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Nov 3, 2015

Did it in London -- Build out 3 statement model and LBO in 1 hour. Relatively straightforward -- except the information that they give is quite limited (so lots of assumptions)

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Nov 3, 2015

Thank you moneypants3.

May 28, 2016
moneypants3:

Did it in London -- Build out 3 statement model and LBO in 1 hour. Relatively straightforward -- except the information that they give is quite limited (so lots of assumptions)

Building a 3-statement model + LBO in 1 hour from a blank spreadsheet? That sounds unreasonably tight?

Was it purely a modeling test/case study where you hand in the results and then that's that, or were there debrief interviews where they went into detail why you did certain things?

DYEL

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May 28, 2016

Also interested in this

Jun 11, 2016

Sorry for not replying --- missed this. Build from scratch, with a highly highly notional business plan (1 or 2 revenue drivers, everything else as % sales). They flagged that only 60% or so actually finish -- and its not a 100% ding if you dont finish.

It was 95% modelling focussed, i.e. here are the numbers go model. They then asked some high level questions on how you would think about such an investment.

For the investment case style case studies, all verbal -- think consulting case studies, and lots of them (1 or 2 per interview)

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Dec 6, 2017

Scratchy,
You ever take this test? I've got to do this one for an off-cycle process I'm part of as well. I've done a valuation/stock recommendation and now I've got a case that includes 3 hours of prep (reading Ks, Qs, news/reports) and a 1 hour presentation of where to invest in the capital structure (relative value). Let me know if you'd be willing to connect at all. Thank you!

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Mar 13, 2020

Hey, did you end up applying to Oaktree? How were the interviews like?

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  • VP in VC
Apr 1, 2020

When I came to WSO I didn't know shit about VC, asked a bunch of questions, learned, got the job... same for PE. Now, turning to things like spec sits where you choose where to invest in the capital structure.

How do you figure out where to invest in the capital structure? What analyses? Where can you find the primers on how to do this online? I only know how to LBO model.

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  • Intern in IB-M&A
Apr 5, 2020

Bump - also curious on this

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 13, 2020

Is there anyway that I can find companies modeling tests? I completed the WSO guide fairly easy so I want to get more reps.

  • Summer Associate in PE - LBOs
Mar 14, 2020

No, leave it

  • Prospect in IB - Gen
Mar 14, 2020

What? Is there any other PE modeling prep outside of WSP

  • Associate 2 in CorpDev
Mar 21, 2020

Did it awhile back but sounds like it's the same one they use, PM me

Apr 4, 2020

Hi, Could you please share with me? Thanks

Array

Apr 5, 2020

hi there,
Please can I have the test/ tips as well?

Apr 5, 2020

Please can you share it?

Apr 5, 2020

Hey, I know others have already asked, but if you're still willing to share, could you send a message? Your profile is anonymous, so I can't PM first!

Apr 5, 2020

Would appreciate a copy as well if you are able. Thank you!

Apr 6, 2020

Would also appreciate if you could share a copy of possible.

Apr 1, 2020

Interested as well. Please PM if you have the test.

Array

Apr 5, 2020
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Apr 5, 2020