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Renewable Energy PE Overview

ob38dn

Hey folks. Spent a lot of time as a ghost on these forums back when I was trying to figure out what I was doing - figured I'd give back a little for anyone who's looking at the renewable energy infra/project finance space, with specific emphasis on the buy side. ###...

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Leaving Megafund for Lower Middle Market - Am I Crazy?

CraigDoodly

Ex <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> Banker; currently an associate at a megafund (90bn). Offer to join a new, 250m fund and gain some more well-rounded experience (plus, if the fund succeeds, the upside is pretty tantalizing). Am I shooting myself in the foot by...

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AMA: Megafund Asia Private Equity

zyxvzyxv

####Intro: I'm heading to bschool in a few months time, and work has been ramping down for me as I prepare to hand off projects to fresh associates below me. Although this is still a US-centric forum, I think there is still a bit of interest in <abbr title="private...

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WSO Hall of Fame: Private Equity Forum

WallStreetOasis.com

The Wall Street Oasis Private Equity Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the private equity industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate h...

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Renewable Energy PE Overview

ob38dn

Hey folks. Spent a lot of time as a ghost on these forums back when I was trying to figure out what I was doing - figured I'd give back a little for anyone who's looking at the renewable energy infra/project finance space, with specific emphasis on the buy side. ### Background I've got a slightly n...

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Flexible Capital - Private Credit Interview

xxxx

Hi All, Anyone please expand on the some of the considerations and skills required to invest more junior in the capital stack? In particular, what are the main differences coming from a more vanilla mid-market sponsor-backed direct lending background and moving towards - hybrid capital (pref equity...

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RCP Advisors starting salary

shortvix730

Am considering pursuing a role as an analyst at RCP advisors. Was wondering what the starting salary to expect is, if anyone has any additional info about that or what comparable lower MM PE firms pay that would be great. ...

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Leaving Megafund for Lower Middle Market - Am I Crazy?

CraigDoodly

Ex GS Banker; currently an associate at a megafund (90bn). Offer to join a new, 250m fund and gain some more well-rounded experience (plus, if the fund succeeds, the upside is pretty tantalizing). Am I shooting myself in the foot by leaving the comfort of a brand name?...

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PE Firm 2020 Whose Still Open

buwexot

Anyone know who is still taking apps for PE recruiting for full time 2020? I know Silver Lake and Blackstone still are. Don't know if Warburg and KKR are done (happy for any updates) and want to know more firms that are recruiting....

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Fund of funds PE vs traditional PE

shortvix730

Looking at a career in PE down the road, what are your thoughts on a fund of funds PE firm vs an actual PE firm. Asking in terms of work life balance, compensation, as well as overall interesting/challenging career. (Note: not really looking at the MF, more of a MM/lower MM fund)...

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At what level are you expected to run a deal from origination to close?

BankerC159

Just curious, at what level are you expected to be able to run the full life cycle of a deal. I'm am the only person running all corporate development activities within my company (publicly traded mid-cap company). We have a few deals that I have been leading from initial outreach all the way to ...

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Best books to read for careers in Private Equity or Consulting?

Tallfinanceguy

Hey monkeys, I am currently in the summer before my final year of undergrad (non-target). What books do you all recommend I read in order to give myself a leg up when I begin FT Recruitment. I aspire to work in Private Equity or consulting. Thanks!...

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How to excel as a newbie Analyst in a VC firm? CFA or something else?

YoungandPoorVC

Hey - first of all thanks for all your responses! I have been an avid lurker on WSO and would really appreciate your advice. Quick background, I have recently started as an investment analyst in a tech-focused VC firm (2 weeks in) and so far it has been great but also intimidating. I have to review...

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PE model test - capital structure

sebschubert1789

Hi guys, I recently had a capital structure test at a PE firm, and wanted to ask for your guidance on how to solve it. - EBITDA 100m - Multiple: 7x - Senior funding: 4y 4x EBITDA, 96 OID (LIBOR was given) - Mezzanine: 7y 2x EBITDA 12% interst (10 cash 2 PIK) + 2% fee - Base case equity return: 5y ...

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Break into VC London

theGodfather

Hey guys, How many chances do i have to break into vc as an intern? 2nd year MSc in CF student Prior internship in EB (Roth/Laz) Europe Non-UK Student Also, which are the names in the sector? With london offices of course.. Thx all!...

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GMAT Score on Resume for on-cycle PE recruiting

michael_milkman

I am an incoming IBD analyst at a top BB group looking to recruit on-cycle this fall. Currently have my SAT score (2350+) listed on my resume. I recently scored a 740 on the GMAT and wanted to ask if it would be appropriate to list this on my resume. Do some PE firms look down on individuals already...

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Workplan for PE studying

MBBKilla

Wondering if anyone has advice on a good workplan for prepping for PE interviews. Like first study X then Y, then Z, etc. I have some months before on cycle starts and want to get solid before PE Associate recruiting begins....

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Experience with Admin Partners LLC.?

Pty2019

Has anyone had experience with Admin Partners LLC, specifically with PE start up services? Thank you...

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Equity Research to PE possible?

Rumble7777

Currently in equity research covering financials (banks + consumer finance + fintech) but was wondering whether I could move to a PE fund. Just took CFA Level III as well. ...

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HPS Reputation

F1

Hi All, I'm new to the credit investing space and I came across an opportunity at HPS in NY. The role is for an Associate in their Mezzanine Fund. What is the firm's general reputation in the market? If you can give some color on their Mezzanine group that would be very helpful as well. Thank yo...

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KKR 2020 Analyst program

jo1421

It seems KKR is starting an analyst program again starting full time in 2020. Does anyone have some info on what the program is like? Is it industry specific or generalist, career progress after (2 and out vs direct promotion), hours, comp, thoughts on the level of involvement/responsibility an an...

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Blackstone 2020 REPE

East Coast Kid

Does anyone have any information on the Blackstone REPE 2020 summer analyst process? How technical is the interview and how many interns do they take per year?...

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KKR WP London FT 2020

Hellogarden

Hi guys, did anybody heard that KKR, Warburg Pincus are graduating FT for London 2020? Word on the street is that they organize (participate) (in) a graduate recruitment event in London. Best...

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Financial Modeling in Early Stage Venture Capital in 2018

technocrat

Hello all, I am just under a year out of UG from a semi-target school (think Duke/Dartmouth/Northwestern) and have operating experience at various software companies, and, long story short, am hell-bent on breaking into Venture Capital pre-MBA. As I network with alumni, family friends, and professio...

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Warburg pincus 2020 ft

parburgWincus

Was at networking session breakfast last week. Has anyone gotten interview 1st round phone yet?? Just curious...

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AKKR Atlanta office - is the name worth the location trade off?

KennedySexTunnels

Wondering if anyone on here has insights regarding AKKR, specifically their Atlanta office. Would the brand name be worth locating in a tertiary city? How hard would it be to try and make a move from here to a tech/software shop in SF/Menlo or NYC? Currently working in software M&A and looking to ...

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Should I do MBA to break into PE?

Thats okay

Currently work in Corporate Development and after reading various posts on this forum it seems like the odds of breaking into PE from this background is quite low. Would like advice as to how I should proceed going forward. Currently I can think of the following options: 1) Apply for a top MBA pro...

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London VC Scene - Best way in?

MrWorldwide011

Looking for some thoughts on London's Venture Capital scene, as most of what I've seen applies to West Coast USA. I'd just like to get some idea of the state of the industry, is there a hiring expansion/are more firms opening/etc, as well as the typical routes into VC. I'm about to enter London ...

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Vitruvian Partners: Anyone knows/worked there?

fakeplasticbags

Wanna get some info on the European private equity firm. What's the culture? Pay for entry-level analysts/associates? Performance/reputation among private equity houses in EU and the globe? Thanks...

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Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example

WallStreetOasis.com

Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in private equity. For those of you with deal or project experience coming from ...

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WSO PE Interview Prep Course Technical #3: Inadequacy of Cash Flow Statement

burner_account

I'm looking at the WSO PE Interview Prep Course technical questions and #3 asks: "Tell me why each of the financial statements by itself is inadequate for evaluating a company?" One of the two reasons the guide states for the CFS: "The cash flow statement won’t tell you whether the company’s ...

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PE Headhunters in Singapore/Hong Kong

SGPE

Any headhunter recommendations for PE opportunities in Singapore / Hong Kong? I'm already working at a Top PE shop but need to move cities due to personal reasons....

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Alternative path to Private Equity?

b3932901

I’m about to start my second year at Columbia University, and am wondering if pursuing a career in investment banking is the correct way to achieve my goals. Many older students that I’ve talked to seem to think that the path to private equity is clear: college > intern at bulge-bracket > analys...

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How to ask for equity?

Armhoo1

I recently joined a boutique investment bank. After a couple months on the job, I'm surprised by how much money the firm wastes on stupid things. The senior folks are in their 50s-60s and the few millennials on the team suffer from tunnel vision. For example, we spend $50K a year on "search engine o...

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Venture Capital final round interview travel question

consultantburner321

I have been speaking with a respectable early-stage VC fund for the past few weeks and have met with junior team members, platform folks, and have completed a written assignment. They've now asked me to meet with he rest of the team (e.g., Principals - Partners). After this next round of interviews ...

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Case Study: please comment on my investment memo

Lain-Lu

Hi guys, I am preparing for the case study and would love to see your comments on the investment memo. The case is "KKR to acquire Laser Clinics Australia" Feel free to try! ** Let me know what do you think of this memo, what do i miss/ how can i improve. Thanks a lot! ** Investment Memo 1. Su...

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Coming from the USA from EU after MBA, deciding between two offers during my program. Advice?

bcrew13

I am attending an MBA program in the EU (EU T-10), and would like to work PE in the USA as I am American (MBA in EU because my wife is from the Nordics). I understand that the competitiveness of the PE industry is going to make this an extremely uphill battle, especially without a US B-school name o...

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MLT Private Equity Program

Supreme Leader

Has anyone heard of MLTs private equity program? What is is like, is it helpful, should I apply if I want to get into PE? ...

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California Private Equity for a Canadian

AwesomePerson

All - I've done 2+ years in IB in Toronto at one of the big six Canadian banks. I'm looking to move to California (San Francisco or Los Angeles). Does any one have a list of the best headhunters for that area and how does a Canadian approach them? Any assistance will be truly appreciated. Thank yo...

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PE (limited transaction experience) > PE firm

BigShmoo

Recruited for a PE firm right out of college and have been working there for a year. I learned when I started that the investment period for the most recent fund ended. Our new fund just had its first close (fundraising) a few weeks ago. The past year, I've worked on dispositions, ad-hoc analyses, ...

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Newly formed private equity firm

Somersethorn

Hi All, After some advice around joining a newly formed private equity firm. They have just completed their first investment, and have committed capital to see them through several more investments. The founders both have a successful track record, hence the ability to raise funds and are looking...

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thanks, question answered in a PM

b43b6b7b82b87

thanks, question answered in a PM ...

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Didn't get paid a bonus as a PE Associate...

mrburn451

To preface: - This is a longish post under a burner account. If you don’t want to read it the TL;DR is that I work at a small PE shop as a first year(and now 2nd year) associate and didn’t get a bonus this year. Don’t think its personal performance or fund performance based(will get that info...

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Private Equity Associate Bonus Guidance

Nxjdjd

Hi all, I’m have a little bit of a situation going on and would love to know what you guys think. I am set to start at a new private equity firm soon after finishing up banking. I’m going to a relatively established fund $5bn+ AUM investment professionals with a pretty high base salary even by ...

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Must Know Finance Terms

Armhoo1

Wanted to start a thread compiling a list of finance vocabulary, formal or informal. Words can be as "basic" as *EBITDA* or as "fancy" as *capital extraction*. The more pretentious the better. After all, capital expenditures aka capex essentially means to fix shit up or to buy new assets lol. Point...

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How difficult is it to break into boutique PE without IB?

Zach Lavine

Hi all, just wondering is it possible to break into a boutique PE with a summer intern in PE but without formal training in an IB shop? ...

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Infrastructure Private Equity? MIRA?

piwuy

There doesn't seem to be much information regarding Infrastructure Private Equity as opposed to Corporate. Anyone have info regarding comp, hours, deal flow, exit opps? In particular, I'm interested in learning more about Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets. Thank you...

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Norwest Venture Partners Growth Equity Interview

CZK32

Anyone have info on interview for Growth Equity at Norwest? Happy to revert back once process is complete. ...

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Startup->PE

kmbFL

Hey guys, long time lurker, but first post. I'm in a bit of a conundrum about what to do next summer. I'm entering my Junior year of UG and am applying to different positions for next summer (mainly IB's), but am unclear about the direction I should go. I'm an Accounting Major with minors in Data an...

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AMA- Undergrad to PE (Ask me anything)

JDS07

Hi everyone! I’ve really enjoyed the community here at WSO and the fantastic insights and advice people have shared over the years, so thought I’d give back and share my non-traditional experience. My Background: Target school, liberal arts major. Interned at a BB IBD my junior summer, and wen...

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H.I.G. Capital

sobepehopeful

Does anybody know anything about H.I.G out of Miami, Fl? I know they do a little of everything but I'm trying to find out, what are their strongest groups, how's the deal flow? ...

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Newly PE Associate, advice on career planning needed!

yzhao2

Hey everyone, I need some suggestions about career planning in PE. I’m 2 years after undergrad. I was planning to go study at Imperial college London and pursue consulting after. By coincidence, I started an internship at a boutique PE firm and got an full-time offer as an associate in 2 mont...

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Corporate venture capital -> Venture capital

omegalul

Hi folks, Need advice on how to jump from corporate venture capital to an independent venture capital firm. For context, I'm working at the venture investment team at a large conglo in East Asia and want to make the move to a VC firm in Singapore or Hong Kong. I have a decent network in SG & HK b...

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