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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...

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Private Equity Resume Template - Official WSO CV Example

WallStreetOasis.com

<h4>Attached to the bottom of this post, you will find the Wall Street Oasis private equity resume template for experienced professionals, used by the WSO paid service and thousands of candidates to successfully land a job in private equity.</h4> For those of you with deal or...

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Developing the "It Factor" as You Progress in Career - What Puts High Performers on Another Level?

Pro Forma

Something I've been thinking a lot about recently is if I have (or if I can develop) the mental "it factor" that I see among so many of the top VPs, Principals, and Partners at my firm and others. I'm not talking about internal drive or ability to multiply three digit numbers...

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Venture Capital By Sector Focus Search

TT_Lambo

I am looking to generate a list of VC firms that focus on consumer goods, specifically food and beverage. Any ideas where I can generate a list besides Venturesource? Thnx...

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3 dimensional datatable/graph for LBO returns in excel?

Mike2007

Hi, I've just finished a LBO model with a 2 dimensional datatable, with the effect of different values of the purchase price of the company and EBITDA exit multiples on the IRR of the deal. Would it also possible to build a 3 dimensional datatable (or graph?) to display the effect of three varia...

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Additional Transaction Sheet

Marcus_Halberstram

If you're at the analyst/associate level you're resume should pretty much be 1 pg long. But have any of you seen(or done yourself) an additional page listing transaction experience and a quick blurb? I have a significant amount of deal experience, but only have about 2-3 listed on my resume since ...

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IRR Models

ekhan

What are IRR models and why are they important? When are they particularly used?...

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Financial model necessary for LBO model?

Mike2007

Hi, In a couple of weeks I'll work at a small PE firm in Europe. I hope you guys can give me advice. Your opinion is truly appreciated. Thanks! 1) Is it necessary to build a detailed financial model before the LBO model? I've ordered the Wallstreet prep package. The LBO model is pretty straight...

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Can someone explain the financing of the Blackstone/Extended Stay deal?

prospie

june 16, 2009: "While Extended Stay, a hotel chain sold for $8 billion near the height of the private equity boom, has filed for bankruptcy, its private equity owner does not appear to have been scarred by the move. According to The Wall Street Journal, Lightstone Group, which bought the chain fro...

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PE recruiting timeline and process

mbb_consulting_to_pe

I'm currently a first year at M/B/B and looking to transition to PE at the end of my second year. I'm interested in knowing what the recruiting timeline looks like and what the process is. Specifically does anybody know if there are application deadlines for PE firms and whether you have to go throu...

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PE in Atlanta / alternate paths

staylor23

Does anyone know anything about PE firms in Atlanta? Also what are the recruiting firms/head hunters in the area? Also, If I dont get into PE right now, what are some alternate paths?...

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Free Version of Breaking into Private Equity and Venture Capital

WallStreetOasis.com

Hey guys, just wanted to give you the heads up that we are offering a free redacted version of the Breaking into Private Equity and Venture Capital guide we just released. This way, you can get a really good understanding of what is in the guide (and why it got such rave reviews by some of the top ...

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Hellman and Friedman interviews - final rounds

albert.egson

Anybody know whether H&F has already had final rounds or given out offers? Had a first round last week, they say the process is still ongoing but I'm curious as to what others have heard about offers/rejections/final rounds being handed out......

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What do the senior guys at PE firms actually do?

bugatti

Is it more like what MD's at ibanks do (wining/dining with clients, pitches, etc.), or more similar to what portfolio managers/directors at HFs do (picking companies, making strategic decisions, etc.)...

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Modeling Holdco & Opco

MezzKet

As most of us US financiers are aware of, whenever we build LBO models, they are of the consolidated financials at the holdco level as that is all that really matters since the share pool is up there and well, if the cashflow isnt sufficient, it doesnt really matter where you stick the debt because ...

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Guide for GMAT

Dudley1

I am on the look-out for some coaching for my brother who is preparing for GMAT. It would be great if I could get some leads on useful tutoring sites for GMAT...

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How to get a pre-MBA position at THLee?

uru

Hi guys, was wondering what the best method was to apply for a post-banking, pre-MBA position with THLee. They are basically my top-choice PE fund for various reasons. Are headhunters/recruiters the best path to take? Are there alternative methods to apply? For background, I am currently starting a...

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Ok to use work email to communicate with headhunters?

lynnventures

Hi, It's my first year as an IB analyst. I was recently contacted by headhunters for fall 2010 PE recruiting but they've been sending applications/forms to me to my work email (but I've been replying them with my personal email just in case). Has this happen to anyone? Am I being paranoid here or i...

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FT Offer at PE Firm w/ Sourcing Model Worth It?

ambitiousyouth

What do you guys think about taking a full-time offer at a PE firm out of undergrad that utilizes the sourcing model(think Summit Partners, TA)? I know that it is a lot of cold calling but would it be beneficial given that it is Private Equity and the significant deal experience one could acquire ...

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Operational Restructuring Information

antmavel

Hi, I am particularly intersted in operational turnaround, cost cutting approaches and restructuring operations led by PE firms in their portfolio companies, other than the general press and articles is there a website, newspaper, book, or any other source you would recommend ? I am not interested ...

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Temasek Holding's VC arm - Vertex

aceman

Anyone know anything about this firm? ...

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First year comp...

cphbravo96

I'm trying to figure out what the first year comp is for someone coming out of undergrad and going into PE? The firm is small, not in NYC (think: Miami, Dallas, Atlanta, Charlotte) has a bit over 100mm AUM, and just a few partners. I assume that it would be very similar to a first year IB analyst,...

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Sitting on with bunch of cash

sanjose04

I am not pretty sure how the industry works in terms of legislation, fee structure, or other technical aspects of the industry, but when I the PE firms’ portfolios and their intents of buying out companies, things pretty get obvious. While there may be numerous reasons for their attempts such as b...

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Valor Equity Partners - Chicago

patekphilippe

http://www.valorep.com Anyone know anything about this fund? They apparently have around $500M AUM. What is the culture, comp, hours, etc. like? Are they successful or a flop?...

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1 yr financial advisory + 1 yr banking = PE?

lynnventures

Hello, I have 1 yr corporate financial advisory + 1 yr banking experience (laterally hired as a 2nd-year mid-way of the program so I'm finishing this summer). Due to the economy, don't think my group needs a 3rd year analyst at the moment. Do you think my experience is enough to land a PE gig right...

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Anyone ever hired as entry level at PE or Hedge Fund?

laxn103

Wondering if anyone has worked at a company in an entry level position when that company does very little if any entry level hiring. Ex: no formal training programs, no analyst classes, etc. I believe this would apply to PE and hedge funds specifically because they don't necessarily focus on entry...

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What's the difference between a BB Bank's PE division, and a major PE firm?

aceman

Hi, I'm wondering what the difference is between a major PE firm such as KKR, Blackstone, TPG, Carlyle, etc, and the Private Equity division of a bulge bracket bank (such as Goldman Sachs Capital Partners, Morgan Stanley Private Equity)? Do they do the same things? What's the difference in terms o...

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I need to hear a success story

alcman

Hi, So, I work for a M/B/B consultancy and am in the process of trying to land a great PE gig. I have been invited for interviews at a good number of great shops. There were traditional buyout firms as well as REPE shops and funds with the sourcing model amongst those I interviewed with. Most of t...

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Castle Harlan

ermen

Can anybody shed some light on this PE firm please?...

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Banking-PE

mergerarb15

How many people do the mega funds usually hire each year at the associate level? Also, is it possible to get into one of these funds before your 2 year analyst program is over? Lastly, how much more competitive is it to land something at KKR verses getting something at Goldman M&A or Lazard? ...

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Why Real Estate PE?

alcman

I have an interview upcoming and I am sure they will ask why exactly I want to do Real Estate PE over the "general" LBO PE. What are good answers to that question?...

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Searching for potential LP's using CapIQ

fisticuffs

Is there a way to search for potential LP's using CapIQ for a PE fundraise? Or better yet, what is a good way to search for potential LP's to be part of a PE fundraise? any feedback is appreciated. ...

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Morning street Capital

lapa dapa ding dong

Hello Everyone, I am trying to find some info on Morning Street Capital. If there is anyone who knows about the firm, please do share. Thanks P.s. Does anyone know the email format for the firm? ...

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MM Comp at different levels

Billy Ray Valentine

Hey, I was wondering what the levels of total compensation look like at MM PE firms at the different levels (Analyst, Associate, Principal, Partner) and how long you stay at each level before being promoted? Anyone care to comment? ...

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Private Equity Interviews tomorrow

redsox11

I got a last minute private equity interview and I was wondering what kind of questions typically come up in these private equity interviews. Are they more technical or fit related? Any insight would be appreciated. ...

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Any solid VC firms in Chicago

the show

VC strikes me as more of a west coast thing, but I'm wondering about Chicago....

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First Year Post MBA Comp (MM)?

Wangta

Anybody have a sense of what fresh MBAs from top tier schools are seeing for compensation (base/salary/carry) for middle market? I'm assuming they are coming out as senior associates?...

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GS Vintage Fund V

ufff

GS just closed what is currently the largest PE secondaries fund in the world. In the following article John Morris of HarborVest purports the most activity in the PE community is on the secondary-side (at least in terms of the volume of prospective transactions and funds raised). What are your thou...

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Bidding on the LBO

East Coast Guy

I am trying to exstablish what I will bid on a company which will be for a leveraged buyout. Do I establish the value of the bid based on the cash flows? I am very confused. What determines the value of a company that would allow me to make a bid?...

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LBO valuations -- I really do not understand it

East Coast Guy

Hello, I would like to know if someone could provide some information on a couple of questions I have regarding LBOs and valuating them. I am working on a model which has projections going out 6 years. I am told to assume the terminal value is 10.4 times EBIT on the last year of the projection. ...

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VC internship - Non-target Bschool doing my MBA

vivekpandey99

Hi , I go to a non target BSchool, doing my MBA(2nd Yr) in Fin come from a IT background, I have got a part time internship oppourtunity at a Local VC fund (Pre-Seed and Seed stage). I would be doing due diligence work and they have promised to involve me in the deal team. I was curious if this oppo...

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MM PE 1st Yr Analyst Comp

Billy Ray Valentine

I was wondering if anyone had any ideas about compensation for 1st year analysts at MM PE firms? Sign on, base, bonus? Thanks....

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PE funds taking on consultants

alcman

Why don't we make a list? Somebody wanna start?...

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LBO model - Few questions

mergerarb15

A few questions about LBO's. 1) Do sponsors refinance existing debt because they have to or they want to, and why? 2) I was having a hard time including interest payments without a circular reference, is there a common way around this? 3) In general, is the adjusted goodwill added to the new good...

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Medicine Ball in the office?

dipset1011

All, At my previous internship most of the analysts used medicine balls to sit on throughout the day. I plan on ordering one within the coming weeks so i can get an abs workout while researching. Is this common at other firms and do you think its proper or is it just a HF thing? ...

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LOL ONE FOR THE BOOKS

dipset1011

So i went out with a bunch of the co-workers and one of the associates who is pretty attractive got hit on by a sloppy sloppy gentleman. Reason why im posting this is to share the his amazing pick up line which was "Excuse me did you just fart? because you just blew me away" HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA...

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Summit Partners Interviews

spinner

Guys (& Gals), I just got an interview with Summit Partners. I'm pretty psyched about it because I actually like sourcing/cold-calling (there must be something very wrong with me) and I hear they're the top shop for that model along with TA. Has anyone here worked at Summit or knows anything about...

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What is left for Private Equity Analysts / Associates?

lui

Hi everyone, I was just wondering if someone can help me in understanding how is a typical day of a PE Analyst/Associate? Just because I cannot understand what tasks they could perform since these PE funds retain investment banks to execute deals, do valuations, search companies, etc... So, what i...

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Why did Ed Liddy take the AIG job?

prospie

I suppose it might be a resume-booster or something, but the guy was already rich and retired before going to AIG to work for $1 a year. It doesn't seem like a glamorous job right now, and even if he does a great job his results will be hard to measure - the outcome isn't going to be very pretty no...

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golden gate capital

Gekko001

Anyone have any insight into these guys? I know one of the few firms recruiting this year - so far I've got they are value players, go into messy and distressed situations so better suited for this economy, and have gotten somewhat lucky in that their last fund isn't tied up in bad / over-leverag...

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IB->PE->HBS/Stanford

pemonkey123

I'm going to start working for a MM private equity group in July and wanted to know your thouhts on what I can do on the job to improve my chances to get into HBS/Stanford. I am working on the other stuff (e.g. GMAT, ec, etc.), but would appreciate any concrete thoughts or experiences that would hel...

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Long term trends of PE shops?

sanjose04

I’ve heard from somewhere that many PE shops will go public sooner or later, and the reason stems from the basic theory we know in finance. The notion is, if we look the risks through the eyes from the marginal investors, we have to worry about not only non-diversifiable risk, but also firm-specif...

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Wellspring Capital Management

Schumacher

Hey, anyone have any info on Wellspring Cap Management? Size? Comp? Workload? Reputation? An out of work relative has some connections over there but has been getting a lot of conflicting info, so I thought I'd help him research the company a little bit....

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From back office to deal team

xx2119

Hello everybody here! I want to initiate a discussion on the back office -> deal team career path of private equity boutique shops. I wonder whether there is any overlap between these two distinct functionalities for some small shops. My shop runs a special internship program that promotes best gu...

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KKR Interview Process

randomguy

Hey guys, I have been called for a first round interview by KKR for their private equity team. I will be meeting the head of the office (Asia). I was told there would be a round of case studies and case analysis. Since I do not know anyone who has been through the process, I would appreciate if anyo...

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Has anyone decided not to do PE in light of the industry turmoil

ermen

Has anyone decided not to do PE in light of the industry turmoil? I hope that many will be disillusioned with finance and less will decide not to make the transition to PE, reducing demand... and that the hanger-ons/money-grabbers will be weeded out and only the truly interested will move into thi...

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B-school question from private equity firms

kanon

I've had a few interviews where I'm always asked this question: Do you plan to get your MBA? Why do they ask that? I'm from an undergrad b-school, so for me it makes less sense to go get an MBA if I can go into the industry I want without it (though I will if I need to)....

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Percentage of PE Associates from IBD

jman

I know the landscape is changing and that PE recruiting will be different than the past, but I'm just trying to get a gauge of the number of PE opportunities that exist relative to IB analysts on a historical basis. So here's the rough estimate for how many analysts there are in BBs and other reput...

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Regional PE firms?

Bro

After I spend this upcoming summer as an IB analyst at a BB, I plan on looking for work at a PE firm during my senior year. Does anyone know how to find a list of PE firms in a specific city (DC, for example)? I'd like to start contacting them over the summer while working at the bank, but any adv...

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2010 SUMMER PE / HF RECRUITING

bigal2127

Just interested where people are in recruiting for 2010 P/E / HF? I think this post is more specifically geared towards 1st years currently in IBD. Have you met with recruiters? Have you heard back? any interviews? etc? Ideas on timing for recruiting this year? I've met with most of the major head...

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Which route is best?

bcp2up

So currently I am an undergrad at Wharton (will graduate next year) and still have the flexibility of choosing between a few different routes. If my ultimate goal is to work in tech VC which route do you think is most attractive? 1. I-Banking followed by either MBA/CorpDev at a Tech firm 2. Consu...

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Venture Capital Offer

ibanker26

Friend gave me a call yesterday. He has final rounds tomorrow with a small VC fund. They are supposed to give him the final decision on Wednesday. Only about eight people total, so he asked if he should write a few of the senior VPs he connected with and let them know that the firm is his top cho...

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Modeling Management Fees in an LBO

ibanker26

In a typical LBO, are management fees included as an expense in the P&L statement or do they act similar to dividends and are included in the cash flow statement? ...

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Growth equity/Co-investment fund

ufff

Friend of mine has an opportunity to join a fund that specializes in growth equity and direct co-investments. The fund focuses on investment opportunities in the territory of $15-75mn, preferring fully-dulted ownership of less than 51% and buying positions in preferred/common equity/structured vehic...

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Working for a Major Institutional Investor

StartingMonkey

Hi all, What are the roles of a PE investment analyst working for a major institutional investor, i.e. CalPERS, APFC, IPERS, etc.? What type of quantitative analysis would it involve and would this be an enjoyable experience for an individual to learn about the in's and out's of the PE asset class...

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HarbourVest Partners

WHMD

There doesn't seem to be much on this firm at WSO, other than the fact that they engage in secondary PE. Can anybody provide any insight?...

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Summer Silicon Valley??

FinTutuola

Anybody going to be in Silicon Valley for the summer? Looking for roommates and/or apt sublets. Please PM....

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Summer Analyst P.E/V.C

mergerarb15

Does anyone know of any P.E/V.C firms that are hiring for the summer. Or a good resource to find out. I've been searching through a lot of websites, but most only hire associates. I'd really appreciate the input. Thanks....

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Financial Services Focused PE Firms

mwgr5

I know many of the mega PE funds have a financial industry focus. But I was wondering what the largest PE funds are that just focus on investing in the finance sector. JC Flowers is the only firm that I can think of, but I was wondering if you know of any other PE firms similar to JC Flowers. Thank...

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What A-Rod Tells Us About Secondary PE

MDR

Found this interesting: http://blogs.wsj.com/privateequity/2009/02/24/what-a-rod-tells-us-about-secondary-pe/...

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Angeleno Group

Ricqles

Hello all, Anybody has information on this group? I checked out their website but don't know anything beyond that. Thank you. ...

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Finance Networking Events in NYC

thehouseguy

Hey All: I work at a private equity firm in CT and I was wondering if you had advice about connecting with other investment professionals in NYC. Are there networking events/societies/associations that you would recommend? Thanks... ...

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Chapter 11 to 7

MezzKet

Does anyone have any good books detailing the distressed process? Any chances of seeing a distressed model? Thanks...

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Current Debt Terms

ke18sb

What are current terms people are seeing in the market for senior and sub debt associated with buyouts? Specifically for companies in the lower middle market, maybe $10 to $20 million in EBITDA. ...

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TPG gets contrarian on distressed

slkyswtbllr05

So in the private equity world everyone is bolstering up their distressed investing units EXCEPT TPG. TPG Capital decided to reduce the size of its $6 billion distressed fund targeting financial institutions by 25%. TPG told investors it was scaling back its distressed financial fund because it wa...

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do you need an mba in london

lifeofpurpose

hey guys, so i noticed that people dont usually need an mba to move from analyst to associate in banking in London. what about PEs? do you still need an mba to work at a PE. i hear people tlak about pre-mba and post-mba, is that just for the States?...

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Work Experience - Short summer internship?

jjpp18

Do some PE firms take on people for short internships or work experience? I'm in the UK, have an internship at a European BB lined up for the summer but will still have 5 or so weeks at the end before college starts; i was thinking of applying to a load of PE firms such as Clayton, Dubilier & Rice...

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Shift in Levered PE Investment Theses

2007Analyst

For those at funds that have historically make levered investments, how has the investment targeting / criteria shifted? Excluding a shift in the asset class of investment - e.g. buying bank in the secondary market, how much of the below are you seeing: 1) All equity / very highly equitized deals...

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standard compensation for $200mm fund?

CDN

Just wondering if anyone knew what a standard salary + bonus would be for a 1st year associate (after 2 year IBD analyst stint) at a $200-300mm pe fund? IF available I would prefer numbers for funds in Toronto....

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What to expect

MotivatedMonkey

Hello everyone, I have a couple probably simple questions to someone who knows what is going on in this world. I landed myself an internship at a private equity firm in Manhattan for the summer. I am in my 2nd year of college and consider myself extremely lucky for the opportunity. I met with a par...

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offer for internship at repe firm - advice needed!

panta_rhei

Hi folks! I really could use some advice on this and appreciate any kind of input!! I have the opportunity to do an internship with a relatively young and small repe firm in Germany (fund of 200mm, founded 2006). According to what they told me, they still are very well capitalized and got sufficie...

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Stub bonus

wantoknow

Anyone know the '08 year-end stub bonuses for the large PE shops for pre-mba associates? All-in comes out to what? ...

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Any Experience with Phoenix Group or Reilly Partners

PowerMonkey

I was recommended to talk to Phoenix Group and Reilly Partners. Has anyone had any experience with either of these Headhunters? Anyone have a specific contact they worked with and liked at the firms? And no, they are not on the recruiter list. ...

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MBA to IB to PE

MeddlingKid

I am currently working for a Structured Finance advisory group in one of the Big 4 Accounting firms and want to eventually transition into Private Equity. Although I have experience modeling while performing analytics alongside my banking counterparts (when the deals were still moving, that is), I ...

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Private Equity Interviews (GS REPIA - Whitehall)

baloogafish

Was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on private equity interviews as an undergrad. Anybody know what to expect?...

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question about putting fund size on resume

tdot

Lets say you interned at a PE firm that had 2 funds. Fund 1 had 300mm in AUM and the second/current fund had 700mm in AUM. On my resume do I put 700mm or the total amount managed by the firm of $1 billion? Just curious as to what is the norm. Thanks. ...

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small fund vs big fund to start career in pe

panta_rhei

Hi, I want to start a career in real estate private equity and am considering various paths to achieve that apart from the "traditional" banking to pe route. In particular I'm thinking about joining a smaller pe firm, which I think would be a great opportunity, but obviously it has some disadvanta...

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Silver Lake Email Format

GnomeOfZürich

What is Silver Lake's employee email format? [email protected]? Thanks...

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No Deal Experience - First year analyst

dcheva19

I'm a first year analyst at a BB. So far none of my deals have gone through. A few, very few, "live deals" have been live indefinitely and who knows if they are ever going to go anywhere. I'm afraid that when recruiting season comes along it will put me at a big disadvantage when it comes to PE. I k...

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REPE: asset management vs acquisition

panta_rhei

Hi folks! I'm very interested in REPE and would like to find out about the perspectives one has within a REPE firm's Asset Management and acquisition division respectively in terms of duties, pay, responsibility and the possibility of becoming a partner. Moreover what are the possibilities of switc...

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From Real Estate into Infrastructure

panta_rhei

Hi, I guess these two asset classes exhibit many similarities and it seems like sometimes they are even integrated in one division. Is there maybe somebody who could tell if starting in real estate within private equity, it would be easy/possible/consequential to move into infrastructure? I ask be...

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Lock-up Times

FinanceWiz

Quick question here: I know hedge funds usually have lock- up times of 1 year (i.e. you can only take money out once a year), but sometimes have a longer time. For PE, however, there is probably a longer lock up time. So I was curious, how long is the lock up time? ...

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Experience vs. Reputation when applying to PE

Lookin4AJob

I am looking for opinions on the relative importance of the following when applying to a PE firm from I-banking: 1. The reputation of the I-bank you worked at 2. The number of deals you executed 3. The plain fact that you have I-banking on your resume, regardless of what you actually did. I'm tr...

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Any layoffs in private equity?

numi

"What's that? Uh...layoffs?! Don't talk about -- layoffs? You kidding me? Layoffs? I just hope we can win a game!" -Coach Mora I was curious as to whether you guys heard anything, either truth or speculation, about potential layoffs in private equity. In my case, I work at a large middle-market pr...

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IB Analyst -> PE going forward

Sterling Archer

The banks are laying people off. The PE shops are laying people off. For those who remain at the banks, deal flow is light and LBO deal flow is non-existent. What does this mean for PE recruiting going forward? I am a first year analyst in Lev Fin and my goal is to move to PE after my analyst gi...

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Allied Capital

zip

This PE firm seems to be a very big player, but the search function delivered nothing on it. They have been around since 1963 and are publicly traded. Seem to do not just buyouts but other types of deals as well. Does anyone know about culture, comp, deals etc. as they may relate to this firm? An...

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Snow Phipps?

thedude

anyone know anything about them. how they are doing?...

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Alternative Investments analyst qualifications/exit opportunities

PenInHand

Does anyone have much information on what the work entails for an analyst at a BB in alternative investments (particularly, HF Indices and quantitative equities/strategic?) Are these quant heavy (with relation to say ibanking) and what are the exit opps? Sorry for the incoherence....

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PE pros: would love to hear some thoughts

raider4ever

Guys, Obviously current market conditions have made it such that very few funds are hiring and very few deals are getting done. For someone who doesn't work on live deals (at MBB) but has an eye toward PE, my perspective is it will be beneficial to take a very strong 2 year pre-MBA post in Strategy...

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Should I do mezz while the markets suck?

ehf3660

I currently work at a large multi-strategy hedge fund that I joined out of undergrad in a group that does mainly large PIPE investments in public companies and small opportunistic PE deals (~$50mm investment). Due to the market, the deal activity is on hold. Mainly spending my days monitoring our pu...

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Compensation Study

GameTheory

http://www.pehub.com/22125/pe-wont-kiss-bonuses-goodbye/ The sub 300 comp sounds a little low to me....

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Prudential Capital

models_and_bottles

What's Prudential Capital's rep? I understand they do mostly debt and some equity, so it seems like a legit buy-side opportunity. I have an offer with one of their regional offices and I am trying to get a handle on them. Compensation seems good for the hours....

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Top 20 healthcare-focused private equity funds?

numi

Hi all -- I have a time sensitive project here and was wondering if any of you guys could help me out. I am looking to identify the top 20 healthcare-focused private equity funds based on a variety of metrics, including fund size, returns, number of deals done, and so forth. However, I am having dif...

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