I have an interview this week for staff position in FDD (Deals Advisory) - looking for pointers, experiences and overall an idea of what may be asked.

Really appreciate even the vaguest of responses.

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Look up EBITDA, NWC, EBITDA adjustments. You probably won’t be asked anything too technical for an associate position but you should know what those terms are. Know why you want to be in FDD.

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I agree with that. They'll likely ask about your Excel skills as well. FDD models use various formulas to pull the data in. It doesn't hurt to study up. Also dropping in the fact that NWC is cash-free/debt-free might give you a leg-up to other associates (Make sure you know what this means).

Ideally, they want to make sure you can learn deal specifics and can be useful when processing the data provided from clients/Targets.

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Search the TAS bowl. There many infos on that.

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You’ll likely have a case study where you have to identify EBITDA adjustments, DDL items, and maybe do some NWC analysis. I really enjoyed my time in FDD but have since left for “greener” pastures. The whole space is running pretty hot. The money is great, but averaging 55+ / week just wasn’t what I was looking for… the couple days on the bench after each deal that used to exist is gone, so there’s no reprieve to go get caught up on life

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Thank you for this! Truly ! Well aware of the atmosphere I am throwing myself. Leaning into the "fire" so to say that I have no obligations such as family, children, etc for now and use this time for some good experience and a better salary.

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