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+65Fired from PE firm for getting too drunk at company outing

buylowsellhighthenbuymore

To give a bit of background, I recently landed an associate gig at a pretty respectable <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> shop ($5 bill aum) in the Chicago area (after 2 years of banking). I started about a month ago after packing up and moving my whole life from...

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+52Elizabeth Warren - “Stop Wall Street Looting Act”

MintzBalls

What are this forum's thoughts on Elizabeth Warren's outlined plan to regulate private equity? Interestingly I haven't seen this topic discussed on WSO yet. [Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Private-Equity...

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+29AMA: 1st year VC analyst (~750M AUM)

PepperJackCheddar

Hi all, Have been using <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> as a source of info for quite some time (soph year of college... now 3 years out of college) and decided to see if I could contribute in any way. I will try to be as responsive as possible to any...

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+24Do PE funds stop caring about certain investments once the fund has crushed it?

MidtownParkAve

I'm tracking a distressed high yield issuer right now that is owned by a prominent <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm within an older vintage fund (they've since raised several multi-billion dollar funds). The fund itself also holds several other assets...

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+21AMA: 2nd Year Associate at a VC fund - Breaking in With a Fund of Funds + IB background

The Stranger

<h4>About</h4> After taking a relatively non-traditional path (broken out below), I'm now in my second year at a well-regarded corporate fund focused on that invests in healthcare (HCIT / Devices / Services) companies across the full life-cycle (seed => <abbr...

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+11New Addition to WSO Private Equity Interview Course - Deal Sheets with Audio

WallStreetOasis.com

Hey Monkeys, with <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruiting right around the corner (I've heard some of you are already getting reached out to by recruiters!!!) the team and I have been thinking of ways to help you better prepare and stand out from the rest of...

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+11Why do PE firms like theme parks?

Rando_avatar

Hi guys: I’ve been going through <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund’s portfolio companies listed on their websites, and a few top notch funds have theme parks/resorts in their portfolio- why are these assets good targets for PE? Wouldn’t they be fairly...

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+10AMA: Non-target to Private Equity

km190

<h3>About</h3> <li>An Associate at a private equity firm focused primarily on consumer and retail products</li> <li>Generalist <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> full-time role at a bulge bracket...

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+9MM PE Firms

Pro Forma Run Rate

I’m in the process of interviewing with and lateraling into a few of the firms below and, as I do my diligence on the opportunities, wanted to request the <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community’s feedback on these firms’ relative reputations, cultures,...

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+9Brand Name or Great References - What Matters Most?

molderingpeanuts

Deciding where to sign a full-time <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> offer--choosing between an <abbr title="elite boutique">EB</abbr> and a top <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> (GS / MS). My end-goal is <abbr...

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+9PE Firms w/ Dog Friendly Offices

NuclearPenguins

Anyone work at a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm that has dog friendly offices? Obviously probably does not apply to <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> / UMM / <abbr title="megafunds">MFs</abbr>, but was wondering...

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+7Best pracitces when auditing models?

balbasaur1

Hi everyone: I was wondering if you have any best practices/priority checks when it comes to auditing models that others have built please? Was curious about the shocks you will introduce to the numbers to make sure it's well-proofed in all situation, espcially in a limited time frame....

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+7Considering moving back to IB after 2yrs in MM PE

JPMortgage

So I did the traditional 2yrs in <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> to 2yrs in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> including 6 months working at a portco and now find myself looking for my next gig. A buddy of mine suggested hoping back into...

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+7PE case study mistakes

nontarget_Bb_ibanker

Hi all - have a couple of case study interviews coming up for <abbr title="private equity">pe</abbr>. Range from 1 to 3 hours. Although I am an ex-banker and am comfortable building models from scratch, i can make silly mistakes when under significant time pressure. this is...

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+5[Experience] Road to PE - Investment Analyst in a MegaFund

Barney-Bauer

Hi all, <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> has been helpful to me to somehow break into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>, that is why I thought it might be fair to give back a bit by telling how I managed to get in a MegaFund straight...

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+5VC investment memo examples?

consultantburner321

Howdy - been interviewing with a few <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> funds and I've made it to the final stages with one. They're asking me to put together a 6 page investment memo based on a company they're looking at. I've never written an...

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+4Any positive exp with gobuyside?

ibd-london

Someone from gobuyside recently got in touch with me for a role that’s def very interesting to me, and so I am throwing my hat in. Browsed through the forum and noticed that hardly anyone had chimed in with a positive view of gobuyside ergo I created this thread to see if anyone has had...

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+4Leave PE for Corp Dev VP role?

mrburn451

I have a scenario I've been going through that I'm curious to get WSO's opinion on. I'm a Senior Associate at a solid industry-focused <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> shop, have been here for ~4 years, the fund is doing well, generally like the...

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+4When is it ok to start applying for associate positions as a PE Analyst?

Outgoing Analyst

Started as a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> analyst at a LMM private equity fund earlier this summer. A2A within my shop is possible but not guaranteed, so I want to keep my options open. When can I start applying to associate positions? I know on-cycle recruiting...

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+4PE Comp Package Negotiation

Walker Texas Banker

After a successful first fund we are moving on to fund II and are beginning to outline changes to comp packages. For those of you that have experience at the Sr. Associate or VP level, what are some of the hallmarks of a comprehensive package/perks? For starters I want to negotiate: - Base...

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+4On-Cycle 2021 Kick-Off

OnCycle2021Monkey

Obviously all speculation at this point, but given the process moves earlier every year, does anyone want to fashion a guess when recruiting will start this year? Would assume early-mid October?

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+4PE Megafunds in 2019

YSCC

All -- with <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruiting expected to kick off soon, was hoping to get up to date insights/performance/culture on the following: <abbr title="Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.">KKR</abbr>, TPG, APO, <abbr...

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+4Consultant-friendly PE shops in London

SpreadsheetMonkey

Recently promoted from A / AC / BA at <abbr title="McKinsey, Bain and BCG">MBB</abbr> in London, to the next level up (not sure what this is at the other firms so won't share to protect anonymity, but typical 2-years-in promotion). Considering a move to private...

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+3Carried Interest Language in Contract - is this normal?

arsenal1234

I've been offered to join a fund as an Associate and the offer I received included 5% of the carried interest in their third fund (they are still fundraising and this will likely close within 4-6 months with the first close later this year). I've now received my contract and it...

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+3MBA -> PE without prior PE experience?

fortheppl

I'm starting at a top <abbr title="Masters in Business Administration">MBA</abbr> program this year. Before business school, I did <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> and public equity investing. I'm interested in <abbr...

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+3Starting point for Summer 2020 Internship

WeisM

Rising sophomore in college and I have ZERO background in finance. I’d like to try out <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> through an internship for Summer 2020. Please help with resources, websites, interview prep, general <abbr title="private...

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+3How to gameplan for entering PE/VC

themanthemyth

I'll be entering a consulting role soon in SF. I'm fresh out of college and interested in the <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> and <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> space (moreso <abbr title="venture...

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+3Tech EQR to Venture Capital?

eric.sears.1985

After 5 years in equity research, I am considering pivoting away into <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr>. I am currently doing Tech research, love investing and personally enjoy the technology space a lot so think its a good match personally. I wanted to see if...

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+3Dysfunctional Relationships between PE Fund and PortCo Executives

Carl Icahn't

Does anyone have any anecdotes about dysfunctional/difficult relationships between a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> Fund and the management team of a PortCo? (i.e. what caused the rift and how it was ultimately resolved) I'm working at a PortCo of a...

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+3How hard can you move internally in a top megafund P/E?

Jimmy120

I’m starting a new role in a P/E firm in the compliance dept. how hard will it be to move to other departments down the road?

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+3Get reps/real deal intricacies?

Rando_avatar

Hi guys: A common phrase I’ve heard in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> is that one needs to “get reps”; even if one learns all the knowledge from modeling training /case study prep, one will still lack “real deal intricacies “. They are sound very...

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+3PE LBO modeling test for juniors

InvestingScientist

Hi Everyone, I hope this isn't the wrong place for this question but I had a question regarding the mechanics of a <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> model test. Assumptions: * Purchase Enterprise Value 2000 * <abbr title="mergers and...

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+3Best Fintech Firms?

itsIsiahTime

Have spent a solid amount of time focusing on fintech in my <abbr title="financial institutions group">FIG</abbr> banking group and wondering what reputable <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> - upper <abbr title="middle...

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+3Susquehanna Growth Equity

amish77864

Does anyone have any insights about Susquehanna Growth Equity? Would love any info about the firm anyone could provide, thank you!

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+3Midlevel Bankers

The Invisible Hand

Does anyone find a lot of midlevel bankers (VPs/Directors) to be fairly useless? I generally find anyone I deal with at the MD level to be at least fairly competent. When I have a discussion with most of the midlevel folks, they bob and weave to avoid actually answering any questions. I find...

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+3Recruiting from UMM/MM PE Associate —> HF Analyst?

Greypsyduck

Just started my first year as an analyst in one of the top LevFin groups. The dream is to make it to a top <abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> someday, and I’m thinking <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> first is the best way to get there....

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+2Recruitment Put On Hold - Asked to Keep in Touch?

LBObuyout

Guys, would appreciate some feedback from experienced <abbr title="private equity">pe</abbr> professionals. I recently interviewed with a very respectable SWF. Advanced to the second last stage and before I could be flown out for final round, the SWF, due to some...

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+2Following up with MF for second time

John-Smith1234567891011121314151617181920212223242526272829

Hi all, So I had a phone interview with a <abbr title="megafund">MF</abbr> about two weeks ago. I followed up with HR early last week and they stated that they would get back to me by the end of last week regarding next steps. When do you think is a good time to...

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+2Capital lease in LBO?

Rando_avatar

Hi guys, I have a quick question on how to treat capital leases in <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> models please. I saw from a Mergers and Inquisition video that capital leases should be included in <abbr title="enterprise value">EV</abbr>...

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+2PE Recruiting Cycles 2020/2021

EbbsAndFlows

Hey guys / gals, I just finished my first year at a <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr> I was focused on the job and did not go through 2020 recruiting (I know big time mistake for someone that wants to...

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+2Turnaround Consulting to IB/PE?

Ball Don't Lie

Recently received a <abbr title="full time">FT</abbr> offer from a small turnaround consulting firm that exclusively works with <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> clients. Should I go...

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+2Insight on Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets (MIRA) - 2019

f1o9bzpui1

Any updated info on the fund? Most information on the site seems pretty outdated. Are they still the top group for Infra or have newer infra funds at traditional megafunds dethroned them?

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+2Trading to Private Equity?

MarkBaum

Hey guys, so I’m entering my senior year of undergrad and have been thinking more and more about my post grad opportunities. As of right now I will most like be in some prop trading/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> role after grad and have a few offers. I’m very...

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+2From "Corporate VC" to "Growth Equity" in Asia

PEG88

Background - 15 Years of working experiences in Corporate Development and <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> in various sectors in Asia - e.g. Logistics, Retail, Manufacturing, Construction services, Real estate, etc. - Extensive skill sets - e.g....

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+2Free List of Mezz Funds

BoutiqueBaboon

Hey guys, I stumbled upon this database of mezzanine funds and thought you monkeys might get some use out of it. Posting in the PE forum because I came across it when looking for capital providers to expand financing relationships at my old shop, but I'm sure it can also be leveraged for...

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+2BCG Ring Fence Team for PE?

bbrook21

Hey Guys, So I'm at a crossroads with a decision as I consider fulltime positions for after I graduate college next year. I'm considering accepting a return offer to join BCG in their New York office as a senior associate(because I'll be graduating with a Masters degree). If I...

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+2Venture Capital Partner Track ?

ar169

Hello everyone, Can someone shed the light on how many <abbr title="venture capital funds">VCs</abbr> truly offer a partner track internally to those that don't? If there really is a ceiling where people cant progress internally then what is the end game for...

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+2What’s the general consensus on waiting a year to recruit?

markiv199

Just hit the desk on Monday. Honestly haven’t done anything, still getting linked up to the drives and getting Seamless access. Already received emails from headhunters (I’m at a mid tier <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> in a niche product group). I honestly...

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+2$700 Billion USD Biotech Industry

BiotechDeals

Wanting to learn more about the $700 Billion Biotech Industry as well as Medical Sciences and Pharma? Let's start a discussion.

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+2MBA vs MiF in Europe for PE

beckmann72

Hi, I have a MiM degree from a Top 3 Buisness School in France and have been working for two years in a big four TS team. I would like to break into private equity and wanted to know if a MiF from a <abbr title="London Business School">LBS</abbr>/<abbr...

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+2Private Equity Guide

nontarget_Bb_ibanker

This is better suited to the boss man himself: @WallStreetOasis.com When will an updated guide of <abbr title="private equity">pe</abbr> prep be available that includes new <abbr title="leveraged buyout">lbo</abbr> tests, case studies and questions....

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+2PE Q&A For beginners

LetzPE

Hi, I am currently a sophomore in one of the Big 10 business schools. I currently have multiple questions actually, 1) i know a lot of people either get finance &/or accounting degrees, but i was wondering if doing a finance & economics degree would help me stand out in any way. 2)...

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+2Family Office vs PE

Evianstone

I'm hoping someone can help provide some perspective on the post-IB Family Office role. I understand there is a wide variety of experiences within Family Offices, but just looking for generalizations here. I have two outstanding offers. One from a ~500M <abbr title="private...

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+2AllianceBernstein Energy Opportunities

throwawaywso_1

Hey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Long-time user but I am (obviously) employing a throwaway account here to mask my identity. I'm looking for information on alliance bernstein's energy opportunities fund as I am in the interview process with them....

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+2Building Proprietary Deal Sourcing Process

NSL

How do you guys think about deal sourcing for buying out private companies ($50-200M Rev)? My current steps include: Capital IQ private company scrape GLG calls with people in the industry Using Hunter to find email addresses on the company website Cold-emailing the CEOs / BoD asking to...

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+2Carry interest and IRR

Vladimir-Sarkisov

Dear all, Hello, i am glad to find here great sepcialists and discuss with them questions. Currently i' am writing dissertation about investment funds / innovations. I've noticed if <abbr title="internal rate of return">IRR</abbr> higher than hurdle rate,...

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+1Statistics/Brain Teaser questions

shortvix730

Started this thread because I've got a growth equity interview coming up at Susquehanna growth equity and noticed that there are likely statisitcs/brain teaser questions. After searching around for a bit, I noticed there aren't many great resources to practice these questions, such as...

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+1How do you decide on a firm?

deutchebag

How do you decide on which <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm to pursue and eventually accept an offer at? I know I want a megafund in either a generalist role or <abbr title="technology, media, telecom">TMT</abbr> or growth role but how...

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+1Current Insights on Accel-KKR?

KOPERNIKUS

Searched the forums and broader web for information on Accel-KKR but found limited data from the LTM period. Does anyone have any insights on Associate/Sr. Associate Comp, Work/Life, Culture, etc.? Glassdoor seems to be a hit or miss with some portco. employee reviews mixed in the bag.

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+1Two and out

Lance Johnson

Are there any notable <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> funds that aren't strictly two and out (pre-MBA)? Does the whole two and out thing also apply to credit funds like GSO/TSSP/etc?

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+1Hear back from Bain Capital or KKR full-time 2020?

edo904

As the title reads, have you guys heard back from Bain Capital and <abbr title="Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.">KKR</abbr> for their 2020 full-time analyst roles?

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+1Navigating the PE Landscape

asdf2112

Hey <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Community, Posting to see if any individuals might be able to guide me in my approach to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> recruiting. I've started to line up sessions with headhunters and am...

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+1How to spin M&A experience with a buy-side tech firm for an IB/M&A/ER role?

secretsanatas

I've never worked in the front office of a bank before, so I'm hoping I could get some help for how I could spin my experience to get me closer to an <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>/<abbr title="mergers and...

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+1VC Interview Prep

consluttant

Didn't see a <abbr title="venture capital">VC</abbr> forum but this may get better interest than in the "other" forum. I'm a management consultant with about 5 years experience and was just contacted by a headhunter filling an investment team role at...

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+1PE unpaid internship

karimiskander77

Just graduated and I’m looking for opportunities in Finance but my only real experience is an extracurricular position in equity research. I have an interview coming for an unpaid 4 month internship in <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>. I realize that if I get...

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+1Anyone that are doing or have done part-time positions/internship in PE shops in Scandinavia?

Ddeong

I am wondering about how firms such as Polaris Private Equity, Altor Equity Partners, FSN Capital, Axcel conduct interviews for student positions? Would it be suitable to prepare with the material available on <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> or is it overkill?...

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+1Interviewer asked about bonus structure

Etatereal

Was recently asked in an interview "When would you be able to start and are you tied to a bonus structure?." What is the purpose of the 2nd part of the question? Do people ever accept an offer, continue at their current job till they get their bonus, and THEN put their two weeks in?...

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+1PE preference for Consultants in India

2nd Year Associate in Corporate Development

Folks, Long time lurker recruiting for <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> here and have observed a curious phenomenon - a high number of "Friends of friends" in India get into <abbr title="megafunds">MFs</abbr> with consulting...

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+12021 Headhunter Video Interview Prep

ASC311

Recently received an email from one of the large HH to complete a Hirevue-style video interview in the next few days. Does anyone have any recommendations on what type of questions to prepare for/how technical they will be? Thanks!

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+1Blackstone 2020 FT

Anonymous Monkey

Anyone heard back on their Blackstone applications? I know infra already had a super, but not sure about the other groups.

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+1Large Cap vs Mid-Cap

khill496

Hey everyone, I am a first-year analyst at a <abbr title="bulge bracket">BB</abbr> bank preparing for Private Equity recruiting, and I was hoping some people who have gone through the recruiting process could help me out a bit with regards to headhunter meetings. I...

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+1PE Analyst MM - Possible to lateral to MF PE for associate?

pisker

I'm in a unique position to potentially go to a reputable lower <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> fund out of undergrad to be an analyst or go to a <abbr title="bulge...

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+1UK Private Debt Analyst - Concerns about becoming a generalist

DiceRoll

Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr>, Background is as follows- 1st Class at Top UK University, Internship & Graduate scheme at same institution (large private debt business part of an insurance co. so not <abbr title="investment...

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+1Blackrock PEP

James-Patrick

What is the word on the Street for Blackrock PEP, currently interning in <abbr title="mergers and acquisitions">M&A</abbr> as a sophomore at <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> <abbr title="investment banking">IB</abbr>....

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+1GS MDA PIA - Would you take it?

Gorilla2894

It's been a while since any post mentioned <abbr title="Goldman Sachs">GS</abbr> merchant banking division and their corporate buyside groups. With the firm's announced restructuring (seems like a <abbr title="Blackstone">BX</abbr> strategy),...

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+1Breaking into Agriculture Private Equity from Industry?

nhawks1052

Hello all, I am currently 26 years old and and have 3 years of experience in the agricultural industry. Worked with farmland management for one year and have been working with AgTech since. My bachelor's was in Agricultural Business. I have realized that tech is not my true interest...

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+1Private Placement/Private Funds Questions

jesusporzingis

Hi everyone, I am working into a niche group called the Private Funds Groups that act as 'Placement Agents' to <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr>/<abbr title="hedge fund">HF</abbr> sponsors and I had been in search to understand what...

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+1Would this make a good token?

J.-Little

There is a group of wealthy individuals who need tax write off and portfolio management to get what they call "pocket change" invested. It is an extremely common strategy. Like almost all private lender loans for real estate, there is no credit check or much detail, plus a lot of...

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+1Debt-assumed - how does it appear on Levered Equity Return Bridge?

add_vocado

Hi everyone: Sorry to ask about this, but would really appreciate your help! I'm trying to build an <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> model for a transaction where a significant amount of debt is ASSUMED, not refinanced. Where should the "assumed...

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+1Reputable Growth Equity & Buyout Shops?

itsIsiahTime

Diving into <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> landscape to determine the best way to hone in on a subset of upper <abbr title="middle market">MM</abbr> shops and have noticed that some, like Warburg (maybe you don't consider <abbr...

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+1Dividend payment with a minimum cash balance

alpgercek

I am trying to build a three statement model and <abbr title="discounted cash flow">DCF</abbr>. I would like Excel to ensure that the cash balance over all n-periods remains with minimum 2 million cash balance but all excess cash that could be distributed is actually...

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+1Bain Capital Final Round

XXburnerXX

Has anyone heard from Bain Capital regarding final rounds for their <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> analyst program?

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+1Bain Capital Analyst Interviews

WCBC

Did anyone hear back from Bain Capital after their networking events for the analyst program interviews?

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+12021 Headhunter chats

tryingtobeawib

I’m sure many of us have just begun receiving emails from recruiters this week, does anyone know what this means in terms of this year’s actual recruiting start timeline / are they actually going to be starting earlier than October this year? Are recruiters just going to be asking...

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+1DELETED I got my answer and don't want to share anymore

bostoncollegejunior

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+1Ares Interview

HEY_

Anyone had an interview with Ares before? wondering if it's more technical focused? also what to expect in case studies thx

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+1It's Weekly Quiz Time - Win A Year of WSO Premium (80,000+ Interview and Salary Data Points), $299 Value, for FREE!

WallStreetOasis.com

It's weekly trivia time! Check out our newest <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> Quiz - this time around the subject of <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> Modeling - for a chance to win a FREE year of <abbr title="Wall...

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+1References before interview?

lbdai5

Hi <abbr title="Wall Street Oasis">WSO</abbr> community, Was wondering if someone with more experience here could weigh in. Working with a HH who sent my resume through for a buy-side opportunity (think SWF / major LP), and the HH is reaching out asking for multiple...

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+1Megafund Principals

bigmoney19

Hello, I am curious as to the climate of being a principal at a megafund in New York. Are the politics overwhelming? How involved are they in the deal process compared to a partner? Are they ever fired? What is their annualized comp including carry? And how do all of these points compare...

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+1Can anyone here shed light on post-MBA PE recruiting?

scarvalehumphry

There's a ton of info on the associate recruiting process, but it would be interesting to hear about experiences recruiting for post-MBA positions (either laterally or out of b school). How do interviews differ and how much do people care about experience vs. name brands? Any tips / advice...

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+1Golden Gate Capital "Strategy Associate"

consultantburner321

Was recently approached by a HH for a Golden Gate Capital Strategy Associate role. On the buyside, I've been interviewing with <abbr title="venture capital funds">VCs</abbr> and GE's. Any thoughts on what these roles entail? More interested in investing, but is...

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+1Intro materials on Financial due diligence?

Rando_avatar

Hi guys: Have you come across any intro materials on how to run financial due diligence (quality of earning, taxes, etc) please? Thank you!

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+1PE deal sheets and PE investment memos

choubix

Hi, are there any of these available online to see how a <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> firm puts together its info to decide on whether a company is a good bet? (ideally I am looking for a similar thing for credit memo) I tried to google this and looked at the...

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+1Management roll - do you include independent directors’ shares?

Rando_avatar

Hi everyone: When doing a deal, do you include independent directors’ shares in management roll? Does it just depend on if they want to cash out/if you want them to cash out and nothing else? Thank you!

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+1Credit metrics - include or exclude capital lease interest expense?

Rando_avatar

Hi guys, When doing <abbr title="leveraged buyout">LBO</abbr> models for companies with capital leases, do you include capital lease interest expense as interest expense when calculating credit ratios? If one treats “capital lease rolled” as debt assumed, should...

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+1Feelings on Your Firm's Internal Recruitment Capabilities?

MarcusHalberstram78

So beyond the general feelings ranging from disconnect to contempt to bewilderment felt by top buy AND sell side folks towards their firm's internal recruiters, I was wondering what, if anything, could be done by internal recruiters themselves to improve these perceptions??

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+1Private Equity Model Test Tutoring

privateequitymodelprep

Hey guys - I am a current Private Equity Associate working in New York and am offering 1-on-1 model test tutoring/walkthroughs so you can check the box on <abbr title="private equity">PE</abbr> model tests. I can also help you with your resume, interview...

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+1Accurate of MOIC estimation

Vladimir-Sarkisov

Dear all, hi! It will be great to hear your opinion about this topic. Thank you very much! :) Recently i've discussed with teammates topic about MOIC. Usually it estimates as (Dividends + NAV) / Commited capital. But what if we agressivley pay lease payaments of our equipment. For...

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+1Finishing up my first PE internship, not sure where to go next.

Pook42

I'm in an unusual situation so I'll do my best to explain it briefly. For context, I'll be entering my junior year at a semi-target university this upcoming Fall. I'm currently wrapping up my first relevant internship at a mid-sized growth equity firm in <abbr...

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+1Is a age a big deal for an attempt at a nontraditional transition into PE?

Phat

Is a age a big deal for an attempt at an nontraditional transition into PE? It sounds like a dumb question, but would there be reasons for preferring younger folk to someone in their early 30's (besides the youth)?

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