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Jan 10, 2015 - 4:01pm

People are saying right after President's Day Weekend. Chance that some fund jumps the gun and kicks it off prior to the weekend.

Jan 10, 2015 - 6:27pm

According to GoBuyside...

Point 72 Asset Management: Interviews
AEA Investors: coffee chats
Pamplona: coffee chats
Odyssey: information sessions / resume drops passed
ABRY: information sessions / resume drops passed
Carlyle: breakfast event
Golden Gate Capital: information event
Warburg Pincus: breakfast
TPG special situations: Dinner
Towerbrook Capital: coffee chats

Jan 10, 2015 - 10:13pm

monkey168:

According to GoBuyside...

Point 72 Asset Management: Interviews

AEA Investors: coffee chats

Pamplona: coffee chats

Odyssey: information sessions / resume drops passed

ABRY: information sessions / resume drops passed

Carlyle: breakfast event

Golden Gate Capital: information event

Warburg Pincus: breakfast

TPG special situations: Dinner

Towerbrook Capital: coffee chats


Got that email this morning as well
Jan 10, 2015 - 11:06pm

In general, if you're not in on these pre-process events, are your chances of interviewing slim? How do you get on the invite list? Do firms get resumes from headhunters this early?

Jan 12, 2015 - 12:13pm

It's partly based on groups and more specifically sometimes based on rec's (e.g., someone at the PE firm hits up a buddy or second year analyst who's already committed to the PE firm and asks who they should be looking out for.) HH's can certainly have a say too, though I am not sure how deep into their processes they've already gotten.

Jan 20, 2015 - 6:40am

Recruiting events have begun and below are the events/interviews we can confirm:
Ares Management event
Clayton Dubilier and Rice coffee chats
Silver Lake coffee chats
Pegasus event
Iconiq Capital event
Maverick Capital event
Advent International event
TPG Capital dinner
Bain Capital event
Vector Capital coffee chats
AEA Investors coffee chats
Pamplona coffee chats
Odyssey information sessions / resume drops passed
ABRY information sessions / resume drops passed
Carlyle breakfast event
Golden Gate Capital information event / coffee chats
Warburg Pincus breakfast
TPG special situations Dinner
Towerbrook Capital coffee chats
Point 72 Asset Management interviews

Sincerely,
The GoBuyside Team

Jan 21, 2015 - 10:55am

Thanks for the info. Out of curiosity (and I know it has been covered before, but would like to hear the latest answer), does cold-networking work to get invited to these events? Or is it more so just group, rec's, and HHs as mentioned above?

Jan 25, 2015 - 3:07pm

the magnum:

All, take the gobuyside list with a grain of salt. They have misreported certain firms. For example, the ones I know they messed up are events/interviews with Carlyle, Warburg, Point 72, and Maverick. Or the HHs could be lying to me. Just be aware that the list may not be fully accurate.


It's not that they messed up. It's that you weren't part of the targeted pool of candidates. Gobuyside clarified that the Carlyle event was for women and probably a similar case for the others
Jan 27, 2015 - 1:08am

I understand that. However, they only made the revision well over a week after they first published it. Second, for the other firms, as I said, either the headhunters are lying to me which could very well be the case or gobuyside may be improperly reporting. Could very well be because I don't fit the mold for the elite firms, won't lie about that. However, I have heard the same sort of sentiment from other people who have already went through the process in years past.

Jan 27, 2015 - 11:53am

GoBuyside is legit. Traditional headhunters are typically not as well informed as GoBuyside (although I expect many of them to be somehow already registered on it) and can definitely be dishonest.

Feb 16, 2015 - 6:03pm

Can confirm, received two large cap offers last Wednesday. One of them is done with recruiting and I'd assume the other is too given they had to fill the spot not taken and probably did with ease.

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Feb 16, 2015 - 5:58pm

Also, just want to dispel the notion that if you aren't invited to the dinner event/coffee chat, you're out of the process - that wasn't my experience at all.

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Feb 16, 2015 - 6:05pm

Thanks, I was pretty pumped. I'm at a BB. I'll likely make a post about my recruiting process to hopefully shed some light on how similar/different it was compared to what some posts on here will lead you to believe.

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Feb 17, 2015 - 2:04am

For reference my ">MM Fund is recruiting the next 2 weekends.

"If you want to succeed in this life, you need to understand that duty comes before rights and that responsibility precedes opportunity."
Feb 20, 2015 - 10:44pm

Forgive my ignorance, but if I had a final round with a firm last week and still haven't heard back, am I for sure dinged, or is there the possibility they a) are checking into my background or b) have me on a waitlist in case someone declines an offer? Not sure what the convention is, but I was told by HR that I would definitely receive a call with an outcome, even if it was a rejection.

Mar 6, 2015 - 9:31pm

fpm9789:

Forgive my ignorance, but if I had a final round with a firm last week and still haven't heard back, am I for sure dinged, or is there the possibility they a) are checking into my background or b) have me on a waitlist in case someone declines an offer? Not sure what the convention is, but I was told by HR that I would definitely receive a call with an outcome, even if it was a rejection.

A two week delay, given the speed of the PE recruiting cycle, is fairly reliably a ding.

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Feb 22, 2015 - 3:49pm

My firm usually leaves 1 spot open for an off cycle hire. Not every year but probably 2/3. Not necessarily for a 2nd year analyst. Just fill that spot within 12 months of the start date.

"If you want to succeed in this life, you need to understand that duty comes before rights and that responsibility precedes opportunity."
Feb 25, 2015 - 6:33pm

Generally speaking:

If you recruit for the first time as a second year, your chances of getting an interview are as good or potentially even better than if you were a first year. You will have to explain why you have not recruited as a first year but this should not be hard.

If you are a second year who has tried to recruit as a first year but was not successful, your chances are worse because headhunters see you as a liability. This is assuming that you are recruiting via the same headhunters in your second year.

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