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Susquehanna International Group (SIG)
Private Equity Analyst was asked...14 October 2013

If given the opportunity to invest in the stock market at make a 5x return on your initial investment, would you put all of your money there or into starting your own business?

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I'd start a business taking other people's money to invest and giving them market rate returns. Less

Actually that isn't true, with that much money supply and demand isn't constant so I'd have to take that into account as well as the scalability of this "5x" strategy. Less

Mikhail Capital

I was given a spreadsheet which would have taken countless hours to fill just for a shot at interviewing with the CEO

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I rejected the unethical practice and recommend everyone else do the same

How would you expect the technology industry to change over the next 5 years?

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Q. Tell me about your self

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A. Be prepared the most about yourself 😉


Quelles sont les trois leviers de création de valeur lors d'un LBO ?

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-EBITDA Margin, augmentation de l'EBITDA, pour une plus grosse valo en sortie -Remboursement de la dette par les cash flow, pour augmenté l'equity value en sortie -Augmentation du multiple de sortie (depends du secteur, on a aucun pouvoir la dessus, Vaut mieux se positionner sur les deux premiers Less

Search Fund Accelerator

Be prepared to know about financials models, get to know about the search fund model and mission. Be prepared for a few general quedtions

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Researched about financial models, about the search fund industry and understanding the private equity industry and model was very helpful. Less

Search Fund Accelerator

Difference between conventional private equity fund and search fund? What does Search Fund Accelerator do? Pitch me an industry that would fit the search fund criteria

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University career fair


Are you applying elsewhere?

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The Blackstone Group

You have the choice between investing in an Amazon office building with a 4% IRR and a bond that pays 4% annually - which would you choose?

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Amazon as of now seeing that it is a stick that is ranging in profit

Crow Holdings

Why Private Equity?

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Interested in the equity/investment side of real estate and how deal structures work. Less

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