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Jul 23, 2017

Not sure about biotech in particular, but street sentiment is that JPM has the best HC group. That being said, every deal, sector agnostic, is strongly contested by JPM, GS, MS, and BAML, and the groups at GS, MS, and BAML are pretty strong in HC as well and have landed some big deals over the last few years in life sciences and biotech. If you read up about recent pharma megablockbusters (Actavis-Allergan, Johnson & Johnson Acletion, Shire Baxalta, etc.) you will find that at least two of those four banks are on every single deal in the last decade. All of those groups kill it, so find the right firm within that elite BB class and the HC group won't disappoint.

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Jul 23, 2017

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Jul 24, 2017

are best banks...although CS did do the recent HCA LBO

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Jul 24, 2017

have to throw Lazard in there.

Jul 24, 2017

Look at other groups, everyone I know in health care across the BB hate it.

Jul 24, 2017
Patrick Bateman:

Look at other groups, everyone I know in health care across the BB hate it.

Why do you say that? I worked in a healthcare group over the summer and found the industry quite interesting. Why do your friends think it is worse than Tech or Industrials?

Mar 12, 2019

hmm interesting...

Jul 24, 2017

CS was only a buy-side advisor to HCA along with MS.

JP, BofA, Citi and ML were the sell-side advisors. Bof A is on the left, Citi and ML are on the right and JP is somewhere in between, although technically on the right.

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Jul 24, 2017
buysideanalyst:

JP, BofA, Citi and ML were the sell-side advisors. Bof A is on the left, Citi and ML are on the right and JP is somewhere in between, although technically on the right.

Could you explain what the "left, right" stuff means?

Jul 24, 2017
buysideanalyst:

CS was only a buy-side advisor to HCA along with MS.

JP, BofA, Citi and ML were the sell-side advisors. Bof A is on the left, Citi and ML are on the right and JP is somewhere in between, although technically on the right.

Ooops. Switched buyside and sellside above. Duh.

I wonder who initiated this transaction? HCA or the sponsors? Anyone know? I was assuming the sponsors made the initial move, but maybe HCA was 'exploring strategic alternatives' beforehand.

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Jul 24, 2017

The bank on the left is in the driver's seat.

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Jul 24, 2017

banks on the right "pitched" so often that the client felt bad and gave them something.