I have an offer to start at an MBB firm soon and will go through background checks shortly.
I am aware that you are not allowed to hold equity while workng at the firm I am going to join.
My question: I founded a company with a friend in a different country to the one that I'll be working at for MBB around a year ago. It didn't really go anywhere, and we have never actually provided any services or turned over any revenue. However my name is listed as holding a 50% stake in legal documents files somewhere in that country. My name isn't otherwise publicly associated with the company, so wouldn't be found from a Google search. For context, I studied in this country for two years, but only worked there for 2 months in that time (for an unrelated company).
So I wanted to check, would MBB backgrond checks be likely to pick up my holding notional equity in a company that exists only on paper in legal filings in another country? And so do I need to go through the effort of changing the legal documents to remove my equity stake officially?
I'd assumed background checks for equity would likely be made for companies you worked for previously, and not a global search for any equity holdings, but would be helpful to know if that's true.
Thanks for your help