8/24/07

I've seen this topic posted before, but I never saw any truly credible responses. What are the best answers for this question when it is posed in a private equity interview?

Also, does anyone have access to any good private equity interview guides? I could use all of the help I can get!

Thank you so much.

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8/24/07

Some possible reasons:
You want to be a decision maker rather an advisor
You want to see all aspects of investing
You want to get a holistic view of businesses rather than just a financial view

Don't mention lifestyle or comp.

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8/24/07

are you kidding...

1)principal
2)have to create value in a company to realize profits
3)much more about learning about industry and company and their operations, working with management
4)dig much, much deeper

those are some good reasons (people will bring up arguments against these: PE is just financial engineering, etc)

Honestly, I can see how the why ibanking question might be difficult for some people, but the why PE question is so basic

8/24/07
napoleon:

are you kidding...

1)principal
2)have to create value in a company to realize profits
3)much more about learning about industry and company and their operations, working with management
4)dig much, much deeper

those are some good reasons (people will bring up arguments against these: PE is just financial engineering, etc)

Honestly, I can see how the why ibanking question might be difficult for some people, but the why PE question is so basic

so easy yet you don't know what you're talking about, stop misleading him.

8/24/07

Undergrad Advice,

Which PE firm are you talking to? I'm pretty sure Blackstone PE already filled their 3 FT undergrad spots.

One of my little brother's friends is going there. I thought they already gave out their offers.

Silver Lake, middle market?

8/24/07

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