| Maxing out 401(k) as a first year analyst?The max 401(k) contribution this year is $17,500. On a first year analyst comp (~120k salary+projected bonus), does it make sense to contribute all $17,500? That is a sizable chunk that greatly affects my monthly budget.
Also, it seems like I'd likely be ineligible for a Roth IRA if it takes...|| 2 years 1 week|
| LBO Financing and Investment BanksJust trying to figure out the relationship between collateralized loan obligations (CLOs) and LBO financing. When an investment bank syndicates a loan, who is providing the capital? Is it the bank itself, or does it simply accumulate capital from other sources (institutional investors) and collect...|| 2 years 1 week|
| Private Equity DatasetsAnyone know where I can obtain datasets on PE metrics (e.g., historical EBITDA multiples, etc.) for free?|| 2 years 2 weeks|
| KKR Summer Analyst?I know KKR took 1 or 2 analysts out of undergrad this year. Anyone know if they'll be taking summers as well?|| 2 years 4 months|
| MOIC vs. IRR - Interview QuestionLet's say you have two investment opportunities. One has a higher MOIC, one has a higher IRR. Which do you prefer?|| 2 years 7 months|
| LBO - What to do with extra cash?In an LBO scenario, if the company has extra cash after paying mandatory debt amortization, what’s the most accretive thing to do with that extra cash (use it in a discretionary sweep to voluntarily prepay debt; pay yourself a dividend; etc.)?|| 2 years 7 months|
| How do dividends affect MOIC?Typically we calculate MOIC as exit equity price divided by entry equity price. But what if you're paying yourself dividends with extra cash flow generated by the company, or you do a dividend recap, etc.? Do you add these dividend amounts to the exit equity price when calculating MOIC?|| 2 years 7 months|
| A Few Interview Questions I Need Help WithWas just curious as to the answers to the following. Any help is much appreciated.
1. Why do we tax-effect EBIT when calculating unlevered free cash flow?
2. How are the three financial statements affected by a $20 decrease in inventory?
3. What's the difference between GAAP and tax...|| 2 years 7 months|
| CCMP Capital - Any up-to-date info? Any up-to-date info on them?
Interviews / exit opps / prestige?|| 1 week 2 days|
| BX M&A/R&R/PE 2014 RecruitingJust curious if BX has wrapped up their recruiting for 2014 analysts for M&A/R&R and PE?
According to their career website, there are no longer postings for M&A/R&R, but there is still a posting for PE.|| 2 years 7 months|