Q&A - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)
Hi everyone! Long term user, but new account here to preserve my anonymity.
I'm currently a private equity analyst at one of the funds in the topic title. As some of our processes are slowing down, I wanted to check back into the forum and give back to the community. I still remember when I was a sophomore in college not knowing what a DCF or EV/EBITDA multiple was (I was a science major back then). This community pointed me to the right resources, and I eventually landed an internship in finance my junior year. I converted my summer experience into a FT role at a Mega-Fund out of college with some help from my network. I can say that I wouldn't be here today without this community. As a result, I'm going to be doing a Q&A to give back; I will be answering periodically until work starts to pick up again. **I've also been working on a book/manuscript for a couple of my friends who wanted to learn about finance, but don't have any knowledge of the area. My hope for the book was to give an overview on basic accounting and valuation in a simple manner. If anyone is interested in giving me some feedback, please PM me! Also, I know that PE recruiting is largely over, but check out the WSO private equity course. It will give you more than enough information for the tests you'll be getting.