4 hour PE Case Study/ prep

Hi all,
how do I best prepare for a 4 hour case study + 1 hour presentation? Assuming there is not time for a 3 hour model as slides have to be created as well. Which WSO prep pack models would that be? And how to prepare for the commercial part?
Thank you

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Oct 11, 2019 - 2:44pm

The WSO PE prep pack is great - used it when I did FT PE recruiting, and it helped me secure my gig at a $1.5B shop.

Would go through the modeling exercises, including building a basic LBO from scratch. If you can do that, then you should be ready for anything. In terms of slides, I would keep it very simple - overview page of the company, overview of investment themes, risks / mitigants, diligence focus areas and proposed methods and approach for getting comfortable with diligence focus areas and model output / return sensitivities.

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Feb 20, 2020 - 1:52pm

Thank you.

So your suggestion would be to focus on building the model in 1-2 hours (basic LBO, without full BS) and use the rest of the time for the presentation?

Is overview page required?
Overview of investment themes - what is that?
"Proposed methods and apporach for getting comfortable with diligence focus areas" - what would you write here?
WHat model output would you use; only the sensitivty tables?

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