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  2. In the spirit of thanksgiving, I have decided to host a thread where you can ask all you ever wanted about banking or PE. Please feel free to ask away. private equity IBanking Morgan Stanley KKR BB M&A Salary ...

    255 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  3. 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 p ...

    17 comments23 Aug 2019 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  4. Is it true that famous private equity firms like KKR, Black Stone, Apollo, and others recruits at undergrad level? If so then what kind of College do they recruit? Private Equity out of undergrad Private equity firms do hire undergraduates. However, there ...

    201 comments13 Dec 2018 -

  5. Bridgetwater Soros KKR GMO tudor global macro asset allocation ...

    50 comments13 Aug 2016 -

  6. I'd like the input of people who have worked at these firms. I'm doing an elite boutique internship this summer (think Lazard, Evercore, Greenhill, etc.) and I did a Goldman IBD internship after my sophomore year. I've also have quite an im ...

    77 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  7. http://www.businessinsider.com/kkr-looks-like-its-... Anyone know how KKR's fundraising is going for their latest buyout fund? Heard they've been having a rough time KKR Salary ...

    28 comments22 Jan 2018 -

  8. 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 ...

    41 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  9. By pure chance, as I was looking for something inside the office supplies/storage room, I came across an abandoned old box. I almost ignored it but something caught my eye, and I ended up digging up this old deal tombstone... arguably one of the most famo ...

    29 comments21 Jun 2014 -

  10. GS TMT/FIG and Want Out?

    Investment Banking

    WSO, I come to you with a real conundrum. For the past 2.5 years, I've been salivating over the prospects of one day making it to the promised land of the (emphasis on the) Goldman Sachs. Like a good little monkey I dreamed of being MD and shaking an ...

    33 comments10 Oct 2013 -

  11. It's funny how a completely unrelated conversation connects to finance. I was discussing with our man James Hunt the sad decline of the sports car industry, wherein once proud and truly special marques have lost their way and are now but shadows of t ...

    24 comments15 Nov 2010 -

  12. Hey guys, I have a phone interview for the KKR Capital Markets/Credit Investing group tomorrow, and I have a few questions. I'm currently a sophomore, and haven't had too much finance experience before. During this recruiting season, I prepared ...

    23 comments3 Apr 2017 -

  13. 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 comments29 Mar 2014 -

  14. Partially to rise to Midas' challenge/threat not to recommend any more books until we monkeys step up and start doing the same, I offer my review of this classic, which I have just recently finished. This is a book that has been on many a "Wall ...

    13 comments17 Jun 2016 -

  15. 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 comments8 Mar 2011 -

  16. I am currently in IB in an energy group, but looking to move to Chicago when i jump to PE. On Apollo's website, they have Chicago listed as one of their offices, but on linkedin / WSO there's no trace of them. Is the Chicago office of Apollo mos ...

    13 comments9 Jan 2018 -

  17. 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 -

  18. A consortium led by Kohlberg Kravis Roberts agreed on Wednesday to buy the Samson Investment Company, one of the largest privately held energy companies in the country, for about $7.2 billion. It would be one of the biggest leveraged buyouts since the fin ...

    19 comments23 Nov 2011 -

  19. Anyone get feedback after 1st round interview for KKR leveraged credit? And also how is this group? Compared with BX GSO, Apollo Credit, Oaktree? KKR Interview ...

    12 comments21 Sep 2017 -

  20. 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 comments27 Mar 2011 -

  21. KKR Feeder

    Investment Banking

    Which IBD group is the biggest feeder into KKR buyout? KKR Salary ...

    16 comments22 Aug 2013 -

  22. Guys, does anyone have any information on KKR's Special Situations team in London. It's part of the Credit team. Any information on work culture, compensation etc would be great. london Distressed Investing KKR Credit Hedge Funds Salary ...

    11 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  23. HF arms of PE firms

    Investment Banking

    Hi everyone, Title says it all. Does anyone have any color on: Ares Capital Markets KKR Asset Management Oaktree In terms of culture, pay, what they look for? Thank you very much. I don't have offers, but have a contact who would be able to help me o ...

    18 comments21 May 2011 -

  24. Does anyone have info on KKR 's Client & Partners Group?? This is all I could find on their site: Our group of experienced fundraisers and capital market professionals with significant expertise in deal structuring and distribution. Thanks KKR Sa ...

    14 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  25. PE/HF the dream

    Investment Banking

    Hi Guys, Currently have a FT lined up at BB in EMEA DCM FIG, (think GS, MS, RBS) having completed SA at MM PE shop think (KKR, CVC, 3i), but debating whether to accept FICC trading offer at PWM boutique specialising in EU CDS arb. What are your thoughts r ...

    15 comments11 Dec 2011 -

  26. Private Equity Hierarchy

    Private Equity

    I've used the search function and no quality thread answering this question came up so I'll just ask it. What's the hierarchy like? I know most of the time you start at Pre-MBA Associate(or analyst straight out of UG) but what's after ...

    10 comments13 Feb 2018 -

  27. out of all the big PE firms only Blackstone recruits at my school, are there SA positions that convert to FT for KKR, other big PE firms? I'd assume theyre difficult to get if theyre available but do they do any recruiting at all or would you need to ...

    13 comments1 Sep 2009 -

  28. just thought this was interesting. we've all heard rumors but this is finally something concrete. " KKR plans real estate investment drive after key hire Kohlberg, Kravis & Roberts, one of the world's largest private equity firms with $ ...

    12 comments7 Jun 2012 -

  29. 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 comments5 Feb 2013 -

  30. Apartment Sublet in SoHo

    WSO Product Reviews

    Hi all! So I currently live in NYC, but recently accepted an offer out of state. Unfortunately, I still have 7 months left on my lease, so I'm looking to sublet it out. Here's the basics: REAL 2 bed / 1 bath (rent is for one of the bedrooms. Roo ...

    10 comments12 Jan 2012 -

  31. LBO the Grocers

    Private Equity

    Anyone have a view on the long term potential of a large cap grocer LBO? SWY, KR, SVU. All trade at anemic ev / ebitda multiples. KR and SWY are levered less than 2x on a net debt to ebitda basis. Predictable cash flows. Majority of Walmart impact is alre ...

    9 comments17 Jun 2010 -

  32. Oaktree pawns KKR...again

    Investment Banking

    Anyone who's read Moyer's Distressed Debt Analysis might remember the example in the introduction where Oaktree scooped up a failed KKR buyout, then flipped it for a profit. I was amused to see this article today: "After courting collapse f ...

    9 comments17 Mar 2009 -

  33. A few summers ago I worked for my state's treasury as a summer intern doing grunt work (Scanning, coffee, etc.). Yesterday my old boss introduced me to the Senior Investment Officer responsible for my states investments in Private Equity funds. Peopl ...

    8 comments24 Feb 2013 -

  34. Entrepreneur--> PE/HF

    Private Equity

    Hi Wallstreetoasis, ...

    8 comments27 Apr 2011 -

  35. 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 -

  36. Hi, Does anyone have some insight about KKR Real Estate private equity or has anyone worked there or working there now? I have an interest in applying for a junior position and want to know more about it. Do they have both equity and debt funds or just on ...

    6 comments11 Dec 2016 -

  37. Anyone know or have the email formats for: KKR apollo Platinum Equity? Thanks! KKR Salary ...

    6 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  38. I've been trying to find KKR 's IRR from this LBO. Figured this information would be fairly easy to find, but can anyone point me toward the financial specifics of this transaction (entry, exit)? LBO KKR ...

    7 comments16 May 2015 -

  39. Go KKR!:p KKR Salary ...

    7 comments27 May 2012 -

  40. Ops at KKR a Dead End?

    Private Equity

    Hi monkeys, Was just offered an operations position on a leveraged derivatives team at KKR. Should I take this job? Currently I work in Ops for a large BD and am actively pursuing credit analyst roles and boutique IB roles. The operations work I do now is ...

    5 comments15 May 2018 -

  41. I'm interviewing for a part-time fall internship at KKR in their Client and Partner Group. The internship description tells me that my responsibilities include: "- Client Relationship Management ("CRM") system administration/management ...

    7 comments5 Aug 2011 -

  42. KKR IPO in America

    Investment Banking

    So KKR is going to IPO. What is everyone's predictions? The founders of this company have been trying to get on the NYSE for a long time. Now that it finally happened I'm excited to see if the stock performs as well as they think it will. http:/ ...

    7 comments8 Jul 2010 -

  43. So I applied to an Investment Analyst position in KKR Prisma, the hedge fund solutions division of KKR. I sort of just speculatively applied and I don't really have any background in finance being a Stats/Comp.Sci. double major. So do you guys have a ...

    6 comments10 Jan 2015 -

  44. http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-10-07/apollo-sa... Thought that was pretty cool, especially given the difficult fundraising environment with KKR only raising $6.2bn out of their $8bn target, LPs demanding that TPG return more capital before they start ...

    6 comments7 Oct 2013 -

  45. Hi all, I have a first round interview coming up with KKR's Real Estate Credit team and I was hoping someone here could shed some light on what to expect/how I should prepare. Any help is appreciated! Thanks, Tim KKR Real Estate Salary ...

    4 comments29 Nov 2018 -

  46. what IBD groups have their associates come from over the top 2-3 years (NY only) besides the usual suspects GS and MS? KKR Salary ...

    5 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  47. I recently ran into this article on The New York Times Dealbook, where K.K.R.'s newest investment product, which caters to investors that are looking to commit a lower than average amount of capital, is described. ...

    5 comments2 May 2014 -

  48. I am a Upenn LPS grad. I have a poli-sci degree with a minor in econ. I have read that some of the employers in IB look at transcripts. I worked hard to get into LPS, including getting high scores on the SAT. I have a good academic record, but although I ...

    4 comments5 Jan 2018 -

  49. 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 -

  50. I was writing about KKR 's sweet HCA exit but found this and thought that the monkeys here; particularly the interns and those still on the jobhunt, would appreciate this a little more instead. Presumably in preparation for another barrage of intern ...

    4 comments9 Nov 2010 -

  51. Hello there, ...

    4 comments28 Apr 2015 -

  52. KKR Capital Markets

    Job Search Advice

    What do you guys think? KKR Salary ...

    4 comments17 Sep 2013 -

  53. KKR 2014

    Private Equity

    Has anyone heard back from KKR? Have they invited people back for final round interviews yet? KKR Salary ...

    4 comments14 Apr 2013 -

  54. LBO KKR Henry Kravis Salary ...

    4 comments22 Sep 2012 -

  55. KKR Interview Process

    Private Equity

    Hey guys, I have been called for a first round interview by KKR for their private equity team. I will be meeting the head of the office (Asia). I was told there would be a round of case studies and case analysis. Since I do not know anyone who has been th ...

    4 comments6 Mar 2009 -

  56. KKR- PE full time positions?

    Investment Banking

    Do they offer Private equity/ LBO full-time positions? I know Blackstone does but does KKR? KKR Salary ...

    3 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  57. Merger Arbitrage Question

    Investing, Markets & Macroeconomics

    Hi Monkeys Quick question: why would a transaction between 2 public companies that is nearly certain to be completed still have a spread (Offer price-current price) that could be an arbitrage opportunity? I am referring to a deal like the KKR //KFN acquis ...

    3 comments22 Dec 2013 -

  58. Hey all, So I moved to the city in September 2010 for a job, but recently moved out of New York. Didn't want to deal with moving some of the heavier items, so have a few things for sale. Great if you're just starting out an analyst stint in NY ( ...

    3 comments19 Jul 2012 -

  59. KKR Asset Management

    Private Equity

    Anyone have any information on KKR 's Asset Management team? Any idea what the interview process is like? KKR Salary ...

    3 comments9 Mar 2011 -

  60. Accel-KKR

    Investment Banking

    So--Accel is one of the best VC firms and KKR is one of the top PE firms. Is Accel-KKR the best mid-market PE /late-stage VC firm in the business? KKR Accel Salary ...

    3 comments15 Feb 2010 -

  61. Looks like KKR is officially in the game for Walgreens Boots Alliance what could be the biggest LBO ever- any comments on this? I think this is the top-of-the-market/ PE industry. What can KKR do after they take them private, what's the exit strategy ...

    2 comments11 Nov 2019 -

  62. Now that Evercore's M&A NYC Analyst class is getting bigger (~50 Analysts) and they are placing Analysts into groups earlier- I was wondering what the top groups at Evercore are considered to be? I'm interested from a deal flow perspective, ...

    2 comments23 Aug 2019 - Prospect in IB-M&A

  63. Has anyone heard about/been invited to this KKR recruiting breakfast in NYC? I've been searching across the forums and the internet about the event to try and prepare but I've found nothing. Do a lot of people get invites? Does it have any influ ...

    2 comments22 Jul 2019 -

  64. New PEI 300 ranking

    Private Equity

    PEI just uploaded a new ranking of the largest private equity firms, measured by AUM raised in the last 5 years- thoughts? https://www.privateequityinternational.com/PEI/PEI... PEI ranking private equity blackstone KKR warburg Advent Carlyle Apollo CVC En ...

    2 comments27 May 2016 -

  65. KKR internship tasks

    Private Equity

    So I just got a great opportunity to intern at KKR in March. I was hoping someone can give me a little insight on what to expect. Will it be more a long the lines of "coffee making" or actual hands-on PE stuff. KKR Salary ...

    2 comments10 Jun 2014 -

  66. Toys R Us was an Opco-Propco deal done by KKR, Bain, and Vornado in 2005 for $6.5+ billion. The company was one of the largest owners of real estate in the United States, other than McDonalds. Since the toy business was not performing well and Babies R Us ...

    2 comments2 Mar 2011 -

  67. Two years after Microsoft tried to acquire Yahoo! for $33/share and the company lost half its market value, AOL and Silver Lake have separately lined up financial advisers to explore options for the company. AOL is also exploring a scenario where Yahoo!&# ...

    2 comments9 Nov 2010 -

  68. I was wondering if an unpaid analyst position (intern) at a decent Middle Market PE shop where you get to work closely with the firm's founders is worth it. The firm specializes in real estate and hospitality acquisitions and is rather small. The fou ...

    2 comments3 Oct 2008 -

  69. Hi all, has anyone completed the KKR Modeling test in London for analyst / associate position and could provide some further insight? Would also be great if you give some higher level overview and we can follow up in a private conversation? Thanks! KKR Sa ...

    1 comment9 Sep 2019 -

  70. KKR London

    Private Equity

    Has anyone gone through KKR's recruitment process for London recently and could share some insight on structure of the interviews, modeling test, etc? Many thanks KKR Salary ...

    1 comment17 Aug 2019 -

  71. End of LBOs as we know them?

    Investment Banking

    Simply looking for thoughts on the impact and likely hood of these changes. The non-deduction of interest expense will obviously hurt cash flow and returns. To what extent will it impact the industry? Should carried interest be subject to the same tax, ev ...

    1 comment22 Jan 2017 -

  72. Hi all, I'm new to WSO and wasn't sure where to post this. I was recently invited to first round interviews (phone screen) with KKR 's macro group. I couldn't find much info on them online. Does anyone know anything about this group an ...

    1 comment15 Jan 2017 -

  73. KKR to buy Epicor

    Private Equity

    With the deal being valued at $3.3 billion, KKR plans to acquire Epicor from Apax Partners. Tech LBOs are gaining traction these days. In fact, LBOs are most prevalent among tech transactions. What do you make of the deal and what the high frequency of te ...

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  74. Hi All, Does anyone have any information on what differentiates these three funds or where you would look for such info? I am hoping to understand more about how they invest and what the associate experience is like at each fund. of course I am going to d ...

    1 comment20 Nov 2016 -

  75. I am sure a lot of you saw that KKR bought KFN. I, for one, hadn't even heard of KFN before, so listening in on the call from yesterday was pretty interesting. For those of you that are interested, check out the conference call. It's 15 minutes ...

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  76. George Roberts and Henry Kravis are first cousins. I bet their childhood games in post-WW 2 Tulsa, Oklahoma weren't the typical "Cowboys vs Indians" fare. Perhaps they were, with the caveat of Custer buying out Sitting Bull's arrow sup ...

    1 comment7 Jul 2010 -

  77. KKR Summer Analyst?

    Private Equity

    I know KKR took 1 or 2 analysts out of undergrad this year. Anyone know if they'll be taking summers as well? KKR Salary ...

    1 comment23 Dec 2013 -

  78. Following in the great Petraeus' footsteps, I'm now aiming to join the CIA and then lateral into the buyside. But really, what do you guys think? KKR, known for large debt-fueled corporate takeovers, hopes Mr. Petraeus's experience and Rolo ...

    30 May 2013 -

  79. Houdaille LBO Prospectus

    Private Equity

    Gentlemen, Does anyone have ANY idea where I could get my hands on the old KKR prospectus for their Houdaille Industries LBO? Any leads would be appreciated! LBO KKR Blackstone Group Steve Schwarzman Prospectus ...

    1 comment24 Oct 2011 -

  80. HCA Holdings rose about 4.0% in its first day of trading. This was very impressive, considering the Dow Jones Industrial Average fell 228 points in the same day (3/10/11). The Dow fell in response to increasing jobless claims, a larger U.S. trade deficit, ...

    1 comment11 Mar 2011 -

  81. http://leverageacademy.com/blog/2010/05/12/ Blackstone-thl-bid-more-than-15-billion-for-fidelity-national-information-services-reminiscent-of-kkrs-first-data/ Ever since the First Data buyout by KKR, the BPO industry has been a target for large cap privat ...

    12 May 2010 -

  82. Given that there are few deals, what are hours and pay for pre-mba's at Blackstone KKR TPG Apollo etc. Quantitative $ ranges and typical hours if you have any insight, please blackstone KKR Apollo TPG ...

    20 Aug 2009 -