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  • Associate 1 in PE - Growth
Jan 7, 2022 - 1:53am

"Mission critical", "Best-in-class", "Operating leverage", "experienced management team" 

For comments, hearing "small nit" gives me ptsd.

Jan 7, 2022 - 3:14am

Low hanging fruit, greenfield/whitespace opportunity, this is the new uber for --


  • 1
Jan 7, 2022 - 9:38am

Mission critical, buy down multiple, go to market, deep domain expertise, thematic approach, toehold investment, strong value creation,…

  • Associate 1 in PE - LBOs
Jan 8, 2022 - 4:16pm


"Let's leverage our knowledge", "Let's leverage this opportunity", "We need more leverage", "I have leverage over him, because he slept with my wife" etc. 

Jan 12, 2022 - 9:46am

The phrase "Let's Circle Back" was how I knew Psaki had been a consultant without ever having heard her name before.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Jan 9, 2022 - 7:59pm

I've never heard the word "revert" so much as I did when I started banking. Now I can't stand that word. Same thing with "circle back" and "light comments."

Jan 10, 2022 - 10:42pm

I' m in LMM. "Proprietary technology/process" for a company that is completely undifferentiated. "Platform", "blue chip customer base" or something similar, "growth levers", "diversified revenue streams", "adjacencies", "margin expansion", "operational efficiencies", "turnkey", "value-add", "tailwinds", "ramp" or "runway for growth", " seasoned management team", "thx", "turn", I could keep going but I'm going to keep drinking

Jan 11, 2022 - 2:22pm

"How do we get comfort/conviction that…[anything completely unhelpful to the discussion]."

"How do we know all the customers won't just leave as soon as we buy?" We don't bro. But maybe look at the 20 pgs of customer / churn analyses that are highlighted as investment highlight #2.

Also, "let's be thoughtful about…" 

So do you have an actual point or do you want me to just think more? 

Jan 12, 2022 - 1:02pm

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