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I work at M&A Strategy. But we hardly do any M&A activities (that are limited to separation and integration) and I want move eventually to PE/VC. Do you think I should look for other working options?

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Do you not do any pre-close (diligence) work?

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Yea switch to IB and get some modeling experience. That’s what I’m working towards.

This is of course assuming you’re wanting to work for a top PE/VC firm like myself.

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What do you do then

Mainly strategy

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When do recruiters get paid? After 6 months or 1 year? Or something else?

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Pls DM if interested asap.

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What’s market comp for MM PE these days?

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Thoughts on Churchill AM?

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I understand this will vary by firm, but what are some ballpark estimates for average working hours per week, and how common is weekend working?

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Do you need to have an academic biotech background to qualify for a pe fund investing in biotech?

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At a ~350M series a/b fund rn, how hard is it to move upstream to a bain cap /t1 firm after a couple yoe?

Research indicates little lateral movement mostly ib / mba & mbb

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I’m really bad at financial modeling. How do I get better

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Do large PE firms re-deploy good port co executives to other operational roles after a port co ends its’ run (e.g. company is sold)? Do PE firms ever hire these execs into PE itself?

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