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Infra PE at Macquarie: good exit opps and rep?Hi all, First post here, wanted to start with saying thank you to everyone here for sharing your experiences and taking your time to help everyone out. I am in the process to start applying for SA positions 2017, and as many others here I aspire to transition into PE after a couple of years. Wit...
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GS PEGAny info on comp for a 1st year analyst at goldman private equity group? I'm sure it varies between their London/NYC/Salt Lake locations, but does anyone have any idea?...
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Help on cover letter Blackstone PE / Tac Opps Analyst application?Dear all, I want to apply either to the PE or the Tac Opps analyst program, can somebody give me a friendly advice on my cover letter? (I have a PE background but I also invest on a personal basis) Thanks!...
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What should I do: FoF at major PE investor or FoF-Co-Invest-Secondary at smaller PE pension fundHi, There are currently two (excellent) offers on the table. One at a large PE investor (team) where I will work in FoF (think: Harbourvest), and another one at a 3-5x smaller pension funds PE investor (still large: >5 bln AUM) where I will work on FoF-Co-Sec investments. Apart from some internship...
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Carried Interest to Income Tax? (fundamental/basic question)Lets say I owned a small PE fund and I was the sole principal/GP/employee, and my fund generated $10 million through current investments/portfolio companies. Those $10 million would be taxed through carried interest at 20%, which would leave me with $8 million. Is the $8 million that I earned treat...
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BlackRock PE exit ops to PE MF and top MMHow strong is BR PE ? I've heard they've got a very strong Real Estate investing team? How do they compare with independent PE funds? and MF's like Blackstone? Are the exit ops to PE MFs from BR real estate investing and pe good? Salary prospects for BR PE/RE? ...
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PE Real Estate - LondonHey everyone, I was directly contacted for an associate position in PE Real Estate for one of the largest Asset Management companies in London. 1. Does anyone have experience with working for such a company? 2. How much do they pay? (I have 4 years work experience in RE and IBD with a wide netwo...
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Is my career over?Hey everyone, Hope you're all having a good day, first time poster on a discussion btw. So basically I was working at a reknowned PE house for about 3 years (3 years ago), and I eventually got so frustrated over the internal politics and other issues that had built up over the years, that I quit ...
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Steps, timeline and costs for formation of Private Equity FundHi All, I am explaining to my senior management the steps and timeline involved in establishment of a private equity firm. I have enlisted the below steps and timelines. If you can please provide your input and also if possible give an idea of initial cost (i.e. only for formation costs / consultan...
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Lateral and dodge an MBAHad some downtime and was just curious about the chances. Quick context: got to my position non traditionally with no MBA. It's one of, if not the most, prominent shops in town, albeit small. I'm loving it and have no intentions of leaving soon. I'm doing very well here as well, or so I've been tol...
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PE Analyst @ Insurance Co Investment Arm?So, I was wondering how PE at investment arms at large insurance companies are looked at in terms of quality of role, prestige, pay and exit opps. The role would would engage in primary fund investments, co-investments and secondaries. Is this not really thought of as a "true" PE position? ...
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Can I enter at this point?'ve recently quit my job and was invited to work on a startup with a friend in Asia. We raised over 100k in VC funding and were about to start but my partner had a family emergency and our investor pulled out because I can't do it alone for reasons I won't go into here. After graduating from my tar...
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Norwest Venture Partners Growth Equity InterviewAnyone have info on interview for Growth Equity at Norwest? Happy to revert back once process is complete. ...
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PE: What are your interests outside of work?Aside from the fact that work permeates all parts of life, what sorts of interests or hobby do you all have? For example, I like to read about psychology, which is why I'm asking this question. Curious to see if there are any consistent interests across the industry. Let's hear em...
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Is the WSO Private Equity Prep Pack worth it?I am beginning to look for a private equity interview guide to study. Is there anybody who used the WSO PE guide? If so, could you provide a little insight into why you liked it or did not like it. Thanks....
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Why Work for Co-Invest Fund?I have an interview coming up with a co-investment fund. What is the best way to answer the "why do you want to work for us" question? I was thinking about saying something along the lines of co-investment model gives associates the chance to really learn about a company, build detailed financial m...
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A Tale of 3 Offers: What should I consider?*Looking for Life Advice* - Dear WSO Fountain of Wisdom, I need your help to tell me what it is that I might not be thinking about when considering three main job options that I am likely to be faced with soon. Given that I'm in Australia, and the market is smaller and consolidated, you'll see that ...
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Anyone heard of XIO Group?Would really appreciate some intel on XIO Group. They seem sizeable (some sources say $5bn AUM), and recently beat out Advent for a $1.1bn buyout bid. Apart from that, there is an astonishing lack of info for a fund of this scale... Does anyone know anything and can share? Most interested in their ...
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Pitching different Financial Institutions (for investment purposes)I'm currently working in FIG at an EB, but focus primarily on Asset Management M&A - out of curiosity, how would you guys pitch other financial institutions (i.e. Insurance, Banks/Thrifts, SpecFin, etc.) for investment purposes. In other words, what would be the most important elements of a business...
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FT MF recruiting out of undergradBackground: I am a senior at a target (think Columbia, Chicago, Duke), have a ~3.9 GPA, interned in one of the "top groups" at GS/MS this summer and received a return offer. Question: which MFs recruit directly out of undergrad? And do they primarily convert interns to FTs or do they also hire FT...
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More Prestigious Law School over Business School?I'm coming into my second year at an upper MM PE fund and starting to think about what I want to do next. My goal longer-term is to move to a smaller MM (or lower-MM) fund hopefully closer to my hometown. In the meantime, I'm thinking I want to do graduate school. My fund is decently well known, b...
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How large is the gap in exit opps BBs in London?Received a FT offer to start at industry group with decent deal flow history in European BB in London next year. I know some BBs in the lower half of the informal "prestige rankings" certainly place analysts into top PE funds but realistically is it an uphill struggle if you're not at GS/JP etc. in ...
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Any insight, information etc.. about Actis PE - Al Abraaj GroupHey guys, There are already some posts about that but no real answer.. I would like to know whether somebody has an insight or any interesting information about Actis PE and/or Al Abraaj Group (I am trying to break into PE in Africa/Middle East). Another question, do you think I can cold-email a...
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International students on the buy-sideMy buddy is an international student here in the States and he's wondering if it's possible for international students to land buy-side gigs (PE/HF). Do you personally know anyone with Visa sponsorship on the buy-side? What types of funds are they at? A more detailed question - do international stu...
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Are people at megafunds inherently elitist ASSHOLES?Currently go to top 20 MBA program and cold-emailed someone at KKR. I have a distinct connection outside of school (think sports rivals, etc.) to said person and thought I could ask about his experience. His response to my email was: You go to ____ university!?!?!?! I only talk to people from Yal...
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PE Undergrad Internship at Abraaj?Hey guys, So as i may have mentioned on previous posts, I am a combined law student at a top university in Australia. I have Venture Capital and Private Equity Internship experience among others, and some genuine entrepreneurial experience (ie i started stuff that actually got traction). Have rea...
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Retired Kobe Bryant announced his $100M venture capital firmTo start off, I love Kobe Bryant - the guy is a legend. Today, he announced his venture capital firm, called Bryant Stibel, and apparently has been running it along with Jeff Stibel for years. Current investments include sports media website The Players Tribune and legal-services company LegalZoom...
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From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private EquityPrivate Equity Associate There's a perception by people on the street that private equity is the cream of the crop. The hours, the pay, the beloved carry, the work itself - is it all greener grass syndrome? Not quite, private equity is a pretty awesome by most standards, that's why becoming a privat...
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Need advice regarding the "associate/MD routine"I need to start sourcing deals and meeting important people. I don't really know or have any experience with the 'soft part' of investment banking and I'm a bit nervous. Are there any books/articles/tips/guides you could recommend me to kick-start my path? Many thanks...
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CPPIB Rotational ProgramDoes anyone know what the interview for the CPPIB analyst rotational program is like? Does it gear towards the technical or stick to more personal type questions? Moreover, does anyone have any info on the culture and the experience of being an analyst over at CPPIB? Interested in applying for thi...
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EU Small to Medium sized EnterprisesI'm looking for what I believe to be fairly simple data - the total number of small to medium sized enterprises in the EU for each of the past 20 years. I've found some information at the following site, but have been unable to find the historical data. Anyone know of a good source for this data? ...
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ULIRR to LIRR & Cash flowsHello all, Interview question: I am asked to liquidate a portfolio of companies. The portfolio has two companies: 1) Japanese company: no debt + normal cash flows 2) US company: debt (70%) & equity (30%) + normal cash flows After talking to a few investors in the market, I was told the followi...
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Small PE Shop Analyst Role to Middle Market FirmHi all, I landed an analyst role at a TINY (think 4 guys including me) regional PE boutique after grad. The firm does micro deals, the largest I've seen so far is $12M. I've been here a few months, and already a couple red flags have popped up, pushing me to start preparing for an exit in 6-9 month...
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Anyone know anything about Vancouver banking/PEI realize that most of the work is run either out of Toronto or Calgary for the metals/mining sector, but do the big banks do any investment banking out of Vancouver (RBC, BMO, CIBC, Scotia etc.)? How about PE shops; any decent MM shops out there? And is comp signficantly lower at the associate leve...
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ADIA PE interview and general questions about the fundDoes anyone know about the interview process for ADIA PE fund? What should I expect for format and technicality? Also, is there a mechanical difference from PE firms in the US? Thanks a lot in advance!...
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Good group, worth reaching out to HH's?So I'm a 1Y at a pretty good boutique (MoCo/Laz/Evercore/Gugg) that traditionally has had gotten good upper-MM/even MF looks over the years. Headhunter love is usually present even if at BX ("PJT") RR levels, and the older guys at the firms have been getting inbounds for a few weeks asking for my cl...
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Tier 2 consultant preparing for PE interview with MegafundHello, I am a consultant with a tier 2 consulting firm, perhaps even lower tier 2. Two days ago I scored a first round interview with the recruiting firm for an associate for role with a €29B megafund. I know this sounds weird, if not outright BS, but its true: They hire consultants, and an assoc...
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Apollo Global Agrees To Acquires Rackspace For $4.3BApollo Global has agreed to purchase cloud seller Rackspace for $4.3B, a 38% premium to its closing price on August 3. [quote] The New York-based private equity firm will buy San Antonio-based Rackspace for $32 a share in an all-cash transaction, according to a statement Friday. As part of the dea...
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PE structure/functionI am looking for information on typical structure/functionality of a private equity firm. My specific questions are: 1) Is the management team usually part of the GP i.e. same company or separate company? If separate, is it a partnership usually? 2) Are there board of directors? Who appoints them a...
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Leveraged/Sponsor Finance Exit OpportuntiesI wanted to ask a question on what the exit opportunities are like for someone who spends time as an analyst and maybe even associate in leveraged/sponsor finance. Specifically, it would be good to know what some exit opps are at some of the leading mid market players (i.e. GE/Antares). In your op...
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Blackstone Undergraduate InterviewHi, I was curious if anyone could provide insight on their personal experiences when interviewing at Blackstone as an undergraduate? The interview I have is specifically for a summer internship next year but any advice is welcome. General questions I have: - What groups did you interview for? - W...
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Talk me through a .. sponsor backed LBOHi Gents, all in the title. How should one answer this question ? what are the characteristics to highlight, things to look out for. anybody's got a good little template ? Thanks...
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Why do some firms have placement firms and some do not? I've always wondered why specific IBs and EBs have PE placement / capital advisory units? CS / UBS and Evercore / Lazard are ones that spring to mind. Any insight here? ...
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Ideal Background for Distressed PE?I was curious as to what the ideal background is for those who want to work for a distressed private equity firm? I know many tend to come from restructuring groups (HL, Evercore, etc.), but I was wondering if there were any other backgrounds that would enable you to work for a distressed pe firm?...
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VC Analyst PositionsI did some searching and couldn't find a ton, but I was trying to compile a list of VC firms that routinely take undergrads as analysts. Can anyone help? So far I have: Stripes Group Insight Venture Partners Bessemer Ventures Bain Cap Ventures (well, they have one analyst currently) Battery Ventur...
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VC Analyst Interview Questions / Prep MaterielsI'm supposed to have a first found VC analyst interview at a solid fund, and unlike banking recruiting I don't know exactly where to start in terms of preparing for the interview. Does anyone have any links to or recommendations on materiels to read, questions to prepare, etc? (I was thinking if t...
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First round big PEGuys, I'm currently working in a small PE boutique and I have an interview planned for a mega-fund (think TPG/BX/Carlyle) next week. It's going to be the first round. What do you think I should expect and prepare? I'm more used to IB interviews (I've been focused on FIG teams), but I didn't expec...
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Blackstone Interview for PE Analyst position, more info?Hey everyone, Has anyone on here interviewed with BX for a PE Analyst position? If so, I'd appreciate if you would PM me or post in this thread. Thanks!...
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First Round at Growth Equity Shop - First Round Phone Screen- Decent sized shop that is agnostic/generalist - Current fund size $500-700MM - 2-3 Associates/class = 4-6 Associates total *Currently a second year consultant recruiting for a 2013 Associate position. What can I expect for this upcoming screen? For following phone interviews? For the super day i...
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Technical PE Interview Question: IPO Share IssuanceAnyone know why in an lbo model with an IPO scenario, the IPO shares issued grossed up by the IPOed %? In other words, I get that if the assumption provided for how much of the company is IPOed is 15%, the share issued would surely be the pre-IPO shares outstanding multiplied by 15%. But then it is ...
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Private Equity is not necessarily seeking CFAs, individuals with prior experience!XYZ Capital is an investment fund deploying capital across multiple sectors in frontier markets. Currently XYZ's MGL office is inviting individuals to join its local investment team. XYZ is not necessarily seeking CFAs, individuals with prior finance experience or business degrees. Rather, the compa...
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Preparing a PE Resume, Fresh out of IB TrainingHey all, As several have mentioned on here, PE recruiters have begun to reach out. I've heard from a few, and I am updating my resume currently. If you're a first-year analyst, fresh out of training, what would you include on your resume? I've been actually "working" for about 2 weeks. I've helpe...
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Venture Capital in LATAMI'm not an expert on Latin America but was there last year and was curious on what the community thinks of venture capital industry, especially in early stage tech investing in LATAM... thoughts on particularly emerging markets such as Mexico, Brazil, Chile and the ones that are just growing such as...
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RE Private Equity Excel TestI have been interviewing with a REPE firm and they have asked me back for a final round excel test. Was just wondering if anyone had any idea what I should expect? How I should prepare? Maybe a practice modeling test? The position is for a lightly experienced professional and its on a firms acquisi...
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Interview Question - PIK AccountingDuring the technical interview portion, I was asked how a PIK note would flow through all the statements. Let me know your opinion on the below answer. Let's assume that it is a $100mm note with 10.0% interest. Income Statement The interest from the note drives up your interest expense costs by $...
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FoF Exit OppsWhat would the exit opps be for someone with PE FoF experience (including direct co-investments and secondaries) after completing a top MBA program and CFA charter? Not interested in marketing. I assume MM PE/VC firms would show some interest, especially considering the network you can build as an L...
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PE Lower MM CompLooking for knowledge about Lower MM, the current deal flow of that segment, general compensation, and working on lean teams. Any input? Recent Startup firm: -Revenues of $50-250M -EBITDA $10-50M -10 Person Firm -2-4 Analysts/Associates Healthcare/Industrials/Manufacturing ...
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Top 5 Skills Needed to Succeed in PEFolks, What do you think are top 5 skills that you need once you join as a Post MBA associate in a PE firm. Definitions - By PE I mean - LBOs, MBOs, PIPEs, Mezz, FoFs. Success - Elevation from Associate to partner in 5 - 8 years. Vicks. Mod Note (Andy): #TBT Throwback Thursday - this was origi...
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Seed fundingI own an IT consulting firm with 20+ year experience in the field and arguably making decent income.40 years old, Based in Southern California. As you can see I do not fit into the typical profile of a Silicon Valley startup founder. I have sponsored a project and prototype that has major potentia...
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Private Company LBOI'm currently working on building a private company lbo model and hoping for some input. How would I work out the calculation such that I can input desired ROE and sources of funds and have the output be the EV/EBITDA multiple which this implies a buyer could afford? Thanks in advance....
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unknowingIf you Americans only knew how bad the situation in Europe is, you would not be so sure about the economic growth you are expecting !...
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Hate my Hedge Fund job - Move to PE?I'm currently an analyst at a pretty decent sized and well known hedge fund after spending a few years doing BB IBD. It's only been a month or so, but I honestly can't see myself enjoying staying here any longer. I originally wanted to do PE, but got this offer early and the process and ended up tak...
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Goldman Sachs Private Equity Group (PEG)Anyone know what typical total comp is at the analyst/associate/etc. level? I've heard the group is really good.... just curious about total comp....
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Submitting Idea to VC Fund for A Finder's FeeI saw a post on this years ago but can't seem to find it now. But does anyone know of VC funds that let people submit ideas and if the fund actually decides to use your idea, you get a ~3% finder's fee? I know a lot of VC funds let you submit a business idea but expect you to run the business. I a...
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Urgently need advice for an interviewHi guys. I currently intern at a venture capital firm and am in the process of applying to other internships for the end of the year. I only go once a week to my current one, so no conflicts there. So I've applied to a certain PE firm, and this is one of the heavyweights. I cold emailed the invest...
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The formation of Private EquityGreetings, guys! Lately, i ve been reading a book regarding LBO. As far as im concerned, private equity firms (also known as financial sponsors) are mainly in charge of LBOs. However, I am quite confused about the term "Leveraged" and "investors". Do those investors of private equity firm receiv...
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Portfolio company referral in private equityMy background : I am a fresher Chartered Accountant from India with 3 years of articleship(internship) experience in auditing. Question : How effective will referrals from the following people be in getting a job at a private equity (middle market) firm in India ? a)Managing Director/CEO of a p...
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Manager at Big 4 Corporate Finance OR Analyst at 3rd tier local PEI am having a difficult choice and I really need some advice. Appreciate your thoughts. My background: Non-target undergrad plus finance master degrees. Joined Big 4 corporate finance team as SA and had 4 years of M&A experience and now just 1 year below manager. I am moving to a developing country...
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Corporate finance certificate (Georgetown) and/or CFA viable options for entree into finance ?I was a medical student for a time and would now like to transition to work in finance. Someone suggested I get a certificate in finance. How would this be viewed by recruiters? I would like to limit my search to DC, but if there is a better program in New York I should consider let me know Georgeto...
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How to Prepare for Upcoming PE Internship?Hey guys, I'll be starting my position as an intern at a PE firm soon. This will be my first exposure to PE so I'm just trying to read up about it, and I'm also just topping up my financial modeling skills. Anything else or any tips for me before the internship starts? Thanks a lot!...
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CFA Level I exam or LSAT?Hello, monkeys. Long story short, I was a medical student and it did not work out. For the past few months I thought about trying to get into finance, but since I didn't major I have hit a wall. (I had an interview with a financial services company, but they ultimately wanted someone who majored.)...
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PE to PWMBackground: Currently an associate at a smaller MM PE firm in the midwest, still have a year or two before I apply for business school. My firm has a track record of bringing back associates post-MBA to move up as VPs/Principals, which is a real possibility for me. A close family member recently t...
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VC Internship FAQsLooking for a current/previous VC intern's insight into the recruiting/interviewing process and the activities that they experienced while on the job. Thanks. ...
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How to simulate "future market consolidation opportunities" in a DCF?Hi, I am valuing a capitalization for a company with a 5-year projected DCF. There are mergers (market consolidation) with competitors that are likely to occur in the future for the company that will increase the profitability of the company significantly. How can I capture such "potential upside ...
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Reading- Continuous ImprovementHey everyone, As we enter the peak of the summer doldrums, its the time for some reading to continue to stay ahead of the curve. Other than the obvious to stay up to date on trends, markets, and news, what's WSO reading this summer to continue to improve as an investor?...
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Big 4 audit to FDD - will Wall Street Prep help?Hi all, I'm currently trying to make the jump from Big 4 Audit to Big 4 Financial Due Diligence after my 4th year in the industry, and I'm trying to discern whether Wall Street Prep/BIWS courses would potentially help me stand out compared to others trying to make this audit-to-TS transition. I wou...
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LBO Case Study: Capital StructureAll, Have a PE case study coming up, and was wondering if someone can help me with capital structure. For deciding what cap struc to put on your LBO, how do you decide between what you put in the various tranches etc? Obviously the total amount of debt is limited by your credit metrics, and you a...
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Can You Invest in the Fund You Work For?Out of curiosity I have a unique opportunity to invest in the Fund I work for and I know some other people in the industry who have the same ability. Are you able to invest in your own Fund with a very small amount of capital? Would you do so if you had the opportunity? ...
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LBO Structure70% debt, 30% equity 50% mezz, 50% senior...
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Eligibility for bonusMinimum time i have to be with fund to be eligible for carried interest. I have heard some firms policy is that if u have joined 18 months before closure of a fund u will get share of carried interest from that fund. I wanted to check what is the industry norm. ...
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Paper LBO Example -- Need HelpHey guys, This is straight out of the Vault guide to PE. It's the paper LBO example they give, but I kind of don't get it and would really appreciate the help. Right now, I'm practicing LBOs and modelling them, so its important I understand the fundamentals. Here it is: Paper LBO example You buy ...
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First analyst at a start up PE firm - HelpHi all, so I recently joined as the first analyst at a truly start up (I'm the fourth person) PE firm. We do LBOs of companies around 10-25m dollars and we do somewhere around 8-10 deals a year. I'm not making much money at all especially for working 12 hour days. I assumed I'd take a pay cut (sub...
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Anyone willing to name some boutique PE/IB Firms in SF that take freshman in for internships? Just looking for some freshman friendly firms. I don't really care if the internship is paid or not, I'm just looking for some exposure to the industry. Any information would be greatly appreciated. Also, you could talk about your personal experiences with interviewing and networking at SF as a fre...
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From an Asia VC to US VCHi all! Would really love to get your thoughts on transitioning from an Asia VC role into a US VC role. I am currently working in a prominent early-stage Asian-based VC firm as an investment associate, and have been with the firm for nearly a year. Prior to that, I have about 3 years experience in...
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Investing other people's moneyI have a question. Let's say I have people who want to throw in some investment money into my trading account. What happens if that money were somehow illegal. Would I be on the hook for some type of money laundering even if I didn't know it was illegal? ...
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Sophomore at boutique PE firm- what would I be expected to know?Going for an interview at a small PE firm (think 5mm to 30mm deals) and was wondering what I'd be expected to know. I've been through the valuation modules on BIWS and have read the WSO technical guide, but would they expect me to know how to build an LBO model from scratch? The interviewer I spoke ...
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Bonus for an Executive Assistant Position in Private Equity Firm - what to expectHi All, A small (30 ppl) PE firm in NYC that manages about $2 billion is offering me 65k + bonus to be an EA at their firm. I'm planning on going to school while working and want to avoid as much tuition debt as possible, so knowing what kind of total package I am really being offered is very imp...
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Risks in joining a small boutique PE/growth cap shopInterviewing with a small boutique PE / growth capital shop. Think ...
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PE Transaction ExperienceBrushing up my deal sheet here, but let’s say you’re an investor and say hold 10% of Target, of which Acquirer made an offer to take out the company and was successful. You evaluated the deal to see whether it makes sense to exit or convert to Acquirer stock and ultimately chose the latter. How ...
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Morgan Stanley Investment Management Private Equity Investing (Infrastructure) Summer Analyst?Can someone please elucidate what this position actually is? Is it actually "private equity"? There are no real details online, and the only relevant information I can find is from the Morgan Stanley Infrastructure Fund part of the website....
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Abraaj Group Hiring ProcessDoes anyone know what their recruiting process is like? What's the timeline? Do they do the year and a half thing in advance like the north american mega funds? What's the best recruiters to use (if any)? Any information would be very helpful. Thanks All...
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TPG "Funding Analyst"Role is with TPG, role is "Funding Analyst." Is this a megafund PE analyst job, or some other thing that's not the same as front-office? Some description of the responsibilities.. CAPITAL MARKETS New Deals / Acquisition Financing - Design capital structures - Negotiate commitment papers - Negotiat...
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How to get into The Abraaj GroupHi everyone, I wanted to get your thoughts on how to land an interview with The Abraaj Group in Dubai (and successfully pass it). Background on myself: - I'm an audit senior associate in big 4 in one of the US financial centers. I've been trying to move to TS and then to Abraaj but the firm seems ...
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PE Internship offerHello Guys, My first post on here so please go easy on me. I have been offered a 6 month internship at a growth capital fund. Just graduated university this year and have been working at a fund of hedge funds. My question is basically should I take this PE opportunity over say a traditional grad...
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How can I get from Oil & Gas PE to...Tech PE/VC?Main question: How can I do this? So, I made it to PE...but I want to be in tech, not oil and gas. When I was recruiting out of oil and gas IB, I was pretty much pigeonholed into energy as my only option, so logically I pursued what was the best way to get into PE. I've been an associate for a yea...
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The Startup ProcessIf someone has an idea for a company what is the process for creating a startup? Anyone who is well versed/educated in the VC/PE industry, tell me what the process is in terms of funding and cooperation with other firms for starting their own startup company from start to finish. Doesn't have to be ...
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PE Recruiting, starting the process, where should I start?I'm a first year MM IB analyst and very set on getting a PE offer by the end of my first year. Obviously it's early, but can anyone recommend some first steps? I'd love to spend a few hours every weekend making sure I'm ready when the time comes. Thanks to all in advance ...
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Secondaries PE InterviewHey guys, I have an upcoming interview with a large secondary pe firm as an analyst. Right now, I'm reviewing the technicals, accounting, case studies and models (LBOs). Should I focus on something else? I'm also really interested in the type of fit questions they will ask. Was wondering if anyone ...

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