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+153 Q&A: Retired After a Career in Private Equity 142 1mo
+151 Why is everyone in love with PE? 91 1mo
+118 THEN and NOW: @CompBanker 78 2w
+117 Is Apollo that bad? 225 2w
+114 KKR 2021 Analyst Program 609 1w
+90 VC is a laughable Shitshow - Change my Mind 113 7mo
+90 Warburg Pincus 2021 FT Analyst 260 3mo
+88 Distressed Investing: This Time It's Different 33 6mo
+68 Is Private Equity a Low-IQ Approach to Finance? 162 2mo
+65 Is PE existentially fucked? 48 4mo
+65 Dumb shit - bankers / clients demanding in-person meetings 42 1mo
+63 PE Recruiting 2020 Information Thread 285 5d
+59 PE vs HF Personalities 52 2d
+59 Apollo is revamping recruiting and softening its culture. Here's a look. 77 1mo
+58 A Guide on How to Navigate On-Cycle PE Recruiting 51 4d
+58 Getting ghosted 24/7 51 1mo
+57 Private Equity Recruiting Process (From Banking) 59 4mo
+57 Anyone regret LMM/MM? 37 3mo
+55 Leave banking to start a PE fund? 72 9mo
+54 Q&A - Infrastructure PE & IBD 132 2d
+53 Multimillionaire and retired by 30 Q&A 59 9mo
+52 Q&A: European PE professional at a Large-cap Megafund 119 3d
+50 PE Recruiting Guide 83 4mo
+49 Private Credit / DL Megathread 142 2w
+48 No PE in my PA 54 3mo
+45 Hello Old Friends! 63 5mo
+43 Q&A: Non-target → Top Bucket SSG Private Credit/Direct Lending 54 2w
+43 Blah experience at MF, heading to B-school. Recruiting tips? 34 2mo
+38 Vista Equity Partners 2021 152 2mo
+38 Megafund PE -> Impact Investing (IFC World Bank)? Am I Crazy? 39 1w
+36 Urgent: PE Offer after being fired 46 5mo
+36 Handling Stress / Burnout in Private Equity 40 4mo
+35 Blackstone PE Culture? 55 1w
+35 Why do you go into PE only to go into HF 35 3w
+35 Software LBO Models for Practice 164 4mo
+35 Why Growth Equity vs Buyout? 34 3w
+34 Q&A: Distressed/PE Associate 82 3w
+34 Anyone have info on Insight Partners? 236 6d
+32 PE professional, what's your process while judging an investment? 47 2mo
+32 Q&A: VP in Private Equity (Growth Equity + LBO)...Post-MBA...Formerly IB Analyst 44 4mo
+31 Q&A - 1st Year PE Associate at a US MF in Europe (KKR, BX, TCG, WP, TPG, BC, APO) 82 2mo
+30 Does Your PE Fund Let You Co-Invest? 49 4mo
+30 "Good investment thesis/argument" - where can one find these? 16 8mo
+29 Ares Management 2021 312 3mo
+28 Vista Equity Analyst 2020 Program 62 4mo
+27 Turning down HBS/GSB/Wharton for the Promote-Through 37 6mo
+25 Q&A: Principal at Early-Stage VC Fund 49 5mo
+25 Titles on Linkedin? 25 20h
+25 Q&A - Post-MBA VP 46 5mo
+25 How many target kids go straight to MF PE? 47 1mo
+24 Clarity on the Growth Equity Landscape 35 3w
+24 Impact of PE Analyst Programs 65 3mo
+24 Q&A 2.0: 3rd Year BA/A/AC At MBB Going To UMM/MF This Summer 37 3mo
+24 Q&A: Recently Left Role as Sr. Associate in LMM PE Due to Burnout 36 2mo
+23 Q&A - Mid-Market Turnarounds 31 5mo
+23 (Mis)adventures in PE fundraising (part 2) 15 8mo
+22 Goldman Sachs Merchant Banking Overview 27 3mo
+22 Why is fund of funds a thing 27 5mo
+22 Would you think I'm an asshole? 49 4mo
+22 What returns have you achieved from co-investing in your fund? 63 3mo
+21 Blackstone Recruiting Has Gone Bonkers 47 1mo
+21 PE Investment Activity Amidst Spiraling Markets 30 5mo
+21 Data: Average Private Equity Compensation and Carry from Associate to Managing Partner 59 3mo
+21 PE recruiting technical questions (software specific) 48 1d
+20 How to have a long career in PE? 17 8mo
+20 Thoughts on Thoma Bravo, TPG Tech, KKR TMT, Silver Lake, other tech PE funds 31 4mo
+20 Q&A: 3rd year analyst at a boutique PE fund in the SEA region 27 10mo
+19 Ask Me Anything: Former MS M&A / Megafund PE 34 9mo
+19 “Venn Diagram” shops 22 8mo
+19 MFPE Rankings? 10 2mo
+19 Q&A: FIG ER to Consumer Growth Equity to Cannabis Startup 28 6mo
+17 PE Career Earnings over $50 million by 50? 19 4mo
+17 Why would a PE partner call me for a chat? 16 10mo
+17 Q&A: Private Equity Investor at a Large Buyout Firm Focused on Growth and LBO Strategies 30 5mo
+17 Finance can ruin your career (hot take) 33 3mo
+17 When to call PE recruiting quits? 24 5mo
+17 Q&A: MBB to MM PE 47 2w
+17 Differences between Co-invest and Secondaries? 12 6mo
+17 PE Recruiting as a Lateral Analyst w/ Weak Academic Profile 18 6mo
+17 Why even use EBITDA? 32 2mo
+16 MM pe vs MF 23 5mo
+16 How much do you spend on rent as an associate making 275-325? 51 3mo
+16 Megafund/UMM PE Analyst Program Discussion Thread 51 2w
+16 GPA on Resume? 46 9mo
+16 Q&A: woman in growth equity 33 4mo
+15 Race preferences at work 24 3mo
+15 What are the best PE UMM/MF outside of NY? 48 2mo
+15 Private Credit/Debt/DL Comp Variation 36 2mo
+15 Bain Captial FT Analyst Program 127 3w
+15 Introvert, currently in PE and miserable.... 10 3mo
+15 Interview DCF example 36 3mo
+15 Fastest growing area of private investing? 36 2mo
+15 Should I leave PE after a month and go back to my MBB? 52 2w
+15 Blackstone to sit out on-cycle and change recruiting model 29 3mo
+14 PE Compensation in Italy 20 14h
+14 Tactical Opportunities Blackstone First Round Interview 26 6mo
+14 Direct PE to Pension/Endowment 22 4mo
+14 Family Office Database List 11 4mo
+14 URGENT: Take offer at Insight or UMM fund? 25 3w
+14 FT 2021 PE Analyst Recruiting 42 4mo
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