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Financial modelling + Consulting Written Interview?

Anonymous A

Hi,

In a couple of days, I will have to do a written case (2hr prep, 1 hr presentation) for a consulting firm. This is with the firm's private equity performance improvement group (focuses on pre and post-integration strategies of portfolio companies), and will involve a mix of financial modelling and traditional case consulting. Does anyone have any experience in this type of exercise and resources I could use to practice? Thank you!

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Vlad replied on 04/29/2018
McKinsey / Accenture / Got all BIG3 offers / More than 300 real MBB cases / Harvard Business School

Hi,

Usually, in PEs these cases will be much more detailed in financial part. Depending on the company you'll need to:

  • Find the relevant information in P&L and Balance sheet
  • Do the simplified valuation using NPV: calculate cash flows and make assumptions about growth rate and discount rate
  • Do the valuation using comps - you'll have to explain which comps you will use and why

Good luck!