6/4/11

Just need some advice from you guys. If given the opportunity to work at Moelis M&A or BAML Tech M&A, what do you think is the better opportunity?

I know Moelis is the new kid on the block and everyone is super excited about them, but BAML is a BB and I guess the analyst would get exposure to larger deals and more variety. Any help on this is greatly appreciated. Thanks.

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6/4/11

If I tell you Moelis, someone else will tell you BAML. Point is both are great, but the culture and where you fit better should determine your decision. In Finance, both have a great name and reputation.

Do what you want not what you can!

6/4/11

would go with moelis myself. But if you more interested in tech, go with that

6/4/11

Uhhh isn't it obviously MoCo? Especially in the west coast... Moelis dominates Southern Caifornia investment banking.

6/4/11

BAML's pretty strong on the financing side in tech, but not really seen much in M&A

If you really want tech or have a preference for SF vs LA, go with BAML, otherwise moelis.

the "more variety" card doesn't really apply when you're in an industry-specific vertical within a product group. You wont be seeing a variety of deals - you'll be doing tech m&a

6/4/11

I can't believe this hasn't been a landslide.. Everyone knows nothing gets done out of the Palo Alto BAML Tech M&A group. Summer Analysts jumped ship even after getting offers. I would take Moelis in a heartbeat.

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6/4/11

depends what you want to do.

this is tech vs. generalist M&A

I say if you have any interest in tech, BAML Tech M&A will get you to any growth equity shop. you just have to execute during the interviews.

6/4/11

Moelis, but do so with the understanding that you will utterly resent how much you will work.

6/4/11

baml palo alto is weak. go to moelis

6/4/11

Moelis LA has far better placement than BAML if that's what you're looking for.

6/5/11

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