+117 Ex Apollo Associate Q&A (But I Actually Answer) 181 15m
+110 How bad was MF MBA placement this year 66 3d
+90 Funds with the best culture 95 2d
+90 Q&A - Anything about PE / MBA / Life 75 2h
+64 High finance comp ceiling India 35 1w
+58 Which PE Firms are going downhill? 49 1h
+54 Stanford GSB vs Darden (PE vs Consulting) 25 2w
+54 How to Model SaaS Projections for Interviews 57 1d
+46 PE mid-levels who left the industry, where did you go next? 16 2w
+45 Manulife Secondaries raises only $235mm... 11 2w
+43 Boomerang from PE back to IB? 6 3w
+40 Trading PE Secondaries? 27 3w
+38 "Edge" -- What is it, really? Can it be created? Sources of "Edge" 5 2w
+38 Whitehorse is now Dawson lol 37 1w
+38 (Serious) PE Funds with Good WLB 31 5d
+37 [Technical doubt]: Cash sweep and mandatory amortization 12 1d
+36 Best Tech PE Deals Ever? 30 2w
+36 WFH / Hybrid working policies at top and MM PE funds 37 2w
+36 Time to fess up - valuations 11 2w
+31 Joining an exciting new Software Rollup over PE/ Growth Equity? 24 1mo
+30 Autism in PE 6 3w
+30 Apollo Compensation 38 6d
+30 On-Cycle recruiting as 2nd year analyst? 5 1w
+27 F500 Corp Dev (Manager), Or PE Portco Corp Dev (Mid-Level) 10 2w
+26 Partners Group Long Term 8 3d
+25 Feasability of Switching into PE post MBA 4 3w
+24 When is the learning curve maximized? 5 2w
+24 F500 Corp Dev (Manager), Or PE Portco Corp Dev (Mid-Level) 17 2w
+24 Is internal reporting at most funds really so Excel & PPT heavy still? 8 2d
+23 First Year Associate Troubles 13 2w
+23 What are the clear-cut buckets amongst MF/UMM/MM funds 19 6d
+23 European Megafunds (based on PEI 2023) 17 5d
+22 Prepping for PE Analyst Program 5 1d
+22 How is your life in PE? 15 7h
+21 How much thematic work / industry research do you guys do? 5 16h
+20 BAML exit opps PE 27 5d
+20 Advice Needed: Starting Career at Smaller PE Firm 6 3w
+20 PE BD/IR 7 4w
+20 Secured a coffee chat with an associate at a PE firm(HELP) 10 1w
+19 Felicitas Analyst Position 10 1w
+19 GS - Sustainable Investing Group 7 1w
+19 Relative Attractiveness of Investing in US vs. Canada 2 1w
+18 PE offer — Post reference check waiting too long 6 3w
+18 Wwyd With Your Knowledge 7 1w
+18 Thoughts on Banyan Capital Partners (Toronto) 8 1w
+18 Partners Group Comp + Offices 8 1w
+18 Advent NYC Culture/WLB - 2024 update 9 2d
+18 Equity Research to BD/IR career pivot? 4 11h
+17 Big 4 M&A corporate finance to PE - what are my chances? 13 2w
+17 Turn/River Capital - 2024 Updates 6 18m
+17 Is Client Side the Place to Be? 13 1d
+17 Moving from PE Fund accounting to top 3 rating agency 5 5d
+16 Food and Beverage IB to PE 6 3w
+16 PE recruiting in Toronto 9 3w
+16 MBB first year exploring PE options 3 6d
+16 Is on-cycle more or less competitive than regular IB recruiting? 5 4d
+16 LBO Modelling of Auto Retail 6 2d
+15 Insight Partners Culture/Comp/Hours 38 1w
+15 HPS SIP and Hybrid Funds 2 2w
+15 Chances of M7 2 2w
+15 What are signs of a good PortCo Corp Dev/FP&A Experience? 5 3d
+15 Looking for Search Fund Intern as a Highschool Student (open to unpaid and remote) 6 1d
+14 comp expectations be for PE Sr ASO/VP moving to start a corp dev team at a $10b+ EV PE-backed company? 4 4w
+14 How is Ontario Teachers' Pension Plan Private Capital 20 2w
+14 PE Recruiting with H-1B? 11 1w
+14 Back Channeling when Thinking of Taking a Role 6 6d
+14 Direct costs vs COGs / Contribution Margin vs GM 1 3d
+14 Top Tier Tech Firms 9 1d
+13 Mentorship/Development in Industry? 2 1mo
+13 Secondaries - Day in a life? 15 4h
+13 PE Associate 1 Pay 47 1w
+13 Firm Carry Pool 19 1w
+13 On-Cycle Model Tests 8 1w
+13 PE Analyst role recruiting - HR is not answering back. Why? 5 1w
+13 How to Diligence a Newer Firm? 2 4d
+13 SaaS ACV Bookings calculation 3 4d
+12 On-Cycle Deal Walkthrough Advice 4 3w
+12 How To Understand the Investment Strategies of PE firms 1 3w
+12 PE out of college or BB two years? 4 3w
+12 IB -> PE -> IB -> HF? 3 2w
+12 Silver Lake / Endeavor Take Private 2 2w
+12 VC & Growth Equity Associate interested in PE - What do I do next? 1 1w
+12 Can someone explain to me the dynamics behind PE Cycles? 1 1w
+12 Thoughts on 26 North? 5 4d
+12 Golden Gate Capital 2025 Recruiting / Outlook & Perspective 5 2d
+12 Cove Hill 2024 0 1d
+12 How to prepare to break into PE 1 9h
+12 Quality of PE Associates 6 2h
+11 Legalese 4 3w
+11 Model Tests - How Do You Take These? 14 1w
+11 PE Ops Role at 100B AUM Fund 3 1w
+11 Technical Questions 12 1w
+11 Preparing for On-Cycle in ~1 month 5 3d
+11 Anyone know if search funds would intern a HS junior trying to gain experience 5 1d
+11 What's market for a signing bonus for UMM / MF? 10 13h
+10 PIMCO Alt Credit 2025 SA 17 1h
+10 PE On Cycle Networking 5 2w
+10 Private Equity Case Study: Dell Technologies 4 6d
+10 Slightly odd case study, any advice? 3 6d
+10 ***Am I being compensated fairly? 4 1w

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