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

Ardian

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

Crow Holdings

Why Private Equity?

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

Crow Holdings

What do you look for in an employer?

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People, room for future opportunity

Q. Tell me about your self

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A. Be prepared the most about yourself 😉

Apex Group

They checked my knowledge based on capital markets, financial products and journal entries

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I answered all the questions well.. but the journal question were tricky.

Northern Trust

They asked me to describe my resume and all of the work experience I had.

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Just described it in a little more detail than what was on the resume.

SS&C

Are you applying elsewhere?

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Yes.

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