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  2. Ask Me Anything: I'm a MM PE Associate

    I graduated from a target university in Europe and started out in the M&A group of a bulge bracket bank. I then moved on to private equity, with the wish to concentrate on the middle market. My fund concentrates on a single geographic region with a sp ...

    158 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 23 2013 - 10:17am -

  3. PE Funds where Ops works with deal team pre-deal

    Does anyone know of any funds where the Operating team gets involved pre-deal? Possibly in the form of giving an opinion including potential operating improvements with the idea of executing the recommendations after close. If this doesn't exist, or ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 29 2015 - 2:43am -

  4. What is considered MM?

    At what point is a fund considered middle market? Is it fund size or portfolio company EV (or both)? I have a feel for what people consider to be megafunds, but I don't have a great idea of where the MM starts. private equity middle market MM PE ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 23 2018 - 1:25pm -

  5. Any Info on Star Mountain Capital?

    Anyone heard of these guys? Not to be confused with New Mountain Capital or BlueMountain Capital Management. Nothing found on WSO beyond a short mention, but their team is full of ex-banker MDs, all the way up to John Mack listed as a "senior advisor ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 2 2017 - 7:34pm -

  6. Private Equity Hierarchy

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 2:21pm -

  7. Trouble with recruiting

    So ever since recruiting kicked off last week, I've gotten only one interview and it's getting to me. I work at a generalist EB in NY and most of the kids are getting way more. I went to an Ivy and had a decent GPA and felt like my headhunter in ...

    8 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 25 2017 - 5:53am -

  8. DCM to MM PE

    What kind of exit opps with MM PE firms can I expect after spending several years in DCM (analyst program and associate if opportunity is there) with a MM in the mid Atlantic region (Philly)? Dealing mostly with investment grade debt but also some high-yi ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 4 2014 - 1:34pm -

  9. comp for pre-mba PE associate (~$500 mm AUM)?

    Hey all, I've used the search function extensively but couldn't really find any great answers regarding what comp looks like for first year associate type roles (2 yrs experience at BB) at small PE firms-- say, $500 mm AUM and relatively new. An ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 6 2012 - 6:39pm -

  10. Is MM PE worth it?

    If one can't get into a megafund (e.g. Blackstone, Carlyle) is it worth it to go to a good middle-market firm that might be less well-known but still seems to have good people? e.g. Hellman and Friedman, Berkshire Partners, and then try to move up to ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 1 2012 - 1:12pm -

  11. Better on Application: F500 Corporate Finance or MM PE Operations/Consulting?

    As the title suggests, what would look better on an MBA application to a top ~25 school: 4-5 years of corporate finance work experience at one or two F500 firms, or 2 years of corp fin and 2 years of work as an operations analyst (middle office/consulting ...

    6 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 5 2018 - 11:26am -

  12. Would you take MM PE out of undergrad over BB IBD?

    As someone with a school that has postings from both, I always wondered if anyone would consider going straight into PE straight from undergrad. Personally, I'd want the camaraderie of being in a bank, but if you're going to do 2 years in a bank ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 22 2011 - 6:49pm -

  13. Big 4 TAS/TS--> M7 MBA--> PE?

    I was wondering what the likelihood is of making the transition to MM PE after finishing a M7 MBA program with previous Big 4 TAS/TS experience? I worked for 2.5 yrs in the Big 4 before being accepted to bschool. I will have my CPA if that makes any diffe ...

    6 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2011 - 8:39pm -

  14. MM PE Analyst Exit Opps-> Megafund?

    Hi guys, I have an offer from a MM PE shop for an analyst position (think L Catterton/CCMP/Crestview level--about $10B in committed capital). To be frank, the compensation isn't as high as I had hoped, and from what I gather, if I get promoted to ass ...

    4 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2017 - 12:06am -

  15. BB DCM vs. MM PE shop

    Hi, I am a fresh graduate weighing a top 3 BB DCM analyst between an MM PE shop (only invest in private company with small dealflow) offer. Assuming the long term goal is doing PE, which one would you choose? private equity IBD DCM MM PE ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 21 2013 - 11:00pm -

  16. Shamrock Capital Advisors

    Anyone know anything about this firm? http://www.shamrockcapitaladvisors.com/ MM PE ...

    5 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 22 2011 - 12:06am -

  17. MM PE Analyst vs Non-MBB Consulting FT offer

    I'm currently a Econ senior at a non-HYPS undergrad (Duke, U Chicago, Cornell) deciding between returning full-time to a Tier 2 consulting firm focused on PE due diligence (LEK, Strategy&, Parthenon) or accepting an analyst offer at a MM PE firm ...

    3 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 4 2017 - 8:58pm -

  18. Need Advice on Achieving Goals

    Hi all (TL;DR version at the bottom...apologies for the length), I'm about to pursue a masters of accounting degree because I was initially very interested in corporate work, but recently, I'm having a change of heart and need some advice on how ...

    3 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2013 - 8:48pm -

  19. Commercial Banking/ABL-> MM PE

    Have you seen any one make this direct jump? Does one necessarily have to lateral through to perhaps a MM IB or BB IB analyst position first before having a realistic chance? If anyone has done it or knows someone that has, How did he/she do it? What skil ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - May 27 2018 - 12:32pm -

  20. Moving from Big 4 Advisory to MM PE

    Hello everyone! First of all, some background. I graduated form a very small non-target school about a year ago, and just recently I joined the financial advisory group (MM M&A) at one of the big 4 in my home country (Latin America). So far, the exper ...

    1 comment - 1 silver bananas - Oct 29 2017 - 9:43pm -

  21. Webinar Rewind- Lessons from My Path: Consulting to MM Private Equity

    In case you missed our recent webinar on Consulting to MM Private Equity, have no fear. The full recording of the webinar can be found below (free until Wed. morning when it goes into our video library). SIGN UP FOR A 1-HOUR MENTOR SESSION WITH JOHN If yo ...

    - 0 silver bananas - Jun 25 2014 - 10:40am -