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  2. What are this forum's thoughts on Elizabeth Warren's outlined plan to regulate private equity? Interestingly I haven't seen this topic discussed on WSO yet. Elizabeth Warren Takes Aim at Private-Equity Funds If enacted, it seems to me that ...

    48 comments3 Oct 2019 -

  3. About me Top 20 Undergrad with GPA ~3.0 in Economics Big 4 Consulting ~2 years (Not an M&A diligence group, classic S&O) MM Tech Buyouts ~3 years Before school, advised an software company on their $20M Series C capital raise Top MBA Program (Inte ...

    26 comments8 Jul 2019 -

  4. Real Risk of PE?

    Private Equity

    Came across this comment, mergersandacquisitions78: I'll give you a long term perspective. I started about fifteen years ago in what was back then considered as a top tier firm and group, and out of a group of about fifty analysts, this is what happe ...

    9 comments24 Apr 2019 -

  5. Currently an IB Associate (post-MBA) and would like to lateral into middle market PE. Assuming my technical skills / background are solid, could someone share advice / best practices to get into middle market PE? #privateequity ...

    7 comments20 Mar 2019 -

  6. My background is a little varied. I graduated from a target school and worked in the LevFin group of a BB out of undergrad, then joined a top-tier private credit group and am now working in a "Corporate Development" role at a company that focuse ...

    6 comments26 Jun 2019 -

  7. I'm currently a senior is high school, interesting in IB and PE. From what I'm gathering, the best way to PE is to come out of undergrad to be an IB analyst for a few years, then interview with headhunters to transfer to PE. There's a lot o ...

    5 comments5 Apr 2019 -

  8. Hey everyone, I've got a career path question for you. Last year I interned and received a full-time offer from a Big 4 firm in their audit division. I knew that audit wasn't really my passion, so I explored around and discovered PE. I got lucky ...

    5 comments21 Mar 2019 -

  9. Returning to PE from Tech

    Private Equity

    Any advice for someone looking to get back into finance (PE or hedge)? Spent a year in VC and a year in PE before joining a couple of failed startups, and now I want to go back. I don't have the strongest network in PE and the firm I worked with was ...

    4 comments16 Sep 2019 -

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

    4 comments15 May 2019 -

  11. Hi Everyone, I recently got an internship from a small PE / VC company in NYC. I will directly work for 5 partners of the company. My academic background was in Financial Mathematics, but after graduation (3 years from now), I didn't go directly into ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  12. I was approached by a very small, 9 person private equity company based in the midwest. Website says they invest in companies with EBITDA of 4-20 million. As someone who works in Audit in the Big4, this seems like a no brainer to pursue? I've recentl ...

    3 comments6 May 2020 -

  13. Does anyone have a good list of head hunters who service private equity firms in the Colorado or Austin area? Is it just the same big NY guys? For instance in CO- looking at Platte River, KRG, Bow River, KSL, Lariat and others. Thank you #privateequity Sa ...

    2 comments6 May 2020 -

  14. Hey WSO! I was recently approached by a Private Equity firm for an opportunity to join the team as an FP&A Manager but just was promoted in July at my current employer to a Sr. Financial Analyst in FP&A. When I moved into the Sr. Analyst FP&A ...

    2 comments1 Nov 2019 -

  15. Reneging on a PE Offer

    Private Equity

    Currently an IB analyst. Accepted an offer during recruiting. Used one of the big headhunters and signed with a megafund. I should have given it more thought- it's not in the industry I am really passionate about. I was put in a room by fund and give ...

    2 comments13 Feb 2019 -

  16. Hey everyone, I need some suggestions about career planning in PE. I'm 2 years after undergrad. I was planning to go study at Imperial college London and pursue consulting after. By coincidence, I started an internship at a boutique PE firm and got a ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  17. Hey all, just a quick compensation question for you. I have been interning at a small fundless sponsor with 2 employees, both partners, and expect to receive a full-time offer within the next month. Honestly, I have no idea what pay/structure to expect an ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  18. To stay or not to stay

    Investment Banking

    I'm a hs student in Cali. I want to work in IB and maybe PE but I have trouble deciding where I want to go to school. I love Cali but I'm wondering if I would make more money in NY than in LA. (I've decided money doesn't follow me so I ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  19. MPP Growth Equity Job Posting

    Management Consulting

    Main Post Partners, a consumer-focused growth equity firm, is seeking an Analyst to join its investment team in early 2019. Firm Overview Main Post Partners is a San Francisco-based private equity firm with deep experience investing in growth companies ac ...

    1 comment6 May 2020 -

  20. Is anyone familiar with this firm? Any insights into their reputation/track record would be appreciated. Also does anyone know which recruiters they use? http://www.capitalspring.com/ #privateequity ...

    1 comment20 May 2019 -

  21. I work at a generalist MM PE shop, and despite looking at a ton of different industries our team doesn't have an elegant / codified system for consolidating and tracking notes / resources / data on certain industries, which makes macro thesis-buildin ...

    1 comment26 Feb 2019 -

  22. I'm a hs junior who was recently told by a school career test I'm a good match for a career in IB or PE. I know next to nothing about it, but the job descriptions sound really interesting (and so does the salary). I'm planning on going to U ...

    1 comment16 Dec 2018 -