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  2. AMA- Big 4 TAS Financial Diligence

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

    52 comments - 9 silver bananas - Dec 23 2018 - 8:00am -

  3. AMA: From State School to MM IB Vice President Without an MBA

    WSO Community, I wanted to take the opportunity to leverage my experience to be helpful with an AMA. By way of background, I attended a state school, broke into MM IB as an analyst, left banking to work at multiple private equity firms, then returned to b ...

    42 comments - 12 silver bananas - Jan 26 2019 - 2:00pm -

  4. Some Thoughts on Private Equity Case Study Interview

    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 will almost certainly be asked to do a case study. Guide to the Private Equity Interview Case Study So, just w ...

    113 comments - 24 silver bananas - May 12 2018 - 10:19pm -

  5. Are we in a new Family Office bubble?

    Maybe I'm just cynical, but at my MM, we have rarely seen family offices compete for deals in auctions and it seems there are more and more being formed weekly, if not daily. I'm astounded at how much capital is now going into the market to try ...

    26 comments - 8 silver bananas - Dec 12 2018 - 5:00pm -

  6. 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 ...

    77 comments - 94 silver bananas - Dec 31 2017 - 11:00am -

  7. Home Office Set-up?

    As an incoming PE associate, wondering what home office set-up those in the industry use (e.g. monitors, keyboard, laptop, etc.). Any guidance and insight would be much appreciated. Thank you! private equity remote in home office banking to Tuesday, June ...

    39 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 12 2018 - 8:00pm -

  8. Overview of Infrastructure Private Equity

    Hello WSO, I have been a long time lurker, and this is my first post (or maybe I am one of the top rated authors who decided to make a post anonymously). I have noticed a certain lack of information about infrastructure investing on WSO, and those threads ...

    91 comments - 109 silver bananas - Nov 6 2018 - 2:45pm -

  9. Will PE Start Hiring College Seniors?

    PE recruiting keeps on getting earlier each and every year. https://outline.com/884yqd It's crazy that private equity firms are recruiting investment bankers who are just weeks into their jobs. Mr. Curtis even shared his opinion in the article and th ...

    23 comments - 5 silver bananas - Nov 7 2018 - 5:00pm -

  10. New analyst: How do I get noticed by management?

    I just started with a MM PERE firm- which is a dream job of mine. Some background: I graduated from a "non-target" state school I have internship experience in PERE, consulting, and equity research (yes I am all over the place but the PERE inter ...

    64 comments - 2 silver bananas - Nov 8 2017 - 1:33pm -

  11. 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 ...

    379 comments - 14 silver bananas - Feb 13 2018 - 5:35pm -

  12. Investing in Private Equity

    Hi everyone, To give you some background, I recently inherited around $2.0 million from my passed grandfather. I am looking into investing this money, but am rather skeptical of the market at the moment, and bond yields are very low. Of course, I will sti ...

    57 comments - 4 silver bananas - Sep 25 2018 - 4:37pm -

  13. Kainos Capital co-founder alleges 'frat house' culture amid plot to steal stake

    Had anyone dealt with Kainos before? 'The blockbuster suit levies a host of allegations against Kainos co-founders Andrew Rosen and Robert Sperry, as well as chief financial officer David Knickel, including that they attempted to "steal" Br ...

    18 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 7 2019 - 11:00am -

  14. Two-Year Sabbatical/Break from PE

    I'm a Senior Associate at a MM PE fund in my mid-20s. I enjoy what I do, but want to try something different. I've had an entrepreneurship bug as far back as I can remember, so this would be the most logical place to jump, for me. Chances are I& ...

    20 comments - 8 silver bananas - Dec 10 2018 - 6:30pm -

  15. What is Canada comp like?

    Hey everyone I just have a quick question about PE in Canada. What are the comps like at the big Canadian PE shops (Onex, Birch Hill, etc)? What are the comps like working at a PE arm of a pension fund? Is IBD or PE generally better in terms of long-term ...

    33 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 17 2018 - 4:00am -

  16. From Private Equity Associate to VP in Private Equity

    There's a perception of people on the street that private equity is the cream of the crop. The hours, the pay, the beloved carry, the work itself- is it all greener grass syndrome? Not quite, private equity is pretty awesome by most standards; that&# ...

    93 comments - 142 silver bananas - Apr 15 2018 - 4:13pm -

  17. Thoughts From a Former Navy SEAL

    I can't answer if PE is the best job in the world but I can offer a little outside perspective that some may be interested in. Having spent the better part of the last decade in SEAL Teams and other specialized units, I found Seabird's initial p ...

    85 comments - 96 silver bananas - Oct 13 2016 - 7:26pm -

  18. How to Network and Tips on Networking

    So I hear a lot about networking on this site and how it is important, especially if you go to a non-target or a semi-target. How hard is networking and how should one go about networking? In an ideal world, I would want to work for a BB investment bank o ...

    255 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 5 2017 - 7:50pm -

  19. World's Best PE Recruiter Database

    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 ...

    29 comments - 12 silver bananas - Aug 6 2017 - 2:29am -

  20. Starting a Private Equity Fund/Firm

    I doubt any one here has started a real estate private equity firm, but given my access to some institutional money ($+-200M) I might--MIGHT--be in the process and, to be completely honest, there really aren't any better real estate forums that I ...

    82 comments - 7 silver bananas - Jul 26 2017 - 12:58am -

  21. Demystifying GSO Capital (Blackstone)

    Mod Note (Andy)- as the year comes to an end we're reposting the top discussions from 2015, this one ranks #33 and was originally posted 6/9/2015. I've been searching info about these guys for a while now. There are few threads on WSO with some ...

    45 comments - 21 silver bananas - Mar 30 2018 - 5:19am -

  22. 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' ...

    41 comments - 51 silver bananas - Sep 11 2018 - 12:50am -

  23. Private Equity to Consulting??

    Same post from the Private Equity section but hoping to get more advice. Does it make sense for me to go from PE to Consulting now? A bit of background on myself: I got a computer science degree in Canada, did a few years of M&A and have been in PE fo ...

    36 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 17 2018 - 7:55pm -

  24. Top Cities For Venture Capital In The US and Internationally?

    Bit curious as to what you all view as the top VC markets in the US/Internationally currently? In the US, I'd assume that the San Francisco Bay Area is the top but what other major cities do you see as hotbeds for lots of activity right now? Also loo ...

    48 comments - 6 silver bananas - Jul 19 2017 - 2:13am -

  25. From No-Name College to Buy-Side Out of Undergrad

    Hello all, Long time lurker and first time poster. I just wanted to share how much WSO has helped me. 4 Years ago I was a no-name at a no-name university and had nearly failed out of High-school. I decided one day to sit down and change my life (after rec ...

    27 comments - 12 silver bananas - Apr 14 2018 - 11:00am -

  26. How to get my foot in the door of Private Equity

    Hi, all, I'm a freshman from a non-target school who is really interested in pursuing a career in private equity. I have had coffee/phone chats with people from sell-side firms. Generally, they advise me to get into an IB for a few years then go to P ...

    18 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 15 2018 - 4:23pm -

  27. Social media and investment banking

    Can you have a public social media account such as Instagram if you have a career in banking, or any other finance field, and post pictures of your lifestyle, yourself, etc. Will people in the industry see this as something bad or will it not even matter? ...

    36 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 8 2018 - 8:04pm -

  28. Private Equity: How to Analyze a CIM Effectively?

    All, I work at a middle-market fund (started about 8 months ago here) and wanted to learn from someone qualified (associate level or above) who works on the buyside what the best and most efficient way to analyze a CIM is (Confidential Information Memoran ...

    45 comments - 11 silver bananas - Mar 28 2018 - 2:04pm -

  29. Preparing for the buyside

    Hello, I am currently a consultant (MBB) and have accepted an offer to join as a Pre-MBA associate for a lower middle market PE fund next summer. What do you you think is the best way to prepare for the modeling component for my new job? Since I am a cons ...

    17 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 23 2018 - 11:00am -

  30. Forbes 30 Under 30- Finance

    Forbes just released the list a few days back (Jan 9th). What do you all think of the group this year? http://www.forbes.com/30under30/#/finance skylinegtr94's blog hedge funds private equity 30 under 30 ...

    111 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 17 2015 - 11:00am -

  31. 43 Diversity Recruiting Programs at Investment Banks- The Most Exhaustive List

    Diversity recruiting has been the subject of several posts over the last few weeks. Although there are existing WSO posts that try to aggregate opportunity for diverse candidates, this one aims to be an exhaustive list that includes all the introductory p ...

    39 comments - 38 silver bananas - Nov 23 2018 - 11:14am -

  32. Summer Offer: UBS vs. Guggenheim vs. Rothschild (RX)

    Was hoping people could lend some insight into these three firms. I would be looking to do M&A at UBS/Gugg or RX at Rothschild. Specifically, what are the exit ops like from the three places, I want to eventually do PE and want to know which would giv ...

    26 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 8 2018 - 12:27pm -

  33. How to Stall Exploding PE Offer

    Hi All, How can you stall an exploding PE offer (exploding in 24 hours)? Need to buy time of 3 business days (plus 2 days on the weekend- so total 5 days). Would greatly appreciate serious responses only. Not a hypothetical scenario here. Thank you, A Hop ...

    24 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 5 2018 - 7:20pm -

  34. Answering Why Private Equity- 9 Key Answers

    This question pops up in almost every private equity interview. It's not something that will land you the job, but the wrong answer will get you dinged. Why Private Equity Career? This section is to shed some light on private equity as a career. For ...

    22 comments - 9 silver bananas - Aug 2 2018 - 11:24pm -

  35. AMA: I’ve held Pre-MBA MM LBO, Growth Equity and Venture Capital investment roles for funds with $500M+ AUM to $5B+ AUM

    Hi All- I'm ~5 or so years out of college. I did not do a formal 2 years of investment banking and was instead hired out of undergrad as an analyst at a fund. I've worked at several firms in several major US cities. I've worked at one small ...

    58 comments - 16 silver bananas - Sep 4 2016 - 5:00pm -

  36. Can someone break down PE Associate exit opportunities?

    As the title suggests, I have a poor understanding of what the exit opportunities are for PE associates. I know that staying in PE can be tough, so what are my other options? Hedge funds? Investment management? Corporate? private equity ...

    139 comments - 3 silver bananas - Oct 3 2017 - 12:28pm -

  37. PE vs. IB out of college

    Hi all, I'm currently an undergrad early in the whole career process, but pretty set on finance in one way or another right now. Though my knowledge and understanding is pretty limited, I like the idea of working in PE, as I have experience moving up ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 23 2018 - 6:36pm -

  38. 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 ...

    99 comments - 4 silver bananas - Mar 29 2018 - 10:31pm -

  39. From State School to IBD to MM PE: AMA

    Mod Note (Andy)- this AMA originally went up last December but @THE PsYcHoLoGy wrote and said he could still answer questions WSO, I joined this site during my junior year of college, and it has proved to be a great resource time and again. There is a wea ...

    53 comments - 20 silver bananas - Jan 30 2017 - 10:01pm -

  40. Are MBAs becoming less important?

    Interesting blog post from Fortune, which talks about how prominent PE firms such as GTCR are no longer requiring their associates to attend business school. Rather, promising associates are being promoted from within. A similar trend is happening at MBB ...

    118 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jun 13 2015 - 9:50am -

  41. Lessons From a PE Superday

    Mod Note: Each day we'll be posting the top WSO forum posts of 2014. This one was originally posted on 2/27/14 and ranks #8 for the year by total silver banana count. You can see all our top ranked content here. Mine is a story with various parts; yo ...

    59 comments - 51 silver bananas - May 25 2015 - 11:14am -

  42. The PE career path

    I'm trying to get a better gauge of the careers in and out of IB. While the 2 year stint in PE out of IB seems very lucrative/prestigious blah blah, it seems like most shops kick you out after 2 years and you're expected to go to bschool. Some q ...

    54 comments - 5 silver bananas - Jun 12 2016 - 8:00pm -

  43. Top PE/VC Firms in Nashville

    Hey All, Hope everyone is doing well. I was wondering- does anyone have any experience or know of the top PE / VC firms in the greater Nashville area? I'm currently working in strategy/advisory/analytics at a top tech company in the NYC area (I' ...

    13 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 8 2019 - 2:00pm -

  44. Internship Choices (PE vs IB)

    I am currently a sophomore at a target school and have the option of spending this upcoming summer interning at a MM PE fund (around $5 billion AUM) vs interning at a small no name boutique IB. I am looking to lock in a SA position at a BB IB this upcomin ...

    125 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 9 2016 - 3:38pm -

  45. Private Equity firms with ops groups

    Does anyone know how to find a comprehensive list of private equity firms that have an operations group? Or does anyone know of any besides Bain Cap, TPG, and Blackstone? private equity Consulting operations ops ...

    19 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 6 2017 - 12:47pm -

  46. PE Associate Compensation

    I'd like to start this thread to assimilate compensation numbers for associates in PE megafunds and MM funds. Base + Cash bonus + stock bonus + any carry if offered. Private Equity Associate Compensation Starting a career in top private equity fund i ...

    60 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 15 2018 - 2:52am -

  47. Path to Private Equity Post-MBA without Pre-MBA Banking Experience

    Currently I'm working in valuations with a plan to apply to MBA programs next fall (2015). One thing that I have not seen much discussion of on this site has been on the topic of breaking into PE post-MBA without pre-MBA banking experience. I would l ...

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

  48. Bain Capital Internship Interview

    I have an interview coming up with Bain Capital in few days. Can you guys suggest me that what kind of questions I might face. I am given this information: "Each interview will last approximately 45 minutes and will be primarily case-based in format ...

    83 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 13 2018 - 3:10pm -

  49. Learning more about Private Equity

    I'm an undergraduate student and I'm very interested in learning more about the industry of Private Equity. What are some books or other resources I should look into to learn more about this industry? private equity ...

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

  50. Best Real Estate Modeling course? REFM? BIWS? WSP?

    This is my first post to WSO so I hope I'm doing this correctly. Here's a little about myself... Job: 1 year doing corporate finance at Top 3 Bulge Bracket bank Undergrad: (Mid-Atlantic) Non-Target- Penn State, Maryland, UNC Major GPA: 3.7+ Inte ...

    117 comments - 4 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:05pm -

  51. Ask an Institutional LP anything.

    Fire away with questions and I'll give my answers/opinions. I've done diligence on everything from early-stage VCs to megafunds. Feel free to PM if your question is sensitive. private equity to Tuesday, March 15, 2016- 11:00am ...

    50 comments - 11 silver bananas - Mar 15 2016 - 11:00am -

  52. 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 -

  53. 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. Private Equity M&A Process Timeline Therefore, I would like to assume the following scenario i ...

    34 comments - 13 silver bananas - Feb 12 2018 - 4:59pm -

  54. AMA- London Megafund PE, one year in...

    I did an AMA before but I lost my login details. Here I am after a year in PE. This forum is a constant source of amusement / info so I am happy to answer any questions, with the caveat that anyone participating is a total loser like me who is on WSO duri ...

    53 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 5 2016 - 2:24pm -

  55. From Back office to Front office!?

    Hello guys and gals,,, I do not even know.. if I am in a back office, I am currently working for a financial data vendor; http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Financial_data_vendor My salary is low and my moral might be lower. Everyday people see my pissed off fa ...

    40 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:38pm -

  56. Is It Worth It?- Spending my youth

    Monkeys, As year 1 closes in, I've begun struggling with what I suppose is some sort of quarter life crisis. For many of us in banking, life to this point has been a constant series of "successes"--do well in high school, go to a top colleg ...

    131 comments - 4 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 6:26am -

  57. AMA: Investment Manager at Emerging Market

    - 10 years of experience in finance- 5+ years of experience in investment banking and private equity services- non-target education for both undergraduate and graduate in US- getting a job as an international student experience in US (i.e. CPT, OPT, H1B)- ...

    63 comments - 2 silver bananas - Jan 11 2015 - 11:00am -

  58. exit opps- shareholder activism group

    Hey all, just wondering where associates/2nd year analysts typically exit to from shareholder activism type IB groups. I know activism defense advisory is offered by some BB and EB banks and was curious if most stay in IB or eventually try to land at an a ...

    20 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jan 26 2018 - 4:53pm -

  59. How to Prep Before Starting PE Gig

    WSO, I will be starting as a Pre-MBA PE Associate at a North America-Focused MM Buyout Fund this summer. How can I best prepare for the job? Some people have told me to read books (basically narratives), but how can I best prepare for the technical aspect ...

    15 comments - 3 silver bananas - May 28 2018 - 11:00am -

  60. 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 -

  61. 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 ...

    70 comments - 0 silver bananas - Sep 21 2017 - 9:30pm -

  62. Goldman Sachs GSAM Private Real Estate Group

    Burner account here. I have spoken to someone at GS regarding an open analyst position in the IMD, GSAM Private Real Estate Group essentially doing business development and investor relation duties. Job description didn't really show much analytical ...

    11 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 2 2019 - 7:10pm -

  63. Blackmore Partners Chicago- Knowledge about them?

    Does anyone have any knowledge about the small advisory/ IB Blackmore Partners based in Chicago? private equity advisory executives ...

    121 comments - 2 silver bananas - Feb 9 2017 - 5:11pm -

  64. From Sales & Trading to private equity

    Hi guys. I'm going to be a sales & trading intern at a top BB in Hong Kong this summer. I wanted to know how a sales & trading (probably on the sales side but unsure) summer analyst could spin his experience and try to go into private equity ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 13 2017 - 2:37pm -

  65. MBA right out of Undergrad vs MBA + Work Experience

    Hey, I am a high school senior and prospective finance major with the goal of working for a major investment banking firm and then moving on into either venture capital or private equity. I wanted to hear what are the pros and cons of getting my MBA right ...

    29 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 2 2017 - 8:24pm -

  66. "More Revs"

    Hey chimps. Just wanted to share my experience from earlier today. Wondering if others find themselves in the same position? "You're good, but you just need more revs, and that's our fault. We need to get you more revs before you can be an ...

    30 comments - 5 silver bananas - Apr 10 2016 - 1:00am -

  67. Help! Private Equity interview in three days! PE Interview adivce?

    I am an undergrad and after some cold calling and networking have been invited for a private equity interview with a middle market pe firm for a summer position. I finally got back home and some time to let of steam after finals and basically hell week(s) ...

    124 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jul 7 2014 - 10:34am -

  68. Private Equity/ Private Investment Divisions- Minneapolis-St.Paul?

    I'm coming up on graduation May of 2019 and I'm trying to prepare for the fall recruiting season. Specifically trying to move to the Minneapolis- St. Paul area. Does anyone have any info on the private equity scene in the Twin Cities area? I ...

    13 comments - 3 silver bananas - Jun 26 2018 - 6:30pm -

  69. AMA- Private Equity Internships

    Hello Internship-Seekers! I have not posted on WSO very much but have utilized a lot of its resources to help pursue my current opportunities. I want to make myself open for you guys to ask me some questions about anything private equity/ IB /networking/i ...

    30 comments - 4 silver bananas - Jan 13 2016 - 1:21pm -

  70. PE LBO Modeling Test

    Just a few questions regarding typical PE interview LBO modeling tests, specifically: 1) Typically how much time is alloted to build a model? 2) Given time contraints, how much is detail should you provide?(i.e. is it better to be detailed and include PIK ...

    68 comments - 0 silver bananas - Dec 13 2016 - 2:03pm -

  71. BB IB vs. REPE

    I'm currently a senior analyst in a top BB investment bank and have a final round interview with a REPE (top 10 according to PERE's list). Would appreciate anybody's thoughts on the below questions: 1. What should my salary expectations for ...

    56 comments - 0 silver bananas - Oct 27 2014 - 6:30pm -

  72. No Deal Experience- First year analyst

    I'm a first year analyst at a BB. So far none of my deals have gone through. A few, very few, "live deals" have been live indefinitely and who knows if they are ever going to go anywhere. I'm afraid that when recruiting season comes al ...

    52 comments - 1 silver bananas - Aug 24 2017 - 11:09am -

  73. PE Recruiting- Megafunds are starting

    Good luck to all you first year analysts. Megafunds are all starting this week with interviews so hope you all are ready! Stay late tonight and review a few of the deals you've worked on... private equity recruiting Megafunds ...

    67 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 8 2016 - 8:16pm -

  74. 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 ...

    29 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jan 8 2019 - 12:46pm -

  75. Have you thought about doing anything other than finance?

    Have you ever asked yourself if my job didn't exist what else would I really enjoy doing career wise? Or have any of you ever thought about pursuing other interests possibly post MBA or after you have some finance experience on your record? Investmen ...

    60 comments - 0 silver bananas - Jun 14 2016 - 2:37am -

  76. CCMP Capital- Any information on this firm?

    Hey guys, I'm a complete newbie here. I was wondering if anyone had any information about CCMP or Silver Lake Partners, both about the firm and what the interview process entails for an analyst position out of undergrad? Thanks again, and I appreciat ...

    48 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 10 2017 - 5:51pm -

  77. 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 -

  78. How to transition from Technology Consulting at a Tier 2 into MM Private Equity?

    Hi Everyone, posting on a throwaway account (as I routinely post in the consulting forum with my regular account and quite a few people know my identity). That being said, I want to reveal a few details about myself and seek out advice on how to position ...

    22 comments - 3 silver bananas - Mar 22 2017 - 7:52pm -

  79. Waiting until second year to recruit?

    With many IB programs now switching to a full 3 year program, is there any downside to waiting until the second year to actively recruit to PE? private equity recruiting ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Jan 29 2018 - 12:35pm -

  80. Private Equity Summer to Investment Banking Full-Time

    Hi friends, What is the best answer to "Why did you choose PE over banking for your summer?". For my situation, I did not receive any IBD offers for the summer but received a PE offer (~$20B AUM). Thanks! private equity Investment Banking recrui ...

    20 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 31 2017 - 8:30pm -

  81. Vice President Fund Carry/Equity

    Hey All- I have been negotiating an offer with a PE firm to come on as a VP. I actually have worked for this same firm before, left for a few years, and now they have roped me back in. They are currently in the process of raising their second fund (sub $5 ...

    27 comments - 2 silver bananas - Apr 21 2016 - 5:34pm -

  82. Books/Resources/Advice for PE Recruiting

    Long time lurker on a new account. I'm an incoming 1st year IB analyst. Was wondering if anyone could suggest books or other general resources to help prepare for private equity recruiting. Have already checked out the LBO chapters of the Rosenbaum b ...

    26 comments - 0 silver bananas - May 5 2016 - 4:38pm -

  83. McKinsey- Private Equity Practice

    Any information on this group? Seems like a large chunk of the work they do is PE due diligence, which should technically be ideal for PE exit opps from a consulting position. But a quick linkedin search doesn't show much, especially when most of the ...

    27 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 29 2017 - 3:52pm -

  84. Going from non-Target to Private Equity

    Does anyone have experience with breaking into PE MFs straight out of a non-target undergrad? If so, could you provide any advice or testimonials? Assuming the answer is no (which it more than likely is), which non-HYP targets do PE HFs recruit at? privat ...

    14 comments - 1 silver bananas - Nov 17 2017 - 6:52am -

  85. Private Equity Recruitment (Headhunter)- London

    I noticed these guys, Private Equity Recruitment (PER), have an option to apply for roles they're recruiting for directly on their site. Just wondering if anyone has done this and if anything has come of it? Thus far my interaction with headhunters h ...

    28 comments - 0 silver bananas - Aug 18 2016 - 1:21pm -

  86. Energy- Unit valuation metrics

    WSO Energy guys, Does anyone know of the unit metrics that are used when valuing a oilfield services companies (rig count maybe)? If anyone has modeled oilfield services companies before please comment. In addition, obviously these are valued more like &q ...

    9 comments - 2 silver bananas - Mar 3 2019 - 3:18pm -

  87. Sophomore Year- Investment Banking Vs. Private Equity

    I'm in a really fortunate position in that I can choose between interning at a lower middle market private equity firm or a middle market investment bank which has a little more of a name brand (they do $15-20 million range deals) As a sophomore at a ...

    24 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 30 2016 - 5:43pm -

  88. Corp. Dev. to PE

    For anyone who has gone down this path, I would love to hear your thoughts and experiences transitioning from Corp. Dev. to PE. A little more detail to sentence above: While being in the Corp. Dev. role (Less than year) has been intriguing from the standp ...

    27 comments - 1 silver bananas - Oct 29 2015 - 9:33am -

  89. Fall internships in I-banking (Washington D.C. Area)

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  90. 18 Months- Need Some Direction

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  91. Internship at Abraaj Group in Dubai

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  92. PE to Commercial Banking?

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  93. Private Equity battles Investment Banks... And i'm okay with it.

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  94. Why are private markets outperforming public markets?

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  95. Starwood Capital- Beneficial to try and obtain an internship?

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

  96. Advent International- Any recent opinions?

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

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

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

  98. Is Private Equity Dead?

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    22 comments - 0 silver bananas - Mar 31 2015 - 4:40pm -

  99. MBA- Analyst role with a top4/5 RE PE group

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    31 comments - 0 silver bananas - Apr 22 2016 - 7:42pm -

  100. Is it worth going in debt for a masters in real estate program?

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    21 comments - 1 silver bananas - Feb 18 2016 - 3:53pm -

  101. CFA Useful for Breaking Into PE?

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