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  2. BX RE SA 2021

    Real Estate

    Wanted to make a thread for BX SA 2021 as I didn't see any other posts on it. Not sure how different the timelines are for BREDS, BREIT, and BREPE. Received first round over zoom for this week. BX 2021 BREITS reits blackstone Salary ...

    189 comments6 Jun 2020 - Prospect in IB - CB

  3. Hey monkeys, seems to be a severe lack of talk about growth equity on this forum. Was wondering if yall could shed some light on the growth equity landscape (ie. what are the top firms? how are traditional PE firms growth arms viewed in comparison? how ma ...

    33 comments5 Jun 2020 - Intern in IB-M&A

  4. Blackstone Summer 2020

    Investment Banking

    Starting discussion on 2020 Blackstone summer analyst recruiting. Has BX started recruiting? It's been silent thus far. blackstone Salary ...

    106 comments16 May 2020 -

  5. Wow does this forum brings back memories! WallStreetOasis was a welcome discovery my freshmen year in college and I checked it religiously back then- trying to gauge the relative prestige and status of different firms and sucking in all the hilarious and ...

    92 comments6 May 2020 -

  6. Good credit funds?

    Hedge Fund

    Just starting out here and I'm thinking about recruiting for credit funds next year. What are some of the leading firms, and why do people think they're great? I've heard these names a lot but don't know much about them... was original ...

    22 comments21 Dec 2019 - Analyst 1 in Consulting

  7. Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory p ...

    43 comments20 May 2020 -

  8. Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #33 and was originally posted 6/9/2015. I've been searching info about these guys for a while now. There are few threads on WSO with some ...

    45 comments30 Mar 2018 -

  9. I'm lucky enough to have Full-Time Analyst offers for Investment Banking from both Evercore NYC M &A and PJT NYC M&A. I know I'm splitting hairs here but I'm just wondering if any of you have thoughts if one firm is slightly better ...

    17 comments6 May 2020 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  10. Hey everyone, Can someone confirm this? I have been hearing this story all summer. Apparently a Goldman and Blackstone SA urinated on a Nomura intern when he was passed out outside of a Mayfair club in London this summer. Can someone confirm this pls? I a ...

    17 comments6 May 2020 -

  11. Have offers from some of these boutiques. Which are best for exit opps or are they all comparable? Lazard, Greenhill, Evercore, Blackstone, Moelis boutique greenhill exit options blackstone lazard ...

    110 comments18 Apr 2018 -

  12. I'm interviewing for a job with Blackstone TacOpps next month. Does anybody have any info on what they're doing or what an interview with them might look like? Are they a good group? What is Blackstone Tactical Opportunities? Blackstone Tactical ...

    39 comments27 Jun 2020 -

  13. Hi Monkeys, Long time lurker here. Decided to create an account because I am eager to learn more about the large private equity firm opportunities and recruiting in the Middle East, in particular Dubai. Have seen limited information about the topic. I kno ...

    42 comments2 Jun 2020 -

  14. Eddie Braverman's blog Bloomberg ran this great interview with Blackstone's Steve Schwarzman yesterday, and it covers a lot of ground. Schwarzman goes into why all hope is not lost for Europe (in fact he's still a buyer), why he loves Catho ...

    107 comments1 Dec 2011 -

  15. Was wondering if anyone had any information on the full time recruiting process at MF's (BX, KKR, Apollo, TPG, Warburg, etc.) for undergrad students. I'll be at a top EB for my SA stint and, though I will most likely stay for FT, I figured I mig ...

    48 comments26 Jul 2017 -

  16. "Strategic Partners provides a unique opportunity to achieve a valuable learning experience working in the secondary private equity industry. Strategic Partners manages funds with approximately $11.0 billion in committed capital and seeks capital app ...

    30 comments4 May 2020 -

  17. Blackstone PE 1st round

    Investment Banking

    First round at BX PE (phone interview) tomorrow. What questions should I expect? Interned at a BB in IBD. How long does the 1st round phone interview usually last? When do they inform us about the result of the 1st round? Any other tips on how to prepare? ...

    73 comments6 Mar 2017 -

  18. Whenever I was asked this question, I never gave a bullshit answer. I said that obviously the hours aren't a pro of working in this industry, but its not something that i necessarily mind and it will help me learn a lot. I also brought up my student ...

    13 comments30 Sep 2019 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  19. 1 Goldman Sachs & Co. 2 The Blackstone Group 3 Morgan Stanley 4 J.P. Morgan Investment Bank 5 Lazard 6 Greenhill & Co. 7 Credit Suisse (Investment Banking Division) 8 Evercore Partners 9 Deutsche Bank AG 10 Rothschild 11 Barclays Capital 12 Perell ...

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  20. Apparently they placed two kids in GS TMT and Blackstone M&A this past summer and into full-time. Also a bunch more at MS, JPM, CS, DB, etc. How are they not considered a target? ...

    53 comments10 Mar 2017 -

  21. Hi Everyone, Is anyone here familiar with Brookfield Capital Partners' operations, deals, rep, hours, pay? I came across them and am super interested in the way they do business. Will they comparable to BX, Carlyle etc.. in 5-10 years? Thank you Broo ...

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  22. As requested by @MBAGrad2015" in my previous post (about GSO) and several other users who pm-ed me about BAAM, I decided to start another "demystifying" thread- the Blackstone 's 2014 Hedge Fund Solutions (BAAM) overview. All is based ...

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  23. Lazard vs Blackstone M&A

    Investment Banking

    How would you guys compare FT positions at Lazard and Blackstone M&A in terms of reputation/prestige, PE exit ops, and quality of deal experience? The Lazard offer is generalist, so the restructuring group is a possibility. Wasserstein 's sad abs ...

    37 comments3 Oct 2017 -

  24. Goldman vs Moelis

    Investment Banking

    I don't have offers nor am I in the process of interviewing with either firm, just an analyst wondering what you guys think. I don't post often on this site but I keep hearing about the "prestige" of Moelis and wanted to know what you ...

    55 comments11 Feb 2009 -

  25. Blackstone Culture

    Private Equity

    Can anyone comment on the work environment at BX, particularly in PE? Dress code formal? Start time in the morning, interaction with senior management etc? Thanks for any insight! culture blackstone BX Salary ...

    19 comments12 May 2020 -

  26. Anyone else get invited to apply? Is an invitation likely to result in at least a first round interview or is it just HR trying to get more applicants involved in the cycle? The deadline was Tuesday at midnight and am now wondering roughly how long it tak ...

    33 comments2 Apr 2015 -

  27. As if hearing Edmundo's question of who is rich, Forbes magazine released their list of the 400 richest Americans. Topping the list as usual is Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, with Bershire's Warren Buffet in 2nd and Oracle's Larry Elliso ...

    26 comments23 Sep 2010 -

  28. I have a friend who had offers for undergrad summer internships from Goldman Sachs SSG, Bridgewater (Investment Associate), Citadel, and KKR and Blackstone PE. What would you all take if you could essentially work anywhere you wanted? Any of the above? A ...

    26 comments6 Jan 2017 -

  29. Has anyone heard back about this yet? I applied through my school's website but it was nonOCR blackstone Salary ...

    28 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  30. I'm a junior at a top target and I landed an interview with Blackstone 's Investor Relations and Business Development Group (London). I got it through networking, and must confess I don't know what they do exactly. Had anyone here worked wi ...

    17 comments22 May 2020 -

  31. Eddie Braverman's blog Take note, monkeys: if you ever actually "make it" in this business, this is how you want to sound in an interview. The word indefatigable comes to mind as he laughs off the factors that give everyone else on Wall Str ...

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  32. Does anyone have any insight into Blackstone 's Special Opportunities Group? Anything on comp / experience / culture / lifestyle / career progression / track record / etc would be very helpful. Thank you. blackstone Salary ...

    20 comments26 Feb 2017 -

  33. Has anyone heard back yet? I think they are having it next week. blackstone Salary ...

    20 comments17 Sep 2016 -

  34. PE Recruiting Finished?

    Private Equity

    So it seems the megafunds have set a new early record for the recruiting cycle, kicking it off last week. It's my understanding that the megafunds (i.e. KKR, Blackstone, TPG, Carlyle) as well as some other large PE funds are pretty much done recruiti ...

    31 comments9 Apr 2011 -

  35. Blackstone Advisory in London

    Investment Banking

    Anyone have any colour on the group both from an external perspective (prestige, dealflow, exits) and internal (hours, work style, personalities in the office)? blackstone Salary United Kingdom ...

    14 comments6 May 2020 -

  36. The Future of the MBA

    Business School and GMAT

    Hi All, I'm new to this site, but wanted to get commentary from likeminded people about whether or not to pursue an MBA. My rule of thumb is that it's only worth consideration from a T-20 program, especially if an employer or grants aren't ...

    12 comments23 Mar 2018 -

  37. Does anyone know about internal mobility at Blackstone? I am interested in learning about the feasibility of moving from a group like the Strategic Partners (Secondaries) / Infrastructure to PE or Real Estate? blackstone Salary ...

    7 comments19 Jun 2020 - Analyst 1 in PE - LBOs

  38. If you've been around the markets for any length of time, odds are you've taken a healthy loss on something. When you've been around as long as I have, you've taken a few puke-at-your-desk losses over the years. Losses are just a part ...

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  39. What does the typical Private Equity analyst have in common with a professional basketball player? Other than being ballers; they are both getting drafted younger and younger, far more so on the basis of potential than that of proven skill. Taking a page ...

    18 comments10 Mar 2011 -

  40. Training the street @ boutiques

    Investment Banking

    I am a rising sr interning this summer at Evercore / BX / Laz / HLHZ and wanted to know how Training the Street works? What exactly do they go over etc? Just want to be informed/prepared before training starts. Thnx Moelis Evercore greenhill blackstone la ...

    31 comments20 May 2009 -

  41. I've been looking into a lot of the BB PE firms like TPG, Silverlake, KKR and Blackstone and I was wondering how they differ in terms of investment strategy? I know some PE firms like to focus on the financing arm when taking over a company while oth ...

    19 comments18 Jun 2016 -

  42. Does anyone have any info in regards to this program? Not much information online and wanted to get a better understanding of what the experience would encompass. The idea I get is you rotate at different PE portfolio companies and work with senior execut ...

    11 comments1 Jun 2020 -

  43. BX London SA

    Private Equity

    Does anyone have any idea on what kind of backgrounds they usually look for in their summer intern hires? How do they screen CVs? Did a quick search on Linkedin and seems like many were Europeans with several off-cycle internships under their belt already ...

    7 comments16 May 2020 - Prospect in PE - LBOs

  44. which offer

    Investment Banking

    I was lucky enough to have offers from some of the usual suspects from this list: Blackstone, Evercore, Lazard, Moelis, Greenhill, MS (not M&A, get a generalist, I don't know which division). Can someone comment on which option would be best for ...

    13 comments6 May 2020 -

  45. There is a dearth of discussions on this board of opportunities in hotels so thought I'd start one. For someone who may want to one day acquire existing assets and also develop new ones what are some good firms to target to build up experience (eithe ...

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  46. Any info about this group? pay, exit opps, etc. Seems to be a pretty top notch team. operations portfolio blackstone ops BX Salary ...

    13 comments16 Jun 2019 -

  47. Hey guys, very new to posting on this site. I have an upcoming 1st round interview for an Analyst position within Blackstone 's Real Estate Asset Management group, and I'm wondering if anyone with past experience has any tips on how to stick out ...

    12 comments15 Aug 2017 -

  48. I hear this question asked all the time and I would just like to know how you guys would answer this question? How do you go about answering this question? Also could be for hedge fund interviews or private equity intervies. Thanks Orchid Morgan Stanley G ...

    17 comments28 Jan 2013 -

  49. Not Henry Kravis, no, not David Rubenstein either, but actually, Steve Schwarzman is the King of Capital. So, why does Blackstone 's founder get the ostentatious title of being the King of Capital? Well, plainly, because he just is the exact Master o ...

    14 comments11 Apr 2012 -

  50. GS IBD to Blackstone R&R

    Investment Banking

    Hey all. I am starting at GS IBD next week at one of the top groups as a FT analyst. While I am really happy about this, I do feel that restructuring is really interesting and would love to do that at Blackstone. I don't know anyone at Blackstone, ho ...

    18 comments16 Jul 2013 -

  51. Hey, I'm a junior in college interviewing (final round)this week for a Blackstone summer analyst job in the fund of funds. Does anyone have any insight on what kind of questions I should be expecting? So far I've had no technical questions, just ...

    16 comments3 Apr 2017 -

  52. Hey guys, I'm considering full-time positions with Morgan Stanley IBD and Blackstone M&A. I think the consensus is that MS M&A would lead to a better experience and possibly better exit opportunities, but the MS offer is generalist only (grou ...

    21 comments6 Oct 2009 -

  53. what's the usual GPA requirement for BlackRock or Blackstone? blackstone BlackRock Salary ...

    19 comments25 Oct 2011 -

  54. Has anyone heard back from their first round with Blackstone M&A? blackstone Salary ...

    20 comments11 Feb 2009 -

  55. So I know you guys hate these comparison forums, but UBS LA (w/out Moelis), CS LA or HLHZ Financial Restructuring Group? Considering moving back to the west coast for banking and have Superdays with all three next week (summer analyst position). I'm ...

    11 comments6 May 2020 -

  56. Hi, I am interviewing for Blackstone 's Real Estate Asset Management division and it is the Real Estate Debt Strategies group. Anyone have any idea what might be asked? Thanks! Real Estate blackstone Interview ...

    11 comments3 Aug 2019 -

  57. So how would you guys rank these banks strictly based on opportunities to Distressed Hedge Fund/ PE firms? I figure Blackstone and Lazard are at the top, but I have an opportunity to pursue with a couple of the firms listed below and wanted to see where i ...

    14 comments3 Nov 2015 -

  58. Hello everyone, I was part of a recruiting event this past June at Blackstone for second year university students and received an invitation for their real estate practice to interview with them. I do have some PE interview experience, however I am a bit ...

    10 comments5 Sep 2017 -

  59. BX M+A NYC

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know anything about what the BX M+A NYC experience is like for Summer Analysts? blackstone Salary United States- Northeast ...

    10 comments6 May 2020 -

  60. Blackstone tactical opps

    Private Equity

    hey guys, I have an interview scheduled with tac opps for next week (with 2 MDs from the team). Would anyone be able to provide any pointers on potential questions, things I need to know before hand. Any technical questions? My background is BB LevFin (2y ...

    8 comments3 Jun 2020 -

  61. 1st round w/

    Investment Banking

    Barclays? Has anyone had an on campus interview with Barclays? I heard last year at my school, think (Columbia/UPenn/Cornell/Darmouth), it was one on campus interview and then you were told whether you received an offer or not. Has anyone's interview ...

    10 comments6 May 2020 -

  62. Hi all, Could anyone give me some insights on Blackstone's tactical opportunities team in London? (recent deals, culture, working hours, asset class focus (an estimated % breakdown would be nice)). Their mandate seems to be pretty loose... from what ...

    8 comments6 May 2020 -

  63. Not too surprising given that Blackstone is now a diversified asset management firm as opposed to a pure PE firm and already has the world's largest fund-of-funds. It looks like the fund will be concentrated long-short equity. Not sure what their &qu ...

    13 comments30 Jun 2014 -

  64. Is better to be...

    Job Search Advice

    Interview question: Is it better to be hard working or smart? What do you guys say? Goldman interview Moelis Banking PE greenhill Morgan blackstone lazard ...

    16 comments16 Oct 2009 -

  65. hello monkeys, does anyone know when Blackstone starts recruiting for entrance level analyst positions? also, for lateral hires, is there a certain time during the year they are looking to fill those spots? any info would be tremendously helpful, thanks.. ...

    12 comments18 Apr 2016 -

  66. Does anyone know if headhunters for the top megafunds generally reach out to analysts in BX advisory (like they would with GS TMT)? Or am I going to have to do a lot of networking to get interviews? I'm just worried that because Blackstone 's an ...

    13 comments16 Mar 2011 -

  67. are the penguins for real? bankerzhaus.wordpress[dot]com/2013/01/17/please-tell-me-this-is-a-joke/ blackstone hahahaha Salary ...

    12 comments18 Jan 2013 -

  68. Saw a similar post on this from a while back, but want to see if there is any further insight on the reputation of BX M&A (not RX) in London? Rothschild is in a league of its own in terms of number of deals in Europe, although a lower average deal siz ...

    8 comments6 May 2020 -

  69. I can't believe

    Investment Banking

    more of you would rather be an associate at a PE or hedge fund than be batman's butler. Just unbelievable. blackstone Batman ...

    12 comments11 May 2011 -

  70. Can anyone familiar with these firms comment on how the lifestyle/culture/investment style might differ at these megafunds? Seems like a bit of a black box unless you know people working there. How are you suppose to tell headhunters your preferences? bla ...

    11 comments8 Feb 2013 -

  71. Does anybody know the recent and historical story on pay at good, smaller shops (blackstone, lazard, greenhill, evercore, moelis, houlihan lokey, centerview, rothschild, etc. etc. etc.) compared to the street. I am particularly interested in Lazard, Moeli ...

    11 comments4 Oct 2009 -

  72. Firstly, I had to laugh when I saw the Reuters story and the accidentally published Soros obituary. Imagine the look on his face when he saw that story. Secondly, I wasn't exactly laughing when I saw this story this morning. In a letter to Dell ' ...

    8 comments19 Apr 2013 -

  73. Blackstone put out a parody of "The Office" on their youtube channel... actually pretty well done. blackstone Salary ...

    6 comments21 Dec 2018 -

  74. Will Moelis have the same exit opps as UBS LA? And which is a better place to work in terms of deal flow exposure etc besides personal preference...LA or NY Moelis? Goldman Moelis greenhill blackstone lazard Salary United States- Northeast ...

    7 comments6 May 2020 -

  75. credit crisis?

    Investment Banking

    Can someone please describe the credit crisis chronologically and how it's affected deal flow? Thanks UBS Goldman sa Banking CS Morgan blackstone ...

    10 comments11 Jan 2009 -

  76. Hi Guys- ...

    9 comments21 Sep 2011 -

  77. blackstone m&a final rounds?

    Investment Banking

    Anyone have any experience with this? Fit vs technical? How difficult are the technicals? brainteasers? blackstone Salary ...

    9 comments3 Feb 2011 -

  78. Hey Guys, Happy Holiday! I have an interview coming up with the top restructuring firms on the street. Given the current condition of the economy, I see a bright near future in restructuring. I just wanted some insight from you seasoned wall street oasers ...

    9 comments8 Jun 2010 -

  79. Hi gang, Im curious if you guys can give me color on BX 's fairly new Blackstone Insurance Solutions group. I can't find anything online as to real, useful info on the group as to what they do exactly(other than creating investments for insurers ...

    5 comments15 Jul 2019 -

  80. Blackstone Atlanta

    Investment Banking

    Does anybody know how solid the Blackstone Atlanta office is? From what I've gathered it is a fully executional M&A office that focuses on middle market deals. Can anybody detail what the compensation structure is like and if the office has the s ...

    8 comments15 Jul 2012 -

  81. Blackstone research intern

    Investment Banking

    Does anybody know what to make of this position? I figure its a PE, M&A, restructuring combo? Thanks Research Intern The Blackstone Group- Greater New York City Area Job Description-Intern work will focus on qualitative and quantitative research inclu ...

    6 comments6 May 2020 -

  82. Mezz Debt & Capital Structure

    Investment Banking

    Oasisers, I was looking at a capital structure that was comprised of 2 tranches of senior debt and 3 tranches of mezz below it. The interesting part is that the 1st piece of mezz after the 2 senior tranches has the lowest interest rate in the entire capit ...

    8 comments10 Feb 2011 -

  83. What is the job like for pre-mba analysts/associates at the above mentioned firms? I assume they are doing a lot of modeling as well as some sourcing and due diligence? I've looked at the backgrounds of many pre-mba employees on linkedin and they see ...

    5 comments6 Feb 2019 -

  84. Georgetown MSB vs. SFS

    Investment Banking

    I will start with a couple assumptions and conclusions I have reached through my research and would greatly appreciate any corroboration or corrections you guys might have for me. Georgetown as a whole would be a low target to a high semi-target for the o ...

    6 comments23 Jul 2017 -

  85. I'm wondering if this is a worthwhile internship at Blackstone that would help land solid FT opportunities in the future. Is it front, back, or middle office? Legal & Product Structuring Summer Analyst Responsibilities: Summer Analysts will work ...

    6 comments17 Jun 2015 -

  86. Blackstone M&A current deals

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know a few of the largest deals Blackstone M&A is advising on now? Thank you. blackstone Salary ...

    7 comments4 Feb 2009 -

  87. I'm interested in knowing if there are other groups out there that have unconstrained mandates, like how Blackstone Tac Opps invests across asset classes. If anyone also knows how it's like to work at Tac Opps, please let me know! blackstone Sal ...

    5 comments24 Apr 2018 -

  88. http://www.ft.com/intl/cms/s/0/dd3c8c42-a825-11e3-... private equity blackstone Apollo athene Salary ...

    6 comments15 Mar 2014 -

  89. Hello party people, I have a final round assessment centre coming up with Blackstone Corporate Advisory in their London office....does anyone know what to expect? I was told I will have a GMAT-based test, 3 Associate interviews, a lunch, and 2 MD intervie ...

    5 comments6 May 2020 -

  90. disclaimer: i like real estate generally, so this is only a what if? question but what if? i decide i want to get into more general distressed investing. can the high degree of distressed experience (albeit real estate focused) help me transition to a mor ...

    6 comments1 May 2011 -

  91. Blackstone online app

    Investment Banking

    Im confused...how can you apply to different divisions of Blackstone if you can only use 1 application/CL? blackstone Salary ...

    6 comments16 Nov 2010 -

  92. Moelis LA Superday

    Investment Banking

    Have Moelis LA superday coming up- anyone been through it? What to expect? Type of questions asked? etc. Thanks, SII Goldman interview questions Moelis sa Superday blackstone lazard Salary United States- West ...

    6 comments20 Feb 2010 -

  93. Has anyone heard about second round interviews? I had my interview last week and was told to expect something this week but am starting to get nervous. Anyone have any answers? blackstone Salary ...

    5 comments5 Feb 2015 -

  94. I have an interview coming up with BAAM's Business and financial evaluation group. I was wondering if anyone has information or has gone through this process. Any help is very appreciated! blackstone Salary ...

    5 comments18 Jan 2015 -

  95. I am interviewing for a SA position with Blackstone Strategic Partners for their flagship secondary PE fund. I was wondering if anyone had any thoughts about the division or any advice about preparing for the interview. Thanks! blackstone Interview United ...

    3 comments27 May 2020 -

  96. BX M&A/RR Summer Recruiting

    Investment Banking

    Has Blackstone already finished its recruiting for advisory? blackstone Interview ...

    5 comments29 Jan 2012 -

  97. I was just invited to a first round interview with BX for the sophomore program. I already accepted an offer from a top BB (GS /MS). Is it still ok to interview with BX? Since they are not a competing bank? Should I tell them right off the bat I accepted ...

    5 comments22 Apr 2011 -

  98. So whats the financial rationale behind this deal? If this is a strategic play, which I think it is (Bright Food being a strategic), then what would be BX 's exit strategy? Its pretty unusual for a strategic to team up with a PE fund since they have ...

    5 comments10 Dec 2010 -

  99. Does anyone have any opinion on Blackstone M&A in London. I know that they are very good in New York but I do not about their london offices. Also what are peoples opinions on SocGen 's M&A group in London Last question- Am I right in thinkin ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  100. HELP! Nielsen IPO Filling

    Investment Banking

    Does anyone know where I could get some potential growth figures for the possible Nielsen? I have access to all the financial databases but everyones been pretty tight lipped about this deal & numbers have been hard to come by. LBO blackstone KKR ipo ...

    5 comments16 Jul 2010 -

  101. Blackstone Analysts

    Private Equity

    I was wondering something and I figured someone on here would probably know the answer: If you get hired to Blackstone PE out of ugrad I've read its a "3-year" contract--I assume that means it's a 3 year program. What I am wondering is ...

    5 comments11 Apr 2010 -