Choose between BX Restructuring, Evercore, GHL, Lazard, Moelis, and Miller Buckfire

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If theoretically given the options between all of these, which one would you take and why?

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Feb 11, 2009

The answer is obvious: Goldman.

Feb 11, 2009
ideating:

The answer is obvious: Goldman.

depends on what type of restructuring... Goldman only does out-of-bkrptcy restructuring

Feb 11, 2009

I was not being serious.

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Feb 11, 2009

Wait... is this BX Restructuring and IBD/some other group for the rest, or is it the restructuring group at all six of these places?

Feb 11, 2009

It'd be BX restructuring, obviously restructuring at MB, and generic IB across the board at the others

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Feb 11, 2009

Evercore and Greenhill are about as elite as a boutique gets. I think over the next few years, the prestige of these two firms (in addition to the others mentioned) will go through the roof and the exit ops provided to bankers at these places will be plentiful (more so than they already are).

I do not have any firsthand experience, but I would guess that at an Evercore or GHL, you won't get as much responsibility as you would at a smaller boutique, but you'll get more than you would at a BB. And I'm sure you'll work hours about equal to a BB.

Lazard is also elite, though it's not quite a boutique these days. For my personal preference, I'd go with Evercore/GHL (I know people at both places and they love it), but you can't really go wrong with those three.

Moelis could join this group, but for now it's a bit below the rest - not because of the experience, but because it just doesn't have the name recognition of EV/GHL/LAZ - YET.

BX Restructuring is a good gig if that's what you want to do, and it does open up other ops within BX, but I would think you have more exit ops doing general IB at one of the aforementioned banks than BXR. And MB is probably last on my list.

Feb 11, 2009