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  1. 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 -

  2. AMA: Private Equity Analyst at African Impact Investor

    WSO- I would like to share my knowledge on banking/PE/markets in Africa for those in the market and those willing to be party to the African growth story. Could also help for your PE interviews! Bio: Analyst (3rd year) at MM private equity firm focussed o ...

    102 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 10 2014 - 7:50am -

  3. PERKS of working in Financial Services....

    What are some of the perks you guys have heard of that a BB or MM provides its employee. I'm not talking about just discounts, but things like car service, meals, etc............. For example like my first Internship was at a MM investment bank and e ...

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

  4. 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 - 5 silver bananas - Jul 23 2013 - 10:17am -

  5. Cap IQ List of PE Firms

    [Mod Note: WSO now has a Company Database where you can filter by industry (PE) and zip code: // www.wallstreetoasis.com/wso-company-database] So to go off Nouveau Richie's idea for lists of hedge funds, I am going to create a list of private equity ...

    120 comments - 9 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:43pm - Anonymous Monkey

  6. AMA- London IBD to megafund PE

    Hi all, Happy to answer London-specific questions on recruiting. Pretty keen on anonymity so probably won't give much detail about my background, but could answer questions on IBD, recruiters, PE funds and processes in London if that helps. Thanks! p ...

    77 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 15 2014 - 5:00pm -

  7. What do discuss during coffee/lunch meetings?

    Hi everyone, I have a fairly simple question. What have you guys found to be good discussion topics when you are able to network with other people? I'm from a non-target school (undergrad), so it is critical for me to be able to make a good impressio ...

    43 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:52pm -

  8. Healthcare finance

    Does anyone know of any healthcare specific venture capital, private equity, or ib firms? Investment Banking private equity venture capital healthcare ...

    77 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:38pm -

  9. Leaving analyst program at a BB before 2 years is up

    So the economy is heating up for PE / they are understaffed and a lot of kids are interviewing / planning on leaving after less than a year on the job. I think this is short sighted as staying at a bank has pros and cons, but 8 months is not that much tim ...

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

  10. PE lifestyle? Hours, weekends, base, bonus, etc.?

    Can anyone already working as an associate in PE give an overview of the private equity lifestyle? Did a search on the forums and could not find anything recent. Looking for details such as: Do you work at MM, FoF, Megafund? What are your typical hours in ...

    90 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:50pm -

  11. Secondary PE Modeling

    I have a 2nd round interview coming up with a secondary PE fund. They do mostly LP secondaries of funds that are majority invested. I'm still trying to understand exactly how they value these LP interests. In the round 1 interview, they told me that ...

    85 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 10 2016 - 4:47pm -

  12. Going Back to Banking

    I know this sounds like an insane question, but would anyone here go from private equity back to investment banking? I know exactly what the implications are here from a lifestyle/compensation perspective, but I'm wondering what happens to the promis ...

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

  13. Best Suit Brands

    So I was searching WSO archives about the best suit brands for IBD /PE, but I couldn't find anything. So I wanted to ask all of your opinion about the best suit brands/tailors for banking/PE jobs as well as the average price for a suit from these bra ...

    427 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:18pm -

  14. 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 -

  15. Ask me anything… I'm a Private Equity Analyst in Shanghai

    I'm currently a Private Equity Analyst in Shanghai, China. Academically, I graduated from a target school majoring in Economics and Chinese. I also spent my time at college as the president of an on-campus student organization related to Finance and ...

    77 comments - 6 silver bananas - May 19 2013 - 12:45pm -

  16. PE Fund-of-funds......exit ops?

    Given the state of the economy, like many other recent MBA grads I find myself considering alternate career paths. I currently have an offer at a PE Fund-of-funds. The position involves investing in different GPs across the PE industry along with co-inves ...

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

  17. M&A Transaction Timeline

    I feel like there is a huge misconception about the timeline of M&A transactions and the functions carried out by affiliated parties during the process. Therefore, I would like to assume the following scenario in order to illustrate the entire process ...

    30 comments - 12 silver bananas - Oct 6 2016 - 6:15pm -

  18. What's Your Take on Sourcing?

    As PE recruiting is getting underway, I've been seeing some opportunities with PE firms that do sourcing. What's your guys' take on it? Is it really that bad? Are you literally hitting the phones all day and not learning anything? I talked ...

    46 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  19. Fund of Funds Interview- What should I know?

    Hey I have an interview coming up for a fund of funds PE firm analyst position. This will be the 2nd round; a 3-4 person conference call. Does anyone have any experience with a FoF? What did they focus most on, what should I really make sure I know? Any s ...

    54 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:37pm -

  20. 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 -

  21. KeyBank IBD good for VC or PE after?

    Is KeyBank in ohio a good place to start? is it considered a BB or MM? i know its like a F500 but for IBD there. Do they place well in VC's and PE's in NYC or SF or anywhere actually? I appreciate all help in advance! Investment Banking private ...

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

  22. Part of carried interest for Sr. Associate/VP in a small PE fund

    What percent of the total carried interest do Sr. Associates/VPs usually get in a lower middle market PE funds? For instance $100M fund with less than 10 people- 5 partners, 2-3 manager type of positions and 1 Sr. Associate or VP. Also, if the Sr. Associa ...

    69 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:19pm -

  23. Africa- Deal or no deal?

          There has been increasing talk of Africa being the next big boom, especially in technology. Without saying too much about what I think, I would like to hear WSO's opinion on the future of Africa, including for investment purposes ...

    60 comments - 2 silver bananas - Dec 22 2013 - 6:00am -

  24. New MBAs Head to Asia in Big Numbers

    mod (Andy) note: "Blast from the past- Best of Eddie" If there's an old post from Eddie you'd like to see up again shoot me a message. Is the bloom off the Private Equity rose for today's MBA students? An interesting phenomenon is ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2014 - 8:00am -

  25. New WSO Private Equity Prep Pack in the Works

    UPDATE 5/22/14: It's HERE! So for years I've been trying to get this together and we FINALLY have the right guy to take our current private equity guide and turn it into a full Private Equity Prep package, complete with actual modeling tests fro ...

    90 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 21 2014 - 10:44pm -

  26. US job opportunities for foreigners

    Hi guys, I work in an Italian Asset Management /private equity firm of real estate investment funds (european version of REITS). I have 3+ years of experience (think of an associate level) in the financial analysis and business development, and I would li ...

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

  27. Former MS M&A / KKR here to field questions

    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 ...

    254 comments - 62 silver bananas - Aug 21 2012 - 1:31pm -

  28. How is PE mezz financing? Salary? Workload?

    Just curious, I don't really hear a lot about mezz financing from PE here. private equity Mezzanine Capital ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 3 2017 - 8:14am -

  29. Mid-Market PE Fund Associate taking questions.

    I haven't been on here for a while and I figured instead of going out tonight with the lady or reading a pitch-book I'll give back to the community. Ask anything you want to know. private equity associate ...

    55 comments - 2 silver bananas - Sep 29 2013 - 4:45pm -

  30. 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 -

  31. Build Your Own CDO

    Have you ever dreamed of building your very own CDO? Do you think you could master the fragile alchemy of blending Z-tranche crap with A-rated paper to outperform the market? Well now you can. And I'm going to lead the charge by putting together my o ...

    78 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 29 2010 - 6:29am -

  32. PE interview question- If you can only know 3 things for an investment analysis?

    I received this PE interview question awhile back and I was wondering how one would answer this? If I wanted to evaluate an investment opportunity for PE and I can only ask for three things, what would I ask for and why? No details are provided about the ...

    70 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jul 9 2014 - 12:25pm -

  33. Interview horror story! Felt need to share. (kind of long)

          I will exclude the name of the firm and MD but maybe someone can figure it (I doubt it though). I just back from a P.E. firm and know for a fact I will not get hired for a s.a. position. Technically I won't know till Thursday but ...

    64 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 12 2013 - 10:47pm -

  34. 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 -

  35. Real Estate PE Exit Options

    Hi, I was curious to know what are the possible exit options for an entry level / associate at a real estate private equity firm. Some of the options that I've explored are as follows: IBD: Would it be possible to move into i-banking with a focus on ...

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

  36. Analyst Ranking and Exit options

    Hi everyone, As most people know that at all major BB IBs, analyst and associate are ranked between A to C each year, A being the best. The ranking you get will ultimately affects the bonus you get. I am just wondering how important is such ranking in ter ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  37. Military Officer to Private Equity

    WSO, I've lurked for a bit and am looking for some mentor ship and advice. I spent six years in the Marine Corps as an Intelligence Officer and am currently an MBA Candidate at Fuqua. I've spent the first half of my MBA experience talking to cur ...

    30 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 26 2017 - 10:04pm -

  38. Is it wrong for a student to sleep with an employee for a job

    Is it wrong for a student at a university to sleep with an employee at an investment bank and he help her get a job there? Investment Banking private equity IBanking Banking ethics morals ...

    104 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 14 2012 - 8:37pm -

  39. Best path to start a PE fund

    I am wondering what would be the perfect path to start a PE fund at 30-35. It would be great to read what you think about that. Start a career in IB BB or directly in PE? What kind of networking should you focus on before starting a fund? How differentiat ...

    25 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 17 2014 - 3:16pm -

  40. WSO Real Estate happy hour/meetup in NYC

    Does anyone have an interest in doing a Real Estate Happy Hour in New York soon, for WSO users who work in real estate finance/PERE/real estate investment banking? I think it would be a useful way to network. Happy to coordinate with WSO. Let me know your ...

    33 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 14 2014 - 6:36pm -

  41. Private Equity Perks

    What kind of perks do people at MM Private Equity firms get? Is the same, worse, or better than banking? For example, do you get car service, SeamlessWeb (or other comped lunch/dinner), gym, laundry, first class/private flights, etc.? private equity compe ...

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

  42. Private Equity Fund of Funds: Case Study

    Hi, I am about to do a case study interview for a PE FoF's for a junior analyst position. I've been told that I do not need to prepare anything and will be given an hour to read the materials and prepare before presenting my views followed by a ...

    28 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 21 2017 - 8:36pm -

  43. Desired Salary?

    Hi there!:) As you may already know from my other 1,000,000 posts, I am currently a college freshman, and I am on the verge of securing an internship, so I'm FUCKING HAPPY! However, the firm wants to know what is my desired salary. Should I put zero, ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:49pm -

  44. The Riverside Company help?

    Hello all just was wondering if this firm is reputated, and what is the analyst, associate, sr.associate, VP pay for a firm like this in the cleveland office? I feel like its a strong MM PE shop. Thanks! http://www.riversidecompany.com/ Investment Banking ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 1 2017 - 1:34pm -

  45. GS Analysts Fired For PE Recruiting

    As we all know a first year analyst has to make a decision around this time of the year: a) take part in PE/ HF recruiting for a job that would start after his/her two year commitment, or b) be a good monkey and stay out of the recruiting process because ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 23 2012 - 12:56pm -

  46. An Ocean of Capital: Saturation in Private Equity

    First it was rumors. The grapevine of talk from other private equity associates and friends from the BB where I did my banking stint. Of course, gossip is one thing we're all used to from our investment banking days and just like at our old jobs,ther ...

    30 comments - 3 silver bananas - Nov 29 2012 - 11:50am -

  47. PE Interview- Case Study Help (Urgent)

    I've got a case study interview coming up in 1-2 wks. It's 3 hours to read the case, do financial analysis, and prepare a presentation/report. I haven't gotten much clarity from the firm on the amount of financial analysis that needs to be ...

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

  48. 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 -

  49. What PE firms recruit from undergrad (Wharton, Harvard) for analyst positions?

    I know there are a handful of megafunds that recruit at Wharton and Harvard for analyst positions (usually 2 or 3 a year). I know for sure that Blackstone, Bain Capital, SilverLake, and GS PIA do. Are there any others like Carlyle, Warburg Pincus, TPG, KK ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:49pm -

  50. The Hong Kong Route

    While there are bits and pieces of information on lifestyle and banking in Hong Kong, few threads have the full overview. Can someone please give the general overview of the career path in Hong Kong? I read somewhere that in HK, most IB analysts stay on a ...

    53 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 29 2011 - 8:24am -

  51. Sun Capital Partners (Boca Raton, FL)

    Does anybody know anything about Sun Capital Partners out of Boca Raton, Fl? I assume they are a boutique firm, they have all of their Associates, VP's, and MD's profiles posted on their site, of course 95% of the people at the firm are from Top ...

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

  52. Good, tough technicals to ask?

    I want to up the technical difficulty of my interviews-- what are some tough but fair technical questions to ask people who have 2-5 years of IBD experience? (i.e. beyond the "If depreciation goes up by $10", or "How do you calculate FCF &q ...

    35 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 11 2013 - 7:07am -

  53. Summit Partners Interviews

    Guys (& Gals), I just got an interview with Summit Partners. I'm pretty psyched about it because I actually like sourcing/cold-calling (there must be something very wrong with me) and I hear they're the top shop for that model along with TA. ...

    32 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:50pm -

  54. Out of Undergrad: PE or Top IBD?

    Obligatory already used search engine/not trolling-- I'm trying to hear some current opinions on doing sell-side banking immediately vs. trying for the buy-side out of undergrad. My school historically places a handful of people into BB 's/globa ...

    37 comments - 1 silver bananas - Dec 15 2013 - 7:25pm -

  55. Goldman Sachs Principal Investment Area (GS PIA) Interview

    Hello monkeys, Does anyone have some information about GS PIA interviews for intern positions? I.e. questions asked, number of rounds, number of people, possible case study? Also, do you know where I could find the deals done by GS PIA except on their web ...

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

  56. First year associate (pre-mba) comp

    What are places paying/what have you heard? private equity ...

    45 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 17 2013 - 3:36pm -

  57. PE Analyst Program Thread

    Hey guys, I did some research but haven't seen a post that has the most up-to-date information all gathered within one thread. With investment banks following one another to improve the hours of the junior bankers, PE funds have started to recruit mo ...

    32 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 20 2014 - 1:30am -

  58. Private Equity for Film

    Hollywood movies have long been mentioned as one of only two recession proof industries (SB for the first monkey to name the other). Organized, non-industry investing in movies, however, has not proven the least bit easy. Anyone who recalls the shit fit t ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 29 2011 - 12:45pm -

  59. WSO's Most Wanted CEOs

    Inspired by a recent employer attractiveness survey, Jorge, an obscure yet devastatingly handsome writer for the world's premiere finance community, Wall Street Oasis, has decided to run a survey on who are the most attractive CEO's in Wall Stre ...

    36 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 10 2010 - 7:33pm -

  60. 2013 Start- PE Associate Numbers

    Everyone's favorite topic... What comp #s have Associates in this latest wave of hiring received? I can start. Larger mid market fund. $270k all in target comp. No carry. private equity ...

    54 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 26 2012 - 5:14pm -

  61. Private Equity Firms DC

    I know there are many websites/resources online where anyone can find lists of investment banks in different locations around the US (from BB to boutique). I was wondering if anyone knew of any similar resources that have listings of PE shops around the c ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:50pm -

  62. Leaving your PE firm

    I've been working at my current PE fund for less than a year now, after breaking from IB. I must admit that when I took the job, my motivation was more to get out of banking rather than because I thought the fund was great. I was really getting kille ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 8 2012 - 1:14pm -

  63. Find me a job and I'll give you my first weeks pay

    Once hired by the firm, after I receive my first paycheck, I am willing to pay my first weeks salary to the individual whose efforts resulted in me being hired by the firm. I am looking for an entry level (0-3yrs) position in asset management or private e ...

    55 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 28 2010 - 2:20pm -

  64. 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 -

  65. Your future empire: what’s it like?

    WSO just hit 40,000 members and the last time I checked (minus the trolls and a few odd d-bags) you will probably find some of the most intelligent, entrepreneurial, and ambitious people the world has to offer, all in a single community. The countless thr ...

    34 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 18 2010 - 5:45pm -

  66. Private Equity Taking Over the Housing Market

    This doesn't seem like it should end well. Large amounts of institutional money coming into the housing market, pushing prices up. Blackstone is apparently getting into it in a big way. : Our bet right now is the scale of the opportunity is very ...

    23 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2013 - 12:50pm -

  67. Finance dissertation topic

    There can myriad choices for a dissertation topic pertaining to Finance. Some of the prominent ones are as below: Private equity (Here, once can research on PE investments in some of the major economies and the quantum of returns these investments have ge ...

    22 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 5 2017 - 12:00pm -

  68. Top U.S. lawmaker sees hedge fund, dividend tax up (Reuters)

    The long and short of it is, the Democrat who's been trying to tax HF income at 35% for the past decade may finally get his wish....why? There's no separation of powers in the House....What don't the Democrats get....? When Taxes go up fees ...

    53 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 26 2010 - 9:48pm -

  69. Moelis LA- Unbelievable Analyst Placement

    Just found out where the first year Moelis LA analysts (total of 6) got jobs: 1 to KKR 1 to Silver Lake Partners 1 to TPG Capital 1 to TPG's new special situations group (ex GS-SSG guys) 1 to Carlyle Last analyst is still interviewing with a number o ...

    59 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 13 2009 - 2:46pm -

  70. 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 -

  71. 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 -

  72. Best Possible Job Out Of Undergrad

    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 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2014 - 7:29pm -

  73. Trying to get into PE with different angle- thoughts?

    Hi all, my goal is to get into PE (less quant more mgmt)- eventually I would like to get into funds that are more likely to build portfolios in which they bring in their mgmt to build value. (if such a place exists) Here is my background- non target JD- w ...

    21 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 28 2014 - 8:00pm -

  74. Is this Dushi Bro legit?

    So Sushi With My Girls (A blog I've come across in the twitterverse that is pretty funny) had a new entry about some D-Bag Private Equity Guy's Guide to Success. A quick look at this list made me think it was written by someone who spent ten min ...

    38 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 23 2011 - 7:42am -

  75. Not a list, but the SINGLE best PE headhunter

    please cast your votes for the single best PE headhunter for NYC jobs not based on success rates or retainers or anything like that but on exclusivity in short, who is the recruiter that contacts GS and ms analysts 6 months into their 1st years? how do th ...

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

  76. 1 Thing in Common Among PE Associates

    Attractiveness. At least a half-decent amount of it. http://www.cdr-inc.com/professionals/associates.php Coincidence? private equity attractiveness ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 26 2012 - 4:31am -

  77. How is carry calculated?

    Quick question that I have been wondering for a while. Say a VP at a PE firm is awarded " carry " in the firm. Lets just say its 50bps for argument's sake. $1 billion fund, 2% management fee and 20% carried interest. What does that 50bps ge ...

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

  78. Too Big To Invest? The Downside to Mega Fund PE

    Earlier this month, New York Times' DealBook ran a really interesting story on the implications of being a massive, global, and public private equity fund. I highly recommend anyone interested in PE, and particularly anyone interested in megafund PE, ...

    22 comments - 2 silver bananas - Oct 26 2012 - 9:19am -

  79. 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 -

  80. Given that you go to a good school, why not go directly to PE instead of IBD first?

    Let's say you go to an Ivy League or a top 10 MBA program- if you're in that position, why don't more people pursue PE right out of college? My logic is that there are fewer students in top schools than there are PE firms, whether they be l ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 12 2014 - 8:46am -

  81. Private Equity: How Many Models and Bottles Can I Really Buy on the Buy Side?

    I was startled to realize over the past Thanksgiving weekend that apparently my 4 years of collective indentured servitude at a bulge-bracket bank and mega-fund was of particular interest to people at WallStreetOasis. As such, I have decided to undertake ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 7 2010 - 9:15pm -

  82. why is it rare for post-MBA to get in PE without prior PE experience

    I have heard a lot of people saying it is almost impossible for post-MBA to get in PE without prior PE experience. But I assume that a 3 year pre-MBA BB IBD (more ideally M&A team) experience should give you lots of deal experiences and sufficient mod ...

    39 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 16 2012 - 6:01am -

  83. Private Equity Internship Interview

    I have an interview for an internship at small private equity firm next week. I wanted to know what I will be expected to know and how I should prepare for the interview. Also what do undergrads typically do during a private equity internship. private equ ...

    15 comments - 1 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  84. Any introverts in private equity?

    Hi! My dream job would be to work for a PE firm. But I'm not sure would I succeed or even be able to get there because I'm an introvert..and I haven't heard of any that would work there. Do you know any introverts that work in private ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 19 2014 - 7:22pm -

  85. 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 -

  86. Mega Fund Recruiting

    From my understanding, the mega-funds generally recruit around the same time every year. Anyone know if they've started recruiting yet for Summer 2011? private equity ...

    50 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 3 2010 - 11:36pm -

  87. Forbes 400 Richest Americans

    As if hearing Edmundo's question of who is rich, Forbes magazine released their list of the 400 richest Americans. Topping the list as usual is Microsoft billionaire Bill Gates, with Bershire's Warren Buffet in 2nd and Oracle's Larry Elliso ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 23 2010 - 6:32am -

  88. Finding a path to REPE.

    Basically I've just made up my mind that I want to break into the Real Estate business upon graduating undergrad, and hopefully moving into Real Estate PE down the line. The issue is I'm a rising senior and don't have any experience directl ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 6 2012 - 4:19pm -

  89. 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 ...

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  90. The TheKing Interview: PART ONE

    DrPeterVenkman presents: An interesting interview with TheKing. Questions came from myself and other WSO contributing authors. Thank you to TheKing for his quick and information-filled responses. See part 2 here TheKing is one of the top WSO users and con ...

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  91. Real Estate Debt Funds

    Does anyone have experience with real estate debt funds? This could include working at, worked at, worked with, or having friends or coworkers who have worked at one. Examples would be Blackstone RE Debt Strategies, Fortress, Colony, Apollo, Oaktree, Star ...

    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Feb 18 2014 - 10:53pm -

  92. KKR vs Carlyle vs Warburg- URGENT

    I have offers from the three firms above in their respective traditional PE/buyout groups and have to decide by tomorrow due to a pending deadline at one of them. Locations are actually all different for the three but it's not a factor because I am w ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 17 2013 - 8:23pm -

  93. Favorite Whiskey/Scotch

    I was curious to see what everyone's favorite Whiskey/Scotch is. Personally, I'm a big fan of Johnnie Walker Black (haven't had the blue), Lagavulin (great single malt), and of course Makers Mark (classic). Include the price per bottle if y ...

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  94. Rhone Group

    Hi all, Any insights on Rhone Group? http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rh one_Group Thanks! private equity ...

    17 comments - 0 silver bananas - Nov 8 2016 - 3:49pm -

  95. 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 -

  96. Top european megafunds

    What are the top megafunds in Europe? private equity Europe ...

    35 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 7 2011 - 11:35pm -

  97. Do you wear a tie everyday to work?

    I personally would hate to wear a tie EVERY single day. Is wearing a tie the norm in the finance industry? I know a few places or regions where the lifestyle is very laid back and ties are not required unless you have to meet with a client or something. I ...

    33 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jul 12 2011 - 9:57am -

  98. 5 Quirks of Chinese Colleagues

    Every office has their winners, but here are just a few of the goofy things you might encounter while working with Chinese colleagues. Those with China experience, definitely sound off at the bottom here. 1) Now while I'm sure what I eat in the offic ...

    17 comments - 1 silver bananas - May 22 2013 - 7:45pm -

  99. What is the appeal of mega-funds?

    Just out of curiosity, would love to hear people's views on this: So many of us finance guys spend all their time worrying about getting into the top group at whatever bank so they can move to mega funds in private equity or big hedge funds, where th ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 21 2013 - 4:28pm -

  100. 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 -

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