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  • 6 courses to mastery: Excel, Financial Statement, LBO, M&A, Valuation and DCF
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  • Analyst 1 in IB - Cov
Apr 26, 2021 - 11:17am

Good experience since you do both m&a and industrials coverage but like most industrials / m&a groups, it's sweaty.

  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 26, 2021 - 11:41pm

The Chicago scene is interesting. I think the loose consensus seems to be that analysts may prefer name-brand BB/EB stamps for PE even for a less than ideal experience, but that the core office and long-term career view for associates+ look a lot more appealing at Blair/Baird.

A few MDs getting shaken up can wreck a BB/EB satellite office, but these top MMs get great deal flow and good pay with a more clearly defined progression.

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  • Prospect in IB-M&A
Apr 26, 2021 - 11:42pm

What would you recommend an incoming junior with Chicago offers at a top mm and a top bb not interested in staying in banking to do?

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  • Associate 1 in IB - Gen
Apr 26, 2021 - 11:59pm

Rather tough call from my seat. Does 'not staying in banking' mean PE for sure? Corp dev? Would you have a geographic preference or not care at all?

Assuming top MM means one of the two previously mentioned--they have pretty nuts deal flow that can vary a lot (100m all the way up to a few billion deal values, average something like 4/500m) but you are guaranteed M&A mandates and will have plenty of deal experience. On the other hand, if you are dead set on a *chance* at a mega-fund or other of that stature, the truth is headhunters place a lot of value on the BB names you'll very likely get more doors opened for those types of exits.

Congrats on the options and you really can't go wrong.

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