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AMA: Food-tech / Plant-based foods VC / incubator co-founder

earthwalker7

<h4>My Background</h4> <li> I'm a co-founder in a food-tech incubator and have been actively investing in food-tech for a year.</li> <li> Experience in both private equity and real estate </li> <li> Has worked at some of Asia's top...

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AMA: PE Associate at a single-sector mid-market fund

Escobar Houdini

<h4>Bio:</h4> * Currently an Associate at a sector-specific European mid-market fund * Previously an Analyst at a smaller boutique * Started out at a "global" investment bank * Undergrad from a continental European uni and post-grad from a business school in...

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AMA: 1st year FoF Infrastructure at Buyside

truelondoner

<h4>Background</h4> <ul><li>Private Equity Infrastructure Funds, Secondaries and Co-investments</li> <li>Experience in Institutional Asset Management & Investment Research (Mutual funds)</li> <li><abbr title="Chartered Financial...

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Working with MBB as a client

kenofarabia

Hey guys, Work at a MF and work with consultants frequently. I was wondering if you have any recommendations / thoughts about how to make sure the product they deliver gives my firm the best value for money? Would be particularly looking for advice on what to look out for / what boilerplate short c...

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Do all PE Firms offer carry to analysts/associates?

GoldmanGekko

Title is pretty self-explanatory. Do all Private Equity firms offer carry to entry level analysts and associates? Also, how widely does the percentage carry received vary across funds/firms? ...

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Creating Value through Sales

CHECK6

Interning for a Corp Dev for a PE-backed Software firm. Was in a meeting with a potential target company's CEO. One thing that stuck out to me was the discussion of the sales force and how the structure of it matters. Got me wondering what PE investors look for in the sales team, as it is the revenu...

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Corporate Development to PE - Does it happen?

Venturepapi

Curious if people ever make the jump from Corporate Development to PE. If so, how do people make this happen? ...

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Breakfast introduction

Bears21

I have my first face to face meeting over breakfast with an alumni who's firm I'm looking to get an internship with. This will be my first meet up outside of events my school puts on so I'm not really sure what to expect. What type of conversation should I expect and prepare for? How can I use this ...

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Private Equity Analyst Programs - Recruiting Process during Summer Analyst Stint

fndngscrd

Looking for any insight into the recruitment process for Private Equity Analyst Programs. I will be interning in NYC this summer at a BB and was hoping to get a better understanding of how the recruitment process worked for some of the more respected PE shops. Are most/all the spots filled by summer...

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Search Fund Internship

The.RealDeal

I was invited to an interview for an unpaid 2-3 month internship at a fairly young Search Fund. I'll be doing my Master's in the Fall for all the obvious reasons and have zero finance related experience, whether FT or internships, so this would be a huge boost to my resume. From what I understand it...

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Help me prove nemesis wrong: What is the devaluation to existing SHs in scenario below?

mitchie

His analysis: existing FMV of current platform: $9mm; which will contribute into a newly formed buyer structure just prior to closing (purchase of add-on); these existing SHs will throw in cash; and this fully levered deal will get the following in financing: Lender A mezz and common. Lender B ( ter...

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Request New Geography (West Coast v. East Coast Office) Before Start Date

Cabepusher-9999

I recruited on cycle in the fall (Summer 2020 start date) and accepted an offer based in NYC. The firm/group I will be joining also has an office on the west coast. Any advice on how to bring up the topic of starting at the West Coast office even though I recruited for NYC? Would you recommend that...

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Reading List for Intellectual Killers

Elite_Bulge

Recently there was a thread on what books one should read to assist in the development of a successful career in finance. I strongly believe in balancing your library with pure "finance books", pleasure reads, and classics, with a strong bias towards the classics. You will learn about structuring a ...

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Need for an MBA in Europe?

guacamoil

In the US, after following the standard 2 years IB -> 2 years PE Associate, people need to leave for an MBA before they can come back to PE and continue advancing. HOWEVER, it has been implied/said in this forum that things may be different in London. Is an MBA necessary in London? Can you continue ...

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Switching careers from law (with some IB experience) to private equity

PElawyer1

Hi, Looking for insight as I'm trying to switch careers from law to private equity. I am from Australia and studied a bachelor of Law (honours) and a Bachelor of Arts dual degree at Monash University. I have a 3.0gpa for the dual degree. During my undergraduate, I studied abroad at Oxford Universi...

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BVal to PE?

bau_9081

Anybody have thoughts on going from BVal at a Big 4 (think KPMG, D&T, EY) to a private equity shop? ...

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AMA: 1st year FoF Infrastructure at Buyside

truelondoner

Background Private Equity Infrastructure Funds, Secondaries and Co-investments Experience in Institutional Asset Management & Investment Research (Mutual funds) CFA Completed | European Financial Advisor Charterholder Excel financial modelling (VBA) Telecom & Financial Services Managerial experien...

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Blackstone Back Office - Yes/No?

Kanyeezy 2020

Hey all, Curious if the Blackstone Fund Accountant position in NYC is a death sentence for your career? Will I be able to network to middle/front office at all or will I be stuck? I have an interview coming up so any tips for that as well are greatly appreciated. Thanks!...

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Will HHs reach out to me if I'm at a non-NYC BB?

ANT19990

Will headhunters (CPI, HSP, DSP) reach out to me if I'm at a non-NYC (think Chicago/SF/Houston) BB group? ...

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CPPIB PE FIG Team

leveredbetaboy69

Does anyone know how the CPPIB PE FIG Team is in terms of: * Sectors they deploy capital in (Insurance, Specialty finance etc) * Reputation * Deal flow Thanks,...

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Infrastructure Private Equity team - Modelling Test

actiblue41

Hey everyone, So a buddy of mine is interviewing with the Infratructure Private Equity team of a large insurance company (team has invested in airport, solar energy company recently) and has a modelling test next week (he made it past the first round). He's in project finance for a large bank and d...

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Blackstone Growth Equity

Strategic_decision

Anyone have any further information on the set up of Blackstone’s growth fund. Only data I can really find are the news articles from earlier this year about Jon Korngold joining from GA. Curious if they’re recruiting analysts/associates and what the structure of the team is going to look like...

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Blackstone GSO

FiNaNcIaL_aNaLySt

I'm curious about the GSO group within Blackstone - does anyone have any information regarding similarities/dissimilarities to the main PE groups at Blackstone? I'd also be interested in the different teams within the group, comp, hours, and the sort of work that the group does. Thanks!...

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York Capital PE

alcc6b

Has anyone heard anything about York Capital Management's PE Group (culture, interview process, etc)?...

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PE Headhunters in Singapore/Hong Kong

SGPE

Any headhunter recommendations for PE opportunities in Singapore / Hong Kong? I'm already working at a Top PE shop but need to move cities due to personal reasons....

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Macquarie Infrastructure and Real Assets... updated information?

fsdfadasdf

Title says all. Received summer 2020 offer. Is it worth taking over IB if very interested in PE and Infra PE? ...

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AMA: Food-tech / Plant-based foods VC / incubator co-founder

earthwalker7

My Background I'm a co-founder in a food-tech incubator and have been actively investing in food-tech for a year. Experience in both private equity and real estate Has worked at some of Asia's top funds, including PE industry leaders Uniquely has experience in both deploying and raising ca...

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How can LBO debt be put on targets balance Sheet?

Ardnic

Hey guys, maybe this is a very basic question. How can a PE firm raise debt (bank loans, bonds, mezzanine) to finance an LBO and put that raised debt onto the acquired company's balance sheet straight after? Does this have something to do with SPVs and if yes could someone explain the structure of...

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Why is Management Rollover not affecting IRR?!

Ardnic

Hi, I have stumpled across an issue with the basic 30 Minutes BIWS Paper LBO Model (in case anyone knows it). In that model, management is rolling over 10% of equity at exit. Now, in the model this does not influence the IRR or MoM multiple, WHY?! Simply stated, the 10% of equity that the managemen...

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~$100mm fund analyst offer straight from undergrad- to take or not?

VCbabymonkey

I am fortunate enough to have the rare opportunity to join a fund as an analyst directly from undergrad. The role will include traditional investment related: financial modeling (cap table, 3 statements, valuation), investors communication (decks), market analysis, due diligence. VC is what I want ...

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LMM PE lifystyle

EUROPETARGET

I'm currently at an EB and while the work itself isn't bad I hate the lifestyle (hours/culture). So now I'm wondering how the lifestyle will be at a LMM PE fund with ~$500m AuM or maybe even less. I'm especially interested in the hours. Are 50-60 hours the norm?...

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What is the typical salary structure of a private equity firm in Toronto?

Gurj

Assume we're talking about the big 4 of private equity firms in Toronto. What is the salary structure? How does the salary structure compare to that of New York and London? ...

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PE firms that independently source deals

Hedge_My_Risk

Does anyone have any insight into PE firms that are notoriously good at sourcing deals independently rather than participating in the standard banker led sell-side? I know most firms claim to be good at this, but I would be curious to know who actually is. ...

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Question about PE Internships

Ehmudh

Hi everyone! I somehow managed to land a Private Equity Analyst Internship going to a non-target school. My intention overall was to go into IB and then PE after, but I started too late on that. Now I'm slowly approaching my last year graduation, Winter 2020. From what I know is that usually you st...

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How do I prepare for PE internship?

Chip Rothstein

Hey WSO! I've managed to receive a full-time analyst/investment internship over this summer in a boutique PE fund in London focusing on LBO's. Now, I haven't done any internship in IB or PE before but my resume includes working as a business development intern in one of their portfolio companies ...

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AMA: Tier 2 consultant to UMM/MF PE

Bubba-

Happy to do an AMA to give back and talk about how I went from a tier 2 consulting shop to UMM/MF PE. My background Multiple interviews I had **dozens** of at bats for over a year before successfully landing this offer. I interviewed everywhere from VC to sourcing growth to regular growth to MM to...

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How much do you learn as a 3rd year IB Analyst vs 3rd year PE Associate? (How common is a 3rd year in PE?)

banker2018

Hello, I plan to go to business school after 5 years of work experience. I'll be working 2 years in IB for sure starting in July, but am unsure if I want to recruit for PE this year or recruit as a second year. **Path 1:** Recruit this year - 2 years in IB, potential for 3 years in PE (but might n...

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Vector Capital

monkeyphosho

Vector Capital in SF.. anyone know anything about them?...

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Study MD or PhD in Life sciences for healthcare private equity?

johntheplumber

What are the differences in what these two degrees can offer for a healthcare private equity career?...

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KEA Consultants London

multi678

Hi! I just wanted to see whether anyone has had any particular experiences with KEA. I know they are probably the HH firm in London for MF PE exits, but they have been described as rude and arrogant on this forum. Therefore, I have a couple of questions for PE Recruiting. Do they reach out to you?...

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Impact Private Equity --- what do I tell the head hunters???

Impact PE

Hi WSO, I'd like to spend my long-term career in the field of Impact Private Equity, hopefully within the LBO space (although I know that not many firms exist like that right now). I'm an incoming first year IB analyst and will do on-cycle this fall. I'm primarily looking to learn as much about g...

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ERP and Business Intelligence software for LMM PE portfolio companies

Ballingwithabudget

Hi all, Curious about the level of ERP-systems and business intelligence systems (Tableau etc.) PE firms implement in their portfolio companies in the LMM space? I am currently looking for a suitable ERP system for a portfolio company in our family business , and was wondering if there are recomm...

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AMA: 2nd year BA/A/AC at MBB going to UMM/MF in 2020

embeebee

Graduated from a non-target university and joined MBB at a mid-size office. Just signed a UMM/MF PE offer during 2020 on cycle. Feel free to ask me anything related to experience at MBB, PE recruitment, etc. ...

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Seeking Help for Private Equity Interview Case Study (Urgent)

Candice000

Hi All, I will get a case study from a lower-middle market PE firm on this weekend. I have 2 days to finish at home and submit, following a call discussion with the team. This will be my first PE case study for an interview, and I don't have many experience. 1) Are there any interview case study...

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AMA: GS/MS IB Analyst —> Megafund PE Associate —> HBS/GSB Business School

Classica

Hi Everyone, I’ve lurked on this site for a long time and it’s been extremely helpful at different points in my career. I’m interested in giving back via an AMA thread as I’ve seen others do over the years. Quick background Graduated from one of the top liberal arts schools Spent 2 years a...

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Lower MM Activist Fund or PE? - IB Analyst

Waymon3x6

Hello, I am a 3rd year analyst in a coverage group at a BB. I have been focused on getting into MM PE, however this has not panned out. I would like to own / run a business one day and have an interest in investing. Therefore, I have targeted PE as I believe the skill set is very transferable. I ...

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Private Equity or Pizza Equity?

Armhoo1

So here's my dilemma. I'm working on finishing my undergrad. Long story short, one thing led to another and I was able to find full time work in commercial banking (including leveraged finance). Since I was working for a regional bank and wanted to move up, I felt that my unfinished degree would ge...

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Meal Plan Options

Macronmania

Hi fellow monkeys, Recently started a new job at a PE fund a couple months ago. Hours are long but manageable. I used to have a cafeteria in house at my old job with plenty of healthy options available just a couple floors from my desk. Now the options are a bit limited and I can feel myself gainin...

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Advisor Role - First Time Fund

bankerella2

Hi there, I have several years of investment banking and private equity experience. I was recently approached by a former Google guy, who is looking to raise a first time VC fund. He wanted my help to create his pitch deck and wants just general advice about the fundraising process, etc. Curious if...

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Interviews at Cinven

dets

Been invited to interview at Cinven London next week and heard the process is different for IB vs Consultants. Has anyone been through it?...

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Cinven Assessment Day

jkt30

Just been invited for an Assessment Day at their London office. Position is for a 6-month off-cycle internship. Would kindly appreciate anyone who has previously been involved in the process to detail what type of case study it may be? Would it be along the lines of a 3-statement model / DCF? Or jus...

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Cinven

alcman

How are their interviews? Anyone have any first-hand experience?...

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Most active credit shops in the market?

Looney_Tunes99

First year IB analyst looking to make the transition to direct lending, who are the most active direct lenders/mezzanine/opportunistic credit shops in the market right now?...

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Security Token Offerings list

TrulaTse

I was looking through the forum to find some info about STOs, since they are a very promising asset that is coming after ICOs. Since I didn't find the info, I'd like to start discussing this topic. If you don't know what it is, you can check STOAnalytics website. What do you think about security tok...

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Reneging on PE offer to re-recruit for a different city?

MBBtoPEThrowaway

Monkeys, I'm a first year at MBB in a West Coast office who went through PE recruiting in the fall and signed with a UMM fund in SF/LA. My long time SO just took a job in NYC, so I'd like to move to NYC within the next year or so, and the firm I signed with does not have a New York office. This mea...

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