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    KPMG Case Inteviews - Strategy, M&A

    Big Four - Strategy Corporate Strategy Deals Strategy IT Strategy KPMG M&A M&A Case
    Most recent answer on Sep 16, 2021
    The best answer (on Sep 15, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Sep 15, 2021
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    Hi Jelena, KPMG generally has candidate-led cases. In terms of case complexity, you should always assume the worst/hardest. Please prepare yourself for a wide range of scenarios here! Read up on the following Q&As f ... (read entire answer)
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    on Sep 16, 2021 on Sep 16, 2021
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    What are the valuation methods for an M&A / Investment related case?

    M&A
    Most recent answer on Aug 25, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 24, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Aug 24, 2021
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    Hi there, The most common is NPV. You can also take market cap/value (share price times shares). The default for M&A is NPV. Here are some helpful Q&As on the topic: https://www.preplounge.com/en/consulting-foru ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 25, 2021 on Aug 25, 2021
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    Big 4 M&A Strategy Exit Opps

    Big 4 Deloitte M&A
    Most recent answer on Aug 25, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 02, 2021) is from:
    Agrim
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    gave the best answer on Aug 02, 2021
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    Hi there! Perhaps if you can PM some more details or specific firm names - then I can give you a more accurate picture. Thanks, Agrim
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    on Aug 25, 2021 on Aug 25, 2021
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    How to evaluate cost/benefits of acquisition targets in a real growth strategy project?

    M&A
    Most recent answer on Aug 10, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 10, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Aug 10, 2021
    BCG | 100% personal interview success rate (8/8) and 95% candidate success rate | Personalized interview prep
    Hi there, To be honest, this probably isn't the best form for this question. We're publically advising you how to do your job which is a bit risky. My strong advice is to speak with other people in your company. Tap int ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 10, 2021 on Aug 10, 2021
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    Very confusing ROI/return !!!

    BCG Corporate Finance M&A
    Most recent answer on Aug 05, 2021
    The best answer (on Aug 05, 2021) is from:
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    gave the best answer on Aug 05, 2021
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    Hi there, You do realize these 2 formulas are the exact same, right? "ROI =Net Return on Investment​/Cost on Investment or ROI = (Final Value of Investment − Initial Value of Investment)/ Cost of Investment" Net Return ... (read entire answer)
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    on Aug 05, 2021 on Aug 05, 2021
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    EY-Parthenon Online Case Interview for Executive (IT) - Transaction Strategy & Execution

    Case Interview Consulting interview E&Y M&A M&A Case
    Most recent answer on Jul 06, 2021
    The best answer (on Jul 06, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Jul 06, 2021
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    Hi Pranet, I know exactly what you mean regarding the PwC case interview; when I interviewed for PwC's Tech practice, one of the "cases" was literally just 1 question on how I would setup a technical backlog! Frankl ... (read entire answer)
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    on Jul 06, 2021 on Jul 06, 2021
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    Roland Berger acquisition

    acquisition M&A RB Roland Berger
    Most recent answer on Jun 16, 2021
    Anonymous B gave the best answer on Jun 15, 2021
    this is way above anyone's paygrade here lol - and also very difficult to assess. IMO most of the consulting firms will cease to exist over the long-term - its harder and harder to derive value from consulting firms, ... (read entire answer)
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    on Jun 16, 2021 on Jun 16, 2021
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    Upcoming Big 4 M&A Carve-out/PMI interview

    Big 4 M&A PMI
    Most recent answer on Jun 01, 2021
    The best answer (on Jun 01, 2021) is from:
    Clara
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    Clara
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    gave the best answer on Jun 01, 2021
    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Hello! 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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    on Jun 01, 2021 on Jun 01, 2021
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    M&A Deal Cycle sell side

    Deals Strategy M&A
    Most recent answer on Jun 01, 2021
    The best answer (on Jun 01, 2021) is from:
    Clara
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    Clara
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    gave the best answer on Jun 01, 2021
    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    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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    on Jun 01, 2021 on Jun 01, 2021
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    Interview Big Four Strategy - M&A (IT Operational Strategy Services)

    Big Four - Strategy EY-Parthenon IT Strategy M&A Mergers&Acquisitions Monitor Deloitte Post-Merger Integration sap strategy& Transaction Services
    Most recent answer on May 30, 2021
    The best answer (on May 29, 2021) is from:
    Adi
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    Adi
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    gave the best answer on May 29, 2021
    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Hey, You will need to focus on IT & M&A intersect. I recently helped two candidates sucessfully get into Big4 Strat practice focused on IT M&A. Please do some research on following topics and roughly und ... (read entire answer)
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    on May 30, 2021 on May 30, 2021
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    Technical interview about M&A: WACC formula for a private company

    M&A M&A Case Valuation
    Most recent answer on Apr 12, 2021
    The best answer (on Apr 12, 2021) is from:
    Clara
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    Clara
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    gave the best answer on Apr 12, 2021
    McKinsey | Awarded professor at Master in Management @ IE | MBA at MIT |+180 students coached | Integrated FIT Guide aut
    Hello! I agree that this seems more complicated than what you are going to find in such interviews. What you need to know how to do is: NPVs, knowing the: r, disccount rate C, capital n, number of yea ... (read entire answer)
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    on Apr 12, 2021 on Apr 12, 2021
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    Synergies in M&A

    M&A M&A Case Synergies
    Most recent answer on Apr 10, 2021
    The best answer (on Apr 10, 2021) is from:
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    gave the best answer on Apr 10, 2021
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    This is case specific. You need to learn how to think about these cases on their own! Learn your industries, practice creative thinking, and apply this to your casing. There's no 1 answer here. https://www.preplounge. ... (read entire answer)
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    on Apr 10, 2021 on Apr 10, 2021
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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
    The best answer (on Mar 30, 2021) is from:
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    gave the best answer on Mar 30, 2021
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    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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    on Mar 31, 2021 on Mar 31, 2021
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    Case Interview PwC (Financial Services - Transaction Services)

    Case Interview case study Corporate Finance Financial Services M&A PwC PwC Interview Transaction Services
    Most recent answer on Feb 28, 2021
    The best answer (on Jul 04, 2018) is from:
    Vlad
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    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Jul 04, 2018
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    Hi, Corporate finance interviews are different from consulting and are usually much more technical and detailed in financial part. Usually, they give you much more time to prepare and do the model on paper. Depending ... (read entire answer)
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    on Feb 28, 2021 on Feb 28, 2021
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    PwC Tech Deals case interview

    Big4 Case Interview M&A PwC PwC Interview tech deals virtual
    Most recent answer on Feb 21, 2021
    The best answer (on Feb 09, 2021) is from:
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Feb 09, 2021
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    Hi Pranet, First, congratulations and good luck! What to expect in general You should absolutely expect cases/questions to be much more deal focused. As such, you should practice M&A/DD cases. Furthermor ... (read entire answer)
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    on Feb 21, 2021 on Feb 21, 2021
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    Bain Passion for Results (Corporate M&A and PE)

    Bain DD internship M&A Passion for Results PE
    Most recent answer on Feb 10, 2021
    The best answer (on Feb 08, 2021) is from:
    Henning
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    Bain | passed >15 MBB interviews as a candidate
    Henning
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    gave the best answer on Feb 08, 2021
    Bain | passed >15 MBB interviews as a candidate
    Passion for Results hat einen speziellen Fokus auf PE. Der Bewerbungsprozess umfrasst 3 Interviews, ich wuerde darueber hinaus davon ausgehen, dass die Cases im Interview die gleichen sind, wie fuer den generellen Bewer ... (read entire answer)
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    on Feb 10, 2021 on Feb 10, 2021
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    M&A Integration - IT

    M&A PMI
    Most recent answer on Jan 27, 2021
    The best answer (on Jan 24, 2021) is from:
    Adi
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    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Adi
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    gave the best answer on Jan 24, 2021
    Accenture, Deloitte | Precision Case Prep | Experienced Interviewer & Career Coach | 15 years professional experience
    Hey, Congrats on the new job! Please feel free to add a bit more detail on your background for better advice. But my initial view will be for you to learn some concepts on cloud architecture & security, Sales Forc ... (read entire answer)
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    on Jan 27, 2021 on Jan 27, 2021
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    Strategy& London Office

    assessmentcenter M&A PwC strategy&
    Most recent answer on Dec 31, 2020
    The best answer (on Nov 21, 2020) is from:
    Ian
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    gave the best answer on Nov 21, 2020
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    Hi there, In general, Strategy& is not much different form the rest! Keep casing and practicing your ability to drive cases, think/communicate quickly, have valuable insights, intrepret charts/graphs/math quicklty ... (read entire answer)
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    on Dec 31, 2020 on Dec 31, 2020
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    Feasibility of M&As and Market Entry Strategies

    M&A market entry
    Most recent answer on Dec 30, 2020
    The best answer (on Dec 07, 2020) is from:
    Vlad
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    McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
    Vlad
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    gave the best answer on Dec 07, 2020
    McKinsey / Accenture Alum / Got all BIG3 offers / Harvard Business School
    Hi, It depends on what you call feasibility. For M&A cases in the clarifying questions section, I will look at whether we will have any synergies with the current portfolio For the M&A cases you can make ... (read entire answer)
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    on Dec 30, 2020 on Dec 30, 2020
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    M & A ebitda multiple question

    M&A
    Most recent answer on Oct 23, 2020
    The best answer (on Oct 23, 2020) is from:
    Henning
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    Bain | passed >15 MBB interviews as a candidate
    Henning
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    gave the best answer on Oct 23, 2020
    Bain | passed >15 MBB interviews as a candidate
    EBITDA is a pretty straight forward method to value a business (determine the price you're going to pay for it). It is typically used as a high-level estimation when a company is not listed (as opposed to Enterprise val ... (read entire answer)
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    on Oct 23, 2020 on Oct 23, 2020
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