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Welcome to the Evisors Webinar
Visit us online at www.evisors.com
Careers in Private Equity
featuring
Evan Feinberg
Hosted...
My Background
Education
• Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
– Concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship
Prio...
Agenda
• What type of investing is right for you?
• What is private equity?
• What will you actually do in private equity?...
What type of investing is right for you?
Holding Time
AverageInvestmentSize
High Frequency Trading
Long / Short Equity Hed...
What is private equity?
• Capital is raised from retail and institutional
investors
• Make investments directly into priva...
Source: PitchBook
a What is PE: Raise capital
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What is PE: Make investments
Source: PitchBook
b
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What is PE: Return capital to investors
Source: PitchBook
c
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What will you actually do in private equity?
• Investment sourcing
• Investment diligence
• Portfolio company monitoring
•...
How do I get a private equity job?
• Researching the industry
• What firms are looking for
• Choosing your firm
• Recruiti...
Getting a Job: Research
• Newspaper
• Investing books
• Industry newsletters
(e.g. Dealbook, Dan
Primack, PE HUB)
• Vault ...
Getting a Job: What firms are looking for
• Experience: Relevant
• Attitude: Curious
• Work: Diligent
• Thought: Creative
...
Getting a Job: Choosing your firmc
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Getting a Job: Recruiting process
• Application
• Cover Letter
• Resume
• Follow Up
d
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Getting a Job: Interviewing
• Resume walk
• Why this job
• Why this firm
• Technicals
e
Hosted by:See the rest at evisors....
Questions & Answers
Question 1:
Is there a general number of interview
rounds or is it dependent on the firm?
Hosted by:Se...
Questions & Answers
Question 2:
What types of questions are covered in
technical interviews? How important is the
technica...
Questions & Answers
Question 3:
Can you transition from a management to a
finance professional?
Hosted by:See the answer a...
Questions & Answers
Question 4:
Is private equity still a favourable field to
start your career?
Hosted by:See the answer ...
Questions & Answers
Question 5:
How can a candidate ruin an interview?
Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/we...
Thanks for Joining!
Follow up with Evan in a private session at
www.evisors.com/expert/1266
View past webinars at
www.evis...
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  1. 1. Welcome to the Evisors Webinar Visit us online at www.evisors.com Careers in Private Equity featuring Evan Feinberg Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  2. 2. My Background Education • Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania – Concentrations in Finance and Entrepreneurship Prior Work Experience • Summer Analyst in Media & Telecom IBD Group at Morgan Stanley Currently • Associate at Silver Lake Partners – Largest Technology-focused private equity firm in the world; ~$14B AUM Other • Co-Founder of Get Ahead Advice – Advisory firm focused on advising students for finance jobs and internships Hobbies • Running, baseball, fantasy sports, cooking, horse racing, reading Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  3. 3. Agenda • What type of investing is right for you? • What is private equity? • What will you actually do in private equity? • How do I get a private equity job? 1 2 3 4 Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  4. 4. What type of investing is right for you? Holding Time AverageInvestmentSize High Frequency Trading Long / Short Equity Hedge Fund Private Equity Prop Trading Holding Company 1 Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  5. 5. What is private equity? • Capital is raised from retail and institutional investors • Make investments directly into private or public companies • Exit the investment after some period of time in order to return profits to investors a b c 2 Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  6. 6. Source: PitchBook a What is PE: Raise capital Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  7. 7. What is PE: Make investments Source: PitchBook b Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  8. 8. What is PE: Return capital to investors Source: PitchBook c Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  9. 9. What will you actually do in private equity? • Investment sourcing • Investment diligence • Portfolio company monitoring • Investor communications a b c 3 d Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  10. 10. How do I get a private equity job? • Researching the industry • What firms are looking for • Choosing your firm • Recruiting • Interviewing a b c 4 d e Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  11. 11. Getting a Job: Research • Newspaper • Investing books • Industry newsletters (e.g. Dealbook, Dan Primack, PE HUB) • Vault guide a Reading Communication • Evisors • School alumni • LinkedIn • Local organizations Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  12. 12. Getting a Job: What firms are looking for • Experience: Relevant • Attitude: Curious • Work: Diligent • Thought: Creative • Communication: Articulate b Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  13. 13. Getting a Job: Choosing your firmc Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  14. 14. Getting a Job: Recruiting process • Application • Cover Letter • Resume • Follow Up d Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  15. 15. Getting a Job: Interviewing • Resume walk • Why this job • Why this firm • Technicals e Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  16. 16. Questions & Answers Question 1: Is there a general number of interview rounds or is it dependent on the firm? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  17. 17. Questions & Answers Question 2: What types of questions are covered in technical interviews? How important is the technical vs. fit interview? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  18. 18. Questions & Answers Question 3: Can you transition from a management to a finance professional? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  19. 19. Questions & Answers Question 4: Is private equity still a favourable field to start your career? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  20. 20. Questions & Answers Question 5: How can a candidate ruin an interview? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  21. 21. Thanks for Joining! Follow up with Evan in a private session at www.evisors.com/expert/1266 View past webinars at www.evisors.com/webinars Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
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