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WSO Hall of Fame: Private Equity Forum The Wall Street Oasis Private Equity Hall of Fame provides a comprehensive collection of some of WSO's best discussions on the private equity industry. Keep in mind this Hall of Fame does not include Q&A sessions by WSO veterans. To view a full list of Q&A’s & Interviews please navigate h...
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Private Equity firms in LA? Reputations, culture, compensation?Hi all, I wanted to ask and glean a more updated view of PE funds in LA. The ones I'm interested in are Ares, Oaktree, Platinum, Aurora, Marlin, Pacific Coast (or others I'm missing) in terms of returns, reputation, culture etc. Would love any thoughts! Thanks!...
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top-tier London PE firms with best culture?Ladies & Gents - the time has come: despite the job of a PE Associate/VP at the likes of Advent, H&F, Bain Capital, CVC, Carlyle, Apax etc. is intellectually stimulating, to be in this game for the long-term culture and sustainability are key. therefore, if you could pick any PE firm in London to op...
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CPP Investment Board case studyI’m interviewing for an analyst position in the infrastructure team of the CPP Investment board and am due to do a case study next week. Does anyone have any advice/has anyone done one before? Also, does anyone have any idea about compensation there?...
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Women / Minority Owned PE FirmsBeen lately hearing about the performance and growth of minority / women led PE firms, but haven't heard much about culture pros/ cons etc. What are some established firms out there, reviews etc? ...
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Brentwood AssociatesHey all - was hoping for someone out there who can provide an overview on culture, comp, focus, etc? ...
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lower MM lendersWorking on an add-on for a portfolio company (~$30m TEV). anyone have a list of lower MM lenders they are willing to share? Thanks!...
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Best groups at BB for placement at Private Equity What are the best groups at a Bulge Bracket for placement in a Private Equity shop post analyst program?...
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Private Equity Recruiting Kicked Off?Heard this per head hunters / friends at various banks. Curious to hear what others have been hearing. Thanks...
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Company Review: Apollo Global Management - PEI am happy at my firm. It has a great reputation and I have high responsibility and interaction with clients.. Though I learn a lot with my portfolio companies / new investments, I wish I had a better work life balance....
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Providence PE / PSGanyone had experience with either Providence PE or Providence Strategic Growth (PSG)? Interested to know about culture, people, deals, comp, business model (i.e. is PSG sourcing heavy?) Any information would be great....
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Company Review: Bain Capital - bain peculture/people . culture people pay job stimulating ...
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Carry in Family OfficeHi all, do you have experience on how to best structure a carried interest plan within a family office (1 LP investing all private money)? My contract says I will participate in a carry model under standard market conditions - no details yet. I did not have to pay in any money into this. The con...
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Oaktree Capital Summer Internship???Has anyone interviewed or heard anything about Oaktree Capital's interview process for summer interns? I have an upcoming interview so anything would be greatly appreciated! ...
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Company Review: ontario teachers pension plan - Teachers' - Nice but can be improved.Teachers' Pension Plan offered a large amount of institutional knowledge, with the human resources available to assist if needed. Teachers' also had a large amount of interns across all divisions which allowed you to meet a variety of people with different backgrounds.. Teachers' is extremely bureau...
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Principal Investment groups at BBs—background, exit opps, comp, etc?Hi all, Curious about the work that teams such as GS Principal Strategic Investments and JPM Strategic Investments do. Would a FIG IB background be helpful for these roles? Is the work comparable to corporate VC/growth equity (maybe like Paypal's fintech VC arm) and a respected exit opp post-bankin...
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Abraaj Capital - Global Anlayst Program - 2017 IntakeHey Guys! With regard to the above captioned subject, I'm looking to get in touch with candidates who have applied for Abraaj's GAP for the 2017 intake. In this regard, I'd be grateful if people can apprise about the status of their application process. Also, all those who are familiar with the sai...
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Lightyear CapitalFellas, Does anyone have insight into Lightyear Capital as a PE exit opportunity? Looking for guidance in terms of: * Culture * Compensation * MBA Opportunities * Prestige Many thanks!...
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IFC - Recruiting ProcessAll, Any insights into the recruiting process at IFC? Applied to 3 different regional offices recently. The status on one of my applications has been displayed as "Long-Listed" and has shown this over the past 4 weeks. Not sure how long it usually takes them to short-list or turn down an applican...
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MM Private Equity GPA Cutoff?Hi all, I'm a current senior at a semi-target think (Northwestern, Emory, UT) looking at a high 3.6 at graduation. I'll be working at a top middle-market bank next year and wanted to get some feedback on whether or not my GPA would be a hinderance in recruitment for southern private equity shops. A...
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Lateraling PE to PE With full time recruiting in full swing for PE Associates, I wanted to see if anyone on here has any experience lateraling between PE firms? I am looking for information more on moving from lower middle market to core middle market or middle market to upper middle market rather than information on ...
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Bachelor Thesis subject, making it too complex?Bachelor student from a European economics university here looking for advice/help. To complete my bachelor I need to write a thesis about any subject or field I like before the end of the year (July/August). My interest goes out to Private Equity, since throughout my study it's been my favorite to...
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From boutique TMT strategy consulting to PEHi all, I'm an HBS grad currently a consultant at a boutique strategy shop focused on tech media and telecom. I'm happy where I am at the moment because my firm (although small) is extremely well-regarded among our blue chip TMT clients, the work we do is very high quality and quantitatively rigoro...
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From startup to VC/PEI’m currently a partner of an overseas company (startup) in the consumer space, and run all facets of our North American operations. In this role, I’ve done everything from structuring a successful seven figure funding round to building our North American presence from scratch. During my tenure ...
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Does working in venture capital give you more of a platform to develop a public persona?I hear about VC professionals publishing more thought pieces and getting more recognition as thought leaders in the media and in social policy relative to PE professionals. VC guys seem to be able to position themselves as public intellectuals followed much more closely by a wider audience, through ...
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Starting PE internship this summer - HelpI'm staring my first secondary markets PE internship this summer. I have experience as an equity analyst from last summer. How do I prep so I don't look like an idiot for 4 months?...
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Venture Capital Investor Relations Internship -Unsure if I should takeI was recently offered an intern position at a VC firm with their investor relations team. I want experience in VC because I eventually want to get into it, however, I want to be part of the investment side as opposed to the investor relations side. I realize that this is a great opportunity but I'm...
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Onex Partners NYCHey y'all, Does anybody have any thoughts on Onex Partners in NYC? The latest post on the firm is from 2010, so I want to see if anyone has any thoughts that are more recent that they'd like to share. Curious about culture, B-school exits, etc. Thanks!...
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Firms that don't require an MBA to reach PrincipalI was wondering which firms are known to promote associates directly to principal without having to go to business school. I know of Apollo and Centerbridge being more amenable to the practice, but would appreciate insight into other funds....
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Canada-based private credit fundsCan someone provide a fairly comprehensive list of firms focused on private credit based out of Canada? Just based on my limited online search, have come across two names - Northleaf (their private credit side) and Sagard Holdings (within Power Corp of Canada). Both quite decent in terms of team, f...
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Why do VC's omit age info/graduation year on LinkedIn?I would say the overwhelming majority of people in my network or extended network plus those who I've seen on LinkedIn that are younger than 30, and maybe even some older people, omit any info pertaining to how old that are on LinkedIn. They all remove the months they worked at a company, and instea...
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Funds that hire MBA summer internsHi WSO fam. Trying to put together a list of PE funds that regularly hire summer associates/VPs. Especially those that tend to accept folks without prior PE background. Any thoughts?...
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Company Interview: Fenox Venture Capital - AnalystI had to go in depth into a couple of portfolio companies during the phone interview. Luckily I had researched some beforehand by googling them and using crunchbase. I talked mostly about the products and their specific industry, as well as why I thought they would survive in the face of other compe...
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Public Finance to Infrastructure PE?Wondering if moving from public finance to infra PE can be done? I am an associate, graduated from a target in 2014. I'm with a MM firm, but my senior bankers came over from a BB firm and run our office as such. Our team covers large cities and state issuers, but I've most enjoyed working on the tra...
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West Coast Associate Candidate Social Hour Dress CodeI just received an invitation to a social hour with an MM PE firm to meet and greet associate candidates. For those of you who've been to (or hosted) these types of events on the West Coast, what's the typical dress code? Suit and tie? Suit, no tie? I'm assuming those are the only two realistic opti...
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Thoughts about L Catterton? Throughout the entire PE recruiting process, I've been glued to MFs (largely because I don't know any better), but recently came upon a fund called L Catterton. Does anyone have any opinions/knowledge about the fund?...
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Megafund Credit to BschoolI'm planning on joining the Credit team (looking at HY specifically) for a MF firm (GSO, Apollo, Ares, Bain Capital) as a first year analyst out of undergrad. I'm obviously aware of PE placement from these firms but are Credit analysts/associates looked at in the same manner? My goal is to eventuall...
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PE Interview ChatterLet's consolidate all the chatter - Which firms are done interviewing? - Heard Apollo basically done Which are still to go? - Middle market firms still going, but some of the best ones mainly done...
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Mezzanine Finance ---> PE? WSO Community - I'm currently an associate with a large mezzanine fund and am interested in making the transition to PE. My understanding is that there is significant overlap between skillsets of the two professions, although I was curious how the WSO PE community perceived mezz professionals. Does...
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ABRY PartnersHey guys, I have a 1 hour first round interview with ABRY Partners tomorrow. Any idea what I can expect? Quick and dirty lbo model? Fit questions?...
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Best industry to specialise in for PE?I know there are threads about industries to specialize in, but they're all related to trading. I feel that buying a business and aiding its growth is completely different to buying stocks and maybe holding it for a matter of days to a year or more. What industry do you guys think would be the best ...
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MM PE Analyst vs Non-MBB Consulting FT offerI'm currently a Econ senior at a non-HYPS undergrad (Duke, U Chicago, Cornell) deciding between returning full-time to a Tier 2 consulting firm focused on PE due diligence (LEK, Strategy&, Parthenon) or accepting an analyst offer at a MM PE firm (500-800MM AUM). Both offers are for NYC. If I were t...
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Recruiting off cycle for PEDoes anybody have any knowledge/experience with this?I interviewed with a few places over the past 2 days that I would have loved, but didn't get the gig. Seems crazy to start interviewing/signing away with firms that I'm not 100% sure I would really want to work with. I'm thinking that going offcyc...
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Bregal PartnersDoes anyone have any information or insight into this firm? Are they an up and coming MM PE player? And how are they perceived overall? ...
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Sponsor Finance / FinCo / Direct Lending to PE?Thoughts on getting into PE from one of the above routes? Examples of firms would be Antares Capital / Jefferies Finance / Ares / Madison? For context, I'm weighing an offer from one of these shops against a lower MM IB offer. ...
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Company Interview: Temasek - Sumer Equity AssociateGiven verbally stated facts, walk me through multiple valuation of a company with no pen, paper, or calculator. If you met the CEO right now, what would you say to him. Provide forward macro projections for N. America, Asia, Europe, and LatAm TMT. Which group at firm interests you most. Now explai...
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Background Check - comparing unofficial to official transcriptsHey guys, so I messed up. I'm a senior in college, and I recently received a full time offer from an investment firm. This has been my dream job for as long as I can remember, but due to personal issues it has been very difficult to keep my GPA up. The problem is, the minimum GPA for the job was a...
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Growth Equity ModelingHello, I will be starting at a growth equity firm in about 6 months but am nervous about my technical skills. I currently work for a boutique investment bank where I have never built a model (the companies we work with have there own models already). What level of modeling skills will I be expecte...
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Investment Banking Senior Associate to Private Equity DilemmaThis question goes out to those with 5+ years of experience in the PE industry. Question: Does it make sense for a senior IB associate with 3+ years of IB experience to transition from a 2nd tier investment bank to a bulge bracket in order to have better shot at breaking into PE? Background: I'...
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How to network with Family Offices/HNW's I will be attending the largest Family office summit in couple of days. This is my first interaction with Family offices and I am going with couple of deals on my plate Looking for your expert opinion on how to efficiently network/nuances/do's and do not's and how to maximize the time efficiently ...
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What is the overall reputation of Orix USA, the Japanese hedge fund?I'm applying for an Associate position at the Real Estate group within Orix in Dallas. What do you know about their culture? How are they viewed in the mid-market? And what's the expected salary for someone coming from 3 years experience in Acquisitions at a medium size REIT....
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How to become a PE Analyst? (1-2 years experience in the Finance industry)I graduated college 2 years ago majored in accounting. Started in a boutique bank in CA doing Accounting, FP&A related work for about 1.5 years until recently I joined an Asset Management company as investment accounting analyst. It has always been my goal to get in the front office doing PE analysi...
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Favorite news sources to stay on top of happenings in tech (relevant to recruiting for growth equity)Hi guys, met with a headhunter today and they said they wanted to put me in front of a number of growth equity firms. They asked if I was up to speed on all current tech news and I lied through my teeth and said yes since I have more than a month to get caught up on tech. I'm generally knowledgeabl...
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How do PE firms verify transcripts/grades?Hey guys, how do PE firms verify grades? I know with MM PE funds, many of them don't even ask for a transcript. But for the ones that do request an official transcript, how do they get it? Is it that you bring it to them or sign over the rights to a background company to run a check, including acade...
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Internship PreparationI'm 2nd year commerce/law student, with the opportunity to intern at a PE shop that deals with equity/debt funding (typically 20-80m range) and specialty advisory. For those working in the industry, if you were in my position with 500 hours to spare, how would you allocate it learning wise? ...
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Oaktree Modeling Test /Case StudyHi all, I am looking for some info about Oaktree's case study/modeling test. It is apparently the same for all the teams. Has anyone ever done it? Thanks, Scratchy...
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General Atlantic Palo AltoAnyone know anything about them? How do they split Growth Equity vs traditional buyouts? How does the firm do?...
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Venture Lenders/ Venture Debt/ BDC (Business Development Company)Hi WSO, I've been researching this topic on Venture Lenders, such as Silicon Valley Bank (SVB), Bridge Bank, and Square 1 Bank, and I had some questions that I was hoping WSO could answer. 1) I was wondering what these institutions are classified as. Commercial Banks, Corporate Banks etc. I know...
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Possible Angel Investors "Internship"?So basically, if one of my family friends can help me out, I might be able to volunteer, intern or otherwise help out with an Angel Investors group in my city. I was wondering whether this stuff is of any use/good experience for the high finance stuff, or whether I should just forget it. The reason ...
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AMA - Analyst at Top PE Fund (TPG, KKR, BX, OAK, Carlyle, APO)Hi everyone! Long term user, but new account here to preserve my anonymity. My background: I'm currently a private equity analyst at one of the funds in the topic title. As some of our processes are slowing down, I wanted to check back into the forum and give back to the community. I still remembe...
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BusDev - Private Equity. Is it worth it?Hey guys, I am taking an interview with a reputable middle market private equity firm for a pure business development role. I have some M&A experience under my belt, but am wondering what types of exit opps there are for this position. I don't want to paint myself into a corner where I am no long...
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Pegasus Cap?Anyone have any info on this growth / PE shop? It's been posted here before (2013) with little feedback, but it went on day 1 of on-cycle PE recruiting. Wondering what people think about it...
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Company Interview: AUCTUS Capital Partners - InternIt started off with a few technical questions regarding a companies financial data, some calculations regarding IRR and money multiples, which was followed afterwards by a leveraged buyout model. The difficulty lay very much in the details of the transaction, since the companies data was quite confu...
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Does GPA matter for Private Equity?I am currently a senior in college at a top 15 university, and will be working in a coverage group at a BB bank full-time after interning there this past summer. I was wondering how much GPA matters when recruiting for PE or even business school? Essentially, do PE firms care about the difference be...
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Ares Credit / Direct Lending - NYWhat do you guys think about this team as far as credit exit opps go from IB? Seem to be the domiate direct lender in the space but curious what this forum's thoughts are on the group. Pay seems to be comparable if not better than what ive heard first year PE guys making, and lifestyle seems much be...
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leeds, libertyhows leeds equity for a pe firm?? and also any comments on liberty partners??...
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Private Equity - Summer 2019 On-cycle RecruitingHi Guys, Rumors have been floating around the Apollo, Blackstone, KKR, etc. have kicked of the Summer 2019 Private Equity On-cycle recruiting process. Can anyone confirm this?...
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2017 Private Equity Report – 8 Category Highlights The 2017 Private Equity Industry Report compiled by Wall Street Oasis (WSO) provides insight on total average compensation, professional development, senior management and more. All statistics featured in the reports are based on 4,750+ user submissions from professionals in the private equity ...
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Company Interview: Ocean Trail Partners - InternIt is a search fund, so I was asked about the internal operations of search fund and how they manage to turn a profit. I thought it was initially a standard private equity fund, but I was thrown off guard when he stated it was a one-man search fund. The owner and principal of the fund is a rather ...
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New Private Equity Interview Course - v3.0 - Looking for Beta Users ($100 Off for Feedback)Dearest Primates, We've been working hard around the clock to get version 3.0 of the famous PE interview prep course from WSO ready in time for private equity recruiting season this year (always earlier and earlier and now just right around the corner). We are looking for a total of 30 beta user...
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IFC Associate testsHi Could anybody help me with the tests conducted at IFC during the recruitment process (for associate investment officer in Asia)? I already have undergone the modeling test and a couple of interviews. Now, they say there is an another round of written test and an interview. Any idea what that wou...
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Help with Growth Equity Interview QuestionsWas recently invited to interview at a top tier growth equity firm. The opportunity sounds amazing and I'd love to do whatever I can to prepare. Would really appreciate it if someone currently at a growth equity fund wouldn't mind elaborating on the typical interview process / questions relating to...

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