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Private Equity case interview

Ferdinand

Hi there,

I've got a few interviews with PE firms coming up and have been informed they will include case studies.

Does anybody have experience with such case studies at PE firms? In what way are they different/similar to consulting case studies? What practice sources are there/can you recommend?

Also, if somebody has come across PE related cases when prepping for consulting interviews, I'd love to hear from you.

Thanks

Ferdinand

Anonymous A replied on June 15, 2016

Hi

I don't have personal experience interviewing with PE firms, but according to my friends:

1. The focus is on valuation cases (duh :P) - these require you to estimate a target company's revenue sources, costs and do some basic DCF calculations to arrive at a price that they should pay for the target.

2. The cases are math-heavy and you are required to be quick on your feet with calculations and estimates.

3. Be clear on the personal interview front - why do you want to join PE? How do your story and motivations lead up to this?

All the best!

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