Private Equity Resume Review

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Private Equity Resume Review
Updated v4:
http://www.razume.com/documents/7103
Ok, I know my deal descriptions need work... that why I'm posting on here. Any help/comments would be appreciated.

Feel free to chime in on anything you see, not just the deal experience descriptions.

Comments (18)

Mar 2, 2009

...love the entrepreneurial experience and the thesis is a big plus since it is spot on PE.

questions:

why no GPA?
why say that you replicated the LBO and M&A models?...just say that you built them. you want them to have no questions on your ability to model.
move litigation support down or take it off altogether. put the M&A and LBO modeling first.

good luck dude - solid resume.
-Patrick

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Mar 2, 2009

he's indian.

The world has changed. And we must change with it.

I'm making it up as I go along.

Mar 2, 2009
Cornelius:

he's indian.

The world has changed. And we must change with it.

Yeah, or not.

I also speak German and Arabic... although not fluently and I'd be thoroughly embarrassed if someone saw it on my resume and tried conversing with me. So I figured it best to leave it off.

Mar 2, 2009

I'm a new poster, so take what I say with a grain of salt...but are honors that are 8 years old still relevant? Other than that it looks great to me.

Mar 4, 2009

Updated v2: http://www.razume.com/documents/7093
Question Patrick, while I've been working at my boutique, I also started a small advisory services business. Kind of like an investment bank for people too small to use investment banks. I started it to target start-up entrepreneurs to build projections, create business models, and marketing materials for potential investors. I have only landed one significant deal really... a start-up wind-mill farm in Italy owned by an American businessman. Its an 18 million Euro deal. And I'm pitching another deal with is a private placement for an existing spa company (design/market spa's in NYC).

I'm also raising investment capital for independent films. I'm in the beginning stages of this business though, pretty much just reviewing scripts and trying to setup the legal framework and fee structure. If I find a good script, I market it as an investment opportunity to potential investors and collect a fee off the top if I raise the target budget. Obviously one of the roles I would assume is negotiating between talent and capital to make the film on the leanest budget. But the film which is a front runner has a 300K budget.

Are these things I should list on my resume? Or will it make me look unfocused, or like I have my eyes set on entrepreneurship more so than PE?

Mar 2, 2009
  • maybe add progress of deals (live, closed, in-progress, terminated, etc.).. unless you don't want to share.
  • 1st bullet under LBO ("Built" instead of "Build")
  • "Thomson", instead of Thompson. Lol.
Mar 2, 2009

Is it just me or is your Cum and Major GPA font size not the same? I would think you may want to move the $5B LBO above the $500M sub-parent deal.

I'd say the Honors are a toss-up. They are dated, but they are also significant accomplishments, as opposed to cookie cutter honors like Dean's List, Academic Scholarship, etc... I'd say it shows a long track record of over-achievement. But then again, Im not on the buyside.

Mar 2, 2009

Marcus- Font size is and was the same.

I did change deal order though, and Thomson vs Thompson and "Built vs Build"

Updated v3: http://www.razume.com/documents/7102

Mar 2, 2009

You have "Majoring in Finance". Since I'm assuming you've graduated, shouldn't this be past tense or at least worded differently?

Mar 2, 2009

Nice catch. Thanks.

Updated v4: http://www.razume.com/documents/7103

Mar 2, 2009

I'd say the ibank startup would be nice to include, but could make one question your dedication to carrying through on something you've started. However, it would likely help get you in the door, and then it is up to you to spin it.

"Bachelors in Business Administration: Majoring in Finance" should not be present tense imo

Mar 2, 2009

you changed the BBA: finance tense, but you should have a colon there not a semicolon

Mar 2, 2009

do you still own the gas stations? If you don't, you should probably include how much you sold them for and give a rate of return

Mar 2, 2009

I'd rather not put how much I sold them for since its fairly personal, kind of like putting your net worth or credit score on your resume.

Thanks for all the suggestions guys. You can never really get every typo/formatting thing unless you literally have this kind of scrubbing.... And some stuff still slips through the cracks.

Mar 2, 2009
elan:

I'd rather not put how much I sold them for since its fairly personal, kind of like putting your net worth or credit score on your resume.

then maybe just put a rate of return?

Mar 4, 2009

I updated to include the advisory services I started....

http://www.razume.com/documents/7155
Any feedback? I feel like its really dense... like there's barely any white space.

Mar 4, 2009

for your first paragraph on the 5bn lbo fund deal, describe the sitution in the first bullet and leave the lbo bullet second... talk about something unique because if you can't figure out cash sweeps and you wrked on an lbo model then their is something worng with you.. talk about identifying tax opportunities if that's true, taxes are key in lbo deals...

Mar 5, 2009
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