+12 Work Life Balance in European PE 14 7h
+53 Vista vs Bain Capital Analyst Programs 32 1w
+16 How did each bank place? 8 2w
+18 Top London EBs 41 1mo
+19 PE recruiting as a lateral to a top bank? 10 1mo
+121 Laid Off From Toxic Job 40 2mo
+786 Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity 117 4mo
+45 Internationals in IB/PE - Where are you now? 23 6mo
+39 PE Secondaries Exit Opps 18 6mo
+3 Non PE exits from MM IB? 1 7mo
+14 Do headhunters reach out to all top IBs? 13 7mo
+3 Evercore LONDON- PE Exits, Pay, Deal Size/Flow, position relative to other BBs/EBs in LONDON 2 8mo
+7 PE / VC Recruiter Database for US and EMEA 3 8mo
+8 Top BB In Europe Vs. Lower BB / EB In London Exit Opps 3 8mo
+17 Absolutely non-target for PE 18 9mo
+34 Giving up MF PE offer to try to be in a city/bank/group with friends? 23 1y
+6 MFPE from Mid-Tier BB Top Group 6 1y
+4 PE subsidiaries/subdivisions of leading IB firms 6 1y
+16 Moving to Europe IB / PE / HF 1 1y
+11 What undergraduate education do PE firms look for? 5 1y
+34 Banking -> PE -> Banking (Updated views?) 2 1y
+35 IB or PE has easier upward mobility? Compensation? 11 1y
0 Best Chicago BBs / EBs to exit to MF Chicago PE or NYC PE? 5 1y
+1 Barclays West Coast Tech Group PE Exit Ops 2 1y
+9 Will Wells PE exits get better? 6 1y
+33 MF PE Analyst Program Comp (BX, KKR, WP, SL) 46 1y
+7 Best software investors in NY? 11 1y
+3 Long-term goal being VC / PE - should I go to LBS / INSEAD for a MIM? 1 1y
+12 Audax PE out of undergrad 4 1y
+76 52 1y
+84 Megafund/UMM PE Analyst Program Discussion Thread 57 1y
+14 IB + Consulting + PE Combined Tier List 11 1y
+3 Distressed acquisitions (PE/RE) in Ukraine/Russia? 1 1y
+8 What are some lesser-known sights to see when visiting Ukraine? 3 1y
+15 Ares/Bx/Bain Cap Credit vs. Aeris/DBO/Shea 4 2y
+110 EVR M&A Class of 2019 Exits 51 2y
+11 Tech PE & GE From non-EVR/CVP EBs in 2022 3 2y
+11 MM REPE vs. BB/EB IB for Summer Analyst/post grad 3 2y
+6 Leverage Finance market in 2022? 2 2y
+17 Barclays Telecom & Media (CMG) Group for PE Recruiting? 11 2y
0 LMM/MM UK PE - pay bumps? 7 2y
+16 Work in secondaries for a respected shop - want to move to control buyouts - IBD/Consulting make sense? 5 2y
+41 2022 On-Cycle 56 2y
+6 Do Headhunters Screen Candidates by Deal Experience or Firm Name/Reputation? 2 2y
+25 Banks that are most chill about PE recruiting 29 2y
+12 MF PE Investing in Eastern Europe/Baltic States 7 3y
+71 Buyside Jobs out of Undergrad 40 3y
+28 PE Recruiting from a MM PE Analyst role 18 3y
+12 Megafunds for spanish speaking natives in Europe 0 3y
+84 European Private Equity Associates backgrounds 17 3y
+43 Which PE firms have the best offices? 41 3y
+58 MFPE Rankings? 10 3y
+18 P/E Private Equity & Minorities - Successful and happy 10 4y
+24 P/E Private Equity & Minorities - Non-target and did a summer at BB 15 4y
+26 Goldman Values Facebook at $50 billion, Digital Sky Technologies Makes 400% on its Investment Since 2009! 25 4y
+15 How to convert a senior year PE internship and a (meh) MM IB FT offer into a solid MM associate role? 2 4y
+3 EB Exits 1 4y
+66 [Experience] Road to PE - Investment Analyst in a MegaFund 20 4y
+15 MBA vs MiF in Europe for PE 6 4y
+13 How to get into private equity in the German Speaking World? 2 4y
+33 Buy Side: An unorthodox route 10 4y
0 FT Partners With Warner Music: France Telecom at it Again??? 1 4y
0 PE firms that invest in Russia/Eastern Europe 6 4y
0 TPG's Bonderman Sees Mega LBO Coming - $10-15B Deal 0 4y
+25 From PE Backed company to PE front office (Germany) 1 4y
+33 Is there a perfect profile for an Entrepreneur? 12 4y
0 The Never Ending Debate with Nuclear Reactors for the Environment 0 4y
+3 DoBank acquired by FIG 1 4y
0 Russia Funds 5 4y
+17 Carry interest and IRR 4 4y
+3 Private Equity - CIS Countries (Russia, Ukraine, Kazakhstan...etc) 1 4y
+13 PE Opportunities in the Balkans 7 4y
0 Physical Assets 10 4y
0 Please tell me how to raise $ 7.3 M for the movie 21 4y
+52 Preparing for Associate Role? 8 4y
+12 Back office nightmare 2 4y
+10 Do headhunters reach out to MM IB firms? 6 5y
+27 Post-MBA Associate -> PE 5 6y
+100 Thank you WSO Community! Q&A/My Story: Target --> State School --> Non-MBA Masters --> MM IB --> Lower MM PE 13 7y
0 Why do some firms have placement firms and some do not? 1 7y

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