Getting a Job in Private Equity
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  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Source: PitchBook a What is PE: Raise capital Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 7. What is PE: Make investments Source: PitchBook b Hosted by: Career Advisors on Demand..com/webinars
  • 8. What is PE: Return capital to investors Source: PitchBook c Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. Getting a Job: Choosing your firmc Hosted by:See the rest at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  • 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. Questions & Answers Question 5: How can a candidate ruin an interview? Hosted by:See the answer at evisors.com/webinars/webinar/57
  • 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