Any experience with Financial DD interviews?

Due Diligence M&A
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Vera asked on Mar 25, 2020

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Francesco
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replied on Mar 26, 2020
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Hi Vera,

technical due diligence questions are not common in consulting interviews for generalist positions – usually what you need to know are just the common valuation techniques and related simplified formulas. However:

  • You may get questions on your previous DD experiences
  • You are supposed to know how basic DCF models work (eg the perpetuity formula)
  • If your interviewer regularly works on due diligence and corporate finance and/or has M&A background, he/she may ask questions on technical topics so far that you have work experience related to that

Best,

Francesco

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Clara
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replied on Mar 26, 2020
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Hello!

If you are asking regarding interviews in MBB, very very rare.

You can get M&A cases for synergy calculations, but that´s it!

Hope it helps!

Cheers,

Clara

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Antonello
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replied on Mar 26, 2020
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Hi Vera,
technical questions happen only in case of experienced hires in the PE practice. Otherwise practicing with M&A cases will be enough.

Best,
Antonello

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Anonymous replied on Mar 26, 2020

Hi Vera,

if you mean the interviews for Private Equity and Valuation Practices, yes I do.

I have some DD cases if that's what you are looking for.

Best,

André

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Daniel
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Do you mean financial DD cases at MBBs or what do you mean?

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