WSO Hall of Fame: Private Equity Forum


The Wall Street Oasis Private Equity Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the private equity industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate here. If you think we missed a post that should be included in the Hall of Fame, please e-mail [email protected] the request.


Click on a Topic Below to Reveal the Best Relevant Discussions:

What is Private Equity?
Primer on the Private Equity Agency Business
What's So Great About PE?
Private Equity Compensation & Salary
Where is the industry going for young professionals?
Any thoughts on what PE looks like a decade from now?
What is the most prestigious PE firm?
Private Equity vs Venture Capital - Differences and Similarities
Observations of a PE Analyst
Megafund chiefs make $500 million a year?
CFA and PE: The Ultimate answer based on performance not prestige
PE question - Understanding AUM?
KKR PE straight out of undergrad vs top BB?
Wharton Course: Private Equity Videos

Venture Capital: Data Driven vs Traditional Strategies
VC, A people's business : The Importance of Network Building
F500 Venture Capital
Venture Capital Sucks
Why don't more people start VC funds?

WSO Finance Dictionary
WSO Private Equity Industry Report

Succeeding as a PE Profressional
Top 5 Skills Needed to Succeed in PE
How to make VP in Private Equity
What do PE professionals read?
Part of carried interest for Sr. Associate/VP in a small PE fund

Developing the Investor Mindset
Thinking like an Investor: The key financial metrics
Very detailed notes of Peter Thiel's startup class at Stanford
Net Working Capital - Valuation model
Calculation of Goodwill in LBO?
PE Waterfall - Modelling Catch-up
FCF - Term Loan A vs Term Loan B
Urgent Help: Mezz Debt and Distressed Debt Investment
How to Analyze a CIM Effectively

Beginner's Guide To Building an Angel Investment Portfolio - Part One
Beginner's Guide to Building an Angel Investment Portfolio - Part Two
Beginner's Guide to Building an Angel Investment Portfolio - Part Three

Helpful Services
Financial Modeling Training - Self Study

Career Advancement Opportunities

April 2024 Private Equity

  • The Riverside Company 99.5%
  • Blackstone Group 99.0%
  • Warburg Pincus 98.4%
  • KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) 97.9%
  • Bain Capital 97.4%

Overall Employee Satisfaction

April 2024 Private Equity

  • The Riverside Company 99.5%
  • Blackstone Group 98.9%
  • KKR (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts) 98.4%
  • Ardian 97.9%
  • Bain Capital 97.4%

Professional Growth Opportunities

April 2024 Private Equity

  • The Riverside Company 99.5%
  • Bain Capital 99.0%
  • Blackstone Group 98.4%
  • Warburg Pincus 97.9%
  • Starwood Capital Group 97.4%

Total Avg Compensation

April 2024 Private Equity

  • Principal (9) $653
  • Director/MD (22) $569
  • Vice President (92) $362
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (90) $280
  • 2nd Year Associate (205) $268
  • 1st Year Associate (387) $229
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (29) $154
  • 2nd Year Analyst (83) $134
  • 1st Year Analyst (246) $122
  • Intern/Summer Associate (32) $82
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (314) $59
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