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MSF -->> Big 4 Valuation AMA

It has been a long time since I've posted something constructive on these fora but lately I have been getting a lot of questions on LinkedIn about Big 4 valuation, especially from those in MSF programs and recent MSF grads. Like most MSFs, I was completely unaware of the diverse career paths that finance has to offer. I knew that there were hedge fund managers and bankers but that was basically it. There has been increased attention devoted to this field on here as well so I think it would be helpful to contribute and to share my experiences.

Webinar: Consulting Case Walkthrough -- 5pm ET, 2/9/16

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On Tuesday February 9th, 5pm ET Wall Street Mentor Steven will be hosting a webinar entitled "Consulting Case Walkthrough", with a q&a session to follow. Steven is an industry veteran with experience in consulting.

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If you missed the webinar, it will be available on the homepage in exactly 1 month, for 24 hours March 9, 2016 before going into the WSO Video Library.

When: 
February 9, 2016 - 5:00pm to 6:00pm
Event type: 
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Big4 M&A - An Explanation

Over the years I've seen several posts on people considering jobs at Big4 corporate finance / M&A / TS departments, or people making statements about these jobs which have some pretty large inaccuracies. I'm going to try and clear up any confusion over the topics here....

corporate finance

The corporate finance departments at Big4 essentially offer MM boutique bank advisory services. You will do sector research, deal sourcing. deal advisory, act as sponsor / Nomad (in the UK). You'll do a lot of work with PE firms, especially if you're in a capital markets role.

Wharton MBA bound: things I wish I'd known during the app process

Hello all, I'm new to this forum but thought I'd kick things off by trying to offer any advice I can on aspiring b-school applicants preparing for the fall 2016-17 application cycle.

Background

I did consulting at a boutique for several years, was dinged w no interview at HBS, and interviewed at Stanford and Wharton, ultimately getting dinged at Stanford as well. I'm Wharton bound this fall and can think back to this time last year when I was prepping for the GMAT and beginning to think about essay topics and recommendation writers. Some of these tips may be obvious but here's my $0.02

Guide: Cold Contacting Investment Bankers For Non Targets

Hi Folks,

I posted a thread earlier in the month and there was a lot of interest in techniques and tips for cold contacting investment bankers so I thought I would share what I know.

First things first, I'm not an investment banker. I'm a data room sales rep with an extensive background in cold contacting (email/phone) investment bankers internationally. If you're working on M&A teams in North America there is a good chance I've called you. I've managed to create a pretty big network primarily from cold contacting so I'm here to offer basic sales tips and insights on methods that may work for you.

Note: I highly recommend reading the book How To Win Friends and Influence People by Dale Carnegie. It's a pretty quick read that will help you understand how people communicate and how to leverage it to your will.

Disclaimer: I know very little about the recruiting cycles in banking and less about what specific traits/achievements recruiters look for. If anyone who has been through the process wants to chime in I will be happy to edit this post to create a better resource.

This Week in Oil & Gas - 2/7/2016

Industry News

Schlumber-Cameron merger receives green light from EU

SLB and CAM have received unconditional approval from the European Commission to proceed with their proposed merger following a Phase 1 review. Antitrust clearances have been obtained in Canada, Brazil, Russia, and Mexico. China began its process on February 4th but will be delayed due to Chinese New Years. Deal is expected to close at end of February or beginning of March 2016.

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Webinar: Hedge Fund Investment Pitch -- 3pm ET, 2/14/16

WEBINAR DESCRIPTION

On Sunday February 14th, 3pm ET Wall Street Mentor John will be hosting a webinar entitled "Hedge Fund Investment Pitch", with a q&a session to follow. John is an industry veteran with experience in hedge fund.

WATCH HERE

If you missed the webinar, it will be available on the homepage in exactly 1 month, for 24 hours March 14, 2016 before going into the WSO Video Library.

When: 
February 14, 2016 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm
Event type: 
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