Reaching out to PE Co Founder

One of my best friends close family friend, Co Founded a PE fund that manages around $2-8 Billion. He is based in the New York but he comes to Australia for holiday every now and again. My friend tells me he is a good guy and him and I would get along well. I also get along very well with my friend's parents, they think very highly of me.

I'm starting university this year in Australia and I'm becoming more interested in PE and researching more. I would be willing to pay for my own flights and accommodation to work with his firm for however long for free. I think the cost of going to the US would be well worth it for the experience gained. How should I go about approaching him initially?

Comments (4)

Mar 3, 2018 - 9:51pm

Hi Wolfofgeorgestreet, the silence is deafening, sorry about that.... Any of the threads below helpful?

  • AMA: GS Special Situations > > Founder of a Private Equity Startup My experience bridges three worlds: investment banking, private equity, and startup life. ... Business Honors programs and was hired directly out of undergrad to GS. I worked in the firm's Special ... Situations Group, analyzing private equity and debt opportunities. I closed 11 private equity and debt ...
  • From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity everything you need to know is right here. Private Equity Associate- What Do They Do? PE associates' ... to Become a PE Associate Before we tell you anything else, understand that private equity recruiting ... my colleagues- and to PE and private equity interviews. I found myself in a po
  • Don't Be That Guy/Girl When Reaching Out Not too long ago, I was an undergrad. Reaching out to people that I have never met. Praying and ... masters constantly reach out to me. I don't always get the chance to have a coffee but am very ... through introspection. However, this is not the right approach when you are reaching out to ...
  • Dealing with a Dumb Senior Private Equity Co-worker who the Boss likes? instead try to BS his way out of it. This happens so frequently I am embarrassed that he is more senior ... his uptick he is getting paid boatloads more than I am so he is trying to squeeze as much out of it as ... at a MM PE shop in a pretty small team. There are two guys above me, MD and a D. The MD and D joined ...
  • Saving Time Bitches (Investment Banking & Private Equity) sweet, the Hamptons are sweeter. How can we save time to get out of the office faster? Putting together ... a list of best practices and techniques (applicable to junior PE & banking professionals). There are ... system, but keep track of tasks by time / priority. 2. Send out all external to-dos in the AM or before ...
  • Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively? Equity Jobs? Want to land at an elite private equity fund try our comprehensive PE Interview Prep Course. ... a CIM in PE? When working in private equity as an analyst one your main jobs will be looking through ... to land the most coveted jobs on Wall Street. Private Equity Interview Course Investment Bankin
  • Investment Banking to Private Equity- 6 Things You Should Know 1. Why not just try to start with a PE firm? There are PE firms that hire juniors out of ... content from 2016, this one ranks #47 with 25 silver bananas. IBD PE PE Recruiting private equity banking ... to me. I'm only pointing this out because I don't want you to think that a person out
  • More suggestions...

No promises, but maybe one of our professional members will share their wisdom: tcass758 Abram aloukas5

You're welcome.

Start Discussion

Popular Content See all

Girlfriend vs PE
+84PEby Investment Analyst in Private Equity - Growth Equity">Investment Analyst in PE - Growth
I’ll never take WSO for granted again
+51OFFby Principal in Venture Capital">Principal in VC
What's so good about Evercore?
+40IBby Prospective Monkey in Investment Banking - Mergers and Acquisitions">Prospect in IB-M&A
I'm tired man
+29IBby Intern in Corporate Finance">Intern in CorpFin
First year analyst, still feel incompetent and like I haven’t learned anything
+21IBby 1st Year Analyst in Investment Banking - Mergers and Acquisitions">Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Friends in IB are chilling hard, how can I get this?
+19IBby 3rd+ Year Associate in Private Equity - LBOs">Associate 3 in PE - LBOs

Total Avg Compensation

January 2021 Private Equity

  • Principal (6) $693
  • Director/MD (15) $627
  • Vice President (57) $366
  • 3rd+ Year Associate (60) $272
  • 2nd Year Associate (115) $245
  • 1st Year Associate (249) $224
  • 3rd+ Year Analyst (23) $162
  • 2nd Year Analyst (56) $139
  • 1st Year Analyst (163) $119
  • Intern/Summer Associate (17) $66
  • Intern/Summer Analyst (178) $59

Leaderboard See all

LonLonMilk's picture
Jamoldo's picture
Secyh62's picture
CompBanker's picture
redever's picture
frgna's picture
NuckFuts's picture
bolo up's picture
bolo up
Addinator's picture
Edifice's picture