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  2. About I have been a longtime WSO reader (6-7 years) and some years down the track, I thought it would be helpful to do a quick Q&A I think this could be helpful in particular for (i) those looking to switch over from credit to equity investing, (ii) t ...

    +6 38 comments11 Oct 2019 - VP in PE - LBOs

  3. To give a bit of background, I recently landed an associate gig at a pretty respectable PE shop ($5 bill aum) in the Chicago area (after 2 years of banking). I started about a month ago after packing up and moving my whole life from California. Well needl ...

    +10 51 comments8 Aug 2019 -

  4. Hi everyone! I've really enjoyed the community here at WSO and the fantastic insights and advice people have shared over the years, so thought I'd give back and share my non-traditional experience. My Background: Target school, liberal arts majo ...

    +16 45 comments17 Jun 2019 -

  5. GS /MS/ JPM Investment Banking SA to MM PE Buyout Analyst (~$2Bn Fund) Been a lurker on WSO for a while now so thought I'd give back to the community and answer any questions about starting in PE as an analyst, hours, nature of work etc Investment Ba ...

    +8 28 comments4 Oct 2019 - Analyst 1 in PE - LBOs

  6. 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 ...

    +24 113 comments12 May 2018 -

  7. Private Equity Tricks

    Private Equity

    Hi guys, I'll keep it simple... what tricks will private equity managers use to make returns look bigger, improve balance sheet, legally decrease taxes, make money out of thin air, etc... Please share secret sauce ingredients. Comments appreciated &a ...

    +5 38 comments17 Jun 2019 -

  8. 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 ...

    +9 53 comments23 Dec 2018 -

  9. Background Private Equity Infrastructure Funds, Secondaries and Co-investments Experience in Institutional Asset Management & Investment Research (Mutual funds) CFA Completed | European Financial Advisor Charterholder Excel financial modelling (VBA) T ...

    +9 31 comments15 May 2019 -

  10. 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 ...

    +12 42 comments26 Jan 2019 -

  11. Am I Thinking About an MBA Wrong?

    Business School and GMAT

    Hey All, Peers and friends from college have been talking about studying for GMAT / applying to B-School. Currently a 2nd year IB analyst in M&A and thinking about future. As someone who will have paid off close to 100k in undergrad loans (on track to ...

    +4 17 comments8 Oct 2019 -

  12. 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 ...

    +4 256 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  13. 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&# ...

    +155 95 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  14. To All My Future Rainmakers

    Investment Banking

    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 ...

    +96 78 comments31 Dec 2017 -

  15. 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 ...

    +121 92 comments6 Nov 2018 -

  16. 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 ...

    +14 379 comments13 Feb 2018 -

  17. 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 ...

    +4 39 comments12 Jun 2018 -

  18. 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 ...

    +2 64 comments8 Nov 2017 -

  19. 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 ...

    +8 26 comments12 Dec 2018 -

  20. 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 ...

    +4 57 comments25 Sep 2018 -

  21. 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 ...

    +97 85 comments13 Oct 2016 -

  22. 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' ...

    +53 43 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  23. What is Canada comp like?

    Private Equity

    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 ...

    +6 35 comments17 Apr 2018 -

  24. 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 ...

    +21 45 comments30 Mar 2018 -

  25. Hello friends, several recruiting firms have reached out to me about what seem like unique roles at PE firms. The titles have been "Strategy Associate". They are basically pitched as a mix of firm strategy / portfolio operations / investor relat ...

    +2 14 comments15 Oct 2019 - Analyst 1 in Consulting

  26. 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 ...

    +5 23 comments7 Nov 2018 -

  27. 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 ...

    +7 82 comments26 Jul 2017 -

  28. 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 ...

    +23 99 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  29. 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 ...

    +6 48 comments19 Jul 2017 -

  30. 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 ...

    +1 111 comments17 Jan 2015 -

  31. 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& ...

    +8 20 comments10 Dec 2018 -

  32. 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 ...

    +12 29 comments6 Aug 2017 -

  33. 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 ...

    +41 41 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  34. 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 ...

    +2 18 comments7 Feb 2019 -

  35. 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 ...

    +31 45 comments28 Mar 2018 -

  36. Private Equity to Consulting??

    Management 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 ...

    +2 36 comments17 Apr 2018 -

  37. 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 ...

    +12 27 comments14 Apr 2018 -

  38. 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? ...

    +1 36 comments8 Feb 2018 -

  39. 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 ...

    +3 139 comments3 Oct 2017 -

  40. 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 ...

    +16 59 comments4 Sep 2016 -

  41. Are MBAs becoming less important?

    Business School and GMAT

    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 ...

    +4 118 comments13 Jun 2015 -

  42. 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 ...

    +51 59 comments25 May 2015 -

  43. 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 ...

    +20 53 comments30 Jan 2017 -

  44. Internship Choices (PE vs IB)

    Investment Banking

    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 ...

    +3 125 comments9 Jan 2016 -

  45. The PE career path

    Private Equity

    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 ...

    +5 54 comments12 Jun 2016 -

  46. 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 ...

    +3 24 comments5 Mar 2018 -

  47. 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 ...

    +1 18 comments15 Oct 2018 -

  48. 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 comments10 Oct 2016 -

  49. 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 ...

    +3 26 comments8 May 2018 -

  50. 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 ...

    +18 22 comments2 Aug 2018 -

  51. PE vs. IB out of college

    Private Equity

    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 ...

    +1 29 comments23 Jan 2018 -

  52. PE Associate Compensation

    Private Equity

    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 ...

    +2 60 comments15 Mar 2018 -

  53. 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 ...

    +2 83 comments13 Mar 2018 -

  54. Preparing for the buyside

    Private Equity

    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 ...

    +3 17 comments23 Oct 2018 -

  55. 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 ...

    +19 131 comments22 Apr 2016 -

  56. 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 ...

    +11 50 comments15 Mar 2016 -

  57. 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 ...

    +2 53 comments5 Jan 2016 -

  58. 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 comments23 Feb 2018 -

  59. 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 ...

    +1 48 comments22 Mar 2016 -

  60. 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 ...

    +13 34 comments12 Feb 2018 -

  61. 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 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  62. Weighing a couple of options for a first job out of school. As of now I have a merchant banking offer at a middle market firm (read: Piper Jeffery, Rothschild) and also have a final round with an MBB. If I get MBB, which would be in a less desirable city, ...

    +2 11 comments9 Oct 2019 - Prospect in PE - Other

  63. I've been looking into the Private Equity Group within GS AIMS recently (saw a posting a few weeks ago) and noticed a lot of former analysts were able to exit into PE buyout shops, despite the group doing primaries / secondaries / co-investments, rat ...

    +3 12 comments5 Aug 2019 -

  64. - 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)- ...

    +2 64 comments11 Jan 2015 -

  65. 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 ...

    +4 94 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  66. 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 No Yes 204293 95566 294048 307793 325660 ...

    +5 19 comments6 Mar 2017 -

  67. Of course I know that nothing in IB is guaranteed, and it doesn't have to be specifically PWP (When I said PWP I meant any MM or Elite Boutique bank- Piper Jaffray, Moelis, Evercore, etc.). As an undergrad, I want to know the real value of a top MBA. ...

    +2 13 comments16 May 2019 -

  68. 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 ...

    +5 72 comments21 Sep 2017 -

  69. 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 ...

    +3 17 comments26 Jun 2018 -

  70. Does anyone have any knowledge about the small advisory/ IB Blackmore Partners based in Chicago? private equity advisory executives Blackmore Partners Moody's Analytics Knowledge Services Salary Yes Yes 361054 404628 452022 382006 445999 ...

    +1 121 comments9 Feb 2017 -

  71. Which MBB is best for PE Recruiting?

    Management Consulting

    Just finished my summer at an MBB consulting firm and had a great experience (loved the people, the work, etc.)-- I got a return offer and I'm definitely leaning towards going back. I'm strongly interested in doing PE after spending two years at ...

    +2 11 comments13 Aug 2019 -

  72. 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 ...

    +4 22 comments26 Jan 2018 -

  73. 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' ...

    +2 13 comments8 Jan 2019 -

  74. 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) ...

    +6 124 comments7 Jul 2014 -

  75. "More Revs"

    Investment Banking

    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 ...

    +5 30 comments10 Apr 2016 -

  76. Hi everyone, Curious to see what you think the minimum ACT score is to not be seriously dinged for PE recruiting. I intend to target buyout shops in the UMM space, but would also like to hear what you think the threshold is for other fund sizes. I assume ...

    +3 12 comments7 May 2019 -

  77. 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 ...

    +1 29 comments2 Jan 2017 -

  78. 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 comments13 Mar 2017 -

  79. PE LBO Modeling Test

    Private Equity

    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 ...

    +9 68 comments13 Dec 2016 -

  80. BB IB vs. REPE

    Private Equity

    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 comments27 Oct 2014 -

  81. 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 ...

    +4 30 comments13 Jan 2016 -

  82. 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 No Yes 173339 204293 402 ...

    +3 67 comments8 Apr 2016 -

  83. 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 ...

    +2 52 comments24 Aug 2017 -

  84. 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 comments14 Jun 2016 -

  85. 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 ...

    +3 15 comments28 May 2018 -

  86. 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 ...

    +1 29 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  87. 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 comments10 Mar 2017 -

  88. 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 comments9 Mar 2015 -

  89. 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 ...

    +1 27 comments29 Jan 2018 -

  90. Folks, What do you think are top 5 skills that you need once you join as a Post MBA associate in a PE firm. Definitions- By PE I mean- LBOs, MBOs, PIPEs, Mezz, FoFs. Success- Elevation from Associate to partner in 5- 8 years. Vicks. Mod Note (Andy): #TBT ...

    +2 16 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  91. 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 ...

    +3 22 comments22 Mar 2017 -

  92. 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 ...

    +2 27 comments21 Apr 2016 -

  93. 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 comments31 May 2017 -

  94. 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 ...

    +4 20 comments25 May 2017 -

  95. McKinsey- Private Equity Practice

    Management Consulting

    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 comments29 Mar 2017 -

  96. There is always that time of the interview when the interviewer asks if you have any questions. Imagine you were at a PE interview, what questions do you think would not sound too unnatural to ask but would still be impressive? I mean...we all know that a ...

    +1 14 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  97. 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 comments18 Aug 2016 -

  98. 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 ...

    +2 11 comments12 Apr 2019 -

  99. 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 ...

    25 comments5 May 2016 -

  100. Corp. Dev. to PE

    Private Equity

    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 ...

    +1 27 comments29 Oct 2015 -

  101. 18 Months- Need Some Direction

    Investment Banking

    Hey Fellow Monkeys, I could use some advice. I'll try to keep this somewhat brief, and appreciate any and all input. In about 18 months from now I will be making some sort of career change as my wife will be finishing her grad school, but I am contem ...

    +1 25 comments6 Mar 2015 -

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