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Feb 11, 2009 - 10:30pm

eric1025:
well, either he is a stud or he's lying lol BX moelis and lazard? wow haha

According to his posts, he has gotten (at least):

Offers from:

Blackstone M&A (signed)
Lazard
Moellis

Superdays from:

Barcap LA
Citi LA

1st Rounds with:

Thomas Weisel
CS LA
HLHZ Restructuring
Lincoln International
UBS LA/SF Tech

Based on the amount of detail he gives and his apparent sincerity, I'd say the kid's legit.

 
Feb 11, 2009 - 11:53pm

I understand other people frustration, i was in that state as well...i am going to be honest...i didnt get offer from citi or barcap...but dont understand why its so hard to get an offer from Moelis, my boss is a really close friend of warren woo so i am hooked up...Lazard LA is just a middle market IB bearing the name tag of Lazard so i guess it wouldnt be too difficult after all that being said i wouldnt say the recruiting process at Moelis...i also know Chinh Chu pretty well so a phone call from BX wouldnt be a surprise as well ....if you want more details more than happy to provide...

 
Feb 12, 2009 - 12:43pm

ttran86hcm:
I understand other people frustration, i was in that state as well...i am going to be honest...i didnt get offer from citi or barcap...but dont understand why its so hard to get an offer from Moelis, my boss is a really close friend of warren woo so i am hooked up...Lazard LA is just a middle market IB bearing the name tag of Lazard so i guess it wouldnt be too difficult after all that being said i wouldnt say the recruiting process at Moelis...i also know Chinh Chu pretty well so a phone call from BX wouldnt be a surprise as well ....if you want more details more than happy to provide...

Chinh Chu doesn't even work for Blackstone M&A. He's PE, smart guy.

I also call BS on his so-called interviews with BX M&A.

 
Feb 11, 2009 - 11:59pm

How does that explain that, in this thread, you said you were deciding between Laz and Moelis (with Laz being the better choice though Laz LA is MM), while in the BX M&A thread you said you had already accepted and signed the offer letter? Not to mention you posted you had already signed the BX M&A offer one minute before you posted you were deciding between Moelis and Laz. Makes no sense.

 
Feb 12, 2009 - 4:12am

First: I truly apologize for your misunderstanding, what i meant was that i did get the offer from Moelis and Lazard LA and I really like the people at Lazard so i would recommend WhartonBeere to consider going to Lazard...so, there is a miscommunication here...
Secondly: you can call me piece of shit or fake or whatever but sorry that still doesnt change the fact that i got the job and you dont and you are just pissing off because someone is actually better than you...suck it up man...

Believe it or not, again, it is up to you so again and again sorry if I insulted anyone in here...but if you want to know what they ask during the superday at Moelis please pm me...overall great office great bankers but not so many deals going on...expect to work 80-90h/w

 
Feb 12, 2009 - 10:37am

He's clueless. This kid has been talking about BX M&A in New York - at least suggested he's at BX in New York - and there's no way they're recruiting a USC kid these days. Especially a kid who communicates as poorly as ttran.

 
Feb 12, 2009 - 10:47am

I think he exhausted his finance knowledge/vocabulary in that one post on BX m&a... the kid is clueless about it all.. How to build an LBO model, let's be serious, there are analysts out there who don't know how to do that and this kid figured it out all on his own?

Ok so i run the probability of an SA at a PE shop, still leaves a small % for this kid to actually know how an LBO model works...

if you know an LBO model so well, why don't you tell me how you woul create deferred assets/liabilities and model NOLs..

 
Feb 12, 2009 - 12:10pm

As I said earlier, I did do a sophomore BB internship. I learned some LBO modeling but it was minimal. I stress it on my resume, but they know that I don't have any extensive knowledge. No sophomore learned extensive LBO and M&A modeling and that's a fact.

And ttran, I have an offer from a top boutique and final rounds with all of the others.

 
Feb 12, 2009 - 4:10pm

Lazard NY and SF may not be recruiting at USC, but I wouldn't go as far as saying Lazard LA doesn't. I don't go there so I don't know...but I wouldn't be surprised at all if they did.

Array
 
Feb 12, 2009 - 10:43pm

congrats on those who got the offers...i am happy for you...just like that, no need to be so hated guys...anyone who got offer at BX...i will be seeing you guys there...interested in sharing an apartment with me in Midtown...anyone?? and btw, I didnt say i interviewed with Chinh Chu, he recommended me to the MA group...just for further information...Chinh Chu himself didnt have to go to Ivy and he still managed to buy $25mil apartment on Fifth..so guys just because you go to Ivy it doesnt mean that you are entitled to all the offers and other people arent...good luck with that mentality

 
Feb 12, 2009 - 11:24pm

You're an idiot. You do know that analysts do hop on WSO to read about the firms they're working at right? If I was an analyst at any one of your "offer firms" I would NOT be happy with the way you're talking about these firms.

You're throwing big names (Warren Woo, Chinh Chu) around and flaunting connections. Even if everything you are saying is true, if anyone from those offices saw the attitude you're carrying yourself with, you'd be red flagged from day one. Be smart, it would not be hard to identify you at all.

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 12:22am
  1. He interned last year at RSM Equico Capital in Costa Mesa, CA.

ttran86hcm:
Hey guys, does anyone in here know anything about RSM,I am planning to intern with them this summer in their headquarter office at Costa Mesa, CA. I know its a very small firm but they are ranked by Thomson MM, provided with this kind of shitty market, i would take anything that i could so that i can get some experience out of it and prepare for the fall recruiting process. Any advices about their culture, dealflow, and opportunities are sincerely appreciated.Thanks a lot.

2.For a guy with SOOOOooOOOO many connections he is really desperate to "leverage" into a BB

ttran86hcm:
Hey guys, quick question, i am interning at a small boutique in Costa mesa, CA, and most of the MDs were from BoA, do you think i can leverage their connections into BB next fall, please give me some advices of what i should do ...thanks

3.Also our oh so modest friend seems to loveeee begging as seen from this gem :)

ttran86hcm:
DOES ANYONE HAVE ANY IDEA ABOUT THE COMPANY AND ITS INTERVIEW?? PLEASE HELP ME OUT

Note this took 5min just by looking at your post history! By these post its very apparent that you are lying and also should bitch slapped Ari Gold style.

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 12:56am

I havent said a bad thing about the firm since the beginning of the post...only people who are trying desperately to get their feet in the door get really provoked and said shit about me...I work hard to get what I want even as a person coming from a non-target school, if the people at my firm see this they should be really relieved cuz they didnt waste their offer on a non-ivy dbag...so yeah people..btw i have never said that BX came to recruit on campus at USC..never..especially through my previous internship at rsm, i truly understand the idea of networking through the people in my office so if you guys havent learned it yet, please do so before you want to say shit about other people alright mate.

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 1:31pm

toiysam:
what is the big deal with lazard and moelis. they are not a top BB... the blackstone thing does sound cool, but the rest is just "normal".

toiysam:
god, i had no idea BX = blackstone...

how is the training and experience at BX M&a compared to other BB. i mean, they are top PE, but i never saw their name on any big M&A deal.

Wow, you really are clueless.

Do you not realize that Blackstone is the global advisor for AIG currently? Or like you-down-with-SEC said above, that they advised Microsoft on the potential Yahoo acquisition?

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 2:52pm

BX doesn't recruit directly out of USC, but kids from USC can still get interviews at BX NY.

Easy test for ttran86hcm, just name a few of the VPs you interviewed with and their industry focus.

It's really not that unbelievable that someone from USC can get offers from Moelis, LAZ, and BX - the University of Spoiled Children has a lot of connections and some of the students are pretty legit..

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 2:56pm

It's not really that we don't believe it's possible. There was just another thread talking about BX M&A, and he posted in that thread, "I got an offer from BX M&A and signed it this morning." Then, one minute later, he posts here saying, "I got an offer from Moelis and now I'm deciding between Laz and Moelis, but Laz looks like the best choice."

So that's likely why he is getting called out.

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 7:54pm

Dipset, do you personally know that or are you just assuming? Looking through the analysts at Moelis, it can clearly be seen that non-targets work at Moelis.
http://www.moelis.com/team/analysts.php

Some examples- Bowdoin College, Michigan State University, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, Denison University, University of California at Santa Barbara, UCLA and that's just halfway through the list. Please stop commenting on things that you do not know.

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 10:03pm

devilindisguise:
Dipset, do you personally know that or are you just assuming? Looking through the analysts at Moelis, it can clearly be seen that non-targets work at Moelis.
http://www.moelis.com/team/analysts.php

Some examples- Bowdoin College, Michigan State University, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, Denison University, University of California at Santa Barbara, UCLA and that's just halfway through the list. Please stop commenting on things that you do not know.

That was Moelis's first class. They were desperate for analysts then. Now that they have more of a name they can be more selective. This summer's class was significantly more competitive.

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 11:21pm

DontMakeMeShortYou:
devilindisguise:
Dipset, do you personally know that or are you just assuming? Looking through the analysts at Moelis, it can clearly be seen that non-targets work at Moelis.
http://www.moelis.com/team/analysts.php

Some examples- Bowdoin College, Michigan State University, University of Kansas, University of Maryland, Denison University, University of California at Santa Barbara, UCLA and that's just halfway through the list. Please stop commenting on things that you do not know.

That was Moelis's first class. They were desperate for analysts then. Now that they have more of a name they can be more selective. This summer's class was significantly more competitive.

Plus half of them were random laterals.

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 9:52pm

Dipset doesnt know shit...he just assumes that because he thinks only Ivy kids deserve a job in banking...suck it up man...btw i just want to reiterate that BX did not recruit at USC...about the possibility of networking my way to Lazard MM through RSM, you can check background of Dermott M. O’Flanagan, VP at Lazard MM or Darrin Kleinman a USC alumni as well...just FYI...

 
Feb 13, 2009 - 10:07pm

ttran86hcm:
Dipset doesnt know shit...he just assumes that because he thinks only Ivy kids deserve a job in banking...suck it up man...btw i just want to reiterate that BX did not recruit at USC...about the possibility of networking my way to Lazard MM through RSM, you can check background of Dermott M. O’Flanagan, VP at Lazard MM or Darrin Kleinman a USC alumni as well...just FYI...

ESL?

 
Feb 14, 2009 - 10:57am

The second tier schools you mentioned are all better than USC. USC blows which TTRAN nicely parallels. Moelis might offer 1 SA offer but I doubt the turnover rate from that is high which is shown by 0 USC students on the analyst roster. I love how TTRAN mentions one USC alum who is at lazard. Grow up, and if you were sincere about your offers you wouldn't boast and also lie that you previously interned at a BB which you didn't because you simply werent good enough.....................I hear tool academy season 2 is casting...you might want to give that a shot because you probably wont get a FT offer.

 
Feb 14, 2009 - 11:52am

dipset, quit being so condescending and elitist. I don't know and I don't really care whether ttran has any of those offers, but your bitterness from being an ivy graduate who can't get anyone's attention is painfully apparent (IS JEFFRIES SERIOUS?!?). Come on man, wake up and quit being an idiot. Your school does not limit you by any means, it just makes everything harder.

I have no qualms with a USC grad getting into any of those banks, I just found it incredulous that he would so openly boast about it in such broken english. Regardless, he doesn't have to prove himself and you need to get your head of your ivy league ass.

Array
 
Feb 14, 2009 - 12:39pm

Agreed with jman - quit being so bitter about your inability to land a gig. It's no one's fault but your own.

 
Feb 14, 2009 - 3:25pm

Seriously, I didn't know some people actually took the elitist satire from Leveraged Sell-Out to heart... I'd understand if you were rocking out hard with offers, but that doesn't seem to be the case. Actually, I haven't even seen people from H/Y/P with numerous BB offers take on the attitude you continuously display in your posts.

It's really a little saddening. Maybe this sense of entitlement shines through in your interviews and keeps you from getting offers? No one at a bank likes arrogance, especially at the analyst level...

I'm not arguing whether USC is a great or horrible place, but please, just give it a rest.

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