1-hr case study, what to expect?

Hi All,

I have a 1 1/2 hour case interview with a mega fund based in Asia next week, I was wondering if guys with such experiences could please give me some backgrounds on this.

Some backgrounds:
I was told that the case study would take 1 hr, then I would meet with a banker for another 30 mins. I'm assuming that I will be presenting it to this person?

What should I expect for this? given the relative short time frame, I'm assuming that I will be presented an investment case, then build a simple LBO analysis and present?

I've gone through the old posts and they mainly talk about a full-blown case study with several days to complete, any thoughts / advice / sample 1-hr case studies will be greatly appreciated.

Also as an additional note, PE's in Asia, esp. in China rather growth equity capitals that purchase minority stakes, would appreciate any specific thoughts on this for the case study.

Thanks so much in advance!

Comments (7)

 
Aug 3, 2010 - 3:41pm

yes, had a similar case study in my interviews. they'll probably give you one-pager with info around the industry, company, etc. you'll then build a cheater lbo (may or may not provide you with the template) where you'll most likely frame your assumptions based on the one-pager. in the 30 minute discussion that follows, you'll justify your assumptions and explain why good/bad deal/investment.

 
Aug 5, 2010 - 10:56pm

well unless it's bain cap but otherwise it should be a simple model test

  1. you will be asked to build a lbo on an existing template. yes it is true that asia is mainly about growth capital but you will asked to build out a traditional lbo scenario nonetheless

make sure your assumptions are not stupid because you will be discussin them with the interviewer in the next half an hour.

you also need to form an opinion about whether the company is a good investment or not. usually you can tell this by:

are your assumptions reasonable
return (should be above 2x MOC)
riskiness of the business

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