UMM PE shops specific culture and lifestyle

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Can anyone elaborate on culture / hours / lifestyle at the below firms? Looking for specifics if possible

  • AEA
  • AmSec
  • Berkshire
  • H&F
  • LG
  • NMC

Thanks!!

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Jan 11, 2019

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May 24, 2019

These are all top shops so they'll be more alike than they are different. That said...
AEA: smart people, great returns, good deal flow (for the main fund- they have a tiny growth fund and some debt funds on the side). I know some of the people there and they seem down to earth and nice
AmSec: good firm, raised a pretty big fund so I imagine the returns are good. Don't know about hours for them
Berkshire: smart people, good culture and history, work hard but not nearly H&F level. Famous for their automatic HBS agreement
H&F: absolute sweat shop where most people get churned up and spit out after two years but smart people, exceptional returns, and the firm looks out for you when you leave
LG: Lowest in terms of prestige out of the firms on this list but still very decent. don't know about hours
NMC: sweat shop and I know they've had attrition there with associates leaving early but comp is very strong to make up for it. they do large growth equity and are well respected but folks are not happy there

May 24, 2019

Thoughts on MDP and Golden Gate? Some, but not great info already out here.

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May 25, 2019

Would love some clarity on GTCR and Ares as well.

Jun 3, 2019

Golden Gate has always been known as a serious sweat shop. Smart people but honestly nothing particularly special that would warrant killing yourself for a few years (there's enough great firms in SF). But they know this is their reputation after they had trouble recruiting, so maybe it has or will change

GTCR & MDP: Personally I'm not that familiar with Chicago firms but these are definitely the top 2, in that order I would say. I think both are solid firms, GTCR has good returns. MDP used to have an HBS agreement but not sure if they still do

Ares: Known for debt but they do PE out of the LA office as well. So if you want to live in LA go for it. I think the fund is pretty big. Returns are ok. Not sure about culture

Hope this helps y'all

May 25, 2019

Would love some input on west-coast PE firms/satellite offices. NY-based but really want to make the shift over.

Jun 4, 2019

What are these HBS agreements?

You do a 2 year associate stint and you are basically "guaranteed " a spot in HBS?

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Jun 4, 2019

Also curious. I imagine there is some "handshake" deal where it's a little easier to get in, granted if you're at Berkshire you're probably a strong candidate regardless.

Jun 14, 2019
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