Canaccord Genuity?

Currently a student at a target in Canada looking to work in media/tech IB. Does anyone have any insight on Canaccord Genuity in the US and Canada in terms of comp and reputation? I'm looking to move to NYC after graduation and I know they acquired Petsky Prunier in NYC a few years back, so any insight on PP would also be much appreciated.


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  • Associate 3 in IB - Gen
Sep 17, 2020 - 5:47pm

One of the top firms in Canada alongside BMO and RBC

lol, not sure who gave you a SB, but I'm going to assume they fell asleep on their keyboard and did so accidentally.  So in your mind, the top banks in Canada are RBC, BMO, and CG?  I think you've got 1/3 there.  Unless you're referring specifically to Metal and Mining, or you define a top bank as one where most people hate working at, I don't think BMO fits in before TD for instance.  Canaccord is a great bank and pays as much as the big 5 but definitely plays in more the mid market space.  It's still good though and given the choice between Canaccord and BMO/CIBC/Scotia, I'd probably have to think about it.

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  • Analyst 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 17, 2020 - 7:51pm

I probably would not put Canaccord Genuity on the same level as RBC, but Canaccord Genuity is certainly a top firm in terms of technology M&A in the MM space. I heard the pay is street too.

Sep 17, 2020 - 11:13am

I did my SA there. Awesome firm absolutely crushing it. Co-managers on literally every tech IPO it seems these days. Lots of MM tech M&A deals. NYC people are great to work with, as well as Boston. Exits to PE but I do not know much about where.


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  • Associate 1 in IB-M&A
Sep 17, 2020 - 1:08pm

One of my close friends spent two years at CG before lateralling to a BB. Canaccord Genuity is a respected firm with a quickly growing IB practice within tech and media M&A. From what he's told me, the pay is street.

  • Associate 3 in IB-M&A
Sep 19, 2020 - 3:00pm

Canaccord is well known in Canada, not sure about the US, but I assume Canaccord is trying to grow its presence in the US as shown by the Petsky Prunier acquisition in NYC. The firm has a solid reputation in MM tech and media M&A.

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