probability of 'buy' in your PE case interview?

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Hello ,everyone. I know many of you have gone through PE case interviews, either 3 hr ones or 30 mins ones. According your experience, Whether there's a higher probability of 'Buy' compared with 'Not buy'? What's the number of your 'Buy's out of the whole CIM pool during interview?

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  • Analyst 2 in IB - Ind
Sep 13, 2020 - 11:20am

Don't waste your time with baseline rules. They don't pick their borderline businesses. They pick ones they either bought (and have done really well) or they pick ones they passed on and it's pretty obvious why (there's like one or two things that really stick out). I can't say how many buys vs not buys, but whatever I do tell you is not a good rule of thumb. Just learn how to think like an investor.

 
  • Principal in VC
Sep 13, 2020 - 11:44am

Agree that it’s a waste of time to try to game the system but disagree that the answer should be strong one way or the other. Most case studies I have experience with (from both sides of the table) have been edge cases where there are good arguments for and against doing the deal and what’s really being tested is your thought process and rationale, not what your actual answer is. 

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