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On my first DD project for a PE firm and the hours are crazy. How can I leverage this work for future job oppys?

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Do a good enough job and the PE firm might hire you. Warning: hours will be even worse than consulting

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Compared to IB yes. Not compared to consulting. PE firms will regularly make you pull 55-70 during non-deal time and 90-100 during deals. Hours are even worse for MFs.

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