11/10/17

What PE firms recruit from undergrad? Probably a ton of posts like this, but honestly curious. Would love to get into an REPE firm. I'm a current jobless senior

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11/9/17

To my knowledge, there are very few PE firms that hire undergraduates fresh from uni. Have a look at Terra Firma, if I remember correctly they are still running this programme.

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11/9/17

Thank you for the suggestion. I am a dual citizen (US & EU) so Terra Firma would actually be perfect for me. Will definitely apply there.

11/9/17
11/9/17

I would search similar posts within the real estate forum if you're set on repe

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11/9/17

Actually firms are starting to recruit undergrads but only kids from HYP/S/W with 3.9+

  • Blackstone - has formal undergrad recruiting
  • Warburg Pincus - took 4 full-time this year for the first time
  • KKR - has taken undergrad interns
  • Carlyle - has taken interns and converted at least one (to my knowledge) to full-time
  • Parthenon - in SF recruited undergrads for the first time this year
  • General Atlantic (growth equity) - has formal undergrad recruiting
11/9/17

They're done recruiting but Och-Ziff RE takes undergrads. Different question on if you'd actually want to go there but they do hire.

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11/9/17

Realterm (based in DC) also recruits undergrads, but they are industrial REPE so not the most glamorous.

11/10/17

I've handled recruiting for my firm this year, and I can confirm @apollo95 's list. But recruiting is over for all firms - and no, we don't do off-cycle interviews, unless maybe you're referred by a MD+.

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11/10/17

Audax PE. I don't remember much about other than it's a good shop and I shadowed an MD there as a freshman.

11/10/17

Pretty sure Bain runs undergrad programs

11/10/17

they do, but it's 1 in a million shot. Never hurts to take your chances, though.

11/10/17

idk i know somebody at my school who worked at Bain Capital ventures for his junior summer. maybe he's a stud tho

11/10/17

Valid point. But i'm talking more senior yr full-time gig.

11/11/17

Yeah had a friend who went to HYP and was incredibly smart, spent the summer there and only 1/4 or 1/5 got a return offer full time. Everyone else was told they did really well, but their bar is extremely high for FT recruiting

11/10/17

Just to confirm what other have said:
Bain
Silver Lake
Ares
LGP
Warburg
Carlyle
Blackstone
Crestview
Audax
KKR (very rare)
General Atlantic
TPG

11/10/17

Think it's worth it to reach out to smaller shops? Have a list of >1000 from cap iq. Or would they all want prior banking exp. talking low low mm

11/10/17

It's definitely worth it in the sense that LMM firms are fairly open to hiring straight out of undergrad. The real question is if that's what you're looking for. In general, LMM PE firms that hire straight out of undergrad place a strong emphasis on having their analysts source deals. You will spend the VAST majority of time actually finding companies and CEO contact information. This certainly is not the case for every LMM firm, but it is for the majority of them.

There are also some much larger funds that follow this sourcing model and consequently recruit straight out of undergrad.
Battery Ventures, Summit Partners, TA Associates

11/10/17

Tobinco TIGER FUND

11/10/17

I heard she calls her analysts Cubs. Maybe @Sil can confirm.

GoldenCinderblock: "I keep spending all my money on exotic fish so my armor sucks. Is it possible to romance multiple females? I got with the blue chick so far but I am also interested in the electronic chick and the face mask chick."

11/10/17

Parthenon, Audax, Altamont, GoldenGate

11/11/17

Do they ever take people that are more like 3.6-3.7 GPA from HYP?

11/11/17

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