BAML Tech M&A vs. Moelis M&A - Analyst - West Coast

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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Jun 4, 2011
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Jun 4, 2011

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!

Jun 4, 2011

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

Jun 4, 2011

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

Jun 4, 2011

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

Jun 4, 2011

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.

"Those who say don't know, and those who know don't say."

Jun 4, 2011

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.

Jun 4, 2011

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

Jun 4, 2011

baml palo alto is weak. go to moelis

Jun 4, 2011

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

Jun 5, 2011