I have an interview with an emerging markets focused shop with AUM in the 2.5-3.5 billion range. From what I understand, there will be no modeling test, but definitely questions on finance, models and past experience. I'm beasting my way through Damodaran's class from last semester... including relearning about DCFs and LBOs (even though this shop doesn't do many LBOs... in fact leverage is a very small part of their overall strategy since many emerging markts aren't sophisticated enough to support an LBO). Any other things I should look out for? Should I spend time on LBOs just because it seems to be bread and butter PE even though it may not be so for this shop?
I'm coming from a pre-MBA general mgmt consulting (i.e. not-PE focused) background, so while I have quite a bit of financial modeling experience, little of it is transactional.
Less importantly, any idea what comp should be like? The position is in Asia for what it's worth. 1-2 years consulting experience.
1. Emerging markets PE interview from consulting background (Pre-MBA)
2. Financial modeling experience but not transactional
3. What to focus prep on?
4. What comp to expect?