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  1. To All My Future Rainmakers

    Disclaimer This post isn't meant to be a salty venting, but more of a sharing some of my self-realizations from the past year on things that I wish I had fully understood 12 months ago. "Congrats on closing your deal!" "You were a rock ...

    69 comments - 70 silver bananas - Jun 11 2017 - 3:00pm -

  2. Investment Banking to Private Equity- 6 Things You Should Know

    1. Why not just try to start with a PE firm? There are PE firms that hire juniors out of undergrad. However, this 99.99% of the time is in a sub-associate role. In other words, you would be junior to me. I'm only pointing this out because I don' ...

    35 comments - 41 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:14pm -

  3. Athletes in PE

    Just saw this article about Steve Young, who is apparently working in PE and fairly good at it. Definitely happy to hear this since her was one of my favorite athletes growing up. That being said, it seems like a lot of athletes are just hired to impress ...

    31 comments - 3 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 8:10pm -

  4. Private Equity vs Hedge Funds: 4 Key Differences

    Full disclosure, I'm biased to the HF path, but have friends at top PE shops. First things first, PE and HF are two fundamentally different career paths. Yes, they're both buyside gigs and both pay extremely well. However, it's the differen ...

    363 comments - 8 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  5. Cities with the Best Cost of Living / Work Life Balance in Finance

    I've come to the conclusion NYC is not for me. More power to all of you whose dream is working on the street, it's just not for me. Cost of living is too high. Hours are too long. Taxes are too high. Where in the country is the best balance betw ...

    152 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:06pm -

  6. Merits of banking once you've secured a PE associate role for July 2018

    I joined a large investment firm out of college and am considering whether or not I should do banking for a year. Background: I interned at a bulge bracket bank for three summers (senior year of high school, sophomore year, and junior year) and went to a ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 12 2017 - 4:00am -

  7. IBD vs PE- Long-term / Let the war begin

    I've read a few posts on PE and found that it mainly involves searching for capital for new funds. There is also a considerable amount of time spent doing actual things related to the operations of the businesses and managing those businesses. On the ...

    48 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 22 2016 - 8:34pm -

  8. Some Thoughts on Private Equity Interview Case Studies

    The infamous private equity interview is enough to make seasoned top bucket analysts quiver in their boots. When you go through the interview process with private equity firms, particularly if you move along in a process at a middle market PE shop, you wi ...

    80 comments - 17 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:20pm -

  9. Life in a small PE group

    I'd like to ask you what is the difference between the medium/big groups to the very small ones? Let's say around 10 people... And yes, I've read the 'why people rather work for megafunds over mm' legendary thread, I'm not re ...

    163 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  10. Engineers in Wall ST

    My dear monkeys, I've been lurking around this forum for a while now, to be honest, I became a huge fan of this site, the articles, the success stories and much love to the trolls. I am currently an Engineering student at a CUNY school in NYC, and I ...

    74 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:51pm -

  11. GE FMP Questions

    Hey guys, I'm opening another thread to discuss GE's FMP program. I have read everything on the forum I could using the search and still have questions. So here they are. What kind of pay can an FMP expect? (Before and after program) Possible ca ...

    231 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:15pm -

  12. Summer 2015 PE Recruiting

    Let the games begin... private equity interviews are already in full swing. Recruiting PE 2015 ...

    98 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 7 2014 - 10:44am -

  13. Best groups to get into PE or Hedge Funds

    What are the best IB groups to launch a career at a Private Equity firm or at a Hedge Fund? I have heard that M&A and Lev Fin tend to be traditional feeders into those types of firms. This is all assuming we are talking about a bulge bracket bank. pri ...

    104 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  14. Consultant friendly MM PE firms

    Second year at MBB looking at one-off recruiting for MM PE starting in 2016. Wanted to get a list of consultant-friendly firms and the corresponding search firms they use. Some examples would be: HGGC Charlesbank Golden Gate Capital Any other firms with s ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 8:00am -

  15. Beats Worth Over $1 Billion

    Wow. Remember all the hate Beats by Dre got on WSO when they first came out? Only an idiot would pay that for headphones. There's no way they're going to sell any at that price. They probably don't even sound that great. Well, guess what? W ...

    62 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2013 - 11:53pm -

  16. AMA: Went from S&T to Cap Markets to M&A to MF PE

    I'm a long time user of WSO, and as the title says, I've had a pretty convoluted career path so far. I started off in S&T out of undergrad, and was on a prop desk that was getting decimated (historically it was one of the most profitable gro ...

    20 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 11 2016 - 5:00pm -

  17. My friend just inherited a shitload of money and wants to start his own PE firm. Advice?

    My assumptions would be to hire a couple of consultants with PE experience to help him start his firm from scratch. How do you actually start a PE firm from zero if you have 8 figures? PE ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 13 2015 - 9:56pm -

  18. UBS TMT

    How's exit opps from this group? How does it stack up against Financial Sponsors and M&A? UBS IBD PE Exit Opps TMT ...

    49 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:46pm -

  19. Energy Private Equity in Houston

    What are the top energy private equity firms in Houston? Top in terms of reputation, size (AUM), prestige etc. private equity PE Houston pe firms ...

    61 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  20. From 350K job to something more fufilling like PE Firm as marketer or investment professional?

    My fellow monkeys, long time reader, first time poster and sincerely enjoy all the insight provided from all those involved. A bit of info about myself: Still young but looking for something more as I have had a great career as an outside mutual fund whol ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 9 2015 - 9:24am -

  21. Is This True: PE/IB Firms Ask Your for Your SAT Scores?

    I've read this I think once or twice on WSO and many other times on random places on the internet. Clarifications from anyone who is actually in PE would be much appreciated. If they do ask, could one just lie, or do they go through the trouble of re ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2016 - 12:57am -

  22. Horsepower: Why hasn't PE scooped up Ralph Lauren?

    Here is a question for all you M&A, PE guys, why has nobody bought Ralph Lauren? Seems like it has all the things yall like: Great brand (if you disagree let me know) Cash on deck: $1.4B vs $871M in debt Real Estate?...$1.5B in PP&E, I haven' ...

    14 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 14 2017 - 2:28pm -

  23. Fortress Investment Group PE

    Hi, Anyone have color on Fortress and their PE group in terms of prestige, comp, culture etc? Also, anything on what their interviews are like for junior level?-Ben PE fortress ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Apr 11 2017 - 7:58pm -

  24. Private Equity Firms in Dubai / Middle East

    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 ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:46pm -

  25. PE perks

    Hi all- I'm trying to get a sense from those on this forum who work in PE about the types of perks / benefits that most PE funds offer. Is it typical for most funds to provide lunch for free, pay for dinner past a certain time at night, pay for cars ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 16 2016 - 1:03am -

  26. value of CFA for private equity job

    Hi, I have no financial/accounting background, I recently got a MBA from a top US school, I am just 30 and currently working for an operational advisory team for a big 4, I plan to join a PE firm in the future and I am wondering if having a CFA would add ...

    51 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:14pm -

  27. Buyside Equity Research Internship for an Insurance Company to IBD?

    Can an intern experience in the investment management arm of an insurance company help when recruiting for banking internships? IBD insurance ER PE intern sa ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2017 - 2:00am -

  28. IFC-> MBA-> PE

    A previous discussion on similar topic is here: // www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/ifc-exit-opps Specifically, assuming the track of IFC-> MBA-> private sector PE (think KKR /TPG/Carlyle), how would the IFC investment analyst experience be rated by t ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:39pm -

  29. 14 Rules Kids Won’t Learn in School

    I was recently cleaning out the stack of books in my office closet and came across something Charles J. Sykes wrote called "Dumbing Down Our Kids" I thought that this is a decent book and I particularly liked his list of "14 life rules" ...

    10 comments - 8 silver bananas - Apr 26 2017 - 7:00pm -

  30. Incoming Analyst- Potential 3rd Year- PE Recruiting

    I'm a college senior at an Ivy skating through the end of my senior year, awaiting the upcoming summer where I will begin as an Analyst in a top BB Group (think GS TMT, GS HC/CR, GS FIG, MS Menlo, MS M&A). I've been thinking about my options ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2016 - 5:38pm -

  31. The King Is Dead

    That's right, guys. The iconic Burger King mascot is no more; he was unceremoniously dethroned in a PE boardroom in August. New York-based 3G Capital took over the burger chain in 2010 and ran off the old board of directors, and the new sheriff in to ...

    43 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2011 - 5:45am -

  32. AMA 2 years MBB > PE

    I've been around the forums for awhile now and always appreciated people willing to share tips/advice. I have some free time before I start my PE gig so happy to answer some questions. Graduated from target undergrad, worked at MBB for past 2 years a ...

    20 comments - 2 silver bananas - Aug 24 2015 - 4:50am -

  33. Chicago- Megafund placement

    Hey guys, Seems like a lot of the Megafunds do not have offices in Chicago. Saw on one old thread there were two people fighting back and forth regarding this so I just wanted to settle it out here and see what the real deal was. Do top groups in Chicago ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 30 2014 - 2:22am -

  34. World's Best PE Recruiter Database- Need Your Help to Finish It!

    Guys & Gals, Headhunters, recruiters, executive search firms: For many of us they hold they keys to the golden gates of buy-side badassery (i swear i'm not really this big of a tool in real life). I'm calling on all of you to please reply ba ...

    28 comments - 10 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  35. Best Groups in Hong Kong for Buyside Recruiting

    What are the best banks/groups in Hong Kong for recruiting for buyside positions in mainland/HK? Would also be interested in hearing where past analysts from the said banks/groups are headed. Hong Kong buyside PE megafund ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2016 - 11:12pm -

  36. Double Break-In: Thanks WSO!

    All, Once again, I would like to express my gratitude to the admins, users and interview guide authors for their commitment and consistent assistance to the WSO community. In 2011, I was thanking the community for the help breaking into investment banking ...

    18 comments - 8 silver bananas - Mar 12 2017 - 10:36pm -

  37. 5 Free Months...What Should I Do?

    I'm currently a junior in undergrad and will be graduating a semester early (Dec. 2015), which gives me 5 free months. No obligations, no work, no nothing. If my goals are to eventually get into an M7 MBA program and hopefully someday make it to the ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 16 2014 - 9:41pm -

  38. Help! Choosing 3 FT BB NYC IBD Offers!

    I got general offers recently from Barclays Capital, UBS, and Citigroup, all in NYC. Group placement won't happen until next year. UBS may be able to give me a group earlier. Which BB would you pick? I liked the people I met at all these banks...I do ...

    83 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 29 2010 - 11:58am -

  39. What is the most prestigious PE firm?

    would it be: 1. KKR 2. BX 3. Carlyle? also what constitutes a mega fund these days? private equity PE prestige ranking ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 5 2013 - 3:08pm -

  40. Just joined WSO and looking to get into PE

    Hi, I've just joined the forum and wanted to say hello. I received an engineering degree in undergrad and have worked in a number of startups in marketing and operations. I've recently moved from Silicon Valley to the midwest and I am planning t ...

    9 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 4 2017 - 7:40pm -

  41. The War on Private Equity

    The book "Unintended Consequences: Why Everything You've Been Told About the Economy is Wrong" by Edward Conrad has created a shit storm in its wake as it seeks to defend the 1% and makes the argument that inequality benefits modern society ...

    26 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jun 6 2012 - 2:35pm -

  42. Second-tier PE funds

    If we consider the top tier PE funds (and ultimate career goal) to be the megafunds (i.e. KKR, Blackstone, TPG, Carlyle, etc.) then what's the following tranche? Which funds are good as an inbetween stepping stone from IB to mega-PE/B-school for pre- ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 17 2015 - 8:54am -

  43. Moving from NYC to Chicago, advice on apartment hunting

    All, In a few months I will thankfully be ending my stint in banking and moving to Chicago to start my PE role. Besides a quick stop to interview in the city, I have never been there before, and don't have a ton of friends in the region either. As su ...

    10 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 15 2017 - 3:13pm -

  44. Banking Associate to PE or HF

    Hey guys, I am currently an MBA student at H/S/W. My goal is to get into i banking as an associate and move to a PE or HF afterwards. I know it is common for IBD analysts to move to PE/HF, but how about for associates? and what type of roles am I most lik ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 2 2014 - 11:13am -

  45. Private Equity Job via: STERN vs. TUCK (edition)

          Hey all, I am focused on gaining a PE role post-MBA. I understand the difficulty in attaining this type of role, but I am willing to do the work required. Given that I won't be targeting the MFs or largest MM funds, and want to e ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 18 2014 - 12:39am -

  46. Move to PE now?

    I have a dilemma, and two weeks to decide. I currently just started my second year at GS / MS / JPM in the M&A group. I recently received an offer at a small PE fund (~$500MM). The comp is significantly better $85k + $20k to sign, versus $60k+ (insert ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 10 2009 - 5:23pm -

  47. Top I-Banking Gigs--Strictly Exit Opps to PE

    Ok-- so I know that people here are not into ranking the various Wall St banks in regards to overall prestige, but this is a little different. I think a lot of people might find it useful to know how INDIVIDUAL groups stack up against one another when it ...

    31 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 5 2012 - 4:36pm -

  48. MBA: Stern vs. Johnson (w/ $$$$)

    Guys, I am looking for some feedback related to a choice between a Johnson MBA (with close to a full ride or a full ride...still TBD) and a Stern MBA. My career goals are to break into private equity (middle market), and ideally, end up in NYC. I have an ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 2 2014 - 6:18pm -

  49. Best Double Major/ Major-Minor Combinations

    If you were giving advice to an undergrad, what double major or major/minor combination would you recommend for the following fields? Private Equity IBD HF VC PE HF major VC minor IBD ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  50. Oil and Gas/Houston

    For those interested in oil and gas/Houston, The Deal has a great profile of the scene as it currently stands. IB, PE, and the law all get coverage. Energy Nexus IB energy PE oil gas Houston deals ...

    34 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 25 2011 - 8:31pm -

  51. MF PE to Hedge Funds

    In the 10xleverage MS / KKR thread, it was said that a lot of pre-MBA associates at places like KKR / BX are trying to move into hedge funds after their two years. Why is this? Is PE not the holy grail in the minds of the top performers? Also, which hedge ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 22 2012 - 12:20pm -

  52. Why does Bain send more to PE?

    Why does Bain send more to PE every year than the other 2 firms? Is it just that more consultants at Bain want to move over or do PE firms want to specifically target Bain consultants because of their experience? I know they have their PEG rotation, but w ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  53. Should I switch from PE to Hedge Fund?

    Hi All, hoping to get some advice. I am currently at a top Real Estate PE firm. Pay is good (street pay. All-in 300-400K for VP level, just to give you an idea). Hours are good. (8:30-20:00) For foreseeable future, I could have a stable career here. But t ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 19 2012 - 5:34pm -

  54. Schwarzman Is a Boss

    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 Street ulcers. He calls himself ...

    21 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 6 2012 - 7:01pm -

  55. Private Equity: Still a WASP Old Boys Club?

    Do people think there is what I'd like to call a WASP ceiling for the transition to private equity (I'm a WASP for the record). Throughout the 4 years I spent in middle market banking & private equity, between the people I meet and that hund ...

    37 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 22 2010 - 9:59pm -

  56. Best way to judge PE firms during recruiting

    This might seem like an odd question, but with recruiting in full swing, we are getting a couple of emails per day for various firms. Every email is a sales pitch, praising top quartile returns and great raises. So my question is this: what is the best wa ...

    16 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 24 2015 - 11:19am -

  57. Is IB the sexiest occupation outside of PE?

    If not then what is? IB PE ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 12 2013 - 9:27pm -

  58. JMI Equity: interview process, culture, pay, hours?

    Anyone have any information on JMI Equity? Not the basics (i.e. I know their target industries, size, etc.), but things such as interview process, culture, pay, hours for their associates. You know, the important stuff. I'd assume it's similar i ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:12pm -

  59. Three Do's and Don'ts of Private Equity Interviews

    On Tuesday, I gave a thorough breakdown of how a pre-MBA candidate should approach the Private Equity Interview Case Study. In keeping with the PE interview theme, I thought I'd touch upon the actual interview portion of the process. Rather than doin ...

    17 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 7:43am -

  60. Infatuation with Top Groups

    I have been reading on here for awhile, and I don't understand why people are so into working for a top group at the analyst level. Sure, at the associate level onwards it makes a ton of sense (better relationships, longterm culture, etc.) but at the ...

    39 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 26 2011 - 12:18pm -

  61. Battery Ventures PE?

    Battery Ventures has its roots in traditional VC but has now been doing PE/buyouts for several years. Can anyone help me understand BV's reputation within PE? Is it a recognized brand, and if so, is it still viewed as primarily a venture fund or a hy ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:35pm -

  62. Romney "looting" example- please explain these profits

    How the heck does one make millions off of investing in a company that goes bankrupt and/or gets shut down? How do the lenders get paid back, how do the numbers work? Ideally I'd like to see a model but that's obviously a bit much to ask. Anothe ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 12 2012 - 2:20pm -

  63. Path to post-MBA PE without Pre-MBA PE Work Experience.

    Hi everyone- I find myself in an interesting position. I want to move into private equity from S&T. Does anyone have any experience with this-- is it doable? I've not found much discussion on this topic, and I thought starting a new thread might ...

    8 comments - 2 silver bananas - May 26 2017 - 2:43pm -

  64. Internship at Abraaj Group in Dubai

    I've seen a few posts on PE in the middle east and Abraaj in particular. I secured an internship at the Abraaj Group for this summer in Dubai so I created this forum to help put some things in perspective. I'm currently a junior studying in the ...

    8 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 25 2017 - 1:43pm -

  65. IB and PE in Atlanta

    New to the forum, but just wondering how many of you work in PE/IB in Atlanta. I tried searching but the only good thread that turned up was a few years old. My whole family lives in New York and most work in law and medicine with a few bankers but we mov ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2012 - 1:55am -

  66. Any thoughts on what PE looks like a decade from now?

    I spoke with a guy a few days back who'd done pretty well in an MM PE firm, and when I asked him for advice on how to build a career in the industry, his advice was "if I were graduating business school now, I'd probably join a different in ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 2 2015 - 4:00am -

  67. Top Cities for Private Equity in US and Internationally

    Just out of curiosity, what would be your top 5 or so private equity markets in the US and Internationally for private equity activity? Obviously, NYC is tops in the US, but I'm assuming that Chicago, Houston, Dallas, and DC probably get a fair share ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 28 2010 - 2:53pm -

  68. West Coast vs. NY Exit Opps

    Hey guys, I just recently accepted an offer in the SF bay area with a BB for banking in tech. Just wanted to get your thoughts on what the exit opps are like on the west coast for tech.... It seems like in NY, 1st years are approached like 6 months into t ...

    20 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 18 2016 - 9:06pm -

  69. PE/LBO Model request- (Upcoming interview!) **Included an example question on dividend recap that needs an answer**

    I've got a few models here and there to look at and practice with, but they are from BIWS (which is fairly straightforward) or some that are very very messy... I was wondering if anyone have a few good examples to share with me? Something I'd li ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2011 - 10:12pm -

  70. Top PE vs BB IBD

    I have accepted an offer to join as a 1st Year Analyst next year after the summer internship. The platform is great and, most importantly, the team is really nice. Currently interviewing with a top mega PE fund (one of these premium firms). I am not sayin ...

    25 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 28 2012 - 2:03pm -

  71. Professional Designations – Less is More?

    We've all seen that person on an e-mail signature listing out 6 professional designations following their name. You like to take exam. We get it. While you're at it why don't you should include H.S.D. for your high school diploma and that r ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 16 2012 - 7:36am -

  72. Distressed PE vs Distressed HF?

    What exactly differentiates a PE firm specializing in distressed debt from a distressed debt HF? Does the private equity firm intend to take control of them company, while the HF would just go along for the ride? I have been reading http://www.distressed- ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:04pm -

  73. Which PE firm to intern for?

    Career switcher. Ivy undergrad. Attending a top 5 MBA [1st year]. Great profile (and connections) to interview with top PE firms but lack the relevant finance experience to do so right now. Our program offers a Buyout Lab class where you intern with a PE ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 30 2015 - 8:49pm -

  74. Audax Group Interview Help

    Hey Guys, I have a n interview at Audax Group this coming Friday and I have no clue on how to prepare for a private equity interview. I was wondering if anyone had any suggestions about Audax Group and what the interviews for them are like. In addition, a ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 21 2017 - 11:10am -

  75. PE Recruiting Finished?

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2011 - 11:38am -

  76. Answering questions about private equity.

    Excuse this useless post, but I just got an offer at R.B.C. Capital Markets, in the Private Equity division (Tech Group). I'll answer any questions anyone has about comp, lifestyle, how to get in PE from undergrad, experiences, technical, interview, ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 27 2008 - 8:24pm -

  77. Hooked Up With Scarlett Johannson

    So last Friday, the guys and I got together for some pre-gaming before heading to 1OAK at around 11:00 PM to celebrate our better-than-expected bonuses this year (two of us are PE associates, and the other 2 are VPs at MM banks). So after waiting in line ...

    24 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 19 2012 - 2:27am -

  78. PE recruiting- Anyone started interviewing?

    Has anyone started interviewing with large cap PE firms for summer 2010 jobs? recruiting PE ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 8:14pm -

  79. Why did PE and VC get wrapped together?

    PE and VC, while in theory similar, operate under a completely separate set of rules. I liked having them separate... VC PE venture capital ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 19 2016 - 1:36am -

  80. Life after Investment Banking, part 2

    I just wanted to reply to a few of the comments on my first post... // www.wallstreetoasis.com/forums/life-after-investme... I don't know what else I could do The picture on this post is an entry I wrote in my journal one hour after walking of the do ...

    26 comments - 9 silver bananas - Apr 26 2012 - 10:28am -

  81. Is my friend lying about his compensation?

    One of my friends last year got a job with Morgan Stanley 's private equity team in or near Philly. He didn't even have a BB internship but got into MS, and that's great for him, but all of the guys told me that he said he'd be making ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 23 2012 - 9:45am -

  82. PE right out of college?

    How does Blackstone / KKR PE hours/compensation compare to BB IBD hours/compensation right after college? About the same? What about 6-7 years down the road? PE ...

    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2011 - 7:30pm -

  83. Name your own PE fund!

          Let's say 10 years from now you start your own PE/ HF fund. What would you name it? Here are a few suggestions:-Firehouse Investments-Mad Max-Rusty the Clown I'm not very creative... PE HF name ...

    37 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2009 - 3:07pm -

  84. why analyst leave banking

    Why is it that analyst leave banking after their two years are up. Obviously the hours are slightly better in the pe/hf world but is the comp that much better too....I guess what i am asking is would someone who left to a pe shop be able to make as much i ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 14 2010 - 8:55pm -

  85. BB as a 2nd year lateral or top MM as a 1st year? Want to get into PE. Need Career Advice!

    Hi WSO community, A little background on myself...I have 2 years of Corporate Development experience at a fortune 50 and will be making the transition to IB shortly with hopes of going into PE afterwards. I have a couple offers and would appreciate some c ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 15 2015 - 8:33am -

  86. Buy-side in the South

    Was wondering if anyone can give a breakdown of firms and what its like to work on the buy-side in the South? Specifically for PE and any hedge funds/investment managers that have a strong presence. Topics that would be helpful:-list of firms and location ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 20 2015 - 4:56pm -

  87. Underpaid at Start Up PE Fund?

    Hey guys, Been sitting on this question for about a year now and would like the community's input. Please, I am looking for monkeys opinions who work in the industry (IB, PE, VC, etc). Joined a start up PE fund about a year ago after my analyst progr ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2014 - 7:17pm -

  88. PE at 17- advice?

    Hey everyone! So I finally (kind of) got an internship at a Private Equity shop. I'm new to most of what's going on, and would apreciate any advice you could offer me. Some specific things:-I'm a Junior, soon to be Senior in High School. An ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 3 2011 - 6:48pm -

  89. Banking and PE in LA

    What is LA's scene like for IB and PE? I am interested in heading out there in the next few years and would like to gauge what kind of opportunities are available. Are there any good BB groups in LA? I know most BB have their top groups in NYC and a ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 29 2009 - 3:31pm -

  90. The Private Equity Draft

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2011 - 12:18pm -

  91. anyone else find their PE job boring?

    Anyone else bored by their PE job? After two years of banking, PE was supposed to be the golden ticket- but now that I'm a year in, more often than not I'm bored as hell. I started at a large nyc-based PE firm last year after two years at a BB. ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2010 - 12:08am -

  92. Queen's Applied Economics vs McGill Joint Honors Economics & Finance

    Hi everyone, I'm a pending sophomore transfer student in BC, Canada. I've been reading WSO since the middle of last year, but recently my aspirations for banking has intensified, so here I am. I have two options to consider for September. Both o ...

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  93. Retail Bank Valuation

    I have an interview coming up for a private equity group that makes significant minority investments in regional retail banks. Does anyone know how you would go about valuing a regional retail bank? Investment Banking private equity Banking PE investment ...

    16 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:51pm -

  94. Can you work at a megafund after Houston IBD?

    Hi everyone, long time reader first time poster. I'm interning in Houston this summer in energy IBD, and I'm not originally from the Texas area so I don't know much about the exit ops. I know some of the banks place really well in PE, but I ...

    19 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 31 2013 - 11:54pm -

  95. Transitioning into a woman PE.

    Hi, I was wondering if there is any other way of transitioning into PE beside the obviously routes. PE ...

    11 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2016 - 7:31am -

  96. Do PE firms recruit at UG? Which Ones?

    Im about to make my decision on which college to attend. Im choosing between Columbia, Dartmouth and Stanford. I like all 3 equally and this will probably tell me which school to attend. Do PE shops recruit at these schools? If so, which school do they re ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2011 - 9:11pm -

  97. Private Equity in a Nutshell

    Here is a rough explanation PE ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 20 2013 - 6:32pm -

  98. Breaking into megafund from MBA

    Hello, I think a lot of people who go to megafunds do 2 years IBD-> 2 years PE-> Top MBA-> Megafund. How is p/e recruiting at top bschools? I assume there is a lot of competition for these slots. If someone were to go to bschool directly from ban ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 12 2010 - 1:07pm -

  99. Does Your PE Fund Have A Dedicated Deal Originator?

    Something I've observed over the last 12-18 months on the hiring front for middle market PE firms is a relatively new position (or at least not one talked about all that much) for an internal, dedicated business development position. In the January i ...

    14 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 6 2013 - 8:45pm -

  100. PB shops with PE funds

    Hey guys- I am looking at banks with PB functions (so think MS / GS / Citi /Boutique PB) that also raise Private Equity funds. Would the PE fund be considered an investment manager from an operational standpoint? Investment Advisors in PB typically recomm ...

    10 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2016 - 3:25pm -

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