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Your Own Private Equity Case Study Interview Template (The Dell LBO, Part 5 – Case Study Presentation)

Today, we’re going to (finally) wrap up that Dell LBO case study that began months ago. But more importantly, I’m also going to give you a private equity case study interview presentation template you can copy, paste, and re-use. You’re also going to learn why you cannot believe much of what the mainstream media says […]
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The Dell Leveraged Buyout, Part 4: Post-Buyout Add-On Acquisitions – A Value-Adding Pipe Dream?

“This company isn’t great right now, but just wait for the add-on acquisitions.” “We can roll up an entire industry into one entity and sell it for a higher price!” “Value-added acquisitions are the key to making this deal work.” In theory, an add-on acquisition following a buyout is a nice plan. Raise additional funds, buy a […]
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The Dell Leveraged Buyout, Part 3: Debt Schedules and Interest Expense Calculations – Got MAX/MIN?

Yes, we’re back with Part 3 of this case study… just in time for this deal itself to come crashing down (maybe). If you’re just joining us now or missed Part 1 and Part 2 of the Dell study, you should review those first or you will be mildly confused. And, of course, if you’re […]
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The Dell Leveraged Buyout, Part 2: Declining Growth and Margins, or “Robust Earnings Growth”?

At long last, we pick up today with Part 2 of this case study on the Dell leveraged buyout announced in February. The timing is good because a bunch of factors have changed since the last time we looked at this deal, and it’s unclear who will “win” or if anyone will actually end up […]
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The Dell Leveraged Buyout, Part 1: Dangerous Dealings, or Slam-Dunk Success?

Last week I told you my life story (part 1 of it, anyway), and this week I’m going to do something almost as unexpected: pick apart a recent, high-profile deal and show you how to analyze it with video tutorials, Excel models, and more. This “high-profile deal,” of course, is Silver Lake’s highly controversial $24 […]
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