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    M&A Deal Cycle sell side

    Deals Strategy M&A
    Most recent answer on Jun 01, 2021
    <p>Hello everybody,<br> <br> I was wondering if anyone could help me out with the deal cycle if a CEO is willing to sell the company. I found quite a lot on the buy-side but the information on the sell-side are pretty scarce (from my experience so far). Does anybody have an idea? Does it maybe go as follow:<br> <br> 1) Internal company analysis<br> 2) Due Diligence <br> 3) Identification of possible buyers<br> 4) Negotiation (incl. signing of the letter of intent and the non-disclosure agreement)<br> 5) Sigining and closing<br> ((6) Post merger segregation if a certain business unit is sold))<br> <br> Would appreciate your opinions :)</p>
    Hello! Same as Marco, feel free to PM me! Back in McK I did plenty of DDs, all were M&A, so happy to chat Cheers, Clara
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    Exit Options Tier 2 vs. Big4

    consulting exit Corporate Deals Strategy exit opportunities exit options Job offer start-up tier 2 consulting Tier 2 Offer Venture Capital
    Most recent answer on Apr 04, 2021
    <p>Hey guys, </p> <p>some of you might have seen my question from yesterday. Really appreciated your help, great input for me. One more question has come up to my mind during the last day. </p> <p>I wanted to ask you if you have any input for me what might be better regarding exit options. I would love to work in a corporate later or in VC. Do you think it would be better to go for the Tier2 firm and look at different strategic topics or go for the big4 firm and focus in a certain area e.g. finance? </p> <p>I would really appreciate your input here!! Happy Easter and best regards from Hamburg! </p>
    Hi there, In general Tier 2 will offer better options for strategy positions in corporates, but it also depends on the specific role you are targeting. It also depends on what you mean by Tier 2 ;) I would perso ... (read entire answer)
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    Strategy& vs. KPMG

    Big 4 Deals Strategy Finance first job Job offer M&A Tier 2 Offer tier2
    Most recent answer on Mar 31, 2021
    <p>Hello together,</p> <p>I now have my final offer from Strategy&amp; and KPMG in Germany. At the moment, I'm trying to find out a little bit where exactly the differences are (besides the salary, which is not important for the decision). </p> <p>At KPMG, I would be working in Finance Transformation. Here I understood that I would be doing all projects from controlling to forcecasting to SSC. A lot of work on client site. </p> <p>At Strategy&amp;, I would be in the Corporate &amp; Business Strategy Team/Deals. Here I would be involved in both buy-side and sell-side projects. The team is still quite new in Germany, but it sounds like there are a lot of M&amp;A and PE activities. Do you know how this differs from working in an M&amp;A boutique? So where is the difference in strategy M&amp;A advisory? </p> <p>So in summary, I understand if I want to make an exit into a corporate later, KPMG might be more interesting with the finance background, while Strategy&amp; would be super exciting if I want to go into PE or M&amp;A after consulting. Do you agree with me or do you have other input for me? </p> <p>I would really appreciate your input!</p>
    Hi there, I honestly can't offer too much more in terms of specific content regarding these two specifically. That said, I recommend the following: Pick up the phone and try to speak to a few consultants in both o ... (read entire answer)
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    How to prepare a written case interview?

    Assessment Case Interview case interview preparation case study Deals Strategy How to prepare Business Case presentation No case partner powerpoint presenation presentation Presentation Case slides strategy& writing test written case
    Most recent answer on Mar 01, 2021
    <p>Hi, I just received an intercview day invitation, there is one part called Written Case, could anyone share some hints for me to prepare this kind of interview form? Many thanks!</p>
    Hi, I've uploaded some samples here: https://www.dropbox.com/sh/zor4m49eyx5qxal/AABeUN6mtiGkWhEklRjszX2Oa?dl=0 (ask me for a password) The best way to prepare is the following: Check if the calculator is all ... (read entire answer)
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    PwC Deals Strategy case interview in Asia

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    Most recent answer on Feb 06, 2021
    <p>Hi Everyone, </p> <p>I am going in for a case interview in Asia. I will be given the case for an hour to study and have another hour to present.</p> <p>Any tips on the case topics and scope of questions for the case interview. So I can get a better idea of how I should prepare.</p> <p>Thank you!<br> </p>
    Hi Sophie, The key areas you will have to cover to prepare a panel/written case are the following. 1. Learn how to define a plan of action and stick to that The first thing you should do in a written case is to de ... (read entire answer)
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    PwC Deals Strategy

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    Most recent answer on Jan 10, 2021
    <p>Dear forum members: could anyone share their experience or view on PwC's deal strategy practice? According to the website, "PwC's Deals Strategy team supports private equity and corporate clients. Service provided include initial investment strategy development, commercial due diligence, value creation post-close and exit, etc." I have 3 specific questions:</p> <p>1) Is it a good place to develop skillsets and project experiences in order to jump to MBB in the future? How does MBB firms view big fours' deals strategy practice?</p> <p>2) Does this practice focus on both "strategy and finance"? I would imagine finance skills are quite important in this practice given that projects seem to be M&amp;A related and clients are PE firms.</p> <p>3) Will MBBs corporate finance or PIPE practice highly regard the experience at deals strategy? It seem to me that the service they provide is quite similar.</p> <p>Appreciate your sharing!</p>
    Hi there, 1) Yes. There are a number of transferable skills here. Of course, this isn't a silver bullet, but you can indeed leverage this experience to support a move to MBB 2) Yes 3) Relates to #1. I wouldn't say ... (read entire answer)
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    Hi, I have an Interview with PWC - Deal Advisory team within deal strategy, operations services for m&a and divestitures

    Deals Strategy PwC
    Most recent answer on Aug 08, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Aug 06, 2020
    <p>I have a prior experience with another big 4 in customer and strategy space. How different will deal strategy interview be? what are the specific nuances I need to factor in for the cases specific to this service line. Your guidance on this is appreciated</p>
    Hi Soumya I don't think there are a lot of experts in Deal Advisory on this forum but for questions like this I always encourage candidates to go back to the recruiting team and ask them! They know your background a ... (read entire answer)
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    Exit Opportunities for M&A Strategy / DD focused teams? (Tier 2 Consulting)

    Deals Strategy Due Diligence
    Most recent answer on Jul 28, 2020
    Anonymous gave the best answer on Jul 28, 2020
    <p>Was wondering if exit opportunities to corporate strategy / industry are still viable from M&amp;A Strat / DD focused groups at T2 consulting firms in the UK? As an add on - would one be limited to say only midcap companies, with the larger companies being reserved for MBB / corpstrat teams?</p>
    Hi A, I know many colleagues of mine have exited from DD practice into the Private Equity and Investment Funds as well as venture capital firms on the top positions, directors and above. So I would say that the exit o ... (read entire answer)
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    I have to do a valuation of a company and prepare a slide deck. How can I learn to do this?

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    Most recent answer on Oct 25, 2019
    <p>Hi,</p> <p>I have an interview with transaction services in a big 4 where I have to perform a valuation model of a company and then present it in a slide deck. Does anyone know where I can even start to practice for this and ensure that I am practicing for the correct thing? </p>
    Hi, You can try Training The Street valuation courses. They also have a dedicated course on "valuation on paper" but only once you can do valuation in excel Best
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    What are typical working capital adjustments that are made for an M&A transaction?

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    Most recent answer on Sep 25, 2019
    Anonymous A asked on Sep 21, 2019
    <p>If Company A is acquiring Company B and they hire a company to do the due diligence, what are typical adjustments that would be made to working capital? thanks,. </p>
    If Company A is acquiring Company B and they hire a company to do the due diligence, what are typical adjustments that would be made to working capital? thanks,.
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    Carve-outs / Divestitures

    Deals Strategy M&A
    Recent activity on Jan 31, 2019
    <p>Any suggestions on issue trees / considerations for carve-outs / divestitures? I know what aspects to consider for mergers/acquisitions, but there are definitely additional considerations for carve-outs such as stranded costs etc. I've had a hard time finding practice case studies around this topic. Thanks in advance!</p>
    Hi Anonymous, in the analysis of divestitures I would consider the following areas: Clarify the goal – what does the company want to reach with the divestiture (higher profits, lower costs, etc)? Identify the ma ... (read entire answer)
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    PwC Strategy& Deals Strategy Internship

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    Recent activity on Jan 27, 2016
    <p>Hey folks,</p> <p>I have a first round interview on Tuesday for PwC's Strategy&amp; Deals Strategy internship. I'm unsure of what to expect since the formal Deals Strategy practice segment is pretty new. I haven't been able to find as much information about those cases in particular. Can anyone shed some light as to whether the cases will be general case questions, or if they'll be deeper M&amp;A dives? I'm wondering if I should knock the rust off my DCF skills, or if higher level M&amp;A considerations will suffice.</p> <p>Thanks!</p>
    Hey guys, I don't know whether you still need it or not but here are some helpful information about M&A cases: https://www.preplounge.com/de/bootcamp.php/case-cracking-toolbox/identify-your-case-type/mergers-and- ... (read entire answer)
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