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Company Interview: Susquehanna International Group - TraderProbably the hardest questions were one of the fit ones: why would you go here instead of another firm you applied to. Sounds easy, but it's hard to answer this without trashing other great firms. Another hard question was a question involving a weighing device and balls. Pretty much given 9 balls o...
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LeapFrog Investments: PE for People with HeartsLeapFrog Investments is a private equity investment firm that focuses on "purpose-driven businesses" in emerging markets (typically Africa and Asia). It seems like a well-regarded shop in the arena of "impact investment," yet there seems to be very little information about it.. I was wondering if ...
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Sourcing Exercise for Internship?(IGNORE)Please disregard, I don't know why this double posted. .................................................
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Company Interview: Northern Trust - Northern Trust Internship ProgramAs previously stated before, they were all behavioral questions. There weren't really any questions that I considered to be unexpected. Although there was one question I had a slight issue with. The interviewer asked whats the most creative solution to a problem I've ever came up with. This question...
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"Incoming Analyst" on Resume for PE Recruiting?I just accepted a lateral position at a top MM firm and have not started yet. I asked a couple analysts there and they told me it was ok to start recruiting for PE given the timing and especially since the position will be for summer 2019. Anyways, my current firm (already gave 2 weeks) will not g...
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Company Review: CPP Investment Board - CPPIBInteresting place to work, I am able to learn a lot. Feels like I am helping people by creating growth so they can have a good pension. . Very long hours. Still feels like I am working for the government so I feel my compensation may be less and I also feel we have less autonomy than other firms. ...
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Currently at a MM regional, looking to grow net worth by entrepreneurship thru acquisition to start family office. CFA worth it?Tried to cram it into the title, my plan is as follows: 1. Currently 24 at a lower-MM regional boutique will stay in IB for 4-5 years 2. Once I identify a small business I can acquire, grow and exit in 3-5 years 3. If all goes accordingly, I will net myself $10M to start my own mini-fund with some ...
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Starting A Search Fund (Micro PE Firm)I'm finishing up my MBA at Wharton right now and am starting a search fund right now. I've read that PE firms are starting to eat into search fund territory in terms of company type ($1-$3 million EBITDA). If that's the case, perhaps search funders can use some of the same deal sourcing techniques/...
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Company Review: Shell Oil Company - Opportunities Good opportunities, salary, good working environment, nice colleagues, good office location. nice food around. Weekends are affected. Low benefits. Long working hours. Slow career progression. Work is boring sometimes...
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ADIA PE Direct InvestmentDoes anyone have any idea about ADIA's PE team in terms of culture, exit opp to other mega/MM PE later, chance to B-school (e.g. HBS), comp. packet and etc.? Searched other postings but those are outdated. Any insights would be appreciated....
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PE Offer - Vesting Equity Questions w/Cash on Cash MultiplesI've been presented an offer from a small PE group to run a new business. I have an MBA but private equity isn't my background, so some of the terminology and options on the table are a little over my head. They've essentially offered a very respectable salary and 5% of the company. They then procee...
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KKR “Structured Finance” Group - Insights neededHi guys, Could anyone provide insights into this group? It’s for the London office. I am particularly looking for info on: - day to day role of an analyst / associate - comp - “exit opps” —> does this pigeonhole you for the rest of your career? - how does it compare to the PE group? I ...
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PE Firms Reputation/Culture Hi All, Just wanted to know if you guys had any thoughts about the following firms: Irving Place Capital Searchlight Capital Thanks! ...
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Company Review: Macquarie Group Limited ABN - Macquarie PE internshipindustry leader in the infrastructure space. large deal size and very cool deals so you feel super excited about the work. Infrastructure is an exciting space to be in right now. No communication about % hire. Practice here is over-hire and then take 50% of the intern class. Office politic gets in t...
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BB IB -> Corp Strat -> Buyside?I'm a 3rd year analyst at a BB and my plan going into banking was to eventually make the move to PE after my analyst program. However, after recruiting through my 1st and 2nd year I wasn't able to land a position. I am thinking about interviewing for some corp. strategy roles with a few of the large...
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Company Review: Warburg Pincus - Very Satisfiedvery good career trajectory, nice people, a lot of deals, very very good experience, local and industry expertise. tough hours, a lot of work, high working standard bar, culture is tough, multi-tasking is least requirement...
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Bain Capital Case InterviewHello, I have a Bain Capital interview coming up in a few days and I was wondering if anyone had examples of what their cases were like. I read through this previous thread which was very helpful (/forums/bain-capital-interview-interview-coming-up) but the advice is a...
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Need Feedback on Senior Associate Comp RangeHi all, Posting this under a burner account as I post fairly regularly. To give some background I'm an Associate at an industry focused fund in a major US city. We're fresh off a new fundraise and have about $300M in AUM. I've been at the firm for right around 2 years now and am planning on having ...
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Exit Opportunities for PE Consulting Firm?I'm applying to many different firms and I have a upcoming interview with a PE consulting firm. I couldn't find many posts about exit opportunities or how PE consulting firms work but I was wondering if anyone has ever worked at a PE consulting firm that worked on financial due diligence, financial ...
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How much travel is there in Venture Capital?How much travel is there in VC at all levels? Say you have a typical associate role, how much do they travel? I also have the same question for mid managers and GPs....
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GS Internal Investing GroupsDoes anyone have information on how GS's internal groups recruit? Particularly interested in PIA (which I understand is buyout), and GSPS (Long/Short?), or others that fall into the category of fundamental investing. Where in the cycle do they recruit, and how much of hiring is done internally?...
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Anyone heard of the MM PE fund in NYC / Chicago called Flexpoint Ford? Any opinions? Came across them while scanning recruiter lists and they seem like an interesting fund with pretty solid associate recruits. Looking for anyone who has insight into culture / comp / prestige / heard on the street etc. Thanks! ...
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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 looking on towards the future, what are some up and c...
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Goldman Sachs MBD PIA - PE vs IBDHello, I have been invited for superday at Goldman Sachs for the MBD Principle Investment Area. However, since my knowledge of this position is fairly limitied, I would like to receive some advice and insights from you guys. How does the PIA - PE of GS compare to GS IBD in terms of prestige, sal...
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A student lied about graduation date to OTPP Infra and received an offer (be vocal/not be vocal)Hi all, So I heard of a Canadian masters student lying to one of the biggest pension plan regarding her graduation date to attain a winter internship offer starting in 2018. I'm wondering if OTPP should be aware of this? Because OTPP specifically indicated that the candidate is only eligible if him...
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Company Interview: Centerbridge Partners - Associate The most difficult questIon asked was where would you invest if I gave you $100mm dollars. The interviewer then proceeded to ask several follow up questions. We also went into great detail based on deals on resume. Several standard technicals were also asked. Overall being able to know the why not j...
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When do people expect Private Equity on cycle recruiting to begin this year?Any reasonable chance it’ll be sooner than last year (started Jan 10 or 11 I believe)? Around when do people expect it to start this year? Obviously no one knows but just wanted to get a pulse......
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GIC Real Estate PE Straight Out of Undergrad vs Top Tier IBDGot an offer to a top tier IBD (not GS, MS, JPM) and need to respond by the end of the week. Just received the final rnd with GIC RE PE next week. I would see myself in PE industry in the future, but more interested in TMT or Consumer. IBD seems like a more related track compare to RE PE. However, ...
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Most Brutal Thanksgiving TasksThis is for monkeys looking to vent between turns or stir memories of past trauma while waiting for a connecting flight. We've all been there or seen a cube-mate there... mindless work over the holidays that could wait, but doesn't... Post your worst. I'll kick it off: Turning a PE management com...
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Accepted PE Offer - How To Get Ahead?Hey all - I just accepted an offer at a middle market PE fund for next Summer, and am wondering if any of you have helpful resources or suggestions on what to do to get ahead. To give some context, I work at a tiny regional boutique bank and haven't worked on a deal larger than $100MM. While it w...
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Private Equity firms that recruit undergrads?What PE firms recruit from undergrad? Probably a ton of posts like this, but honestly curious. Would love to get into an REPE firm. I'm a current jobless senior...
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Equity Returns for TV Show Financing?Hello! Hope everyone is well! I'm doing an internship with a consulting firm which is helping raise money from equity investors for a TV show production. They are producing a biopic show (9-10 episodes) and sell it to streaming services. I am looking for some data on the expected returns for equit...
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Private Equity Internship PreparationHi all I have a 1.5 month internship with a $5b AUM PE firm that focuses on TMT and Healthcare soon. I have no relevant IB or PE experience. Could anyone advise the best way to utilise my next two free weeks to learn as much about PE/investing as possible to actually add value? Any resources, book ...
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Millionaire by 30Hey there wolves. I recently set a goal for myself to be have a million dollars sitting in my savings account before mid-age crisis blows me across the face like a metal baseball bat. If there's any of you young bucks out there on the street with a similar goal. Matter of fact, if you're a veteran r...
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Trying to get a job at a small VC with no non-GP employeesTitle says it all. Roughly $300m raised through both fund I (2015) and fund II (2017). They’re 6 GPs deep with no junior employees. I’m talking to one of the GPs tomorrow and want to work there eventually. How would you test the waters, or would you outright ask on the first call if they’ll ...
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How do you decide how to exit / generally realize value from a company?I just finished the TTS fundamentals of corporate valuation and while it all generally makes sense, I’m wondering how you decide between a sale and an IPO, and under what circumstances you’d want to do a dividend recap. I would appreciated answers and suggested reads alike. Thanks....
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Prospective PE Analyst - UndergradGreetings, I am currently a junior in business school, and am seeking a career in investments after graduating. This summer, I will be interning with a PE group. Here are some of the questions I have: - What are some of the day to day tasks of a PE analyst/associate? - What upper level coursework (...
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Should I go into finance?Hi, sorry if this isn't in the right forum, this is my first time on this site. I am in high school and have recently been considering going to business school and trying to get a degree in finance. Honestly, I am interested in the finance aspect of business school just to earn enough money to pay o...
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Modeling tests/case studies to share? I'm just beginning the recruiting process at a number of PE shops and wanted to ask if anyone is willing to share some modeling tests/case studies? I want to brush up on my skills. Happy to share what I have as well....
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PE Associate Career Path Hey guys, I'm currently a middle market credit analyst for a larger regional bank. Internally, I'm on the career path to become a lender. Last week I was approached by a recruiter from a private equity company. I have always wanted to move to private equity, but I thought it would take a couple ...
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Rationale for using DCFWhy are stocks like at&t valued using DCF method by brokers. What is the exact rationale eg: TVGR 0.5% OR exit EBITDA multiple of 10x. What exactly is the rationale for using DCF for both an upstart and for a matured company...
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IRR EstimationIs there a quick way to estimate how accretive or dilutive cash flow timing would be to your IRR without excel (just back of the envelope)? For example, say you have cash flows which look like the following: 100 = 10 / (1+IRR) + 10 / (1+IRR)^2 + 110 / (1+IRR)^3 The IRR above is 10%. Now if we assu...
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2 years of prop trading experience. How can I transition into PE (or even feasible?)Hey all, As the title implies, I'm a guy looking to potentially transition from Trading -> Private Equity. I'm very ignorant of this side of the industry so please bear with me here. Long story short, I'm needed back home and trading jobs there are non-existent. I've obviously considered other alt...
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Going from non-Target to Private EquityDoes 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? ...
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Developing an entrepreneurial career in financeI'm looking for advice on how to develop an entrepreneurial career in PE (from mid-stage VC to growth equity), or in project finance (i.e. greenfield). Specifically, I'm not inspired by the career track in PE or HF or corp finance or basically going up the ladder. I'm not motivated by the salary/b...
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Got this task during an Private Equity internship interview, how to handle it?Hey Guys, During one of my PE summer analyst interviews I got a financial report of 40 pages in front of me while the analyst said: I am going to take things out of my car now, I am back in 5 minutes and after that I want you to tell me if you would buy this company and for how much. It was my fi...
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CFA and PE: The Ultimate answer based on performance not prestigeI have searched through the forum for a while on this topic and everybody says the same thing "The CFA is worthless for trying to get into PE" That's perfectly fine and I understand the reasoning behind it, but for us that actually undertook the rigorous(emphasized) CFA journey for motives of perso...
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MBB or Abraaj GAP? (Dubai)What would you go for as a fresh undergrad with a BBA: Starting at an MBB firm or as an analyst for Abraaj's Global Analyst Program? (both in Dubai) I know this is a personal decision but I am interested in seeing how different people would approach this decision....
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Company Interview: Akuna Capital LLC - DevelopThe first step in the interview process was a brief phone call discussing the experience and projects I listed on my resume. 've been lurking WSO since I was in college in order to figure out what I wanted to do, but didn't really participate that much in discussion until after I graduated. Now that...
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Advice sought on joining US based PE and VC firmsHi, I am a final year undergraduate student from Europe, who are seeking advice on joining US-based PEs and VCs. Even though I'm an undergraduate student, I have already received interest from European PEs and VCs on joining them after the end of my studies. This is probably due to the fact that I...
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PE Fund Evaluation SoftwareThis question goes out to anyone working at a limited partner investing in private equity (FoF, pension fund, endowment, foundation etc.). What software, if any, do you use to perform quantitative fund diligence - things like detailed IRR and MOIC verification, EBITDA and revenue growth at portcos, ...
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PE Port Ops Summer Analyst Interview Has anyone gone through the interview process for undergrad summer interviews for PE port ops positions? I know it's very niche but I have one next week and was wondering what I could possibly be expecting as there's very little info out there about the group...
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Riverside Company Video InterviewGot a video interview for one of their funds. Apparently it's 15-20 minutes long. Applied online through my school's job board. What can I expect? Does anyone have any experience with the company or the format of interview?...
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Past InternsLooking for an internship in PE this summer that is non On Campus Recruiting. Any suggestions? Prefer outside of NY...
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Prospective PE Analyst Greetings, I am currently a junior in business school, and am seeking a career in investments after graduating. This summer, I will be interning with a PE group. Here are some of the questions I have: - What are some of the day to day tasks of a PE analyst/associate? - What upper level coursework (...
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PE Analyst- 2018What types of questions or topics should i expect for an analyst interview for a position right out of school? Thanks....
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Tier 2 Consulting to PE - How to Position for an Early Lateral?I am a top student at a target school (HYP) hoping to graduate summa cum laude. I signed an offer with a tier 2 consulting firm (OW/S&/Deloitte) doing PE work, mainly due diligence and growth strategy, for next year and want to know how I can position myself to get a job at a MM or MF PE shop. I k...
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BB Commercial Banking internship vs Sales & Trading (in NY) at an international firm with a small US presence Hello. I have two outstanding offers for internships and am conflicted on which position to take. I am coming from a semi target and could not get an IB internship at a BB so I casted a wide net. I now have these two exploding offers. Both would not be traditional routes to PE, and I understand they...
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Healthcare Rollup StrategyHi All, I recently left my PE gig to try something more entrepreneurial. I built a thesis around rolling up certain assets in the healthcare industry that trade at low multiples (3-5x) which can be leveraged easily and can trade at up 10x once they generate large enough cashflows. I managed to ra...
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Mega Fund Placement out of BB LevFinIf I am an incoming analyst at JPM/BAML/CS in the respective Leveraged Finance Group. Do I have a good chance in attracting head hunters at Mega-Funds? Assuming semi-target state school, 3.75+ GPA, CFA Level 1 completed, and a 720+ gmat score. What else can I do to increase my odds for PE placement ...
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The Yucaipa CompaniesAnybody have any insights/updates on Ron Burkle's LA-based private equity funds? I haven't seen these guys do much recently....
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Roundtable Financial Group - Ever heard of it?Anyone ever heard of the firm "RoundTable Financial Group"? Have an interview coming up and trying to find some more information on them besides the company site. Seems like a very small shop, which I'm fine with - just curious if anyone has any experience with them? Can't find a forum on WSO...
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Hottest tech subsectors in growth and Private EquityDear fellow members, As I have already explained in another thread, I am actively considering a move from my mega fund with a strong sector focus to a growth equity or more traditional private equity fund. After so many years in M&A / PE, I have become quite knowledgeable about Consumer & Retail, e...
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Sageview Capital Investment Analyst: would you skip banking to do this?"As an Investment Analyst, you will be primarily responsible for sourcing investment opportunities at the firm. This will involve using various tools to identify attractive companies, reach out those companies to begin discussions with Sageview, and execute investment transactions. More specifical...
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NCI in LBO questionCouldn't quite grasp NCI in the lbo model conceptually in the example below.. Income statement for 2017E: net income: 346, NCI: 5, net income attributable to parent: 351 Balance sheet 2017E NCI = 2016A NCI + 5 Given the IS, I'd assume that the NCI suffers loss that resulted a net income attributabl...
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Private Debt InterviewHi guys, I have an interview coming up with a private debt fund (which sits within a pretty large PE firm). Just wondering what you feel I should expect in the interviews, and how they might differ from typical PE interviews? Particularly in terms of the types of technical questions to expect? Tha...
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GIC Application: Have someone done the OTHi I just received OT for GIC. I am not sure what king of question for GIC The email just told me you only have 12 minutes to finish that....
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Company Interview: THL Credit - THL Private Equity Associate-Why PE? -Investment-focused cases (a lot like consulting case interviews, but more along the lines of 'How would you think about investing in company X?) -Walk me through your resume -Tell me about case X you worked on -Tell me how companies make money in X industry (where X is an industry I had a ...
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Private Equity Recruiting Guide'Tis the season... Saw MultipleExpansion.com just released new article, and reposting relevant parts here: **https://multipleexpansion.com/2017/10/28/PE-Recruiting/** Key tips: 1. Making a good early impression within your banking group is key (better staffings, recommendations to firms, & help wit...
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Company Interview: Archizo Capital Management - IT InternThe video interview threw me off because it is very difficult talking to yourself on a webcam without interacting with an actual interviewer. They asked about recent community service you have completed and I fumbled for my words a bit because I started talking about an activity and ended up wanting...
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DMP Male Enhancement never had such**DMP Male Enhancement** never had such a sweet time, and I do not regret anything, we ended up falling asleep after midnight and we did not have the courage to do it anymore love, we caught up the next day. - Fernando J . . That night, at the motel, I slept...
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Corporate Restructuring to PEI currently have an offer at a consulting firm (A&M/AlixPartners/FTI) out of undergraduate. Do you think that there are any decent chances in breaking into PE from a consulting firm like this? I know that these firms are well regarded because of their restructuring and turnaround reputations so I wa...
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Practice LBO with unstable ending year cash I'm working on a practice LBO but for some reason the ending year cash has an unstable cash, every time I refresh it keeps going up.. Not sure how could I resolve this issue as all the previous years cash were stable and fine. Any pointers will be much appreciated!...
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Deal Sourcing SoftwareDear Community, we are currently investigating building a dedicated sourcing team. We want to support this team by an software solution that helps them to identify potential targets. Are there any software solutions/platforms out there that you can recommend for small - mid cap companies?...
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Does Summit Partners hire full time out of their internship program?I have a few offers from competitors and was wondering the situation on FT offers from their internship. Can't seem to find anyone on linkedin who were hired full time out of the internship?...
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My Private Equity Recruiting ProcessI am about 3 weeks removed from receiving three PE offers (from MFs and top MM firms), both elated and relieved to be done with such a crazy process. I saw that another user commented saying he’d do a write-up about his experience going through the recruiting process and figured I’d wait to writ...
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Does anyone know of K1 Investment Management in LA?They claim to hire private equity analysts out of undergrad but I'm a bit suspicious of the reviews from Glassdoor. Trying to see if anyone has interviewed or have any information on them. Thanks!...
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Anyone hear back from LA JP Morgan Personal Wealth Management superday?If not, does anyone know when the people who receive the offer should expect to hear? The interview ended on Wednesday at 5 PM so its been over a day and apparently a lot of people hear pretty quickly....
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Possible to go MM LevFin --> Growth Equity/Venture?Recently accepted a FT spot with a top MM LevFin group in SF. I wasn't a SA in banking so had to recruit FT out of a FoF junior internship, so was happy to be able to place into banking where I ended up. While I am not opposed to an LBO shop after my 2 years stint, I would love to place into growth ...
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Patriot Power Greens Negligence any past**Patriot Power Greens** Negligence any past eating routine disillusionments and push aside any fault or disfavor you harbor about your weight. Its a perfect chance to look forward not back. You have the whole future before you to hint at change reliably. Its an incredible chance to rehearse great d...
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Breaking into MegaFund from non target BB groupI was just wondering if anyone had ant advice/ experience on the feasibility of breaking into a PE Megafund (Blackstone/KKR/TPG) from a non target IBD group. For some background, I'm a diverse senior at a target school entering a renewable energy coverage group at a mid-tier BB. Half of the deals yo...
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Akoya CapitalHey all, I would really appreciate any information on this firm, but more specifically in regards to Akoya's history, the people who work there, and anything relating to culture. I have a call coming up with a member of their firm and am having trouble finding much aside from what is on their websi...
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Where do you guys intern after your first year of b-school?Do you guys usually take on a summer associate position at the PE firm you're likely to end up with after graduation, as in the case of investment banking? Do PE firms tend to do second year tuition reimbursement after you sign?...
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What's relationship investing and how do you land a role in this arena? Any insights?What's relationship investments? Does anyone know what it is? I would like to know more about this field and how one can enter this arena. What are some the things that an analyst in this team do? ...
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Big 4 Audit to IB to PE? Hi, I am currently working for Big 4 in audit with financial services clients (registered mutual funds, hedge funds) went to a liberal arts non target school and am looking to transition into IB. Do I have any shot at making the jump directly from audit, or am I better off trying to work in a TAS ...
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Citi London PE RecruitingGoing to be joining Citi, in most likely one of it's top performing teams in London. Just wondering what level PE funds / recruiters will be approaching me. Will I have a shot with any MFs? Or is the Citi brand not strong enough. Would be really good to hear from anyone with experience. Thanks....

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