BAML - Tech - Palo Alto

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Any info on this group? There is some outdated stuff that comes up through search but wondering if anyone has any updated info. Primarily interested in deal flow, culture, people, reputation, etc. I know they have a tech M&A group out of that office as well but do they execute any of their own M&A within the coverage group or is it primarily equity + pitching?

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May 5, 2015

Bump

May 5, 2015

I can't be of a lot of help, but I have a couple of friends in this group (analysts) and they love the culture. Deal flow seems solid.

May 5, 2015

Have you heard anything about the Tech M&A group at all?

May 5, 2015

they run pretty lean and mostly focus on deal execution. seems like it would be a good group to get into.

May 6, 2015

Talking to one of the M&A VPs, I got the impression that the coverage group pretty much stayed out of M&A execution...no comment on the deals (haven't heard of them being on anything major though)

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May 5, 2015

They were joint - advisors on the INFA take private.

Sale of iGate to Capgemini for $5bn.

few other $bn deals in 2015.

May 6, 2015

Not one of the top, top players in tech but still a very solid group. People I know there seem happy and the deal flow seems good, esp. in software. Interesting note would be the intra-group split between tech M&A and tech coverage (either a pro or a con depending on what you're looking for).

May 6, 2015

My friend worked in the tech M&A group as an analyst several years ago. The tech M&A group does all execution of M&A deals (from due diligence to negotiations to legal). The coverage group is responsible for equity and debt financings. The coverage group had a bout ~30 to 40 people at the time and suffered significant layoffs a few years back. Overall, the coverage group bankers were much more happy and pleasant to work with than the M&A bankers. Pay was good and matched the street at the junior level. Hours were pretty brutal for analysts and associates in both the M&A and coverage groups. Most associates would come into the office on Saturdays/Sundays. Lots of internal promotion. Almost every associate was promoted to VP after 3.5 years.

May 5, 2015

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Jul 19, 2015

the entire office is pretty sizeable... around 15 in the Tech M&A there and 40-50 at palo alto (M&A + coverage)

Jul 19, 2015

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Jul 19, 2015
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MBB hopeful