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Private Equity compensation in Europe and Asia?

curiousmonkey

I am a bit curious about whether PE firms compensate as generously outside the U.S., especially as opportunities in ex-U.S. markets appear to be both increasing in number and accelerating in long-term strategic importance to PE firms. My own firm is looking to open offices in London and China someti...

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Hamilton Lane Advisors

jgrb17

Anyone heard of them? I am confused as to what they are considered...an AM maybe? I would appreciate someone's help. Thanks to all in advance...

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Help with VC Project

Anonymous Monkey

I have to (amongst many other things within the project) identify the major players in the local search/local advertising industry and how many of these companies are VC funded. I think I've identified the major players (GYM, the popular online yellow pages and directories, and then some local niche...

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PE FoF Compensation

bruinmarket

How does the fee structure of a Private Equity Fund of Funds differ from a PE Fund's? What is the compensation at a PE FoF for an associate and VP compared to a PE Fund?...

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Fund of Funds and the J-Curve

LondonE11

Can anyone explain how the J-Curve relates to FoF investment in secondary PE partnerships. Secondary partnership investments just have a shorter time until gains are realized? Is that all there is to it? Would this enhance the annualized returns? The price of the initial partner is sold at a c...

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Total Committed Capital vs. Total Capital Invested

LondonE11

I know PE firms get capital commitments excess of the total capital the fund will invest all its life. How does this relate to individual investors? Ex. a $1.5bln fund is started with 26 investors(A-Z) committing 100 million each(total committed cap = 2.6bln). Along the life of this fund only 15...

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CFA - Currently working in an IT department

dingding1028

Hi folks, I'm currenlty working in an IT department of an iBank and want to be a VC. I'm now thinking about taking CFA but I'm not sure if it will help me break into the VC industry. (I hold a master degree in IT) I wonder if someone can share with me whether CFA or similar qualification would b...

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CFA for debt investors

LdnMezz

Apologies, but couldn't quite place which category for the topic. Basic question - how valuable is the CFA to debt investors (either leveraged loans or publicly traded debt)? ...

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Nancy Creek Capital

model21

This may be a longshot, but does anyone know much about Nancy Creek Capital (http://www.nancycreekcapital.com/)? Any information would be helpful. Also, if you know much about it's relationship with The Branch-Shelton Company (http://www.branch-shelton.com/) that would be helpful (for example, do t...

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JP Morgan Capital Corporation

milkman84

Can anyone give me more info on them? There is close to nothing out there on the net about them. All I know is that they have an office in Chicago and that they make investments in alternative energy sources....

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Chances for top PE gig are better coming from M/B/B

alcman

Hi, I figured that doing your 2-year stint at McK/BCG/Bain might actually give you BETTER chances of landing an associate gig at the top LBO funds than working at GS/MS IBD. My calculation is this: Top LBO funds bifurcate their hiring process - they hire bankers and consultants in separate process...

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Post-MBA Compensation

Porsche

I was curious what the total compensation might look like for first and second year Post-MBA associates at PE firms, specially.... 1-Top PE shops (BX,KKR....) 2-Regional MM player ...

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Burnham hill partners

calvin

has anyone heard of this tiny pipe shop? I'm doing some diligence on them, but info is scarce. It is a subsidiary of Pali Capital, can anyone go further than that? Thanks....

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Due dili

simasima

I am trying to learn about due diligence here, any help would be appreciated. I do have some experience in due dili and my understanding is that essentially due diligence is answering questions you have about the target (in the case of M&A) by asking questions to management and by examining what no...

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TSG Equity Partners

js08

Know anything about them? 60% annual returns are pretty damn impressive. What is associate comp and culture like?...

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Good Idea to Jump into PE ???

Anonymous Monkey

My concerns include the skills acquired at the analyst level, the exit opportunities, and the future of the industry. If an undergraduate were able to secure an analyst position at a MM PE, would this be a great opportunity for the individual to acquire valuation skills, be involved in client inter...

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The need for an MBA?

zip

Why do PE shops force associates without mba's to leave for graduate school? If you land a spot after 2 years in banking and do well, why do you need to leave the industry for 2 years? What do you all see as the Pros and Cons? I cannot see why one would leave the industry to get an MBA. Please...

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hardest technical Q&As in PE interviews?

wallstreetguy25

megafund or otherwise; just curious what ppl have gotten...

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Pre-Interview Questions for HR

lager44

I have a finance interview coming up later this week that they asked me to schedule 4+ hours for. This is a second round interview and the first one in person. I have never done one this long so I am a little unsure what to expect. Is it appropriate to ask the HR/scheduler what the agenda for the...

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McKinsey to PE? Difficulty breaking in?

belerophon

How difficult is it to break into top buyout funds coming from McK, as opposed to coming from GS/MS/other BBs. Any first-hand experiences?? Are there large funds that don't take ex-McK people at all?...

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New York Life capital partners

emma915

Does anyone know about this firm in terms of prestige/pay/culture? I know they about $5 bil AUM and is a diversified fund. any information would be veru much appreciated. Thanks!!!...

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List of things to do first week on the job...

newhorizons

I was hoping some of the experienced members on the board could give me some advice. I'm joining a MM PE firm in the coming days. I have no previous banking/consulting experience. As a matter of fact, I'm joining straight out of undergrad. The firm I'm joining is huge on culture and the second young...

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Lee Equity Partners: Culture? Compensation? Exit opps to B-School?

newMonkey001

This is Thomas Lee's new fund in New York. Anyone know anything about it? Culture? Compensation? Exit opps to B-School? They've brought on some heavy hitters in senior management and advisors (ex ceo of NBC, head of mercer consulting, etc.)...

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THLee

confuzzled

Thoughts on this firm, anyone? It's definitely steeped in tradition and is considered to be a well-known "big cap", but what do you guys think of this firm vs. other guys like Bain Cap or KKR? Probably not in the same league, I know, but if anyone has any thoughts on the firm overall, please let me ...

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Why is The Carlyle Group so different?

curiousmonkey

It seems to be the most different of the Large funds. It's bigger, diversified into different sectors and geographies, has a HUGE number of analysts and associates with a variety of backgrounds. Is Carlyle known to be a different experience than TPG, BX, KKR, BainCap etc.?...

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Group differentiation at Carlyle

newMonkey001

Hey, I've used this forum fairly consistently for a resource of info, but this is first time posting... Curious as to the differences in groups for a Pre-MBA associate at the Carlyle Group. Which groups are known to be more "prestigous?" Better culture? Better exit opps? Bigger, widely known dea...

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TA Associates

CompBanker

Hey all, My apologies if this company has been discussed before, but running a search for TA breaks the system and the word associates isn't exactly a rare appearance on this board. That said, I'm currently in talks with TA Associates and I'm not quite sure it is something that I want to pursue. ...

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PE to Law school?

Plastics

So I know the standard path is 2 years banking--> 2 years pre-MBA PE--> MBA--> partner-track PE, but does anyone ever go to law school instead? It seems like coming from a strong finance background with the kind of connections you have from banking and PE an MBA would be almost a waste of time. Pers...

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Post-MBA PE Recruiting - Opinions?

IBPEHFVC

I’m interested in the opinions of experienced PE professionals and those with firsthand knowledge of post-MBA PE positions, e.g. smuguy97, Game Theory, junkbondswap, numi, etc. I realize there will probably be many different answers depending on the size, history and culture of the fund, but any ...

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Private Equity Fund of Funds Salary?

sendebay

Does anyone know the typical analyst / associates salary and bonus at a Private Equity Fund of Funds? I've heard 65 base + anywhere from 20-50% bonus for 1st year analyst. can anyone confirm? ...

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Brookfield Asset Management - Are they highly regarded?

UofT-Guy

Anybody know much about these guys? Are they highly regarded? Do they recruit / take on summer students?...

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CalPERs and CalSTERs

GameTheory

Pretty glad this guy, and the SEIU, got put in their respective places. http://www.sacbee.com/103/story/850590.html [quote] "Opposed by the state's two public pension funds and Gov. Arnold Schwarzenegger, an assemblyman withdrew a bill Wednesday that would have prevented the funds from investing in...

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GTCR - Interview Next Week - Input Needed

sirpsychosexy

Hi All, I work at a top BB (GS, MS) and have a first round interview at GTCR next week. I've heard this website is a really good resource for information, and was hoping people could offer some firsthand/secondhand insight to the interview process at GTCR. Things along the line of what kind of qu...

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PE directly from undergrad

wantoknow

There are a lot of random questions in other threads about the ability to go directly to PE from undergrad. It appears highly unlikely, but those who make it seem to have great connections / good resumes / experience, etc. However, I wanted to get a sense of the following things: 1. Which firms ...

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I need your help

Seanc

If someone has a powerpoint/pitch book for a Real Estate Private Equity fund, I would greatly appreciate it if you send it to me. Thanks...

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Moelis & Co. Merchant Banking (Moelis Capital Partners)

zip

Does anyone have experience with their hiring practices (specifically, the Merchant Banking Division)? Is the team located throughout all three offices (LA/NYC/Boston)? Any other information is welcome. Thanks in advance ...

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Hercules Technology Growth Capital: more information

Bobcat09

Has anybody heard of this firm? Apparently, they have two offices (one in the Silicon Valley and the other in Chicago), and are publicly traded on the NASDAQ, so they can't be entirely unknown. Their team seems very industry-specific with regards to prior work experience, with a dearth of standout B...

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Glocap Recruiting Guide

Plastics

Has anyone bought this? Any idea if it's worth the money?...

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One Equity Partners -- JPM PE arm

aworldapart

Anybody have any insight on OEP? They have made headlines as of late with the Ford/Jaguar/Land Rover auction and they're currently in the running for a stake in Evonik Industries among the likes of Bain Cap, BX, KKR, and Cerberus. Comments on culture, comp, and day-to-day functions (i.e. heavy on ...

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Marfin Investment Group

lllll

What are peoples opinions on this greek shop? They were in the news recently after they sold 20% of their stake in OTE to Deutsche Telekom. A Dubai SWF has a stake in them and they just released their 2007 results with a 330 euro profit. They also made a record-breaking 5.2bn euro rights issue for ...

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PE Exit Strategy

LondonE11

When a PE investment goes public, how does the PE fund exit out of the investment? I know that the IPO itself allows the fund to realize the public market value of their ownership stake in the PC, but obviously they dont dump their stake on the open market the day after IPO. And aren't the IPO sha...

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Consulting Bias

CompBanker

Ladies and Gents, I'd be interested to hear your thoughts on firms that quite clearly have a bias towards hiring ex-consultants. For example, take a look at the team that comprises Charlesbank Capital Partners (http://www.charlesbank.com/team/team.asp). Every individual at the associate level is ...

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Cerberus culture/work environment (NYC)

mick

Can anyone provide insight into this subject? How crazy are the hours? Dress code? Flex work schedules or telecommuting? How does pay compare to other firms (PE, BB, HF)? Thx!...

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Market Conditions

LondonE11

Any thoughts on some of the implications of the current market conditions on PE...? In addition to obviously tighter credit, and maybe some buyout opportunities(BSC for example), does this type of mkt have any other significant implications on PE? Just want to get some people's thoughts....

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PE Liquidity

LondonE11

Can anyone give me their input on liquidity of a PE investment? I know some firms offer liquidity services where they value and sell a PE LP's stake to another party. Does this have any effect on the fund? How is this usually done? Is there a significant discount/loss incurred by the seller? An...

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Getty Images Deal

LondonE11

Interesting articles about the Getty Images buyout... heres one of them: http://blogs.wsj.com/deals/2008/02/25/thinking-outside-the-box-in-the-getty-deal/?mod=sp_deals. I was just reading about this deal and was wondering what some of you thought about: - Hellman & Freeman using, for the most par...

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iFund

ideating

Anyone see the press release about KPCB's iFund? Jesus, if I was an institutional investor I would be putting in as much money as they would take... getting info straight from Apple + a very well sized fund for the purpose + KPCB's rep -> they would have first dibs on the most promising opps....

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Alpine Investors in San Francisco

patekphilippe

Does anyone know much about Alpine Investors in San Francisco? How is comp, hours, deal flow, etc.?...

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Blackstone post-MBA

regicide

This question might be stupid, but I am a S&T guy so I don't know much about PE. A guy I know at b school just got a summer associate spot at Blackstone IB. He told me that if he works there for 2-3 years after school then he is "basically" guaranteed a job at Blackstone PE. Is this true? How hard...

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MBA correlation with PE

GameTheory

This obviously will not put the argument to rest, but may be useful to check out. Undergrad degrees and MBA by school per 6 top tier funds. http://www.bankersball.com/2008/02/26/private-equity-firms-universities-whats-the-relationship/ ...

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PE Multiples

LondonE11

Can anyone working in PE tell me what some multiples you should know if you're going into an interview.... 8-10x EBITDA - TEV 5x Ebitda - Debt That was the most recent I saw... was in WSJ. Preparing for interview, what type of technicals should I be expecting? Position is analyzing existing PE i...

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PE Finance

jbauer

How are the exit opportunities for a junior summer internship in the finance department of a top PE firm compared to being an investment banking summer analyst at Raymond James in New York if I am interested in pursuing a front-office position in private equity for full time? Thanks...

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What compensation to raise funds?

usaexec

I have been serving as CEO for vc backed start-up for the past decade. Recently I was approached by a Dubai PE firm. The firm is reputable and is forming a new US$100M technology fund. My first mandate with them would be to represnt them in North America with a target of raising US$30M for the fu...

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Boston Private Equity Firms

CompBanker

Hey Everyone, As I work through my years as an analyst, I'm trying to get real detailed information on some of the private equity groups I plan on applying to in a few months. If anyone has any insight or works at one of the following private equity firms, please shoot me a message or drop a note ...

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Interview Guidance

LondonE11

Im trying to prepare for an interview for a private equity group at a BB. The position is as a portfolio analyst. Analyzing the PE funds/portfolio companies comprising the BBs FoF's. Can anyone can share any experiences about working in PE be it an investments role or portfolio analyst role? Has...

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Hours at Cerberus Capital Management (London office)

connection

Hi guys I am new on this forum, but I spend a lot of time on it. Thanks a lot for all the informations, it's really helpfull. I have a question regarding this PE fund: Cerberus Capital Management. Has anyone heard about the hours in this fund in the London office? Is it closer to KKR's Culture or MM...

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Private Equity Performance Metrics

LondonE11

I was wondering if anyone could share if they know much about measuring performance of a PE fund from a fund of funds perspective. After they have included the fund in their portfolio, what are some things they look at to gauge performance? What are some good qualities they would look for in a can...

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Pharos Funds

baloogafish

Has anybody heard of the Pharos Capital Group? Any info on the fund would be greatly appreciated....

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When do interviews start?

WizardofOz

For the big PE shops as well as the smaller ones? Have any begun already?...

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Opportunity at a small VC firm

Jamie Dimon

I have an opportunity to do an internship at a small vc firm on the west coast. I'm interested in VC, but did an internship at a major wall street firm and enjoyed it very well. Is a VC internship viewed as highly as working at an IB? Or should I try to do another IB internship?...

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SPACs - $300 M to burn...with a catch

junkbondswap

After having issued a SPAC several months ago I found this article in DealBook this morning to be entertaining. Certainly worth a read... DealBook: $300 Million to Burn, With a Catch http://nytimes.com/dealbook?dlbk&emc=dlbk ...

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has anyone ever found an INTERNSHIP at a PE?

Lett20087

Got the ding at some BBs, waiting to hear back from others. Emailed private equity firms across the board and got an unanimous answer: No summer internship, only hire ppl with 2-3 years of relevant banking experience. Btw, I'm not a finance major and know nothing about finance, only general markets...

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Blackstone Private Equity

millonfloss12

is it true this is the hardest internship to get for the summer? anybody been through the process?...

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M&T - Growth Equity Funds....

SWM looking for PE

Hey guys. Great site, helped a ton, and decided I should probably add what I have picked up over the past 2 years. But first, I am going to go selfish and ask a question that hopefully will help me. I had planned on staying to finish my 3rd year, but during the recent "layoffs" my mentor and seni...

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Abbott Capital

EMS313

Please provide insight and information about Abbott Capital. Any info is greatly appreciated....

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Private Equity Fund of Funds - Analyst Compensation

neverwin

anyone knows an entry level analyst compensation (salary and bonus)in a PE Fund of Funds? I could not find in the compensation database adn your answer would be much appreciated!...

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Entry Level PE Pay

EpicWinner123

Hey guys, I might get lucky and have a stab at GS PE internship, which if I do well, will work out for a full-time offer. J/w what the typical starting salary/bonuses (if any) are. The salary database only has info on IB. Thanks in advance....

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Negotiating contract without a headhunter

ao6gb

Hiya, Hope some experienced PE people can help with this question. I am currently interviewing with a mid-cap PE shop for a first-year associate position and I got the gig entirely through a senior MD in a different business area in my bank....i.e. I wasn't looking for a job, I just happened to be i...

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List of Shops - Info Requested if Available

monkey_scribe

1) Sequoia Capital 2) Benchmark Capital 3) Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers 4) Index Ventures 5) Draper Fisher Jurvetson 6) Founders Fund 7) Bessemer Venture Partners If you can offer info on any of these, it would be helpful. Don't need too much detail, but I would like to get some insight ...

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When is carried interest paid?

Marcus Halberstram

Is it paid when the Fund and ALL of its portfolio companies are realized (i.e. once every 5 - 7 years)? Or can it be distributed once the LPs receive their inititial investment back. For example, in Year 2 a portfolio company is sold; the proceeds from the sale are equal to the LPs initial investm...

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Public Perception of Private Equity: A Discussion

GameTheory

It's become quite clear to me recently that the general public has a perception of private equity that goes beyond any negative connotations associated with banking. People have a general understanding that private equity partners have the ability to create the kind of wealth (for themselves, it se...

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Extracirricular Activities

WizardofOz

How important is having EC activities once you are an analyst for a top PE job? Hard to do things with all the hours we put in......

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Private Equity Novel Earns Stellar Reviews

aseemgiri

Praise for "Imposters at the Gate: A Novel about Private Equity":   "A must read for anyone in private equity or trying to get into private equity" -- L. Kay, former private equity professional   "The 'Bonfire of the Vanities' of this era" -- Wrigley Astor, retired finance professional   "A...

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SPACs the new trend?

Analyst 2008

Can someone talk a little about SPACs? They have been really popular in recent months. Will it be the new M&A trend?...

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HUGE favor to ask

vandeja1

Any current student that gets free vault guides - can I get a copy of the VC vault guide? my email is eiu_jay24 (at) yahoo (dot) com I know this is asking someone to do something for me out of the kindness of their heart, but its something I'd really like to get.   I'm not sure what I could do to r...

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Very basic VC question

vandeja1

So, I'm getting the opportnity to talk to the MD of a small VC firm soon regarding a pre-mba associate position.  I'm very interested in VC, but admit its mostly curiousity and I don't know a whole lot about it.  My main question is, do VC firms use leverage in there funding of companies?  I'm ta...

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Question for experienced people working in funds

LdnMezz

Ok, so I work in a debt fund, on the asset team. We are a levered fund and a large part of our returns obviously comes from levering equity and the spread between the assets we invest in and the cost of debt. We have a 2 person liabilities team who are in charge of this. For various reasons (raising...

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Venture capital versus Equity Research

saurya_s

Hi all, Can somebody shed light on pros and cons of having job between these two sector in terms of growth oppurtunities, work life balance, prestige and of course money-making and growth potential. Given that VC offer is in a small house while equity research oppurtunity is in a BB and or indpenden...

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New PE List?

zip

Would it be possible to get a general list going of PE firms in various cities just like the one in the ibanking section?  I feel it would be especially helpful for someone like me who is not at Goldman or Morgan Stanley and would therefore have to sell my first three children just to get an inter...

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PE For Industry group analysts

ghosht

I am an industry group analyst at a BB, and in my 6+ months, have had 0 modelling experience. I have had some deal exposure (2 buysides that died), so I have something to talk about re: live deal exp. But compared to the M&A and lev fin guys (who don't have a lot of deal exp thanks to the market...

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Harvard MBA's and PE Shops why so many???

rogger.potter

It seems as though its almost a requirement to get a Harvard MBA to make it anywhere in PE....associates may come from diverse backgrounds,but higher ups are all Harvard MBA's!!! (check out bain capital website...almost all have harvard mba, not even wharton/stanford/chicago is represented).....or i...

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Rubenstein at PE Conference, Thoughts?

Prince of Wall Street

Just wanted to get a feel for how people on Wall Street Oasis reacted to the protests at the Wharton PE Conference.  Dealbreaker, The Deal, and Dealbook have all been covering the events.  I just wrote a post with a summary and some commentary: http://www.princeofwallstreet.com/2008/01/19/rubenste...

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Blackstone Real Estate PE in London

Pepin

There have been quite a few posts about REPE but most of them are about NY. I was wondering if people have an idea about Blackstone's REPE group in London. I know they hire one first year analyst a year but other than that, how are the prospects? The payscale in the first three years as analyst and ...

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Best West Coast PE Shops?

Prince of Wall Street

Who are the top PE shops based on the West Coast in order? Here is my best guess in order of a combo deals, size, prestige, etc. TPG Hellman and Friedman Silverlake Oaktree Capital Francisco Partners KKR Menlo Park Ares Capital Warburg Pincus Menlo Leonard Green Blum Capital Golden Gate Capital Ele...

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Having trouble understanding how PE shops make money off of an LBO...

UES802

Hey all. This sounds incredibly dumb, but I'm having a difficult time understanding exactly how a firm like KKR makes money. I know what an LBO is (purchasing a company and taking it private by way of leveraging large amounts of debt against the target's assets), but I don't understand where they pr...

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Which top fund will go bust?

jajaja

Which top-tier fund do you guess will go bust in the current cycle (or at least miss hurdle)? Apollo? (There was an article in barrons about how many of Apollo's investments are under water (linen n things, realogy)) KKR? (a bunch of megadeals in last year) Silverlake? (if tech LBOs prove more cyc...

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My Exit Opps?

mrsmooth

I took an offer as an analyst with the investment arm of an insurance company. The group primarily does debt private placements for middle-market companies. My question(s): what skill sets will I develop? and what exit opportunities will be available to me after 3 years (the length of the program)?...

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Getting in

simasima

I am looking for some advise for someone looking to get into PE and would be very grateful for advice from someone in the industry. My Background: 29 years old, 5 yrs experience (1 yr audit, 4 yrs in corp fin: project financing and corp development : modeling, screen targets, valuation, acquire an...

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LBO Question - 5-7 years is the exit year

romulusmars

Typically, 5-7 years is the exit year for a LBO investment. What factors determine the length of the investment (i.e. years until exit)?...

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Pay cut moving from sell-side to PE?

numi

How often do people take pay cuts moving from the sell-side to private equity? For example, for mid-market firms, the comp range seems to be around $165-210K these days (lower end for non-NY based firms), which would suggest that some folks would have to take a slight pay cut moving from banking to ...

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The Next Big Thing

tyrone slothrop

Every decade or so, one "hot" sector captures the imagination of MBAs looking to be the Masters of the Universe - that big payday or that job that would be the envy of their classmates and peers. It's this glory seeking, trophy hunting and status-seeking mentality that drives the herd mentality with...

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Private Equity Salaries Associate 2006

LBJ

I thought maybe i should post this since members are always wondering about salaries and trying to compare them with previous years. I got this from Banker ball: We’ve got our grubby hands on a survey with 1st, 2nd and 3rd year base + bonus comp numbers for private equity associates. And we’re ...

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Hours at a PE/HF?

Yukos

So I've read quite a bit about the hours as an IB analyst, and seem to have a fair estimate of what it would entail. However, I've rarely heard anyone complain/brag about the hours at a PE or HF during the first few years, after they've just exited B-School or their stint at an IBank. I know as a so...

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Recruiting - First year analyst

monkey911

I am a first year analyst at BB. When do you hear from PE / HF recruiters? Also, how do they know who to contact? Are there some recruiters that I can initiate contact with? Thanks ...

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commissions

latetotheparty

does anybody know or have ideas (other than the obvious!) if I'm sell a real estate fund to PE, hedges etc what kind of commission pay can I ask for? are there hurdles? it's their first fund and mine too. help...

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Triton Pacific Capital Partners

bruinmarket

Does anyone know the reputation of this Los Angeles based private equity firm?...

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PE Travel and Hours

bruinmarket

I have heard that the average work hours per week at a growth equity fund are around 60 to 70. How many times per week do Managing Directors and Principals travel? (non-locally)...

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Forward Year Recruiting

GameTheory

Just wondering, has anyone heard of anything changing for recruiting this upcoming summer? Last time I checked, which was late summer of this year, almost every shop had no intention on curbing hiring for next year, but now that it's looking like a late Q1 or early Q2 comeback at earliest, I'm wond...

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Dumb Question - ex-consultant vs ex-banker?

questions

If Bain Capital has historically had higher returns than any other comparably-sized PE firm (and charges 3 & 30 on an asset base that is less than 1/3 smaller than competing firms', which charge 2 & 20), why is it generally considered marginally (very marginally) worse than the Big 4 (BX, TPG, KKR, ...

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Pros and Cons of unique situation...(Help)

404

I have a potential job situation which I think could turn into a solid opportunity. Through some contacts, I have been put in touch with 2 guys who have just started a PE fund (roughly around 100 million in capital after 6 months). One of the partners is coming from running a successful HF and the o...

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