Private Equity and the Buy Side

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Starting Wall Street Prep courses, no formal background in finance. What should be the order of classes to take (I assume accounting first, then 3 statement modeling, then DCF etc?)

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If I quit without another job lined up because my employer is toxic, would that inhibit my chances of finding another job on the buyside in the future?

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HH reached out with a role that is perfect but in the wrong geo (across the US). Should I go for it and try to negotiate / leverage the interview process to prove that I can close and get an offer?

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How do we interpret a wide difference between project and equity IRR?

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Can anyone working in PE answer my question below: How different is working in PE ops/consulting arm than PE itself in terms of compensation and WLB? Is it still considered an attractive opportunity w… more

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I have a good offer outstanding from a tech firm (350K TC) and just got connected to a recruiter from one of the alternative investment firms (PE/Hedge/VC 35bn AUM) in NYC and it seems they want to go… more

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Jared Kushner, big PE guy 😉

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I have a final round interview with a hedge fund in the NYC area. Approximately $15bn AUM and 40 employees. I am meeting with the founder of the firm and was told we would be discussing comp. I just g… more

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Can someone explain what an add-on is? Why do firms that do a lot of these sometimes have a bad rep?

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What do you think about the outlook for AM / HF jobs in the future? Will they continue to be there, or will they be slowly canceled by passive investing? Thinking about going into IM post MBA, but thi… more

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How are the hours in MM PE?

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What level could I expect going from Director of M&A Strategy group (running all DD’s) specializing in tech investments when lateraling to PE? would it be VP? or do I have to have the full experie… more

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Interview help - gotten to the offer stage 2x in the past 3-4 months, but have lost the coin flip vs other candidate. Any guidance? Feeling pretty down in the dumps…

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Base + bonus + carry at EU (London) VCs at each level of the chain? I’ve heard very different things

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is boston considered a t2 city for pe?

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Do MFs buy out the MBA sponsorship package for new hires that are attending Bschool as sponsored candidates?

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Is it easier to move to an UMM/Megafund from MBB or from a LMM fund?

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Is it possible for someone in FDD and restructuring at A&M to break in to PE?

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I am 35, currently a manager, on track to get promoted to senior manager next year. I work on post merger integration/ separation. I want to break into PE (investment team). I am currently learning th… more

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Interested in working in PE, but experiences align more with the Ops side (3 YOE in strategic value creation). Is there a significant difference in total comp potential between ops and investments rol… more

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I know their is the Heidrick & Struggles comp report, but was hoping to get some direct comp information. Any insight on Senior Associate / VP level total comp for a $400MM fund?

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Does an employment application mean that things are getting serious? Should I expect an offer or is it the final 2-3 that submit anyway?

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Any suggested personal goals - 60 days / 120 days? Joined a VC firm and thinking about my personal goals, anyone have anything they wish they did when they first started?

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Just accepted an offer to work for a boutique consulting firm and lead their PE TDD advisory team. I’ve been second guessing my move and wondering if anyone had any guidance? What are the exit-opps … more

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What are the stats of the % of people who move to a case study round? To a final round? Just trying to wrap my head around some numbers

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Are some PE Ops jobs heavy on PMO work?

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Are there any PE firms with more WLB or jobs that are similar to PE in terms of the work done but have more WLB?

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What are some non Bain Cap funds based in Boston?

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Anyone aware of any consulting firms that work with lower middle market/ growth equity oriented pe firms?

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Thoughts on Charlesbank Capital Partners?

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To the folks who pivoted from tech consulting pre-MBA to IB/PE post- graduation, how has your experience been? What would have been helpful for you to have known prior to making the switch?

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Is chief of staff role for a mid size PE firm an attractive role?

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Have a first round interview with a software related PE firm. How do I prepare for it?

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How you go about categorizing MF/UMM/MM/UMM? Is it done in terms of AUM?

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Hey all, I'm at a Utah LMM/Growth Equity shop, we are looking for an Associate for a 2022 start date. Consulting or Ibanking background preferred and would love to talk to minority or women candid… more

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6-7 months into my first role out of college and received a PE analyst role from a reputable firm. Too early to leave or should I jump at a the opportunity?

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Which funds have PE ops /portfolio teams? KKR, Bain Capital, what else? Ideally, based in London

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What visibility do HH have during buyside recruitment? Can they see service line affiliations, types of studies you were on, ratings, etc? Or can they only confirm your time at the firm?

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Can people from Monitor Deloitte, Ey Parthenon or strategy& go into PE/growth equity? Do pe firms see a difference between these 3 strat arms of big4?

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