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Jun 17, 2010
Jun 17, 2010

Greenhill's quite prestigious in London. Have you considered fit within the groups as well?

Congratulations on the offers, very impressive.

Jun 17, 2010

Greenhill all the way.

Jun 17, 2010
Jun 17, 2010

GHL

Jun 17, 2010

Greenhill for PE, Citi for anything else

Jun 17, 2010

Greenhill hands down.

Jun 17, 2010

greenhill? am i missing something here? Citi is a bulge bracket and is still considered a solid bank. I would go with citi M&A

Jun 17, 2010

Bulge bracket doesn't necessarily mean better. Greenhill competes with MS/GS in M&A. It is definitely a top-tier shop, and to get into PE it is arguably (well, it's a fairly easy argument to make) better than Citi.

Jun 17, 2010

under what circumstances? any chance you can back up your argument with some quant figures ie deal flow, etc...

Jun 17, 2010

mas, please make that easy argument.

since it's FT, go wherever you like the people more.

Jun 17, 2010

Go on to a Bloomberg and pull up M&A league tables. Greenhill is almost always up there with GS/MS.

Jun 17, 2010

This is in London, I'm pretty sure Citi dominates over there.

Jun 17, 2010

you are fucking crazy to choose greenhill over citi, a top notch BB. Greenhill London is dead. no exit opps, nothing...my friend moved there after 2 years at UBS and regrets it. dealflow is pretty much zero and no megafund recruits from Greenhill London.

Jun 17, 2010

Greenhill is my gut reaction but I don't know how they are in London.

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Jun 18, 2010

How do you have offers for Citi M&A in London when that team doesn't exist?

And by Citi LevFin do you mean the alternative assets group? Because there isn't a LevFin group.

Moreover, as far as I know, unless you are a returning intern, they don't recruit into specific groups. (unless you are lateraling from somewhere else in which case the recruitment would be group specific).

Jun 18, 2010

Choose Citi for exit opps and experience :

Greenhill is good but you will be working on smaller deals (they need the deal flow to survive...) and the competition is harsh in the boutique world (Lazard, Perella weinberg, Evercore, NM Rothschild, Hawkpoint)

Citi will have m&a mandate because they can provide financing.

For PE exit opps : You ll have some interraction with the levfin team which is non existant at Greenhill. And will have pe m&a mandates (they finance a lot the LBOs so they get a part of the m&a mandate).

It is also easier to move to a boutique coming from a BB (much more difficult the other way)

Jun 18, 2010

citi no doubt....in Europe things work very differently from the U.S.

In U.S, I would probably choose Greenhill over Citi, but in Europe from my experience and others, PE shops and headhunters are always looking at analysts from BB rather than boutique (with the exception of Lazard).

Jun 18, 2010

My friends at Citi are miserable, but those are Greenhill are happy. I guess if you are 2 years and out type then do Citi but if you think you might stay longer in ib, Greenhill

Jun 18, 2010
Kar87:

I guess if you are 2 years and out type then do Citi but if you think you might stay longer in ib, Greenhill

Really? I thought the opposite was true. Greenhill places well into PE, so it's a good place for an analyst stint, and isn't a BB a better place to develop a career in banking?

Jun 18, 2010

Bloomberg M&A league table, global announced ytd, western europe:

  1. Citi - $32bn - 20 deals
  2. Greenhill - $14.0bn - 6 deals

I think the choice is pretty clear. People on this forum love boutiques for some reason.

Jun 18, 2010

Citi has 5x more analysts than GHL, but it's deal flow is certainly not THAT much higher. You would obviously expect Citi to have MORE deals because it's so fukin huge. Quality of the team and fit are important reasons as well.

Jun 18, 2010

Now that I think of it, the gap would be much bigger than 5x, given that GHL has 5 Associates in London. Giveen this, I can't imagine that they have too many analysts. If all those Western European deals originated out of the London office, then GHL has much better deal/banker ratio.

Jun 18, 2010
Jun 18, 2010

ews09 good point but I'm just going by happiness level

Jun 21, 2010
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