Updated Barclays Groups Info

Hello, in the same vein as the CS thread I was hoping we could mesh together a idea of how the groups stack up against each other in terms of dealflow, hours, culture, and exits. Obv power gets a good rep and industrials has a bad culture but something comprehensive (and recent!!) would be amazing (guaranteed SB from me :)

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May 2, 2021 - 1:18pm

Had a buddy who summered in TMT there in like 2013. Sounded like a great place. I think he went on to BX PE FT and now at a top hedge fund. I think I have another buddy who did RX there mainly focused on NR. Sounded like he had a great exp and now does like buyside/balance sheet work for them I believe so he is like a full-on banker there running BarCap actual money it seems like. Plenty of good groups there I would think. Seems like they may have left behind the worst of and taken the best of Lehman post crisis and built on it well. Also believe I met a Bar FIG interviewing for APO PE job. Seemed sharp and nice 

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 2, 2021 - 1:44pm

Barclays Industrials & Technology (NYC) are the exceptions to the general rule of Barclays having a slightly better culture than other NYC BBs. They both work at a breakneck pace. Good dealflow in both, exits are good, but wlb is by far the worst. 

FSG has great exits, but I don't know much about them otherwise. I heard that FSG & P&U are the "hardest" groups to network into. 

NatRes/P&U are both still at/around the top of their fields, but the real rainmakers that gave them their reputation have since left, so it remains to be seen how they respond. P&U apparently has great people & a more relaxed culture, can't speak much to NatRes. 

FIG is average all around, nothing really special. Although Barclays has a really good Fintech joint vertical between Tech & FIG (they hired a new MD for it recently, the Bulgarian guy). Rumors are that they're on some really big names. 

Real Estate has like negligible deals from my understanding - even the coverage team mostly does debt related work. EDIT: this info appears to be outdated 

CnR, Healthcare I really don't know much about. 

Source: incoming FT in product but recruited heavily for coverage. This is just based on my experience & impressions of what others have told me. 

  • Analyst 1 in IB - Ind
May 2, 2021 - 2:02pm

Real Estate group is top tier. Info is outdated on this site. Just did $4 Billion KimCo buy side M&A transaction. 

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  • Intern in IB - Gen
May 2, 2021 - 6:22pm

You might be right - my info was gathered from my recruiting process, which certainly may be outdated. Thank you for letting us know 

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