Private Equity Course

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Course Overview

Our flagship program has placed mentees into most major private equity firms since launching in 2020. We have an intimate understanding of both on-cycle and off-cycle recruiting and have a track record of placing candidates from all backgrounds (both non-target and target). We help you become the most competitive candidate you can be.
 

Our program supplements self-studying with a hands-on approach on everything you need to know to get the best chance of getting a job in Private Equity.

Self-study on the platform and then receive 1:1 coaching to master your understanding.

This course will include:

  • 1 Year Platform Access

  • Headhunter coverage list and interview guide

  • Paper LBO video walkthrough

  • Two statement LBO guide

  • Three statement LBO from scratch video walkthrough

  • 5+ LBO modeling tests

  • Tech specific modeling guides

  • Growth equity cohort and cap table models

  • Case study frameworks

  • Business intuition guide for verbal cases

  • 5+ case studies

analysts and consultants
• We assume you have a baseline knowledge of excel and powerpoint given your day job
• We also assume you have a high level understanding of what PE is and why you want to pursue it
• The goal of this course is to help you drill down on specific interview prep in the most efficient way possible and ultimately secure a job offer
• We developed a customized set of training materials that we pair alongside 1:1 coaching with real buyside professionals to help differentiate yourself from the competition

$549

$299/Lifetime Access

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This Course Is For You If:

  • You want to learn how your candidacy is actually viewed by headhunters and PE firms so you can prepare your personal story according.

  • You want to ace your technical interviews and LBO tests, which is table stakes to move on in the interview process.

  • You may know about the PE landscape and LBO modeling, but you want live 1:1 practice with a real PE professional to make sure you can perform in an interview setting.

  • You want insider knowledge on various headhunters, firms, and compensation data to help negotiate and make sure you’re receiving fair treatment.

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Step 1

  • Buyside Recruiting 101

    Identify your target funds and ensure you get interviews with headhunters and firms.

The goal of the first module is to help you identify what funds you are targeting and land interviews with these funds by successfully navigating headhunters. 

OfficeHours provides resources to help you that include:

  1. Firm Shortlist
  2. Headhunter 101 Document
  3. OfficeHours Resume Template


We’ll cover fund:

  • Strategy
  • Size
  • Sector
  • Stake


Fund Size Breakdown:

  • Lower middle market
  • Middle market
  • Megafunds

Step 2

  • LBO Modeling & Technical Audits

    Learn how to go through basic mechanics of setting up an LBO and working through revenue builds, operating builds, debt schedules, and returns analyses.

Work through basic mechanics of setting up an LBO and working through revenue builds, operating builds, debt schedules, and returns analyses.

 

Step 3

  • Case Studies & Interview Prep

    Identify your target funds and ensure you get interviews with headhunters and firms. Learn how to network your way into your next PE job.

One of the most important and frequently observed questions in a PE interview is, “Walk me through a deal on your resume.”

You’ll also learn invaluable soft-skills, proven networking techniques and how to ace behavioral-focused interviews.

Step 1

  • Buyside Recruiting 101

    Identify your target funds and ensure you get interviews with headhunters and firms.

The goal of the first module is to help you identify what funds you are targeting and land interviews with these funds by successfully navigating headhunters. 

OfficeHours provides resources to help you that include:

  1. Firm Shortlist
  2. Headhunter 101 Document
  3. OfficeHours Resume Template


We’ll cover fund:

  • Strategy
  • Size
  • Sector
  • Stake


Fund Size Breakdown:

  • Lower middle market
  • Middle market
  • Megafunds

Step 2

  • LBO Modeling & Technical Audits

    Learn how to go through basic mechanics of setting up an LBO and working through revenue builds, operating builds, debt schedules, and returns analyses.

Work through basic mechanics of setting up an LBO and working through revenue builds, operating builds, debt schedules, and returns analyses.

 

Step 3

  • Case Studies & Interview Prep

    Identify your target funds and ensure you get interviews with headhunters and firms. Learn how to network your way into your next PE job.

One of the most important and frequently observed questions in a PE interview is, “Walk me through a deal on your resume.”

You’ll also learn invaluable soft-skills, proven networking techniques and how to ace behavioral-focused interviews.

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Private Equity Course Curriculum Overview

  • Module 1 - Buyside Recruiting 101

    Lessons: Introduction to OfficeHours (start here!), Private Equity 101, Headhunter 101, Resume Review, Module 1 Conclusion and Next Steps

  • Module 2 A): Paper LBO

    Lessons: Paper LBO

  • Module 2 B): Two Statement LBO Modeling

    Lessons: Transaction Overview + Sources and Uses, Income Statement Modeling, Cash Flow Modeling, Debt Schedules & Interest Expense, Return Modeling & Sensitivities | Exam,

  • Module 2 C):Three Statement LBO Modeling

    Lessons: Sources and Uses, IS, BS & CFS, Debt Schedule, Returns Analysis and Sensitivities

  • Module 2 D): Additional LBO Practice

    Lessons: 3 Statement LBO Modeling Test Prompt 1, On-Cycle LBO Test 2, 3 Statement LBO Modeling Test Prompt 3, TMT Modeling Exercise 1, OfficeHours SaaS Growth Buyout Modeling Test (Hard)

  • Module 3 A): Case Studies Guides

    Lessons: Business Intuition Guide, Long Form Case Guide

  • Module 3 B): Case Study Practice

    Lessons: TSI | Generalist Case Study | Buyout, Qualtrics | Tech | Buyout and Growth, Mimecast | Tech | Buyout and Growth, Roblox | Tech | Late Stage VC and Growth, Cohort and Cap Table Analysis | Growth, Special Situations Case 1, Zuora | Take Private SaaS Case | Buyout and Growth, Thematic Case Studies for VC and Growth Investing

  • Module 4 A): Deal Walkthrough

    Lessons: Deal Walkthrough

  • Module 5): Technical Guides

    Lessons: LBO Questions, Accounting Technical Guide, Finance Technical Guide, Valuation Technical Questions, M&A Technical Questions

  • Module 6: Behavioral Guides

    Lessons:: Network & Outreach 101, Behavioral Interview Guide

Need More Than A Course?

Get 8 Weeks Of Intensive Private Equity Career Training

Our program supplements self-studying with a hands-on approach

  • Self-study on the platform and then receive 1:1 coaching to master your understanding

    Our team will hand-pick the right expert to connect with based on your career goals.

Get 8 Weeks Of Intensive Private Equity Career Training

Our program supplements self-studying with a hands-on approach

  • Self-study on the platform and then receive 1:1 coaching to master your understanding

    Our team will hand-pick the right expert to connect with based on your career goals.

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Private Equity Coaching Overview:

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Coaching Calls:

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KICKOFF

ONBOARDING

Intro call with Asif to discuss your goals and develop a plan of attack

  • Onboarding document

Week 1

Private Equity 101 and Headhunter 101

Learn more about the PE landscape and which opportunities you are targeting. Then learn how recruiting works and prepare your resume and behavioral questions. Do a mock interview with a coach to make sure you are 100% prepared to talk to headhunters.

  • Private Equity 101 Guide
  • Headhunter 101 Guide and Question List
  • Headhunter Coverage List

Week 2

LBO Training

Learn about Paper LBO’s, Two Statement LBO’s, and Three Statement LBO’s. Go over a step-by-step video walkthrough of creating a Three Statement LBO from scratch, then take our first LBO test. Discuss your work product 1:1 with a coach to answer any questions and go over modeling efficiencies

  • Paper LBO step-by-step video (8 minutes)
  • Two Statement LBO guide with step-by-step excel (1 hour of prep)
  • Two Statement LBO model test (2 hours)
  • Three Statement LBO step-by-step video (90 minutes)
  • Additional LBO tests (5+ tests and counting; we develop new models regularly and upon request based on what we see in the market)

Week 3

Business Intuition Case Studies

Practice walking through verbal case studies about company business models. These “business intuition” case studies have become more prominent to test for business IQ and should be mastered before moving onto written case studies

  • Business Intuition Guide (25 page guide with practice questions and walkthroughs)

Week 4

Written Case Studies

Receive a public company 10-K or private company CIM and develop an investment recommendation presentation to simulate an investment committee meeting. Our course includes generalist case studies, as well as industry specific case studies (such as tech). Hop on a 1:1 coaching call to get grilled on your work product and learn how to field commonly asked questions

  • Behavioural guides

Week 5

Deal Walkthrough

“Walk me through a deal on your resume” will certainly be asked during PE interviews – fill out our deal template and get grilled 1:1 by a coach to ensure understanding of your deal from a buyside investor’s perspective.

  • Deal walkthrough template

Week 6

Mock Interviews

Simulate a PE interview that may cover behavioral, technical, deal walkthrough, industry, and firm specific questions.

Week 7-8

Mastery

Target your areas of most improvement. For some, this is on verbal technical questions. For others, it is on case studies. Get extra reps in from the numerous practice questions and case studies on our platform and go into interviews feeling as prepared as possible.

Offer Selection and Negotiation

Many of our mentees receive multiple PE offers. Do an offer selection call to determine which offer is right for you and how to negotiate compensation. We have helped numerous mentees negotiate start dates, relocation and signing bonuses, and buying out their banking bonus.

  • Offer selection guide

Paths To Private Equity

Be Prepared For Your Next Private Equity Interview

  • Detailed, Practical Courses

    Learn exactly what you need to know in your career track of choice.

  • Time Relevant

    Our content is designed for the next annual recruiting round from Wall Street firms.

  • Built By & Trusted By Experts

    OfficeHours was built by finance professionals with decades of combined experience and direct expertise in recruiting and putting your best foot forward.

  • Personalized Service

    Need more help than our in-depth courses? We have a team of people already working in the jobs you want, with hands-on experience ready to provide you personalized coaching.

Commonly Asked Questions

Have a question? Contact us.

OfficeHours is a career development company catered towards investment banking analysts and other finance professionals who just kicked off their careers. 

Our career coaching service matches you with relevant coaches to help you excel on the job, achieve high reviews, get promoted, and earn top bonuses.

OfficeHours coaches come from 100+ premier institutions and many have exited from banking into various industries including private equity, hedge funds, startups, and corporate development. They provide actionable advice on how to succeed on the job you currently have and share firsthand experience on how they thought about next steps.  

If you are already set on recruiting for a new job, our interview prep service matches you with a coach in your target industry to help navigate the job search process, from application to interview to offer. We’ve helped individuals prep and place within private equity and other jobs within finance.

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