Key skill requirements for a job as a private equity associate include:
Industry / operating knowledge. – Ideally, you will have an intricate understanding of a specific industry and some operating experience in that industry.
Analytical skills. – You need basic abilities in developing and analyzing spreadsheets, particularly that rather complex “LBO model” that every firm works with.
People skills.- Your ability to skillfully manage other people and eventually lead them is critical to your success in any private equity firm.
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