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  2. When was the last time you didn't source a deal (i.e., become aware of it for the first time) via email? Where did it come from instead? Whether the deal came to you (e.g., teaser) or you went and got it (e.g., contacted an owner) doesn't matter ...

    16 comments15 Oct 2019 -

  3. Hey all, I'm looking at making a career change from strategy consulting to PE deal sourcing. I'm a bit of an oddball, in that I was in sales before I moved into consulting. So I'm actually looking for a more commission-incentivized role tha ...

    13 comments27 Feb 2019 -

  4. I've heard heard countless times that knowing the right people and sourcing deals is way more important than your ability to build a model in CRE acquisitions. How does one typically go about sourcing deals in this space and do you have to be a socia ...

    15 comments7 Oct 2015 -

  5. Hello WSO, I have some questions in regards to getting started on my first real estate investment. Basically, my goal would be to purchase a property and syndicate the capital stack so that I can leverage investor capital (and debt) to achieve the greates ...

    8 comments30 Jan 2018 -

  6. I received an offer at a growth equity shop out of undergrad and instead of bonus analysts are paid a commission of $2,500 + 30 basis points of the deal sourced. e.g If I source a $1M deal I would get $2500 + $3000 = $5500 as a bonus. Is this commission s ...

    5 comments23 Jan 2020 -

  7. Any tips on how to make a deal sourcing/business development internship at a PE firm look good for IB recruiting? I want to refrain from seeming like it's just a sales job, but have not done any modeling or real financial analysis. Maybe something ab ...

    6 comments29 Jun 2018 -

  8. So I'd like to present a hypothetical scenario to you guys, and I would appreciate any advice regarding this hypothetical scenario to maximize the (hypothetical) results. ...

    4 comments6 May 2020 -

  9. Hey guys, I just landed my first job as a PE associate, focusing on M&A for our portfolio companies. I've been using Google and CapIQ to moderate success but it's almost impossible to tell their size. The only real way I've found succes ...

    4 comments12 Jul 2017 -

  10. Buyer Lists

    Private Equity

    How do most banks decide what potential buyers to show their deals to? What resources are most commonly used to create buyer lists? Deal Sourcing ...

    3 comments27 May 2015 -

  11. All: Deal sourcing is not a component of my current position, but the first month of the year has proved to be slow and as a result we're looking to uncover companies that fit our typical investment criteria without the aid of banks or other traditio ...

    3 comments14 Jan 2013 -

  12. www.dealmarket.com

    Private Equity

    Does anyone know this platform? Legit? Deal Sourcing ...

    2 comments16 Jan 2013 -

  13. Third Party Deal Sourcing

    Investment Banking

    Does anybody have an idea where to find some examples of investment bank sourcing fees? For example, a contact that makes an introduction and the bank ends up doing a deal. Do they typically get 10% or...? I'd appreciate any help! Deal Sourcing ...

    2 comments7 Dec 2010 -

  14. Your best sourcing tips

    Private Equity

    What are some of your best tips for sourcing? I've listed some of mine below. I'm at a VC fund so this will be somewhat geared towards that but happy to make this a thread for PE sourcing as well as I suspect that will be relevant for more peopl ...

    1 comment11 Sep 2019 - VP in VC

  15. I recently got hired in the M&A department of a mid sized private company (<1$b). The M&A group is very small, and we're looking to grow the company through acquisitions. I'm tasked with sourcing deals for the company and bringing the ...

    1 comment10 Aug 2018 -

  16. Hey everyone, I wanted to get your take on how to best approach cold calling for a PE firm looking to generate new leads without having to go through a broker/banker. When do you think is the best time of day to call? How do you get around the "gatek ...

    1 comment13 Jun 2018 -

  17. Deal Sourcing Software

    Private Equity

    Dear Community, we are currently investigating building a dedicated sourcing team. We want to support this team by an software solution that helps them to identify potential targets. Are there any software solutions/platforms out there that you can recomm ...

    1 comment10 Nov 2017 -

  18. Hello y'all, Just had a phone interview with a company that presents themselves as a PE consulting and deal sourcing firm. I was looking for an internship and she asked which division I would be more interested in. Obviously, consulting is probably o ...

    28 Jun 2012 -