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  • Associate 2 in PE - Other
Aug 30, 2021 - 1:51pm

I can't comment on comp or exit opps but at my previous firm we took hard runs at a few of their portfolio companies.

All I can say is that they were attractive companies so those guys must be doing something right.

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Aug 31, 2021 - 11:18pm

They love to hire out of undergrad and groom their people for career track roles. They also have a very large team (relative to fund size) committed to a unique sourcing strategy. I hear the sourcing stuff is actually pretty legit. I also hear they drastically, painfully underpay their people: probably worse than 50% under market. 

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  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Sep 2, 2021 - 4:13pm

It's good that they hire out of undergrad, but wow that underpayment is massive. Do you know how exits are from there/could potentially be?

Sep 2, 2021 - 11:04pm

Great culture @ Five Elms Capital (FEC). Just raised a new fund bringing its AUM to 1.5B+. Entry-level pay is in line with IB. FEC has a dedicated sourcing team so PE analysts aren't on the phones all day like most growth shops. 

  • Prospect in IB - Cov
Sep 3, 2021 - 10:39am

The dedicated sourcing team is definitely attractive. However, regarding the pay, are you sure? As the user above mentioned they underpay a lot. Also, curious regarding exit opps. Thanks nonetheless!

Sep 8, 2021 - 12:27pm

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