Summer Analyst

Status:
Intern
at
Group/Division/Type: Investment Banking
City:

London
United Kingdom

Interviewed: September 2020

Overall experience

Positive

Difficulty

Difficult

General Interview Information

Outcome

No Offer

Interview Source

Applied Online

Length of Process

1-2 months

Interview Details

What did the interview consist of?
Phone Interview
1 on 1 Interview
Please describe the interview / hiring process.
Step 1: Online Application - Submit CV + answer the following questions
What strategic alternatives might a company have if they do not engage in M&A?
In the story of your life so far, what would be the title of your autobiography and why?
As an intern, what would you like to achieve in your 6 months at PWP?
What is the one question you would like to ask Dietrich Becker, if you had the opportunity? *

Step 2: Phone interview with HR
Walk me through CV
Why PWP
Why Corporate Finance Advisory
Walk me through a recent deal

Step 3: Face to Face interview with HR
1.) Tell me about yourself
2.) Why PWP?
3.) Why Corporate Finance Advisory/Investment Banking?
4 ) Tell me a time you had to find an innovative solution to a complex problem?
5.) What makes you unique from other candidates?
6.) Walk me through a recent PWP deal
7.) How do you value a company?
8.) Walk me through a DCF?
9.) What is the formula for WACC and Cost of Equity?
10.) Walk me through $10 increase in inventory
11.) Why would you use Comps vs Precedents vs DCF?
12.) How do you value a mango tree?
13.) How do you get from Equity Value to EV?

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