheKing. Questions came from myself and other WSO contributing authors. Thank you to TheKing for his quick and information-filled responses. TheKing is one of the top WSO users and contributing author ...

    12 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jul 30 2012 - 2:00pm -

  74. Morgan Stanley Real Estate Investing Group info

          Does anyone know anything about this group? Got a lead on LinkedIn asking me to interview... wanted to know more. Thanks! private equity Real Estate Morgan Stanley investing ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 9 2014 - 2:07pm -

  75. Private Equity: How Many Models and Bottles Can I Really Buy on the Buy Side?

    I was startled to realize over the past Thanksgiving weekend that apparently my 4 years of collective indentured servitude at a bulge-bracket bank and mega-fund was of particular interest to people at WallStreetOasis. As such, I have decided to undertake ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2010 - 9:15pm -

  76. Guide to Private Equity Careers & Venture Capital Careers

        Guide to Private Equity Careers & Venture Capital Careers Note: This product is not the PE Interview Prep Pack which can be found here.This guide can help you land your dream job in private equity or venture capital by demystifying the no ...

    0 comments - silver bananas - Jul 9 2014 - 3:23pm -

  77. Leaving your PE firm

          I've been working at my current PE fund for less than a year now, after breaking from IB. I must admit that when I took the job, my motivation was more to get out of banking rather than because I thought the fund was great. I was ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2012 - 1:14pm -

  78. KKR/Platinum Equity/Ares/Bain Capital

          Thoughts on which are strongest? Obviously different in size, but diff in perceived prestige, experience, compensation etc? Which would you choose for pre MBA Private equity positions? private equity ...

    12 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 18 2014 - 3:51pm -

  79. Consumer & Retail IB/PE

          Hi All, currently in IB/M&A starting my second year and looking to lateral to a Consumer & Retail group either at a boutique or BB. What firms are strong in Consumer & Retail? I am familiar with the following firms: Center ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 17 2014 - 3:19pm -

  80. The increasingly grim future of PE and how to solve it!

    PS: If we could "sticky" this on the front page, that would be fantastic! Guys, I wanted to open the floor for a discussion on the future of PE. If you were to start a PE fund: i) what kind of product would you offer to your investors; ii) and h ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2014 - 9:59am -

  81. Top Real Estate Private Equity Groups

          I'm looking to begin to explore my options for a job in the private equity real estate world. I am looking to go to a shop that invests in all types of real estate assets so that I can get a better background on RE investing befo ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 14 2014 - 8:45am -

  82. At what point in your life did you get interested in finance?

    I've been active on this site for a few months now. It is clear that the demographic range is large in a myriad of senses. Ever so often there is a college freshman or the occasional high school student posting questions about recruiting, interviews, ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 24 2012 - 4:09am -

  83. Forbes 400 Richest Americans

    As if hearing Edmundo's question of who is rich, Forbes magazine released their list of the 400 richest Americans. Topping the list as usual is Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, with Bershire's Warren Buffet in 2nd and Oracle's Larry Elliso ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 6:32am -

  84. Toys R' Us- Bain, KKR, Vornado

          Can anyone speak to what you think KKR, Bain and Vornado will do with their Toys R' Us position? Whats the outlook for the company? Any insight would be great. private equity ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 25 2014 - 10:42am -

  85. Office surrounded by HF/PE firms, how to use this location to my advantage?

    Hi guys, Currently interning at a start-up in a very modelling heavy corporate finance role. I am based in Mayfair, London which is home pretty much exclusively to high end fashion stores, art galleries and more importantly pretty much every HF /PE fund t ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 31 2014 - 9:27am -

  86. LBO debt not converted to Cash?

          Hi I am wondering when debt goes into the company, we adjust the BS by adding additional debt to liability, but wouldn't cash also increase on the asset side? private equity LBO buyout debt ...

    8 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 1 2014 - 4:57pm -

  87. The Hong Kong Route

    While there are bits and pieces of information on lifestyle and banking in Hong Kong, few threads have the full overview. Can someone please give the general overview of the career path in Hong Kong? I read somewhere that in HK, most IB analysts stay on a ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2011 - 8:24am -

  88. What is the appeal of mega-funds?

    Just out of curiosity, would love to hear people's views on this: So many of us finance guys spend all their time worrying about getting into the top group at whatever bank so they can move to mega funds in private equity or big hedge funds, where th ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2013 - 4:28pm -

  89. Army Intel Vet Looking to Break Into PE Out of Undergrad

    Great site here, been a long-time lurker. I'm a 6 year Army intel vet who did HUMINT during multiple tours to Iraq/Afghanistan. Worked alongside Tier 1 and all that good stuff. Currently at a non-target looking to graduate end of 2015. Did some contr ...

    9 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 8 2014 - 4:04pm -

  90. Q&A: PE Authors Talk Dividend Recaps, Blackstone, and Future of AM

    Fellow Monkeys, I have a very special Q&A to share with you all tonight! I had the pleasure of sitting down with John Morris and David Carey to discuss their book- King of Capital: The Remarkable Rise, Fall, and Rise again of Steve Schwarzman and Blac ...

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  97. KKR vs Carlyle vs Warburg- URGENT

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  98. Interview w/ Engineer turned 2nd Year PE Analyst

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    6 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 15 2013 - 10:45pm -

  99. Small PE shop- Exit strategies

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  100. Is it wrong for a student to sleep with an employee for a job

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