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  2. Hi all, I've been looking around WSO for a while now but haven't gotten around to posting anything substantial/giving back. I'm doing an AMA for the next two weeks give or take to answer questions/thoughts you might have. Hopefully I can he ...

    49 comments6 May 2020 -

  3. Can someone provide a high level overview of the similarities and differences between the following service areas of financial consulting: Valuation, Restructuring (consulting), Transaction Advisory Services, and Financial Due Diligence? I know the Big Fo ...

    7 comments18 Aug 2015 -

  4. All- I was hoping to get some advice from the board on my current career situation. I've been working in Big 4 audit for 2.5 years, early promoted to Sr. Associate after a year and a half and have spent the past year networking and interviewing for i ...

    7 comments23 Jun 2015 -

  5. Currently in audit at Big4 (PE Fund of Fund. Fund of Fund seems to do less Co-investment deals than other shops, but does quite a bit of secondary offerings. Goal is to get to direct buy side PE shop, but of course that will take a couple steps to get the ...

    7 comments25 Jun 2014 -

  6. For those of you that moved on from Transaction Services (Financial Due Diligence)- I'm curious to find out what you went on to do? Answer Template Title: Industry: Pay: STET, bump or drop Hours: Better or Worse Culture: Hindsight: Was it the right m ...

    4 comments14 Oct 2018 -

  7. Best practical readings to prepare for a career in FDD

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Hi, I'm a MSc student with experience from Big Four audit that just accepted an offer for a TS position at another Big Four firm and I've been looking around for readings (books, articles etc) that could provide a solid knowledge on how Financia ...

    3 comments4 Jan 2019 -

  8. Hello guys, I have been selected at PwC and EY for valuations and Financial due diligence profiles respectively. Need your insights on which will have better growth, learning and chances of breaking into front end M&A profiles. I am a Chartered Accoun ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  9. Two great job offers...having trouble deciding. Goal is to get exposure to deals/transactions and develop an understanding of the value-drivers of a business. Looking to create a foundation for an eventual move to PE, VC, Corp. Dev., etc...(realize it may ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  10. Due Diligence in IT Company

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    My company is looking to buy their first IT company that has two legs. One in Germany and other in America. They want to know if there is any way to make the due diligence faster and cheaper. So I wanted to draw from experience if you have any idea as to ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  11. Big 4 TS--> VC

    Private Equity

    Long time lurker on the forum, now at a crossroads and would like some advice. Background: London Big 4 TS (financial due dil) analyst who is currently still in a training contract. I have been offered a role at a small VC fund (<15 employees) which in ...

    6 May 2020 -

  12. Interview Question re: Lender Due Diligence Process

    Corporate Finance, Development and Strategy

    Had this question asked in a case interview the other day and wanted to get your input on it: So say you work at a bank and one of your portfolio companies approaches you regarding an extension on the maturity of their revolving credit facility as well as ...

    9 Jul 2017 -

  13. Valuation Internship vs FDD

    Investment Banking

    Hey everyone! I have a 3 years' work experience (articleship) exposure to audits. I cleared my CPA equivalent exam of my country and now I am looking to change my domain to move towards IB. I want to know what would be a good start to my career. I ha ...

    29 Jan 2017 -

  14. Due diligence pains

    Private Equity

    Hi everybody What is some of the most obvious pains you experience during due diligence processes? e.g. advisor coordination, request list coordination, meeting scheduling, Q&A list management due diligence financial due diligence administration ...

    11 Jun 2016 -

  15. Hi guys, I have an interview for an internal transfer within my Big 4 to the financial due diligence group. I really just have one topic of concern for anyone who could provide some insight. What sort of interview questions should I expect (seeing as this ...

    1 comment14 Apr 2016 -

  16. Hey monkies- my PE prep book says that in accounting due diligence, Accountants make sure that "any outstanding liabilities are categorized properly as debt or working capital. "this is important because debt is subtracted from the purchase pric ...

    18 Jan 2016 -

  17. Hi everyone, I'm looking to move into FDD type of work within the next couple of years and was wondering if anyone knows of firms outside of the usual suspects (i.e. BIg/BDO/GT/McGladrey/etc.) that do the same sort of FDD work that a KPMG / PwC would ...

    1 comment4 Nov 2015 -